On July 26, 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser announced the nationalization of the Suez Canal Company, the joint British-French enterprise which had owned and operated the Suez Canal since its construction in 1869. Nasser’s announcement came about following months… Read More ›
Why did the Gallipoli Landings fail in WWI?
The Gallipoli campaign was an amphibious landing in the Dardanelles Strait in modern Turkey, that sought to knock the Ottoman Empire out of WW I. The landings were exceptionally daring for the time, but they failed to achieve their objectives…. Read More ›
Why was France defeated in 1940?
In September 1939, the Nazi war machine invaded Poland and World War II began. France and its Britain declared against Nazi Germany in 1939. The French army was in theory as strong as the Germany’s. It had a vast… Read More ›
‘Trade wars are good’? 3 past conflicts tell a very different story
From Imperial & Global Forum by Marc-William Palen author of The Conspiracy of Free Trade President Donald Trump renewed fears of a global trade war after he vowed to slap steep tariffs on foreign aluminum and steel. The tariffs haven’t even been… Read More ›
How did the Versailles Treaty lead to World War Two?
The guns fell silent on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. Over four years of incredible destruction came to a silent end. For the belligerent Central and Allied Powers the armistice brought… Read More ›