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Going to War: Power and Prosperity

The United States presents a fascinating study of the various reasons a nation chooses, or feels forced to go to war. In the early days of the nation, war with foreign powers was seen as too entangling to enter into lightly. 565 more words

History

Blockade 10: The Worm Turns

By 1916 a sea change had taken place in Britain. Early public expectation of a quick decisive victory predicated on naval supremacy and a successful blockade had been shattered by its abject failure. 2,538 more words

Sir Edward Grey

Blockade 4: Lame Excuses

For centuries, halting seaborne commerce to an enemy by means of a blockade had dealt a tremendous blow to its fighting power, and had proved to be ‘the most systematic, regularised and extensive form of commerce-destruction known to war.’ [1] Throughout the first world war the Royal Navy had the absolute power to isolate Germany from international trade and stop seaborne goods from entering her ports but, for at least the first two years of the conflict, the very best efforts of the blockade fleet were effectively sabotaged by Sir Edward Grey and the Foreign Office. 1,393 more words

Sir Edward Grey

World War 1 ....The Immaculate Deception

World War 1 The Immaculate Deception
We could say that the start of world war one came about with the Franco Prussian war In 1870 . 1,960 more words

No Man’s Land

A term older than World War I but popularized during that war, no man’s land refers to a stretch of land under dispute by warring parties, but it can also refer to lawless areas with little or no governing control. 760 more words

History

11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is history’s marker denoting the end of the Great War and the day our nation once again stood at peace. 430 more words

WireMasters News

A Veteran’s Day Tribute

During the Iraq war in 2004 the Wall Street Journal ran a front page story about the “new training” the Marines were receiving.

In addition to being drilled in combat skills and heavy weaponry, they were receiving instruction regarding respect for the Iraqi citizens. 605 more words

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