The Decline Of A Nation: The Battle of Pease River

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Even though coming from the actual thoughts of American's today, the Battle of Pease River seemed to be a characterizing moment in our own history that's about to uncover achievement through the Natural Law of Cause and Effect.

It was late-December around 1860 when twenty-three-year-old Sul Ross lead a gaggle of Texas Rangers right up the steep canyon walls of the Pease River Valley alongside Mule Creek (near present-day Fort Worth) bent upon obliterating a Comanche Indian camp. Merely whatever they discovered wasn't one of several small nomadic groups that popped up around the Great Plains, nevertheless the primary artery of the Comanche Region. Charles Goodnight, a twenty-four-year-old "destined to turn into one of Texas wonderful livestock ranchers" , had started a full expedition from Fort Belknap to Pease River and recruited Ross as being the commander.

Common Misconceptions In History: Vikings' Horned Helmets

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bad news guys, do you remember all those movies about vikings? Remember how they acted so barbarous, sacked every village, raped the women, ate a whole bunch of food and wore those awesome horned helmets? Well, I'm gonna have to disappoint you by telling you that vikings never wore horned helmets (sorry Minnesota Vikings fans).

Common Misconceptions In History: Roman Vomit Rooms - Vomitorium

Sunday, August 14, 2011

It is a common misconception that people thought that the Romans had a room built specifically to vomit. It's been said that Romans were gluttons, therefore after eating a meal they'd vomit so they could come back and eat more, but there's never been a room built for that purpose. Not saying that they didn't throw up, in fact they did and it was part of the dinner experience in ancient Rome.


Monday, June 27, 2011

I know what you're thinking and no, it's not any manga series or anything related. You've probably seen this ritual in movies such as The Last Samurai or the film "Seppuku" (1962). Throughout history, we've learned that the Japanese people are VERY strict when it comes to family honor and honor for himself. Japanese and this ritual consisted on dieing with honor, so the enemy wouldn't capture them. Or when one commits a shameful act, he would perform seppuku.

Boxer Rebellion

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Not many schools teach about this subject, they might mention it in some kind of timeline but I had to make a presentation for college in order to get a good grade and I made it about the Boxer Rebellion. Teacher was pleased and I got an A+. It was a long yet interesting presentation but I'm gonna narrow it down. Enjoy!

5 Most Pointless Wars

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Throughout history, civilizations have always sought more territories, military hegemony, power and economic superiority above the others. There are also internal wars, such as civil wars and revolutions (i.e. Spanish civil war, American civil war, French revolution) to throw off the country's ruler and establish a new type of government or elect a new ruler for the country's sake.

Although all wars are unnecessary and conflicts between countries could be resolved by diplomatic means, there are some wars that are simply POINTLESS because either the reason to start the war is the flimsiest excuse to invade a country or the pre-war and post-war results are the same or even worse.

This is my top 5 for the most pointless wars throughout history, but let me remind you, they're not arranged in any specific order and I picked them based on my own judgement, but everyone could have their own opinion about it and think otherwise.

Harvard History

Monday, May 23, 2011

Statue of three lies

So I watched the "Social Network" movie for the 2nd time and I came across this scene where they're at this fraternity initiation ritual and they're standing next to Harvard's statue of three lies and it came across my mind that it'd be nice to write an article about this old and prestigious college.