People across the world woke up to October 25, 1917, realizing their whole world had been overturned. The most conservative monarchy in Europe, the Czarist Romanov empire of Russia, had fallen. It had not fallen to a liberal democracy, like the majority of Europe had over the past century, not fallen to anything of the sort. It had fallen to the most radically leftist ideology in the world (at this point), Bolshevist Communism, in only 6 months. This, of course, is simply history to us, but one can only imagine the fear that this inspired in the people of the world. Fear, not only of them, but of becoming them. This is the story of how that Bolshevist regime came to power.
On September 26, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump participated in the first presidential debate of this year’s election season. It was held at Hofstra University in New York, and was broadcasted across on all major television networks.
Two other candidates did not participate in the debates, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, the nominees of the Libertarian and Green parties, respectively. The candidates did not reach the threshold of popular support, shown through polling, to participate in the debate. According to Real Clear Politics, Gary Johnson is polling at around 8% and Stein around 3%, both below the 15% requirement set by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). Both Johnson and Stein have run previous campaigns during 2012, with miniscule support. One might hypothesize their relative increase in support has something to do with the choices one has for president. Despite these modest gains, these candidates still have very small chances of winning the presidential election.
At 7:55, a U.S. Navy Signal tower telephoned the Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet, “Enemy air raid, not a drill.” Right then, Japanese Torpedo planes commenced their attack. 21 planes ripped through the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, sinking the U.S.S. Utah, among others. U.S. sailors heroically fought against the Japanese planes, getting their guns shooting in less than ten minutes. Despite this, the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor struck a devastating blow to the U.S. Navy.