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Joseph Stalin

 Joseph Stalin (1878-1953) was the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) from 1929 to 1953. Under Stalin, the Soviet Union was...

Soviet Union

 After overthrowing the centuries-old Romanov monarchy, Russia emerged from a civil war in 1921 as the newly formed Soviet Union. The world’s first Marxist-Communist...

Adolf Hitler

 Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was one of the most powerful and infamous dictators of the 20th century. After World War I, he rose...

World War II History

The instability created in Europe by the First World War (1914-18) set the stage for another international conflict–World War II–which broke out two decades...

10 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Verdun

 World War I: One Word - How would you sum up World War I in just one word? Shortly after 7 a.m. on the morning...

10 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of the...

 1916 Battle of the Somme After two years of trench warfare, the Allies attempt to break through German lines on the Western Front. The ensuing...

Battle of Vimy Ridge

This World War I skirmish in 1917 marked the first time that the Allies’ four Canadian divisions attacked together as the Canadian Corps. The...

First Battle of Marne

The World War I First Battle of the Marne featured the first use of radio intercepts and automotive transport of troops in wartime. After...

Eleven Battles of Isonzo

This indecisive three-year stretch of fighting in the Isonzo Valley came on the heels of Italy’s entry to World War I. Seeking to create...

Dardanelles Campaign

In March 1915, during World War I (1914-18), British and French forces launched an ill-fated naval attack on Turkish forces in the Dardanelles in...

Battle of Verdun

This World War I siege stemmed from German General Erich von Falkenhayn’s edict to elicit major bloodshed from the French defense of the fortress...

Battle of the Somme

 The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was one of the largest battles of the First World War. Fought between...