Disunited States of America (Every State is a Country) LORE

For the past few months, it’s felt that everyone in the United States is out to get each other: Liberals vs Consevatives, the cities vs the rural regions, the coast vs the continent. We’re all messed up, but at the end of the day we’re all still technically in one Continue Reading

Could the United States Have Another Civil War?

What was the American civil war? Here’s a short recap. The war lasted from 1861 to 1865. It was fought all over the U.S. and was between the northern states (known as the Union) and the southern states (known as the Confederates) over what one historian says were “uncompromising differences Continue Reading

Communist Leaders in Cold War History

Vladimir Lenin led the Russian Revolution and founded the Soviet state. Following his death in 1923, he was succeeded by Joseph Stalin, who adopted more dictatorial methods of governing than Lenin. Stalin oversaw the post-war spread of communism throughout Eastern Europe, often violently enforcing Soviet policies. The Eastern bloc would Continue Reading

The United States of America – summary of the country’s history

We begin in 1750 in North America. It’s been 150 years since settlers from Western Europe, mostly fleeing poverty, famine, or religious and political persecution, first arrived on the continent. Their arrival came at the expense of millions of native Americans who lived there for thousands of years, mostly in Continue Reading

The Civil War Part 2: Crash Course US History #21

†CCUS 21 – The Civil War Part 2 Hi, I’m John Green; this is Crash Course U.S. history and today we return to…wait, what are we talking about today, Stan? Ah, the Civil War! I can tell because Lincoln’s here. But this week we’re not gonna talk about casualty counts Continue Reading