The Pig War of 1908 was a commercial dispute between the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and the Kingdom of Serbia. It foreshadowed the First World War and was a non-violent attempt for Austria-Hungary to bring the Kingdom of Serbia to heel.
The Abushiri Revolt was a short lived uprising against the German East Africa Company and its encroachment on Swahili lands in modern-day Tanzania.
The Skull Tower of Nis is a unique monument in Eastern Serbia. It is a relic from the time Serbia was under Ottoman Empire rule. It was built to show locals what happens to those that rebel against the Sultan. Today it draws many pilgrims and tourists.
The Battle of Adowa resulted in a victory for the Ethiopian kingdom over Italy, ensuring it would remain one of only 2 independent states during the scramble for Africa.
The Latin Monetary Union was a 19th century attempt to standardize currency exchange rates throughout Europe. While countries minted their own coins, the value of said coins was supposed to remain the same, to facilitate trade. In some ways, it was the precursor to the modern Euro.
Svetozar Borojevic Von Bojna was one of the foremost defensive leaders of the First World War. He served in the Imperial & Royal Austro-Hungarian army, ultimatly holding the rank of Field Marshall.
The Treaty of Rapallo helped bring post-ww1 Germany and the pre-Soviet Union Russian state out of isolation. It established a framework for cooperation between two marginalized states, helping bring them into mainstream diplomatic circles.
This article examines the events in the Balkans that led up to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event that triggered the First World War.
A brief article outlining the history of the Little Entente.
A brief article explaining the origins of the British Commonwealth and its current perceptions/functions.
Can Libertarianism become a new force in United States politics?
The advent of online booking intermediaries has revolutionized the hotel industry. Companies like Expedia, Hotels.com or Hotwire are essential to the success of any hotel because they draw in so much clientele. At a glance, the arrangement between...