Monday, October 31, 2016

What are the Causes of the Yom Kippur War?

Israeli Tank in Golan Heights
At 2pm of October 6, 1973, while Israel observed Yom Kippur, Egyptian guns bombarded Israeli forts along the Suez Canal, while the Syrians attacked Israeli positions within the Golan Heights. The surprise attacks signaled the start of the Arab-Israeli War known as the Yom Kippur War or Ramadan War in Arab states. But what led the two Arab countries to attack Israel? What drove them into starting another conflict in a highly volatile region?

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Establishment of the People's Republic of China: An End of an Era

Mao Proclaiming the Establishment of the People's Republic of China
“The Chinese have always been a great, courageous and industrious nation; it is only in modern times that they have fallen behind. And that was due entirely to oppression and exploitation by foreign imperialism and domestic reactionary governments.” 
– Mao Zedong