Race to the North Pole

In the 1920s, one pack of relentless explorers competed in the race of a lifetime: to be the first aviator to fly over the North Pole. And Richard Byrd led the flock.

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The Vietnam War Was About Tin?

Warring over scarce resources date back at least to ancient Sumeria, but is there any truth to the the conspiracy theory that the Vietnam War was fought for similar reasons?

 

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Positive Legacies of the Mongols

The Mongols did not only plunder and kills. They were patrons of the arts, supported trans-Eurasian trade on the Silk Road, and were surprisingly tolerant.

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The Mongolian Horse and Bow

A Mongolian horse archer had such a deep kinesthetic relationship with his steed he could feel when all four hooves were off the ground, allowing for a perfect shot.

 

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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?).

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