The Hungarian Revolution, 1956

"Russia Go Home!" written on a shop window in Budapest. (source: Wikimedia Commons) On November 1st, 1956 the Hungarian Revolution turned hot when revolutionary leader Imre Nagy announced his plan to withdraw the country from the Warsaw Pact and distance itself from the Soviet Union. Hungary, like most of Eastern Europe at the time, was…

The October Revolution

Bolshevik, a 1920 work by Boris Kustodiev. The imagery embodies the Bolshevik idea that the masses had to be lead effectively in order to channel their energies into productive action. (source: Wikimedia Commons) On November 7th, 1917 the October Revolution began in Petrograd, Russia. An armed uprising lead by the Bolshevik Party helped kick off…

The 2nd Battle of Panipat

War elephants as used by the Hindu forces. (source: Wikimedia Commons) On November 5th, 1556, The 2nd Battle of Panipat took place. Forces of the Mughal Empire (founded in 1526 by Babur of modern-day Uzbekistan) faced off against Hemu Chandra Vikramaditya's Hindu forces in the north of India. The Mughals had recently lost land near…