Wars

World War II

WORLD WAR II—1939-1945 The Second World War, better known as World War II, raged for 6 years and a day; starting 1 September 1939 and coming to an end on 2 September 1945.  The Allies, also known as the United Nations, (led by the United Kingdom, Soviet Union, China, and the United States) defeated the […]

World War I

WORLD WAR I—1914-1918 One hundred years ago marked the end of World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, the War of the Nations, and the War to End All Wars.  WWI raged from August 1914 to the signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918.  The Allied Powers, also […]

American Revolution

American Revolution

THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION—1775-1783 Also known as the American War for Independence and the American Revolutionary War, this conflict between the Continental Army and its allies against Great Britain and her allies resulted in the defeat of an empire and the birth of a new nation. THE THIRTEEN COLONIES Originally British territories in North America since […]

Vietnam War

Vietnam War

THE VIETNAM WAR—1954-1975 THE FRENCH BEGINNING From 1883-1945, Vietnam was part of colonial French Indochina. In 1949, France creates the State of Vietnam in the south as communists take control of the north. French defeated at Dien Bien Phu in 1959; ending French colonialism in Indochina. COMMUNISM In 1954, the Vietnam conflict begins when the […]

SIEGE OF CARTHAGE

The Punic Wars

THE PUNIC WARS The Punic Wars were three conflicts between Rome in Italy and Carthage in northern Africa which occurred over the course of almost a hundred years, beginning with a dispute over control of Sicily and culminating in the complete destruction of the Carthaginian city and state. THE ROMANS The Roman Republic had been […]

THE GALLIC WARS

The Gallic Wars

THE GALLIC WARS – 58-50BC The Gallic wars were a series of military campaigns waged by Julius Caesar against the Gauls, a collection of tribes which occupied modern-day Switzerland, Belgium, and France. While Gallic tribes regularly traded with Roman merchants, the two powers had a history of conflicts, with the Gauls invading Italy and threatening […]

Viking Invasion of England

Viking Invasion of England

THE VIKING INVASION OF ENGLAND – 793 – 1066 WHO WERE THE VIKINGS? The Vikings came from Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Their countries lacked fertile land so it was difficult to grow crops. They built ships which they used to travel from one place to another. They were skilled in fighting and mostly used sword, shield […]

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