Reviews

Did we do a good job in Afghanistan?

So Nato forces are officially out of Afghanistan after ten years. A lot of people ask "was it worth it in the long run?" and though I can't provide a definitive answer, a comparison to provide some perspective might bring some insight. In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan and occupied it for 10 years… Continue reading Did we do a good job in Afghanistan?

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history

Surrender in the British Expeditionary Force during August 1914

In the hot summer of August 1914, the British Army was in retreat. Against a German army group twice its size, it desperately struggled to fall back. Since the end of the First World War, it has been popularized that the British Army managed to escape through superior quality of its men and training. This… Continue reading Surrender in the British Expeditionary Force during August 1914

history

What was the role of provincial governors, during the Late Republican period, and to what extent was this position specialised militarily?

Introduction In the Late Republic, the relationship between military and political roles was often a common theme. The dissertation will argue that this theme was a defining role for provincial governors, which enabled them to gain both the allegiance of their men and political influence. The dissertation will be split into three sections. Part one,… Continue reading What was the role of provincial governors, during the Late Republican period, and to what extent was this position specialised militarily?

history

What are the core causes and outcomes of the Great Depression?

The following essay attempts to analyse the causes and effects of the Great Depression. The essay will be split into two parts. The part Causes, will sketches the economic, political and international reasons for the Great Depression. Outcomes, will illustrate the drastic changes the Great Depression brought to both American society and the rest of… Continue reading What are the core causes and outcomes of the Great Depression?

Ramblings

A conversation with God

*you get one question to ask God*   Person 1: God, beyond positive and negative what is reality?   God: Well, there's no reference point. My child, your question has no meaning.   *goes to person 2 and says "I wasted my question. Go to him and ask "what question should I ask you?"  … Continue reading A conversation with God

Poetry

Faded of antiquity

A beauty has profounded you, in which the smallest pettle has shredded a thousand roses. Of the breasted bird, a thousand creeds are given, of purple and gold robes; from the valleys of narlwood and rockcrete, groomed and plumped from the eyes of Constantinople‚Äôs beauty.   The shimmer of the valiant chivalry stands at a… Continue reading Faded of antiquity

Poetry

An Exotic temperament

From light to dust, proverbs of a forefathers alley   The placid man returning home to the deep reaches of desolate and monotone equity. To the rich man, what beat is the one which moves mountains? Rather than, what rekindles the sunrise to favour the meek?   An individual can shift essence from stars yet… Continue reading An Exotic temperament