Were Spartan soldiers really muscular and strong or was it a myth?

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Sparta, in ancient Greece, was a warrior society that rose to the heights of power after defeating the antagonist city Athens in the Peloponnesian war.

The Peloponnesian Wars were fought in 431–404 BC.

Spartan culture had a focus point — LOYALTY. At a very tender age of seven years, the Spartan boys were made to enter the harsh education-cum military training program: Agoge. The Agoge consists of:

* sense of duty
* discipline
* strength, will, and endurance

The Women of the Spartan society were…


One mistake led to a tragic incident that no one can forget

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Their journey, which started with vivid and beautiful memories of Kathmandu, turned into the worst nightmare in just two hours. On the 24th of December, 1999, people were pleased to go back to India from Kathmandu to celebrate Christmas and then-coming 2000’s New Year's day with their loved ones.

Some of…


Failure never seizes an opportunity to change the history

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If Hitler and his associates had won World War II, the history we read today would have been totally different. Hitler and his supporters (Benito Mussolini — dictator of Italy and Michinomiya Hirohito — Emporer of Japan) would have been praised and glorified in that history.

Hardly ever, we all would have come to know about the atrocities against the Jews, the Chinese, and the Romani, which we all are very much aware of today.


A famine that turned cannibalism in northern China

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Our history has witnessed wars, pandemics, earthquakes, and whatnot. Although war is one of the man-inflicted sufferings which the rulers or politicians can avoid through statesmanship.

Such Wars can not be said for the whims of nature. When they strike have disastrous consequences for the locals.

The deadliest natural disaster in world history happened in northern China at the end of the 19th Century.

This famine is known as The Northern Chinese Famine(1876–1879), which occurred in China's Qing dynasty. A drought emerged in northern China in the year 1875, resulting in significant crop failure.

Out of 108 million, over 13…


The brutal dictator who used to eat human flesh

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Idi Amin Dada Oumee was the most brutal despot of all times.

He was a Ugandan military officer and later became the president of Uganda for the period of 8 years from 1971–1979.

In 1946 he joined the KAR(Kings’s African Rifles) of the British Colonial army as a cook.

Although being a cook, he later rose to the rank of lieutenant when he took part in the Shifta War with the Mau Mau rebels in Kenya.

In 1962, Uganda became independent…


Recession, Unemployment & Insight To Sex and Bisexuality

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The Great Depression was one of the multiple severe economic depression. It took birth in the United States during the 1930s. Its powerful impact varied across the globe. It was the deepest, longest, and most widely spread depression of the 20th century.

The Great Depression became a lesson worldwide on how devastatingly the global economy can decline.

A significant fall in the stock market prices began around September 4, 1929. …


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“My honor was not yielded, but conquered merely.” — Cleopatra

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Cleopatra VII is famously also known as The Queen of Egypt. She was the successor from the Ptolemaic Dynasty. She struggled and grew to be one of the powerful as well as controversial queens of her time.

Her ruling period was from 69 BC to 10 August 30 BC. After her death, the empire was taken over by the Roman rulers. Being a successful leader, she was surrounded by oppositions and rivalries.

But her ability to lead her dynasty has been a standard to the rest of the empirical generation.

Cleopatra succeeded the throne

After the death of Cleopatra VII’s father, Ptolemy XII, she…


Michael Jackson is the most famous American Pop singer of the 20th century.

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His singing career started in 1964, and there was no turning back for him.

He continuously contributed to music for four decades. Although he has died, he still is somewhere alive in the hearts of his fans. Evergreen music and his MJ dance style were a trend in the 20th century. Despite his success and millions of followers, his life was full of tragedies and scandals.

His life flooded with various uncontrollable happenings that had put him in unavoidable circumstances. …


A right delay is a right denied. — Martin Luther King, Jr

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Do you remember this picture?

In this picture, a vulture awaits the death of a hungry child. The child is starving for days.

Krishna V Chaudhary

Top writer in History (Quality over Quantity). Subject Inclination: Psychology, Science, and Humanity. Editor of The History Magazine.

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