History Remembers: the Reichstag Fire, the incident that helped the Nazis establish a dictatorship

 It was 84 years ago on this very day that the Reichstag Fire occurred, an incident which transformed the German nation at that point. On an evening, a week prior to the start of the March 1933 election in Germany, the Reichstag building was in flames, burning away at the building that was the heart… Read More History Remembers: the Reichstag Fire, the incident that helped the Nazis establish a dictatorship

US in Indochina: Ngo Dinh Diem,the incompetent, US-backed leader who led South Vietnam to the verge of collapsing

Between October 1955 and November 1963, Ngo Dinh Diem governed the precarious South Vietnam to a point of total disaster. While being backed and strongly influenced by the US, Diem’s South Vietnam was an attempt to establish a working democracy and anti-communist stronghold in Southeast Asia, mainly for the US’ policy of containment. By 1963,… Read More US in Indochina: Ngo Dinh Diem,the incompetent, US-backed leader who led South Vietnam to the verge of collapsing

US in Indochina: the ‘Secret War’ in Laos that haunts the nation to this day

For over two decades, the US covertly engaged in a civil war in Laos to ensure the containment of communism in southeast Asia at a time, where Cold War tensions were high in Vietnam, and later in Cambodia. The nation was a theatre for a secret proxy war, as North Vietnam operated throughout the country… Read More US in Indochina: the ‘Secret War’ in Laos that haunts the nation to this day

US in Indochina: How the US helped the Khmer Rouge and the legacy that it has left in Cambodia

The capturing of Phnom Penh (capital of Cambodia) on the 17th April, 1975 by the Khmer Rouge marked the beginning of a destructive 3-year reign that left approximately 2 million people dead, and a dark stain on the nation’s history. Even today, Cambodia is still recovering from the extensive damage caused by their destructive plans and… Read More US in Indochina: How the US helped the Khmer Rouge and the legacy that it has left in Cambodia