The Overthrow of Nicolae Ceausescu

Overthrow of Nicolae Ceausescu

After a brief show trial, Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena were summarily executed on December 25, 1989. The execution resulted in the demise of one of the last Stalinist administrations to emerge in Eastern Europe following WWII. The fall of governments in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and the German Democratic … Read more

The Tiananmen Square Massacre

Tiananmen Square Massacre

According to a publicly released British diplomatic cable, in 1989, at least 10,000 people were massacred during the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing. This shocking event is one of the top political events in the 1980s. The paper was made public 28 years after the military clashed with students at a pro-democracy rally … Read more

The Cold War Summit between Gorbachev and Reagan

Gorbachev and Reagan

A summit between the Soviet Union and the United States leaders was held. Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan come face to face in Geneva but reached no ground-breaking agreements. On the other hand, the encounter appeared to promise well for the future, as the two men engaged in lengthy, intimate conversations and … Read more

Top Political Events of the 80s

President Reagan waving, moments before he was shot

The 1980s were a decadent, catastrophic, and groundbreaking decade, not just in the United States, but in many parts of the world as well. The decade hosted a remarkable range of environmental, political, and pop-cultural events. It was the decade of Ronald Reagan in America who had a conservative agenda that shaped … Read more

Biggest Political Scandals of the 80s

It seems the political arena is filled with scandals in every decade. Some people might look back on the 80s as a happier, optimistic time, but even that decade wasn’t free of its political scandals. Indeed, there are several scandals within these ten years that are still influencing the political scene of … Read more

Celebrities with Famous Ancestors

Celebrities with Famous Ancestors

Have you ever wondered if you are a descendant of somebody noble and famous? Celebrities probably thought of that at one point, too. Sometimes, you would find that they are actually connected to some royalty or historical figure. Here are some celebrities with famous ancestors: 1. Johnny Depp Hollywood’s most versatile actor … Read more

Most Inspiring Leaders of All Time

Most Inspiring Leaders of All Time

  Leaders, whether they are good or bad, share a lot of common traits such as high ambitions, determination, confidence and audacity, undeniable magnetism to the masses, and strong communication and oratory skills. They also have such strength of will, powerful, persuasive influence and unflinching patriotism that people find inspiring. Click through … Read more

Most Horrific Dictators of All Time

Most Horrific Dictators of All Time

  Dictators — most people would not want to remember them based on their atrocities they had committed, however the brutality they are known for is too much to be forgotten. These dictators were really cold-blooded and they did not care or value human life. They did anything they could to further … Read more

Top political scandals of all time

Top political scandals of all time

The line is almost blurred between scandals and politics. In fact, scandals may be part and parcel of politics. Greed, corruption, sex, and self-importance seem to be indispensable in this field. When the dirty details finally emerge, they usually become the fodder of the voters’ rage, as well as the butt of … Read more

Interesting Facts About the White House

Interesting facts about the white house

  The White House is a mansion which is obviously full of rich history, made by the people who have contributed to its greatness as one of the most famous and enduring American landmarks. Here are the interesting facts and fun trivia that you may not have known. The White House One … Read more