6 Civil Wars that Transformed Ancient Rome
Ancient Rome waged many campaigns of conquest during its history, but its most influential wars may have been the ones it fought against itself. Power hungry leaders and political backstabbing made civil war an ever-present part of Roman life, and the infighting eventually helped trigger both the fall of the Roman Republic and the fracture and decline of the Empire. Get the facts on six internal conflicts that changed the face of ancient Rome. 1. The Marian-Sullan Civil Wars
The Kamakura Shogunate (Samurai): A Historical Look Back
The feudal period of Japan is considered by many as arguably the most fascinating time in the history of Japan. An example of this is the creation of the television mini-series Shōgun, which aired on NBC in September of 1980. It was a time when the Imperial rule of Japan was reduced to a political, military, and social non-factor. A Shogunate is a type of government—specifically, it is a military government found during the feudal period of Japan (usually identified as the
Reagan Jokes Russia is Outlawed...
During radio voice test US President Reagan jokes he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"
History: August 10, 1904: First Battle of Modern Battleships Ends in Victory For Japan
A Brief History On August 10, 1904, during the Russo-Japanese War history observed the first battle between modern steel battleships in the Battle of the Yellow Sea. (A minor battle had taken place a few months prior that lasted only 20 minutes that trapped the Russians at Port Arthur.) Digging Deeper The Battle of the Yellow Sea took place between what is referred to as Pre-Dreadnought type battleships, which were being built during this time. Still, the all steel Pre-Drea
On This Day In History: Julius Caesar Defeated “Pompey The Great” At Pharsalus – On August 9, 48 BC
It happened at Pharsalus in central Greece. Caesar had approximately 22,000 men; Pompey possibly had as many as 45,000. Pompey concentrated the main force of his cavalry on his left infantry wing, hoping to outflank and overpower Caesar’s right wing, which was made up of a mixed band of cavalry and infantry. Caesar, however, foresaw the defeat of his right wing and had stationed behind it about 2,000 of his best soldiers. In the resulting battle, Pompey’s cavalry drove back C
This Day In History: The Atomic Bomb Was Dropped on Nagasaki (1945)
This day in history in 1945, America dropped a second atom bomb on Japan. It was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, this ultimately forced Japan to surrender unconditionally. The first Atomic bomb had been dropped on Hiroshima. It had caused huge damage and hundreds and thousands of casualties. The world was amazed and some believed that the Japanese would have to surrender. However, it did not force the Japanese to surrender. They continued to reject the Potsdam terms for s