Author: Alcibiades

7 Infamous Witch Trials and the Execution of 200 000 “Witches”

In the past, people believed in the existence of witchcraft, therefore, those people whom they found to be peculiar or suspicious had to undergo a trial. In extreme cases, people were tortured or even more so, lynched. The most common way of doing this was by burning them alive. Such so called traditions began because of people’s ignorance, fear and paranoia. It is in our human nature to seek for an explanation when something bad or eccentric happens to us. However, when we cannot find a plausible explanation for things we go a step further and we blame it...

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Top 10 Most Famous Samurai Warriors

Belonging to the early-modernist Japan, the Samurai were both renowned as the gilt-edged members of the society and as the champions of fierceness and loyalty. With their courage and bravery, with their eternal strive for a noble cause; they curbed the history and culture of Japan. There is a lengthy number on the list of Samurai that existed at that time; anyhow, this is a list of the 10 most famous ones in Japanese history: Shimazu Yoshihisa His roots trace back to Satsuma Province. Briefly married with his aunt, Shimazu was a strong advocate for the unification of Kyushu....

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Top 6 Lost Cities and the Legends Behind Them

When residents abandon the city they live in, that very same city becomes deserted and by default lost. The following list accentuates forsaken cities which have been rediscovered subsequently. Troy Homer popularized Troy with his first introduction of the city in literature. It is a commonly known fact that the locale of the Trojan War was there. Troy was a romanticized city at the time in modern day Turkey. Hardly approachable for being fortified, Troy stood on a hill near the river Scamander. The city had an abundance of plains and arable land which made farming develop a lot....

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5 Dominant Countries That Disappeared in the 20th Century

It is quite unusual for a nation to vanish from the Earth and stop existing. Nevertheless, it has happened several times. The world has endured the loss of several nations together with their flags, national anthems and legislatures each of which disappearing throughout the 20th century. We prepared a list for you but mind you, it is organized randomly, without the use of any particular order. Czechoslovakia, 1918-1992 Modeled from the residues of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, Czechoslovakia was one of the few prospects in Europe. The country succeeded in sustaining one of the continent’s few working democracies prior...

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The History of Slavery – A Dark Page From Our Past

The history of slavery instigates from ancient times and encompasses many nations, religions and cultures. Slavery was not present at the hunter-gatherer tribes, but it was very much present at societies which allowed social class hierarchy. There were several types of slavery, depending on what activities the slaves completed. There were household slaves, slaves who worked on a land, and even slaves who had to perform court duties. Slavery emerged very early on in Africa when the Dutch imported Asian people into their African colonies. Between the period of 1300 and 1900 the population in Senegambia endured vast enslavement of nearly...

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