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Rajaraja Chola: The Great Emperor of India
Rajaraja Chola: The Great Emperor of India Rajaraja Chola (also known as Rajaraja the Great) was a king of the Chola Dynasty in South India, who reigned from 985 to 1014 CE. He is considered one of the greatest rulers of the Chola Empire and is known for his military conquests, patronage of art and architecture, and the building of the Brihadisvara Temple in Thanjavur, one of the largest temples in India. He expanded the Chola Empire to include parts of present-day Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Malaysia. Rajaraja Chola is also credited with the development of the "Chola Administration System", which was considered one of the most efficient and centralized administrative systems of its time.Sujith B YPublished 4 months ago in The Swamp
Which countries in the globe will be annihilated by World War 3?
The treaties are done, the weaponry are on full alert, and World War 3 is on the horizon. Where is the ideal location to be... And which nations are doomed to be annihilated in the largest global battle in 80 years? Get on this eye-catching revelation to find out which nations will be entirely wiped out! 💣❌🤯Infographics ShowPublished 4 months ago in The Swamp
Russian has been sanctioned in every way, so what else can they lose?
Putin reportedly sent President Xi of China a message of congratulations on his re-inauguration to a third term as president.EstalontechPublished 8 months ago in The Swamp
Are You Using The Best Soil For Bonsai?
Well Draining Soil for Bonsai Trees Are you using the best soil for bonsai? The answer lies in the soil’s drainage. While a lot of plants love dense, rich organic soil, bonsai trees need a mix of good soil and grit to allow water to be helf BUT also drain away without the roots rotting.Rachel CaspariPublished 8 months ago in The Swamp
Tour the US Capitol
The US Capitol Building is the starting of almost every tour of Washington DC. It is the most imposing and recognizable landmark in the city. Its Visitor Center provides a good starting point for those who want to explore the National Mall.John Limbo
Bay of Pigs
When John F. Kennedy became President of the United States on January 20, 1961, he inherited every policy decision that Eisenhower had yet to carry out. (1) One of these was the planned invasion of Cuba to depose Fidel Castro and the 26th of July Movement. The Central Intelligence Agency had recruited and trained Cuban exiles to conduct the invasion. The operation became known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion after the point that the Cuban exiles made their landing. The planning of the invasion began with the 1959 defeat of Fulgencio Batista, the former president of Cuba. The CIA believed that the use of Cuban exiles would work because of their perceived success in the 1954 coup against President Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala. In the 1954 coup against Arbenz, the CIA had used disgruntled Guatemalan military officers and Agency provided air support to aid in the coup. In the Bay of Pigs, there would be no such saving graces. The air and artillery support the US promised was either canceled or so delayed that Castro's forces easily repelled the invading forces. Additionally, the CIA had no understanding of the environment in which they were operating. In Guatemala, there had been differing factions to exploit within Arbenz's government. In 1961 Cuba there were no such factions left on the island. This was due to any that had opposed the 26th of July Movement fleeing the island in the wake of losing their benefactor. This meant that the invaders had no support to meet them once they arrived. This led to the spectacular failure that is now associated with the Bay of Pigs. By 1961, the CIA had grown confident enough in its abilities to conduct such an operation. However, they operated with undeserved confidence, as they had not learned how to conduct such operations in hostile nations. It is by looking at the CIA's overconfidence in their ability to pull off the Bay of Pigs Invasion that we see how Fidel Castro and the Cuban government were able to assert their sovereignty, and become a regional power despite the lopsided odds stacked against them.Atomic Historian
Anarchism in America
"All of history is a struggle of the individual against the institutions." --Emma Goldman Modern America, the "Land of the Free," incarcerates more people than any other nation on Earth, including China. We spend more on military spending than the next twenty-five countries combined. We give more in "corporate welfare" than we do in human welfare, healthcare, or the basic services to common citizens. In the film, Anarchism in America, made by filmmakers Joel Sucher and Steven Fischler of Pacific Street Films (which was founded in 1969 as a way to document the continual struggle of radical groups against the Vietnam War and other social ills), we see the various modes of anarchist thought and philosophy in the emerging era of greed and corruption, the trickle-down era of Reaganomics. These are the roots of where we find ourselves today, so to look at the past (which, to quote a certain film, "is prolog") is important.
“Lieber Arthur, Ich bin am boden zerstört ihnen mitzuteilen dass unzere freund, Dr Rahn, erfroren aufgefunden wurde nähe des schlosses Montségur. Ich fürchte um mein Leben und habe Angst um meine Kinder. Soldaten forderten alle Dokumente zum Katharer und heiligen Gral.”Robert Bocklandt
Three Days With John George Trump
On January 7, 1943, Nikola Tesla passed away in room 3327 on the 33rd floor of the Hotel New Yorker in New York City, his residence for the last ten years (NY Times).Paula C. Henderson
Nazi Propaganda and the Bandwagon Effect
To put it shortly and sweetly: Humans are hard-wired to get off on gossip. For anyone gearing up for a holier-than-thou response to that premise: you, my fellow human, are lying. You, like me and like everybody else, were blessed and cursed with our distinctly human need to be in the know. This nosiness might be thought of as one of the traits that drives people to seek community and be a part of a whole.Rachel G. David
Little Known Facts You've Never Heard About WWII
Everyone knows about World War II - from the battles, to the leaders, to the Holocaust. We know WWII far more than its predecessor, WWI. But fewer people know the finer details. We see WWII as a tapestry seen from afar. We see the big picture, but not the smaller threads weaving through it all, crafting the cohesive whole.Anthony Gramuglia
History of Political Cartoons
Political cartoons have surged in popularity. With more people talking about politics, and with the nation so deeply divided, it becomes apparent that everyone wants validation for their political opinions. Nothing makes someone feel better than making fun of people we feel are morally backward.Glenn Bushinski