Formed after World War I and first proposed by President Woodrow Wilson as one of his 14 points for a lasting peace in Europe, the League of Nations was headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and established as an organization that would provide a setting for the resolution of international disputes. Although Wilson was its foremost proponent, the United States did not become a member.
Troops of the British Commonwealth, particularly those of South Africa, played a key role in driving the Italians from Somaliland and Ethiopia. More »
Although the Maginot Line did not prevent a German invasion, it forced Adolf Hitler’s generals to rethink their plans for conquest. More »
Caught Between the Allies and the Axis, Regent Prince Paul Karađorđević of Yugoslavia Asserted, ‘I Bow to Necessity; I am a Realist.’ More »
General Kenji Doihara was a Japanese spymaster, who through deception and provocation, precipitated the Pacific War. More »
Where did World War I take place? Because of its many fronts on the land, sea and air, some consider it the first truly global conflict. More »
The Industrial Age combined with American ingenuity to form special units during the Civil War. Horse artillery, sharpshooters, sappers, and miners were used for specialized duties during the war.
Led by the impetuous General Nathaniel Lyon, Union forces pursued retreating Confederates across southwestern Missouri in the summer of 1861. At Wilson’s Creek, Lyon caught up with the enemy on aptly named Bloody Hill.