Switzerland: Not So Neutral

Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey were neutral in WW2 but not passive. They worked diligently to stay out of the war but not get invaded.

 

 

 

 

 

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How 1776 Became Possible

The American colonies of the 1760s were completely incapable of organized resistance. How did they defeat the English superpower two decades later?

 

 

 

 

 

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Medieval Flying Machines?

The Middle Ages saw major technological advances with the inventions of gunpowder, vertical windmills, spectacles, mechanical clocks, and even gliders.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Not-So-Dark Ages

The medieval period, more than any other time in history, laid the foundations for the modern world, creating technology, science, and the earliest bureaucratic states.

 

 

 

 

 

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History on the Net: From Ancient Mesopotamia to the Cold War

History on the Net features articles and podcast episodes on everything from Ancient Near East civilizations to 20th century global warfare. Topics covered include military history, diplomacy, everyday life, biographies, and schematics of fortifications—whether you’re looking for a medieval castle or World War I trench.

We also host the History Unplugged Podcast, the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing history experts and answering questions from its audience. First it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything from World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids to presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk. Second, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with 4 wives and 12 concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?).

Check out our article categories below to learn more.

 

Our History Podcast

World War One

World War One

World War Two

World War Two

D-Day

D-Day

The Titanic

The Titanic

The Vikings

The Vikings

The Romans

The Romans

Medieval Life

Medieval Life

The Mongols

The Mongols

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