The Treaty of Versailles was what ended war with Germany, requiring them to pay for the damages of WW1, forcing them to disarm their military, and accept responsibility for causing the war. This map shows how the Treaty created nine new nations as well, now that the Central Powers had to surrender their colonies to the Allies.
Powers modeled his personification of "America" as a bust after completing a full-length version intended to "embody the political creed of our country." The youthful maiden wears a diadem with thirteen stars referring to the thirteen original colonies, which the sculptor saw as "giving majesty and dignity
One thing that is largely overlooked in the history of America is the fact that there were white European slaves. came here, not of there own free will, but kidnapped, shanghaied, impressed, duped, beguiled, and yes, in chains. Yes it is true, there was white slavery--even here in America. This was not only in the country's infancy, but lasted until the end of the Civil War when all slaves were freed.
Getting tired of hearing the phrase "dividing our country." It's a settler colony. It was created on the division between colonizer & colonized. We don't need national unity. We need victory of the exploited and oppressed over the exploiters and oppressors. I for one don't want "unity" with people who think my humanity is conditional upon obedience to a fundamentally fucked up system. ~ @BlackAutonomist
At it’s greatest extent, the British empire was known as the largest empire in history, as it covered more than 13,000,000 square miles, which is approximately a quarter of the Earth’s total land area, and controlled more than 500 million people – again a quarter of the world’s population. As a result, the legacy it imprinted on these conquered lands is tremendous in terms of political reform, cultural exchanges and way of life. The English language, which it spread, is the second…