Revolution in HaitiThe United States is in its first years as the first republic in the western hemisphers. Europe is in disarray as the French Revolution burns across the face of France. The revolutionaries in France are getting ready to draft the Declaration of the Rights of Man, which will declare rights, liberty, and equality to the basis of all legitimate government and social systems.
mexico independenceIn the early nineteenth century, Mexico, with a little influence from the US and France, began talking about a revolt against Spain. Father Miguel Hidalgo from Dolores, Mexico, was a leader of one of the rallying groups. Hidalgo and his officers were planning a revolt for late fall of 1810. The Spanish people found out about the revolt which led the Spanish Government to order the arrest of Hidalgo and his officers. When Hidalgo found out, he called a meeting at his church. He rang the church be
Canada, s IndependenceCanada peacefully and gradually evolved as a nation, quite unlike the United States, which became a separate independent country by means of armed revolution. In 1867, six British North American colonies joined together in Confederation as a new country - Canada. Then, British administrative, financial, and military support slowly was reduced, as Canada took more responsibility and control of its own destiny. During the First World War, Canada sent large contingents of troops to fight alongside
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Australia Day Australia Day on Sydney Harbour, 2004
Also called Foundation Day, Anniversary Day, Survival Day, Invasion Day, Day of Mourning (in 1938 & 1970)
Observed by Australian citizens and residents
Significance Date of landing of First Fleet in Port Jackson in 1788
Date 26 January
battle of ayacuchoThis battle demonstrates effective use of interior lines to achieve victory. Sucre, operating on interior lines, was able to quickly shift reserves and allow all of his units to mutually support each other. Meanwhile, La Serna, operating on exterior lines, was unable to shift any forces once they were distributed and therefore the wings and center were fighting three different engagements without any mutual support. While no accessible, accurate map exists of the exact terrain for this battle, i
brazils independenceOne hundred and eighty-eight years ago, the United States was the very first country to recognize Brazil’s independence. This September 7th, we again join Brazilians around the world in celebrating your rich culture, your history of achievement, and to honor the close friendship between our two countries.
Crimean WarThe Crimean War is known for the logistical and tactical errors during the land campaign on both sides (the naval side saw a successful Allied campaign which eliminated most of the ships of the Russian Navy in the Black Sea). Nonetheless, it is sometimes considered to be one of the first "modern" wars as it "introduced technical changes which affected the future course of warfare,"
austro- prussion warIn 1862, von Roon had implemented several army reforms (and to do so had been instrumental in ensuring that Bismarck was appointed Chancellor). Roon ensured that all Prussian citizens were liable to conscription. Before this date, the size of the army had been fixed by earlier laws which had not taken population growth into account, making conscription inequable and unpopular for this reason. While some Prussian men remained in the army or the reserves until they were forty years old, about one
franco prussion warThe Franco-Prussian War or Franco-German War, often referred to in France as the 1870 War (19 July 1870 – 10 May 1871) was a conflict between the Second French Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia. Prussia was aided by the North German Confederation, of which it was a member, and the South German states of Baden, Württemberg and Bavaria. The complete Prussian and German victory brought about the final unification of Germany under King Wilhelm I of Prussia. It also marked the downfall of Napoleon
years warThe Seven Years' War was a global military conflict between 1756 and 1763, involving most of the great powers of the time affecting North and Central America, Europe, the West African coast, India and the Philippines. In the historiography of some countries, the war is alternatively named after respective theaters: French and Indian War (USA , 1754–1763), Pomeranian War (Sweden, 1757–1762), Third Carnatic War (India, 1757–1763) and Third Silesian War (Prussia and Austria, 1756–1763).
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History of Italy Ancient history
Etruscan civilization (12th–6th c. BC)
Magna Graecia (8th–7th c. BC)
Ancient Rome (8th c. BC–5th c. AD)
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Italy in the Middle Ages
Byzantine reconquest of Italy (6th–8th c.)
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northernireland becomes independentIreland ( /ˈaɪrlənd/ or /ˈɑrlənd/; Irish: Éire, pronounced [ˈeːɾʲə] ( listen)), described as the Republic of Ireland (Irish: Poblacht na hÉireann), is a state in Western Europe. It encompasses approximately five-sixths of the island of Ireland, which was partitioned into two jurisdictions in 1921. The country shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Irish Sea to the east, St George's C
drefus affair in franceThe Dreyfus affair (French: l'affaire Dreyfus) was a political scandal that divided France in the 1890s and the early 1900s. It involved the conviction for treason in November 1894 of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a young French artillery officer of Alsatian Jewish descent. Sentenced to life imprisonment for allegedly having communicated French military secrets to the German Embassy in Paris, Dreyfus was sent to the penal colony at Devil's Island in French Guiana and placed in solitary confinement.
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Mexican–American War A painting of the Battle of Veracruz by Carl Nebel.
Date April 25, 1846 – February 2, 1848
Location Texas, New Mexico, California; Northern, Central, and Eastern Mexico; Mexico City
Result United States victory
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
End of all Texan-Mexican conflict. Territorial