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It is weird to imagine Indian elephants calmly walking through England during the era of World War I.

How Many Elephants Were Killed In World War I?

It is however weird to imagine Indian elephants calmly walking through England during the era of World War I. It is almost surreal, like a scene straight out of a movie.

June 12, 2020 14:36

Ancient renaissance sculpture War Elephant and Roman Legionnaire at the famous Parco dei Mostri, also called Sacro Bosco or Giardini di Bomarzo. Monsters park. Lazio, Italy

Did Romans Use War Elephants?

The goal of using these elephants was to charge towards the enemy and break their ranks. Their sheer size and magnitude would instill fear into enemy ranks.

June 12, 2020 14:34

Sectionalism in the United States was prevalent in the 1800s and it refers to different customs, social structures, lifestyles and the political views of the American North and South.

What Is Sectionalism In The US History?

Sectionalism in the United States was prevalent in the 1800s and it refers to different customs, social structures, lifestyles and the political views of the American North and South.

June 12, 2020 14:34

President Ronald Reagan with Caspar Weinberger, George Shultz, Ed Meese, and Don Regan discussing the President's remarks on the Iran-Contra affair, Oval Office. Image credit: White House Photo Office/Public domain

What Was The Iran-Contra Affair

Reagan ended his second term in office as a popular president. For reasons unknown, the Iran-Contra Affair scandal never really cemented itself as part of his legacy.

June 11, 2020 19:00

The mason family followers, image source: allthatsinteresting.com

True Crimes Of The Century: The 1960s

In this sixth part to World Atlas’s True Crimes of the Century series, we look at a torturous mother, a killer with a shoe fetish, and of course, the infamous Manson Family.

June 10, 2020 19:00

Sectionalism can be defined as the loyalty of an individual to a specific region in a country, rather than to the entire country as a whole.

How Did Slavery Increase Sectionalism?

People like to bond over the area they live in and find similar characteristics to the other people living there. Since the lifestyles of people are often determined by the geographical position they live in, which can vary greatly according to the part of the country, it is easy to see how people can bond together creating sectionalism.

June 10, 2020 13:00

American Red Cross van and workers at a disaster site in Manhattan, US. Image credit: A Katz/Shutterstock.com

History Of The Red Cross

Here is a peek into how Red Cross was founded and how it expanded across the world and helped heal millions ravaged by war, natural disasters, and other calamities.

June 10, 2020 12:46

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Which Vice Presidents Became Presidents?

Theodore Roosevelt, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Harry S. Truman were some vice presidents who went on to become president of the United States.

June 5, 2020 20:00

Tommy Douglas. Image credit:

Who Was Tommy Douglas?

Dubbed the Father of Medicare, he was a provincial and federal politician popularly known for introducing the universal health care system to Canada.  

June 4, 2020 14:00

Portrait of Alexander Hamilton, one of the authors of Federalist Papers. Image credit: John Trumbull/Public domain

What Are The Federalist Papers?

The Federalist Papers were a series of essays written by US statesmen Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay.

June 3, 2020 14:00

The Boy in the Box mystery is still unsolved to this day. Image credit: YouTube

True Crimes Of The Century: The 1950s

The Boy in the Box mystery, the Charles Starkweather murder spree, and the Dr. Harold Perelson murder-suicide were some of the most horrific true crimes of the 1950s.

June 2, 2020 09:26

The lonely hearts killers

True Crimes Of The Century: The 1940s

This fourth part to World Atlas’s True Crimes of the Century series looks at the violence occurring on the home front during and shortly after World War II.

May 29, 2020 14:45

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Who Led The Second Great Awakening?

The Second Great Awakening was an event that marked a revival of Protestantism in the 19th century. It was an important event that had the goal of spreading religion through various ways of preaching and revivals.

May 29, 2020 10:51

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