German warplanes flying over Poland.
European History

‘Blitzkrieg’: The End of Diplomacy

June 26, 2021

The city of Warsaw had been pounded from the air. Hitler’s blitzkrieg had set a new tone. It had sent a signal that this was to be a different sort of war than the First World War. […]

Entrance to the palace museum in Beijing.

Mao Zedong and ‘People’s Democratic Dictatorship’

June 19, 2021

Mao Zedong adopted a dualistic policy to deal with various class enemies. While he granted full rights of citizenship and participation to all members of the laboring classes. Those labeled “enemies of the people” were deprived of all political rights and subjected to ruthless dictatorship. […]

Image of Mao Zedong

China: The Rise of the People’s Republic

June 19, 2021

After China’s Civil War, Mao Zedong proclaimed the birth of the People’s Republic. The Chinese economy was in shambles due to decades of revolution, foreign invasion, and civil war. To rebuild China’s shattered economy, Mao looked for help from Comrade Stalin and not the imperialist camp headed by the United States. […]

Image of someone voting in front of a US flag.
Debate and Law

The Two-party System in America

June 18, 2021

In the US, there are two parties in the political system: Democrats and Republicans. According to the Duverger’s Law, any system that is characterized by single-member districts and plurality election rules will naturally tend to have two, and only two, political parties. […]

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