WWII – The North African Campaign

An Afrika Korps tank advances during the North African Campaign. (Pinterest) Some of the very first action in WWII took place in North Africa and the Middle East. By the 1930s, most European powers - predominantly the Allies - had economic interests in the region. The new fascist powers of the era wanted a piece…

The Great Leap Forward

"Advance Courageously Under the Guidance of the Red Flag of Mao Zedong!": a poster encouraging Chinese citizens to support Mao and, presumably, to forget the horrors of the Great Leap Forward. (source: Flickr) In January of 1958, the People's Republic of China (PRC) began the Great Leap Forward, a series of economic, political and social…