The Gulf Tonkin Incidents were the pretext for President Johnson to create and ultimately pass the Gulf Tonkin Resolution, which ultimately allowed the US to escalate the Vietnam War (also known as the Second Indochina War) into a large-scale war. However, the initial incidents have stirred up great controversy given the varying accounts of the… Read More The events that escalated the Vietnam War – were they real?: Exploring the truth behind the Gulf Tonkin Incidents and their implications up to the present
As one of the notorious survivors of the Nazi regime, Leni Riefenstahl was a polarising figure mainly in the post-WWII era, as she was a remarkable artist with films like Triumph of the Will and Olympia, but her works were inevitably associated with the infamy of the Nazi regime. Throughout her filmmaking career, her works… Read More Leni Riefenstahl: groundbreaking, yet infamous filmmaker at the heart of the Third Reich
In the 1920s and 1930s, the transformation of Italy and Germany into their respective fascist and Nazi regimes left a dark legacy over history in the 20th century with the damage caused by the seemingly promising leaders and ideology of each movement. It can even echo into the present, especially as many would argue there… Read More The rise of Fascism and Nazism: does it correlate with the emergence of modern-day right-wing populism?
History is often disregarded as a basic record of the past that serves little or no purpose in the present. However, if one truly takes into account what it can really do for society, such a mistaken view can be easily challenged.… Read More What is the purpose of history?