Why the Korean War should be named the useless Chinese-American War

In history, names of wars and eras can be downright confusing. Or in this case misleading. The Korean War which was fought during the “Cold War” is a main example. There was nothing “cold” about 2 million lives lost in a 3 year period between 1950 and 1953. This was a hot war in the cold war era. And although …

Skipping ranks: WW1 legend John Pershing

John Jack Pershing

John Jack Pershing (1860-1948) was the leading American general of the First World War (1914-1918). Unbeknownst to many, he had a huge break in 1906. He was directly promoted from Captain to Brigadier General by President Theodore Roosevelt. Fun fact: They were friends… Pershing not only skipped 3 ranks but also more than 800 other senior officers, who hoped for …

The Tsar Bomb

The Soviet Union once tested a nuclear bomb, that shattered all records. They called it the Tsar Bomba. If it were used over New York, it would produce fatalities of approximately 7.6 million people and injure millions more. Yes, that is with a single bomb and in just a few seconds. In comparison, the Hiroshima bomb would kill around 263,000 …

The treaty of Versailles a.k.a. Screw you Germany!

“This is not peace. It is an armistice for 20 years.” Those were the words of Ferdinand Foch in 1919, as he was talking about the Treaty of Versailles. The Frenchman Foch was the supreme allied commander in the First war, when the British Empire, France, the United States and others were fighting Germany and her allies from 1914 through …