Rough Diplomacy

Box 13 Scandal

The Box 13 scandal occurred in Alice, Texas during the Senate election of 1948. Lyndon B. Johnson was on the verge of losing the election and yet six days after polls had closed, 202 additional ballots were discovered in precinct 13, which swung the election decisively in Johnson’s favour. He had been in a tight race with Coke…

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The Lost Generation

Lost Generation, a group of American writers who came of age during World War I and established their literary reputations in the 1920s. The term is also used more generally to refer to the post-World War I generation. The generation was “lost” in the sense that its inherited values were no…

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The Doomsday Book

The Domesday Book recorded in two volumes the results of a great survey of the landholdings of England executed for William I of England, or William I (the Conqueror) Norman king of England. Its purpose was to find out what or how much each landholder had in land and livestock, and what it was…

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Anthem Veterans Memorial 

The Anthem Veterans Memorial is a monument dedicated to honoring the sacrifice and service made by members of the United States Department of Defense located in Anthem, Arizona. It was mostly paid for by individual donations. The memorial’s five white pillars represent the nation’s military branches and are ordered in the size of each…

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Spies, Lies and Double Agents :Duquesne Spy Ring

The Duquesne Spy Ring is the largest espionage case in United States history that ended in convictions. The day after Hitler declared war on the United States on Dec. 11, 1941, a Brooklyn jury returned convictions on a viperous nest of Nazi spies brought to justice by a humble but…

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Convicted members of Duquesne Spy Ring

The Duquesne Spy Ring is the largest espionage case in United States history that ended in convictions. A total of 33 members of a German espionage network Frederick Joubert Duquesne aka Fritz Joubert Duquesne FBI file photo. Born in Cape Colony, South Africa, on September 21, 1877, and naturalized a…

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South Korea Boost

South Korea boosts reward for defectors from North to $860,000   AP PhotoThe border of South and North Korea is one of the most heavily guarded in the world The South Korean government is quadrupling the reward it pays defectors from the North who share information to $860,000 (£700,000). Defectors…

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Alabama Pi

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — NASA engineers and mathematicians in this high-tech city are stunned and infuriated after the Alabama state legistature narrowly passed a law yesterday redefining pi, a mathematical constant used in the aerospace industry. The bill to change the value of pi to exactly three was introduced without fanfare…

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Dark Matter

 March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 “Dark Matter”  contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA’s Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain ‘persistence’…

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Wife, Mother and Warrior Queen : Grace O’Malley

Grace O’Malley (c. 1530 – c. 1603; Irish: Gráinne Ní Mháille) was chieftain of the Ó Máille clan in the west of Ireland, following in the footsteps of her father Eoghan Dubhdara Ó Máille. She was well-educated and regarded by contemporaries as being exceptionally formidable and competent. Her name was…

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Dresden Codex

The Dresden Codex is the oldest surviving book from the Americas, dating to the thirteenth or fourteenth century. The codex was rediscovered in the city of Dresden and is how the Maya book received its present name. It is located in the museum of the Saxon State Library in Dresden,…

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Parthian shot

The Parthian shot was a military tactic made famous in the West by the Parthians, an ancient Iranian people. The Parthian archers, mounted on light horse while retreating at a full gallop, would turn their bodies back to shoot at the pursuing enemy. The maneuver required superb equestrian skills, since…

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You and what army: Ivor Thor-Gray

Ivor Thord-Gray (April 17, 1878 – August 18, 1964) was a Swedish-born adventurer, soldier, ethnologist, writer and linguist.He participated in 13 different wars across several continents. Biography He was born Thord Ivor Hallström in the Södermalm district in central Stockholm, Sweden as the second son of a primary school teacher,…

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Magritte 2016

This became a symbol of frustration after the 2016 bombings on Bastille Day in Nice, France. Translation : This is not a relgion  

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Good Question : Kissinger

The question is not should we aid and advocate  during world crisis’ the question is to what cause and what length? The question is, how exactly should he go about this change? Henry Kissinger Former National Security Advisor of the United States

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