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What Is The Urantia Book?

The Urantia Book claims to be a new revelation of Jesus’ life and teachings based on the reality of the new testament. It is not a new religion, but rather a modern, epochal revelation aimed at bringing together modern science, religion, and philosophy into a more comprehensive new understanding of reality. Skeptical claims of spiritual

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What Are The Carnatic Wars?

The Carnatic Wars involved many independent rulers and their vassals in a territorial succession conflict including diplomatic and military battles between the French East India Company and the British East India Company. The British and French went to war for the succession to the Austrian throne and to expand their colonies on the American continent.

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What Is The History Of The Medici Family?

The Medici produced several popes and cardinals as the dominant family in early modern Florence and married in Europe’s Catholic royal houses, which dominated the rule of the city from the early fifteenth century to 1737. Family members from the Tuscan village of Cafaggiolos lost their influence in the late 14th century when Salvestro de

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What Is The Eight Banner System?

The central core of the Qing Dynasty military was the eight-banner system. It was Nurhaci’s successor who integrated allied and conquered Mongolian tribes into the system. The eight banners were an important system in the first centuries of Qing’s rule, but their military effectiveness weakened over time. Nurhaci created the Eight Banner System in 1615,

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What Is The Italian Renaissance?

Although the exact impulse for the Italian Renaissance is not known, many scholars believe that the shift was due to the economic instability of the 14th century and the lack of investment opportunities in Italy, prompting wealthy individuals to finance the arts. The teachings of classical antiquity (Greek and Roman sculpture, architecture, and literature) did

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What is King Philip’s War (Metacomet war)?

As trade partnerships collapsed and English settlers invaded Native American territory, the Wampanoag, Nipmuc, Pocumtuck, and Narragansett tribes spearheaded the last major efforts of the Native Americans in southern New England to expel the settlers. Tensions rose, and the natives of eastern New England began to attack the colonies as enemies of the natives. Colonial

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What Is The Romanov Dynasty?

During the reign of the Rurik dynasty which died with the death of Tsar Feodor in 1598, the Romanov family became a boyar, the highest rank of the Russian nobility in the Grand Duchy of Moscow and in Tsarist Russia. Russia experienced 15 chaotic years after the death of Fedor, the last ruler of the

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What Is The Battle Of Zorndorf?

The Battle of Zorndorf, which took place on August 25, 1758, during the Seven Years War, was fought between Russian troops under command of Count Wilhelm Fermor and a Prussian army under the control of King Frederick the Great, the battle was unsuccessful with both armies holding up and winning victory. East of the Oder

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What Is The White Army?

The commanders of the White Army were former Tsarist generals who took control of the anti-Bolshevik forces in certain regions. Most white forces were led by former Tsarist commanders of varying abilities and knowledge. Among the various different white forces, the most important was the large volunteer army in southern Russia. General Lawr Kornilov organized

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What Is The English Civil War?

The English Civil War (1642-1651) was a series of civil wars over political machinations of parliamentarians (roundheads) and royalists (cavaliers) over the way England was governed and questions of religious freedom. The first (1642-1646) and second (1648-1649) wars faced supporters of King Charles II and supporters of the Long Parliament against each other while the

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