Pipers playing in a group.
History

The Magical Power of Celtic Music

December 13, 2020

In the present times, Celtic music is very popular throughout the world. Therefore, it is a little difficult to accept that it was once banned by the English settlers who thought that its magical powers would corrupt the English people. […]

Statue of Rhodes in Kimberley.
History

Cecil Rhodes and the Society of the Elect

December 13, 2020

The Society of the Elect was an elite secret society that played significant roles in history. Cecil Rhodes, the founder of the society had big ambitions for the British Empire, but did not live to see those dreams realized. […]

Candles Association to One flame.
History

The Elite and Collegiate Secret Societies

December 12, 2020

Many secret societies have been founded with exclusive recruitment to emphasize the prominent position of its members in the social ranks. Some of them start in colleges with lifelong memberships. However, the purpose of these secret societies is shrouded in mystery. […]

The Bret Harte Memorial by Jo Mora.
History

The Secret Society of Bohemian Club

December 12, 2020

The Bohemian Club is an elite secret society with exclusive recruitment of wealthy and influential people. There are many allegations regarding its origins, purposes, rituals, and even its emblem. […]

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History

China and the World: How the Equation Changed After 1972

December 12, 2020

The Chinese emperor was forced to give special trade privileges to the foreign countries in the nineteenth century. This resulted in a civilizational crisis in China. The turning point came in 1972 and with Deng Xiaoping introducing the reform era in 1978. […]

Red communist stone sculpture of Mao Zedong
History

Mao Zedong and the Making of Communist China

December 12, 2020

Mao Zedong’s values were in absolute contrast to the Confucian thoughts. Determined to overtake the capitalists and reestablish China’s position on the world map, he took some major decisions. […]

Kissinger, Mao, and Zhou Enlai.
History

Nixon-Mao Meeting: A Major Turning Point in Modern History

December 12, 2020

When Richard Nixon met Mao Zedong on February 21, 1972, no one knew that the meeting would pave a way for a major turning point in modern history. The meeting brought an end to decades of antipathy between the two nations and changed the world of international politics. […]

Image showing astronaut on the Moon
History

The Moon Landing: A Global Event

December 3, 2020

The Space Race that started during the Cold War between United States and the Soviet Union led to some of the biggest achievements in human history. While the Soviet Union was the first to go to space, the United States was the first to land on the Moon. […]

Image of a satellite
History

How Wartime Affected the Space Program

December 3, 2020

Advances made in rocketry during the World War II gave birth to the space program. As the war neared its end, the world set its sight on space and the Moon. During the Cold War, the space race was at its peak, with both the United States and the Soviet Union trying to be the first ones to reach outer space. […]

Image showing an American astronaut setting the flag of the USA on the moon.
History

What Inspired the Mission to the Moon?

December 3, 2020

Since ancient times, humans have been fascinated by the Moon. They spent years observing and studying it. On July 20, 1969, humans first walked on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission. However, many factors contributed toward this huge success that was achieved by mankind. […]

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