Vichy France
History

Vichy France and the Holocaust

November 28, 2017

After France was conquered by the Germans in World War II, the French government relocated to the small town of Vichy in the middle of the country.  In the hopes of at least keeping the

Osama bin Laden
History

Inside the Diary of Osama bin Laden

November 2, 2017

On November 1, the CIA released 470,000 documents that had been collected during the Navy SEALs raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound in Abbottabad in 2011.  Of those documents was bin Laden’s 228 page

Muhammad Mossadegh
History

The Overthrow of Muhammad Mossadegh

September 12, 2017

Muhammad Mossadegh was born in Tehran, Iran in 1882 to an upper class family which allowed him to live a financially comfortable life and for him to be educated in Paris and Switzerland.  He recieved

The Monroe Doctrine
History

Remembering the Monroe Doctrine

August 8, 2017

Until the Monroe Doctrine was proclaimed, America had chosen to stay clear of the power struggles between the nations of Europe with what amounted to an isolationist foreign policy.  Content in not involving itself with

Klemens von Metternich
History

Diplomacy and Klemens von Metternich

July 16, 2017

Klemens von Metternich was one of Europe’s most conservative statesmen in a time when Napoleonic liberalism was putting Europe through upheaval.  The Europe Metternich envisioned to replace the turmoil of his time was one of

Truman
History

Harry Truman and the Atomic Bomb

February 28, 2017

On August 6th, 1945, President Harry Truman was on board the USS Augusta off the coast of England.  Just before noon as he sat down for lunch, he was handed a map of Japan with