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The 1980 Summer Poitical Games

Fear summarizes a general mindset of foreign policy for countries during the Cold War. No country openly stated its fear of opposing countries, but it was a major motivation behind their actions. One of the biggest fears of this time was Soviet expansion, at least from the United States perspective. President Carter speaks about this…

A Friendly Fellow Traveler?

In 1957, Virginia Tech’s own Homer Hickam was just a 14 year old kid looking up at a October Sky. On the night of October 4, 1957, he was amazed. Doubt, he may not have felt the same as some of his fellow town folk. Just take a look: From the dawn of America’s atomic bomb in 1945,…

Steeling a Way of Life

Every major country in the world has undergone their own industrial revolution. The majority of these revolutions took place in the 1800’s and was just a natural effect of technology development. But as the rest of the world was progressing onto the new economic age, Russia was minding its own business. For a long time,…

Picture Perfect Propaganda

Once humanity created media, society was changed. Media is a magical thing. The dawn of the printing press gave the people the newspaper which eventually led to the Protestant movement. The word of mouth can only go so far. The words change and it eventually gets so twisted that the original idea isn’t there anymore….

The Russian Boston Massacre

Americans are familiar with what occurred on March 5, 1770 in Boston Massachusetts. The event known as the Boston Massacre was heard across the thirteen colonies and added another ounce of gun powder to the rifle which would fire the “shot heard round the world.” Americans across the country still study this past event as…

Reform for Education.

Russia’s educational system in the 1860’s was very one sided. At that time, elementary education was only for the privileged. But as the Serfs began to be brought into society, there had to be some kind of system for them to become educated. But the initiative was not taken by the government. The church was […]