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History
48 voters11 Risky Military Moves That Actually Paid OffThe scrapheap of history is piled high with risks that didn't pan out. As one WWII general wryly observed, the first rule of war i...
World History
383.4k views14 Facts About The Janissaries, The Ruthless Army That Inspired The UnsulliedThe Ottoman Empire is one of the most important and influential major empires in history, though it is sometimes overlooked in the...
Military
965 votersThe Strangest Reasons For Truces In Military HistoryMany of the most impactful armistices in history are still celebrated as world holidays. But for every well-known declaration of p...
Historical Figures
95.2k viewsThe Greatest Warrior Queens In HistoryDespite millennia of male oppression, women have always managed to emerge in leadership roles, from queens who ruled without a kin...
History
6.2k viewsHow Israel Won The Six-Day WarThe formation of the Israeli state in the wake of WWII incited such dramatic and longstanding unrest in the region, any mention of...
US History
54.1k viewsEverything That Had To Go Wrong For The Battle Of The Alamo To HappenOne of the most important battles in US history was the Battle of the Alamo. While most people know about the outcome of the battl...
Whoa Facts
28k viewsEpic Facts About The Gurkha, The Craziest Warriors On EarthGurkha soldiers are some of the bravest, toughest, and fiercest in the world. For over 200 years, they have taken the battlefield....
History
10.6k viewsSavage Facts About The Auspicious Incident, When Mahmud II Ended The JanissariesThe Ottoman Empire is easily the most famous historical empire to share a name with a type of footstool, and the most notable grou...
History
5.2k viewsMon Dieu! Everything That Went Wrong For The French At The Battle Of AgincourtFrom 1336 to 1453, England and France fought in the Hundred Years’ War, as a series of disagreements and rivalries played themselv...