By Tim Lambert Ivan the Terrible is remembered as a cruel tyrant although he also strengthened Russia. (When Ivan was born Russia was much smaller than it is now and much less powerful). Ivan was born on 25 August 1530. His father was Grand Prince Vasily III of Moscow. However, the Grand Prince died in… Continue reading A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF IVAN THE TERRIBLE

A History of the American Civil War

THE BACKGROUND OF THE CIVIL WAR The civil war was not caused just by the question of slavery. North and south were also divided over tariffs. The northern states began to industrialize in the early 19th century. By the middle of the century, the north was becoming an industrial, urban society. Northerners wanted tariffs to… Continue reading A History of the American Civil War

Mussolini and Fascist Italy

By Tim Lambert Mussolini Seizes Power When the First World War began a Socialist called Benito Mussolini (1883-1945), who was editor of the newspaper Avanti! opposed Italy joining the war. However, he soon changed his mind. By October 1914 Mussolini decided Italy should join. He resigned from Avanti! and founded his own newspaper called Popo… Continue reading Mussolini and Fascist Italy