November 12, 1927: Stalin Makes His Move

Leon Trotsky’s expulsion from the Soviet Union marked a pivotal moment in the tumultuous history of the early 20th century. A prominent Marxist revolutionary and one of the key figures in the Russian Revolution of 1917, Trotsky played a crucial role in the establishment…

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November 8, 1861: Lincoln’s Greatest Diplomacy

On November 8, 1861, the Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward found themselves caught in one of the most important diplomatic conflicts during the Civil War. Called the “The Trent Affair,” the incident involved the interception of a British mail steamer, the RMS Trent,…

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