The United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) are arguably the two strongest allies on the planet – since the mid-20th Century, the term ‘Special Relationship’, coined by Winston Churchill, then Leader of the Opposition has been used to describe the unparalleled and tremendously close cultural; diplomatic; economic; historical; military and political ties between … More The (not-so) Special Relationship
The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. The American way of life is championed by writers and historians galore. They claim the USA to be a country of liberty and freedom, a supreme capitalist state in which its inhabitants can dare to dream for a better life. A nation where equal … More The 1916 Irish, Easter Rising which influenced modern American life
The First World War was unlike any other: It started as a conventional war, a continuation of the traditional 19th Century forms of combat powered by rifles, cannons and horses, and transformed into the first true mobile motorised conflict, with planes, tanks, and new devastating weapons. This drastic transformation of warfare was borne from the … More The rise of modern warfare: a timeline of technological progression in the First World War
Adolf Hitler is commonly accepted to be perhaps the most vicious and repulsive of the dictators in modern history. Responsible for millions of deaths and horrific tragedies, the Nazi regime should be and often is regarded as one of the most embarrassing products of human existence on earth. As German leader from 1933 until his … More The July Plot
In the modern world, Germany has found its place as Europe’s largest economy, despite the damning impacts of two World Wars and 40 years of Cold War division. However, in contrast to other leading powers such as the United States (US) or the United Kingdom (UK), Germany’s success is a far more recent development in … More Otto von Bismarck – Architect of Modern Germany
When we talk about the Roaring Twenties, the Ford Motor Company and its namesake, Henry Ford are rarely forgotten from speech or conversation, yet some people argue that Ford was neither special nor unique in-comparison to other automobile companies.
Recently, one of America’s most prominent artists has been garnering a well-deserved reputation in the United Kingdom (UK) – his name? Robert Rauschenberg. Rauschenberg’s six-decade career propelled him as one of the most iconic United States (US) painters and through his work, he established himself as a pioneer of the US Pop Art movement.
When we think of the days of the British Empire, we may tend to focus on a proud, noble heritage of Britons spreading wealth and prosperity across the globe; “the Empire on which the sun never sets”, both literally and figuratively. There can be no doubt that Britain’s territorial claims in India, America, Africa and … More The Crimes of Colonialism
Anyone living in Great Britain will be more than familiar with the National Health Service (NHS); a publicly-funded, national healthcare service, free to the point of consumption. The NHS was introduced by the Labour Government shortly after World War Two and in this article, I want to establish why I feel it was doomed right … More Was the National Health Service (NHS) doomed from its introduction?
Modern Britain was in no doubt shaped and drastically altered by the 1960s as a decade. In ten years, Britain became a new nation, filled with the progressive and liberal freedoms which we so commonly see in our society today.