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What was the significance of the international situation to the unfolding of the 'Great Terror'?

The 1930s were an increasingly precarious time internationally for the Soviet Union. Hostility towards the regime had been commonplace in the previous decade; but the rise of the Nazis in 1933, who were outwardly and aggressively hostile to the USSR both in its anti-communism and in its pursuit of Anschluss (expansion eastwards), intensified the uncertain position of the USSR on the international stage. 3,653 more words


Episode 8: Christmas 1814

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Second Decade wishes you happy holidays with this Christmas-themed episode. Of all the Christmases of the 1810s, the year 1814 stands out as especially significant. 213 more words


Will Rex #Tillerson Get to Pick His Deputies For the State Department?

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History.state.gov notes that Congress created the position of Deputy Secretary of State in the Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1972, approved Jul 13, 1972 (Public Law 92-352; 86 Stat 490), to replace the Under Secretary of State as the second ranking officer in the Department. 301 more words

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Imperial War Museum, London UK

The Imperial War Museum collections cover all aspects of twentieth and twenty-first century conflict involving Britain, the Commonwealth, and former empire countries. The strengths of the holdings are personal papers, including diaries and journals; photographs; audio-visual interviews; and ephemera. 788 more words

United Kingdom

Parliament and the Suez Crisis

Sixty years ago this week the Suez Crisis was in full swing and parliament was in uproar. Here we discuss the crisis through the eyes of the Commons… 1,008 more words

20th Century History

United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) Archive, Geneva, Switzerland

The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) contains the archives of the League of Nations (and some of its predecessors), the archives of the UNOG, international peace movements, some private archives, and brochures and pamphlets. 1,335 more words

Diplomatic History

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy

The Yale Law School and its Lillian Goldman Library has compiled a bank of documents in legal and diplomatic history stretching from Aristotle’s Athenian Constitution (in translation of course) to the report of the 9/11 Commission. 97 more words

European History