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Evolution of torture

Punishment and interrogation has been a part of society since the first forms of civilization in Babylon dated back to 1754 BC. Babylon used a rule set called the Code of Hammurabi or better known as Hammurabi’s Code. This code brought into place the saying, “An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.” This phrase explains the code perfectly as the rule revolved around taking something from another, and as punishment, having the same taken from you. This was tame compared to the horrors that would be produced in the future for punishments of varying crimes and the unwilling extraction of information. read more

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Russian Revolution made simple

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. read more

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Internment in the United States

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. read more