A Day in Berlin

I'd like to share some thoughts with you from my last journey in Germany. Actually I went to Berlin. I stayed in a hotel near to the check point Charlie. At the begin I didn't realize that the place which I lived has such historical value. I was surprised when I saw many blocks without …

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Machiavelli

I'd like to end this year with some deep thoughts from Machiavelli's work "The Prince". I found this book really interesting. I do believe that we have to fight with our two secret natures. As human beings and as animals. No humanistic feelings! I impressed from the eloquent of his thoughts. He was clear and …

Map Shows The Homeland Of ‘Most’ Of The Characters In Homer’s Iliad

POSTED BY: DATTATREYA MANDAL FEBRUARY 22, 2017 If we consider the historical side of affairs, the Trojan War (or at least its approximate military scope) described by Homer’s Iliad possibly harks back to the period corresponding to 13th-12th century BC. And while our modern day notions associate Greece as a singular entity, historically the small region and its proximate …

10 Things You Should Know About The Battle Of Thermopylae

POSTED BY: DATTATREYA MANDAL JANUARY 23, 2017 Popular culture has been kind to the historical episode of the Battle of Thermopylae, but with romanticized anecdotes intertwined between the actual events that took place before and during the particular military encounter. One apt example would pertain to King Leonidas I himself, who was probably closer to the age …

Ukrainian SS division – Svodoba

  Background After World War I and the dissolution of Austria–Hungary, the territory of Eastern Galicia (Halychyna), populated by a Ukrainian majority but with a large Polish minority, was incorporated into Poland following the Polish–Ukrainian War. Between the wars, the political allegiances of Ukrainians in eastern Galicia were divided between moderate national democrats and the more radical Organization of Ukrainian …