What was the Rwandan Genocide?

The Rwandan Genocide was the mass slaughter of the Tutsi and politically moderate Hutu peoples. The genocide began in April 1994 and lasted until the defeat of the Hutu Power movement in mid-July 1994. The Genocide was primarily orchestrated: by the supremacist Hutu militia groups, who were co-perpetrated by the state Government of Rwanda and the…

What is the butterfly effect?

The butterfly effect is a concept that explains how small events often lead to much bigger events. This concept has been explored throughout pop culture, such as in the movie the butterfly effect, and the sequels accompanying it. It has also been used by meteorologists as a method of weather prediction. It was named through…

What is Freedom of the press day?

This day occurs on May 3rd every year and is acknowledged in order to celebrate freedom of opinion and expression, particularly within the media industry. On this day, we have the opportunity to recognize our rights as people in society. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) reads: “Everyone has the right to…

When did humans start making art?

The first known form of art originates 35,000 years ago in the caves of Europe, where warrior images and hand prints were painted on the walls. Between 35,000 B.C. and 8,000 B.C., mankind began using red, black and yellow colors, mixing dirt and rock pigments with water. Some notable cave’s filled with ancient art are…

Why was JFK’s presidency called “Camelot”?

The term “Camelot” was assigned by Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (the former first lady), when she was being interviewed by a journalist. The former first lady described her husbands presidency as the American “Camelot”, requesting for the memory of his presidency to be preserved. Camelot refers to the time of the knights of the round table…

Why was the Partition of India Necessary?

1. Religious hostility between the Hindus and Muslims The Hindus made up almost two-thirds of India’s population of 400 million, with the rest consisting mainly of Muslims. In the 1937 elections, after the Hindu National Congress party had won in 8 states out of 11, they had called upon the Muslim League to merge with…

What is the Versailles treaty?

The Treaty of the Versailles is known as the most important treaty during the first world war, this is because it brought the war to an end. The treaty was signed on the 28th of June 1919, ending the the war between the triple Entente and the Central Powers. The key terms of the Versailles…

Who were the Khmer Rouge?

The Khmer Rouge (also known as the “Red Khmer”) were a group of Cambodian communists led by Pol Pot. The Khmer Rouge (supported by neighboring Vietnamese communists) guerrilla force waged war against the government of Lon Nol between 1970 and 1975. On the 16th of April, 1975, the Khmer Rouge had seized the Cambodian capital, Phnom…

Who was Mary Antoinette- Extended Version 

Mary Antoinette was the queen of France during its most troubled years. Antoinette was born on the 2nd of November , 1775. Antoinette’s parents were Maria Theresa and Emperor Francis I of Austria. Antoinette was married to the crown prince of France when she was just 15years old . After the death of Antoinette’s father…

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