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Category "History"

All about crime

All about crime

We are all affected by crime. Crime is everywhere we look, everywhere we go, and even when we turn on the television we see shows and movies about crime. Wanting to live in a crime free society may be a little unrealistic, but becoming knowledgeable about crimes and the various kinds of crimes being committed will help us become more diligent in trying to prevent crimes in our community.
A guide to the UK's juvenile justice system

A guide to the UK's juvenile justice system

The United Kingdom juvenile justice system is intended to provide a procedure for trying youngsters accused of crimes, with the intention of preventing recurrence. It consists of a set of rules for the investigation and interviews of juveniles. The youth justice system includes juvenile courts, which operate under a set of rules designed to ensure that justice is done to juveniles
All about power

All about power

There are various forms of power. One is physical power, which is essentially energy in its various manifestations, range from electricity to raw nuclear energy through the muscle power of animals. There is also mental power, the ability to solve problems at a speed, which is rooted in the physical energy of the brain. There is also political power. This article will provide information on power.
The facts behind werewolf sightings

The facts behind werewolf sightings

Werewolves belong to Germanic mythology, and sightings in Europe have decreased with the decline of pagan belief over the last few centuries. There has been a spate of sightings mainly in the USA (generally in dark and confused conditions) for which there have been some explanations. This article discusses the phenomenon of werewolf sightings.
Facts about the Ohio State flag

Facts about the Ohio State flag

The state of Ohio adopted its official flag in 1902. The Ohio burgee distinguishes itself from the other American state flags because of its swallowtail design. It is the only American state flag with a non-rectangular shape, and it is full of symbolism. The creator of the unique Ohio burgee was an architect, John Eisemann.
An American History Timeline 1780-2010

An American History Timeline 1780-2010

The timeline of American history traditionally begins with the Declaration of Independence from the British in 1776 (though in the history of America, the first settlement was by the Europeans in 1565). This article details a short US history timeline dating from 1780 to 2010.
A history of the Abundant Life Church

A history of the Abundant Life Church

The Abundant Life Church is a large Christian neo-charismatic church based in Bradford in Yorkshire, England. It is a part of the British New Church Movement. This article explores the church and its history.
What is the most famous pieces of Iraq war footage

What is the most famous pieces of Iraq war footage

The war in Iraq has been raging on since 2003. As a result, there has been many pieces of war footage shot and many of these war videos become famous for one reason or another. This article explains two pieces of footage that stand out from the war in particular. Interestingly, neither of these are of combat footage.
All about: Big Ben in London

All about: Big Ben in London

Along with Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, one of the most famous and familiar landmarks of London, is the big clock tower affectionately known as the Big Ben. In fact, some of the most iconic pictures of London often include an image of this historic building. Here are some interesting facts about the Big Ben.
A history of The Battle of Algiers

A history of The Battle of Algiers

The Battle of Algiers was a conflict between Algerian rebels determined to free Algeria of French rule and the French rulers, though it was complicated by clashes within the Algerians themselves. French counter-insurgency forces used retaliatory tactics against the Algerians, including torture. This stimulated Algerian response all the more, and in the end, French rule ended after a referendum. Learn more about the history of The Battle of Algiers.
A short timeline for the history of the world

A short timeline for the history of the world

History, which covers human activities, begins with prehistory, the age before written records, which lasted until about 5000 years ago. The next period, which we might describe as the period before the modern era, includes the bronze and iron ages and the development of civilisations. The modern era includes the latter part of the Roman period up to modern times.
How did Christmas start?

How did Christmas start?

Christmas is one of the major Christian holiday festivals, established according to a church doctrine in honour of Jesus Christ's birth. In some countries, it is celebrated on the 25th of December (so-called Gregorian calendar), in others it is celebrated 7th January (Julian calendar). This article makes a round of the origins of Christmas and ways of celebrating it.
The story of AM and PM

The story of AM and PM

A.M. and P.M., meaning ante-meridian and post-meridian, were never established by law or scientific decision, they simply evolved in the course of time. The measuring of time is linked to the instruments used to measure it, so it is linked to clocks. The meridian is related to Greenwich meantime, that was once the international standard. Learn more in this article.
How democratic is the American Constitution in today's America?

How democratic is the American Constitution in today's America?

The political theorist Robert Dahl has growing doubts about how democratic the American Constitution is. This article discusses his concerns that it does not guarantee political equality for all groups and individuals. The problem is that rich groups and people have more access to power than others do.
John Bercow: biography

John Bercow: biography

John Bercow MP is a prominent faces in British politics. He has been an encumbent Speaker of the House of Commons since June 2009, as well as a Member of Parliament since the 1997. This article outlines Bercow's pre-Political career and his achievements since entering Westminster, showing how he has become a notable public figure.