What is a Neutral Country?

Introduction A neutral country is a state that is neutral towards belligerents in a specific war or holds itself as permanently neutral in all future conflicts (including avoiding entering into military alliances such as NATO, CSTO or the SCO). As a type of non-combatant status, nationals of neutral countries enjoy protection under the law of… Read More


What is a Two-Front War?

Introduction According to military terminology, a two-front war occurs when opposing forces encounter on two geographically separate fronts. The forces of two or more allied parties usually simultaneously engage an opponent in order to increase their chances of success. The opponent consequently encounters severe logistic difficulties, as they are forced to divide and disperse their… Read More

What is the National Defence Industrial Association (NDIA)?

Introduction The National Defence Industrial Association (NDIA) is a trade association for the United States government and defence industrial base. It is an 501(c)3 educational organisation. Its headquarters are in Arlington, Virginia. NDIA was established in 1919 as a result of the inability of the defence industry to scale up the war effort during World… Read More

Who was Robert Minor (1884-1952)?

Introduction Robert Berkeley “Bob” Minor (15 July 1884 to 26 January 1952), alternatively known as “Fighting Bob”, was a political cartoonist, a radical journalist, and, beginning in 1920, a leading member of the American Communist Party. Background Robert Minor, best known to those who knew him by the nickname “Bob”, was born 15 July 1884,… Read More

An Overview of the League of Nations

Introduction The League of Nations (French: Société des Nations) was the first worldwide intergovernmental organisation whose principal mission was to maintain world peace. It was founded on 10 January 1920 by the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War. The main organisation ceased operations on 20 April 1946 but many of its components… Read More

What was Vertidue?

Introduction Vertidue was an Anglo-French phrase, used during World War I, originally defined as ‘a vile mix of wet faeces and soil.’ It became a regular expression amongst those bunker sharing British and French troops. Refer to Trench Warfare. This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertidue >; it is used under… Read More

What is a War Cabinet?

Introduction A war cabinet is a committee formed by a government in a time of war to efficiently and effectively conduct that war. It is usually a subset of the full executive cabinet of ministers, although it is quite common for a war cabinet to have senior military officers and opposition politicians as members. United… Read More