Joseph Stalin Under Josef Stalin, the Soviet Union both prospered and suffered. While Stalin transformed the former USSR into a nuclear superpower, he achieved much of his power by intimidating, torturing, suppressing and killing his opponents. Entire villages were terrorized and burned if citizens did not swear allegiance to Stalin. Food and other supplies were withheld until villages relented out of sheer desperation. Deserters and other “renegades” were publicly executed as a means of…
The story of Wojtek: The 440-pound bear that drank, smoked, and carried weapons for the Polish army during World War II
After being released from a Siberian labor camp during the Nazi invasion of Russia in 1942, the 22nd Polish Supply Brigade began a long trek south toward Persia. Along the way, they bought an orphaned bear.
Warriors of the Papuan Infantry Battalion. The great majority of the 18,000 New Guineans who participated in the campaign did so as carriers of supplies for the Allies, though 800 men from the Papuan Infantry Battalion and the Royal Papuan Constabulary fought against the Japanese in 1942.
Join The Immigrants’ Civil War on Facebook Americans’ fear of non-white, non-Christian immigrants began in 1848 with the arrival of the first ship full of Chinese in San Francisco Bay. The Chinese came to wash the clothes of gold miners, transport supplies to mining camps, and provide sweat labor, but some Americans thought they were