Introduction The Correlates of War (CoW) project is an academic study of the history of warfare. It was started in 1963 at the University of Michigan by political scientist J. David Singer. Concerned with collecting data about the history of wars and conflict among states, the project has driven forward quantitative research into the causes… Read More
“All true heroes of history will be forgotten and all villains will be remembered as heroes.” Leo Tolstoy (1828 to 1910) Leo Tolstoy, Tolstoy also spelled Tolstoi, Russian in full Lev Nikolayevich, Graf (count) Tolstoy, was a Russian author, a master of realistic fiction and one of the world’s greatest novelists.Tolstoy is best known for… Read More
Conquer the Future & Past…
“He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.” George Orwell (1903 to 1950) Eric Arthur Blair, better known as George Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, and critic famous for his novels Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-four (1949), the latter a profound anti-utopian novel that examines… Read More
Ways to Preserve Your Achievements Through Memorabilia
Having the urge to store away things that remind us of a specific event, occurrence or milestone is something that is universally relatable; because there’s not a person on the planet that does not associate some object or another with an event that is close to their heart and takes them back to a well-kept… Read More
The Origins of the Market Economy: State Power, Territorial Control & Modes of War Fighting.
Title The Origins of the Market Economy: State Power, Territorial Control, and Modes of War Fighting. Outline The origin and spread of money-based commodity markets is normally attributed to a natural evolution from barter and is usually seen as a solution to problems of exchange. I [the author] want to propose that markets to a considerable degree develop historically out… Read More
That Won’t Happen Next Time…
“Next time and never are not as far apart as people think. They are separated only by deception.” Unknown
Ancient Soldiers & Early Statistics
“In ancient times, the Athenian general and historian Thucydides described an attempt by soldiers to estimate the height of a wall before a siege. The calculation was made by counting rows of bricks. Though “some [soldiers] might miss the right calculation,” he wrote, “most would hit upon it”. Making siege ladders based on the most… Read More
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