Month: April 2017

“Avariya & Xaoc”

  Over thirty years ago, the world witnessed the worst nuclear disaster to ever occur in history. On April 26, 1986, a massive explosion occurred in Chernobyl due to a failure of the nuclear power station’s number 4 reactor. The amount of radiation that was released into the environment forever impacted the environment and the… Continue reading “Avariya & Xaoc”

The Warsaw Pact Ends

One of the most significant events within the Cold War was the dissolution of the Soviet led Warsaw Pact. Created in 1955, the Warsaw Pact was the answer to West Germany’s admittance into NATO, which was seen as increasing the risk of war and threatening the security of “peaceable states” (The Warsaw Security Pact). Despite … Continue reading The Warsaw Pact Ends

Young, Wild, and Free

Throughout the course many of us have talked about gender roles, particularly about abortion laws and gender norms. When Stalin’s regime ended, it seemed that women’s rights took a 180 turn on several issues. The government especially started focusing on … Continue reading

Chernobyl: The Worst Case Scenario

In April of 1986, the people of Chernobyl, Ukraine begun an era irreversible suffering. On the 26th of the month, the local nuclear power reactor experienced an extreme explosion as a result of a power surge. The event, to this day, is considered the worst nuclear accident to ever occur worldwide. As radioactive dust quickly spread […]

Tear Down This Blog!

“Behind me stands a wall that encircles the free sectors of this city, part of a vast system of barriers that divides the entire continent of Europe. . . . Standing before the Brandenburg Gate, every man is a German, separated from his fellow men. Every man is a Berliner, forced to look upon a … More Tear Down This Blog!

The Chernobyl Plant Surpassed the 5 Year Energy Plan in 5 Milliseconds

The Chernobyl Meltdown is recognized as one of the worst man-made disasters in history. Over half of Europe was affected by the radiation cloud produced from the nuclear power plant. It took Soviet Premier Gorbachev weeks to even release a statement about the explosion and the damage it caused. Details about the disaster were difficult …

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The Explosion Lives On

April 26, 1986 is a date that will forever be known in history as the date of the world’s worst nuclear accident; the Chernobyl explosion. On this date, one of the main reactors in Chernobyl’s power station, located in Ukraine, exploded (pictured above), releasing radioactive material into the air not only in Ukraine, but even […]