General objectives that guide the activities and relationships of one state in its interactions with other states.


Walter Ulbricht – Germany’s After WWII Leader

Walter Ulbricht was often described as one of the blandest human beings that ever held a significant political office. While this may or may not be true, Ulbricht was certainly deprived of all personal charisma. Born in 1893 in Leipzig, young Ulbricht didn’t show much interest in school. He barely finished eight years of elementary… Keep Reading


Nikolai Bukharin – Another Stalin’s Victim

Once lauded as the most promising young star in the communist hierarchy and a “Favourite of the whole party,” Nikolai Bukharin met his end like just another of Stalin’s victims. Born in a family of teachers, young Bukharin became enamored with communistic ideas early on. At the age of 17, he took part in the… Keep Reading

John Casor

John Casor – The Case Of The “First Slave”

John Casor was legally declared a slave for life on March 8th, 1655, thus becoming the first person ever to receive this treatment. Indentured servants Britain’s first colony in North America was Virginia. There, the officials of this state offered land for free to those colonist who would bring more colonists to Virginia. Many people… Keep Reading


Nadezhda Alliluyeva – Wife of Joseph Stalin

Nadezhda Alliluyeva is one of the two wives that Joseph Stalin had in his life. Both of them died well before he did, with Nadezhda dying in 1932 at the age of 31. She was just a two-year-old girl when Stalin met her the first time and saved her from drowning. Back in the day,… Keep Reading


Avoiding the German Revolution in 1918

If you take a look at the city of Munich now, and you take a look at it back when the First World War was coming to an end, you are going to see a huge contrast between the two. Now, they have their beautiful football arena and they are hosting Oktoberfest every year, but… Keep Reading


What A Second American Civil War Might Look Like

American society is highly divided one. The last time Americans were so opposed to each other was back in the 19th century, and it didn’t end well. When even the national security experts agree that there are at least 30% chance of a second American civil war, a wise man stops to think. It is… Keep Reading


USS Franklin and a tale of toxic leadership

USS Franklin (CV-13) was one of 24 Essex class aircraft carriers United states Navy fielded during the World War 2. It was a very successful design, this was supported by the fact that neither of them was lost to the enemy actions, despite some of them, like Franklin, suffering major damage. Franklin, nicknamed Big Ben,… Keep Reading

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