Fascism, Fascists, Paramilitary, History, World War 2, World War 1

Fascism : A Historiography on the Rise of Fascism


In the early twentieth century, fascism took hold and spread rapidly across Europe. Some states were able to resist the authoritarian nationalist temptations offered through the new movement. While others succumbed to its temptations and spiraled quickly into fascist states that were most notably characterized by violence. Scholars have offered many explanations as to why […]

United States Refusal To Join The League of Nations


In 1920 the United States (U.S.) had denied the Treaty of Versailles, refusing to become a member of the League of Nations. President Wilson was a firm believer that the League would allow all of the world’s nations to live in peace with one another. However, the U.S. Senate was concerned that the obligations of League […]

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Letter of Bernard of Clairvaux 1147 : Primary Document Analysis


The primary document, “The Letter of Bernard of Clairvaux”, was written by Bernard of Clairvaux in 1147. The letter was written after the loss of Edessa in order to promote a new crusade to gain back western losses. During this time, Bernard was a very prominent and influential clergy member who was deeply involved with […]

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Confederate Flag : Symbol of Remembrance or Oppression?


On June 17th, 2015, nine African-Americans were gunned down in a church by a white man in Charleston, the United States. The story made many headlines as it became known that the gunman was wearing the Confederate flag. The event lead to a national debate on whether or not the Confederate flag has a place in […]

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Canada’s Human Rights Museum – Concealed Genocides


Canada’s Human Rights Museum During the creation of Canada’s Human Rights Museum (CHRM), many groups became divided on what should and should not be included in the museum. The Ukraine Society was outraged when they realized that the Holocaust would have its own exhibit. They felt that they were being treated as “second-class citizens” and […]