The Zimmerwald Movement: Why you shouldn’t bring socialism to the dinner table.

I think it best I preface this with some definitions otherwise someone will revolt. Second International= Organisation of Socialist and Labour parties. ISB= International Socialist Bureau- Permanent organisers of the above. ISC= International Socialist Comission- Like the above but friendly to the Zimmerwald Movement. SDP= Social Democrat Party- just testing you on this one! This was the state … More The Zimmerwald Movement: Why you shouldn’t bring socialism to the dinner table.

Just War Theory

The Just war theory is incredibly interesting.  Its origins date from ancient history and has helped us view warfare in the 21st century.  It was by this theory that George Bell criticised and attacked Bomber Command in WW2.  I will be using Bell as an example when explaining the theory.  Mainly because I have studied … More Just War Theory

Women’s Suffrage and the First World War

When war was declared in August 1914 the women’s suffrage campaign had been going on for fifty years. Some historians have argued women were close to achieving their aims while others have argued that women were no closer than previous years. However it is undeniable that the women’s suffrage campaign was radically interrupted by the … More Women’s Suffrage and the First World War

‘Oh Dear, I Think I’m Becoming A God’: Vespasian and the Divine

Throughout his decade-long reign from AD 69 to 79, Vespasian actively refuted any claims of divinity and moves toward an imperial cult within the borders of Rome, but made little attempt to dispel divine worship of himself in the provinces in a bid to reinforce the central focus on Rome and the emperor as an … More ‘Oh Dear, I Think I’m Becoming A God’: Vespasian and the Divine

My Review on Animal Farm- showing the communist party in its true colours?

The Major- Karl Marx and to an extent Lenin After watching the film, Animal Farm recently, I decided to review it further and look to the links it has with real life events. The film Animal Farm is one based on the book by George Orwell and is written soon after the end of the … More My Review on Animal Farm- showing the communist party in its true colours?

Victors of Circumstance – The Rise of Chinese Communism

The Chinese Communist Party, formally born in 1921 and reinvigorated by the victory of Mao Zedong in 1949, succeeded not only out of its political ingenuity and advances, but also through the failures and shortcomings of its competitors and enemies. Mao’s inspirational rhetoric on 1st October 1949 claimed that with the reign of the People’s … More Victors of Circumstance – The Rise of Chinese Communism