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Top 10 Outstanding World War I Generals

The First World War, also known as the Great War, which lasted from 1914 to 1918, saw one of the worst losses of human life in history. The war was led by tough generals on both sides who devised strategies and displayed a tremendous amount of courage in leading their troops. Some of them gained respect for their sharp battle … Read more >>

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Top 10 Inventions of the Mayan Civilization

The ancient Mayan civilization existed in present-day Mexico and Central America from 2600 BC until the Spanish arrived in the 16th century. Part of the Mesoamerican culture, which included various indigenous tribes in the region, the Maya made important discoveries in the areas of science and cosmology which enabled them to create a complex calendar system. They were gifted designers … Read more >>

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Top 10 Deadliest Weapons of World War 1

The First World War, also known as the Great War, saw the use of some of the deadliest weapons ever known to humankind. Europeans entered the war expecting traditional cavalry charges and infantry carrying bayonets, but the reality was very different when the continent woke up to face U-boats, machine guns, lethal chemicals and some of the most advanced artillery … Read more >>

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Top 10 Deadliest Weapons of World War II

The Second World War is considered as the most widespread and terrifying war in the history of mankind. There were more than 100 million people from over 30 countries directly or indirectly involved and over 60 million casualties. One of the major reasons for such mass destruction was the advanced weaponry used. During World War II, the focus was placed … Read more >>

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The 10 Major Battles of World War II

The Second World War (1939–1945) was one of the deadliest events in the history of mankind. The war that claimed over 60 million lives across the globe saw many battles resulting in huge bloodshed on all sides. Some lasted for minutes while others went on for months and even years. Here is a list of the 10 major battles fought … Read more >>

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Top 10 Contributions of Aristotle

Born in 384 BC in Stagira, a small town on the northern coast of Greece, Aristotle is arguably one of the most well-known figures in the history of ancient Greece. He was a popular pupil of famous ancient Greek philosopher Plato. But unlike Plato and Socrates, Aristotle displayed an instinct to use scientific and factual reasoning in his study of … Read more >>

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Top 10 Ancient Roman Legions

A couple of millennia ago, ancient Rome ruled over much of Europe, Africa, and western Asia. The formidable might and efficiency of the ancient Roman military played a pivotal role in the rapid expansion of ancient Roman civilization. Roman legions formed the largest units in the Roman army. In the early days of the republic, each legion consisted of around … Read more >>

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Top 10 Ancient Roman Armor and Costume

The ancient Roman legions played a key role in the rapid expansion of contemporary Roman civilization. The average Roman soldier was trained to fight in a formation of about 5,000 fellow warriors, each group forming a Roman legion. Their disciplined fighting tactics played a crucial role in crushing their opponents in battles. It also helped that the Roman infantry came … Read more >>

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Top 10 Popular Ancient Weapons

In their hunger for power, humans have always searched for the perfect weaponry. Empires carved out in history were often the result of strategic planning, political ingenuity, and the most sophisticated warfare of their time. The careful selection of weapons at times proved to be the crucial difference between winning a battle or being slaughtered on the field. The earth … Read more >>