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10 Essential Facts About the Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses were a series of battles to secure the throne of England. It was a domestic feud, which enacted between the supporters of two rivaling families of the royal House of Plantagenet: the House of Lancaster and York. The Wars of the Roses were first fought in episodes from 1455 till 1487, but there were also occasional battles before the designated historic period. The first and most important cause of the conflict were the social and financial hardships, which England had to deal with in the…

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6 Astonishing Facts About The Battle of Kadesh

The Battle of Kadesh was held between the Egyptian forces led by Ramesses II, in the fifth year of the Pharaoh’s reign. The Egyptians fought against the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli II, which had risen out of the ruins of Mesopotamia. The city of Kadesh was an essential trading point. It was located on the Orontes River, upstream from lake Homs, on the territory of the present day Syrian-Lebanese border. The battle is dated by most historians back to 1274 BC, and is one of the earliest recorded battles in…

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15 Important Facts about the Thirty Years’ War

The Thirty Years’ War is a name given by historians to a series of conflicts in Central Europe, which occurred in the years 1618-1648. Today it is estimated to be one of the lengthiest and most violent conflicts in European history. What originally commenced as a feud between the Protestant and the Catholic countries, within the area previously known as the Holy Roman Empire, gradually scaled out of all proportion, becoming a matter of life and death for all the European superpowers. The France was pitted against the Habsburgs in…

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10 Most Decisive Battles of World War II

World War II was a global conflict. Nearly all of the countries supported either the Allies or the Axis. Also the battles took place on a large terrain and changed the global political situation irreversibly, leaving a trail of numerous deaths and significant damages behind. World War II was also one of the first conflicts making use of modern warfare, like weapons of mass destruction. However, some of the battles helped the Allies gain control over their common enemy and make sure that the authoritarian German rule has come to…

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5 Causes of the Crimean War

1. The Eastern Question This is an umbrella term used by historians to refer to all the weaknesses that the Ottoman Empire was dealing with after the Russo-Turkish War (1768–74), which ended in defeat for the Ottomans. What followed was a tremendous loss of power for Turkey on the European map, which marked the beginning of the end for the superpower. On the other hand, European empires such as Russia, Austria-Hungary and Great Britain benefited from it. They made a pact to protect their commercial and political interests. 2. Dispute…

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