In 1789 in France was restless. The deputies from the third estate proclaimed itself the National Assembly, and count Mirabeau uttered his famous words: «Go and tell your master that we are here by the will of the people and leave our seats, only yielding to the force of bayonets!». Rose Paris. French guard — the largest military unit of the Royal army, stationed in the capital supported the uprising. The townspeople hastily created national guard troops. Louis XVI suggested to act — to go to the troops and to strangle the revolution, but the good-natured king was afraid that this will be the impetusRead More →

The pieces on the Board In November and December 1999, Russian troops slowly made their way on the Chechen plain terrible. Argun, Gudermes, Shali, and other towns, the names of which the country had to memorize back in the summary. As in the first war, «sberbankom» campaign was considered terrible . However, this time the Russian military is much more attention given to the work in the future. Chechnya is surrounded on three sides by Russian territory. But remained the southern border with Georgia, which Russian could not control. It is approximately 60 km in a straight line and about 80 miles with all theRead More →

Don Pedro Amazon It all began with Pedro Teixeira, who, in 1637 sailed on a wide the Amazon river from the Brazilian city of belém. The Governor of the province of the Grand Couple, whose capital city was belém, gave the traveler explicit instructions. Tom had to explore the tributaries of the Amazon, moving towards the source of the river to the Portuguese crown had before the Spaniards to consolidate this vast region. Competition with Iberian neighbours spurred the arrival in belém of several of the Spaniards with the Jesuits. The fleet of 57 ships, which were 70 Portuguese and about 2.5 thousand Indians beganRead More →

Walking disaster, these are your Spanish Even after 600 years, all these events give an unscientific fiction. Imagine aspect ratio: 168 man vs multi-million dollar Empire. It would seem that the mission is impossible by definition, but in spite of all the Spanish conquerors seized a large state. From this point there was a bunch of theories, like a bunch of beggars on their knees the Incas. For example, it was believed that the path to victory is paved with exceptional combat skills of the Spaniards and their weapons. However, this is refuted by numerous testimonies of the conquistadors themselves and their opponents. The horsesRead More →

Пэр: Я — Пэр из группы Sabaton! Инди: А я — Инди Нейделл! Пэр: И вы смотрите «Историю с Sabaton». Инди: При сочинении песен о военной истории никак не избежать тем, которые больно задевают ту или иную сторону. Пэр: Как с песней Back in Control. [embedded content] Инди: Примерно в 8 000 миль от берегов Великобритании находится группа непримечательных островов, которые британцы называют Фолклендскими. В 1980 году их население, состоявшее из примерно 1 800 человек и более 600 тысяч овец, медленно уменьшалось, но британцы не желали ничего делать для улучшения ситуации. Казалось, нет места, более далёкого от перипетий геополитики. Алексей Костенков История холодного и каменистого клочка суши в Атлантике неожиданно запутана. До прихода европейцев острова были необитаемыми. Нашли их англичане, но первыми в 1764 году поселение построили французы. Почти немедленно они продали его испанцам — а англичанеRead More →

XIV столетие в Европе было страшным. Первые его десятилетия совпали с началом малого ледникового периода. Морозы и затяжные ливни ввергли север Европы в великий голод, который унёс миллионы жизней. Затем случился коллапс европейской банковской системы. Увлёкшиеся войнами монархи обанкротились, невыплата кредитов обрушила крупнейшие банковские дома. Не помогло даже золото разорённых тамплиеров. И только Европа начала оживать, как мироздание нанесло ещё более жуткий удар. Хотя казалось, куда уж больше? Из монгольских степей по тропам шёлковых караванов Чёрная смерть пришла на запад, где привычно пировал другой всадник апокалипсиса — война. По следам Чингисхана и Батыя За годы до европейского кошмара Чёрная смерть опустошила раскинувшийся на большую часть Евразии «монгольский мир». По словам хронистов, множество степных племён и целые ханские роды́Read More →

Dreams about money In 1775 the Secretary of war Lord Barrington offered, perhaps, the most effective way of fighting the rebels. He believed that it makes no sense to chase the partisans in the forests. Easier to install a tight naval blockade of the Thirteen colonies. Without the importation of silver coins from Spanish America and manufactured goods from Europe, their economy will quickly collapse. However, this discussion took the top supporters of the military solution of the issue. The army wanted to arrange a demonstration spanking _«running around the woods of the peasants,»,_ and the naval Minister, the Earl of Sandwich thought that theRead More →

Солдаты, выхаркивающие свои лёгкие, лошади в противогазах, лазареты, забитые доверху отравившимися солдатами… Весь этот ад химической войны остался в прошлом, на полях Первой мировой. Но это лишь на первый взгляд. На самом деле химическая война продолжилась на других континентах. Репетиция нового ада В мае 1945 года американский генерал Генри Арнольд предложил разбрызгивать над японскими рисовыми полями тиоцианат аммония. Командование ВВС сочло это излишним — усилиями Арнольда Японию уже вбомбили в каменный век. Скоро над ней взорвут парочку атомных бомб, так что не было смысла душить самураев голодом. Однако идея понравилась политикам в Вашингтоне. Во время войны в Корее американцы подумывали о чём-то подобном, но так и не решились. Поэтому честь первой опробовать химическое оружие в новой ипостаси принадлежала Великобритании. Она с 1940 года планомерно испытывала разнообразные образцы гербицидов и дефолиантов.Read More →

The specificity of the moment The situation in Civil radically different from the great Patriotic war, when the girls brought up in a situation of equality that received a regular military education, incorporation of cog into the existing military machine. Understanding that this machine will continue to operate under its rules — with or without them. In the Civil was different. Laws were not yet available, the official hierarchy, there was only very rough. Mutual rights and obligations of superior and subordinate regularly penetrability. It was impossible so simply to take and to give the troublemaker a subordinate court-martialed. The system does not protect peopleRead More →

1790. It was already the fourth year of the war between Russia and the Ottoman Empire. Despite the success of the Black sea and the allied Austrians capture Belgrade and Bucharest, the war dragged on. In the Balkans, the Turks managed to stop the forces of Habsburg, and the Russian troops for several years, were fighting from the Danube, but could not advance further. After the death of Joseph II, a staunch ally and friend of Catherine II, Austria succumbed to pressure from Prussia and in July signed the Reichenbach Convention, obliging to conclude a separate peace with the Ottomans. The war had a lotRead More →