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Canada History Victorian era

Fathers of Confederation: Canada’s Humble Beginnings

The United States has the Founding Fathers.  Canada has the Fathers of Confederation.  Unlike the Founding Fathers, whose new nation gained independence thanks to war, the Fathers of Confederation took a quieter, more methodical approach. Fathers of Confederation refers to 36 men who represented their colonies at one or more conferences that were held to […]

History World War One

Austria-Hungary: The Lesser Known WW1 Central Power

A larger but lesser known, but equally important, member of the Central Powers was the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  The assassination of its archduke sparked World War One. The empire came into existence in 1867 when the Kingdom of Hungary and the Empire of Austria entered into a dual monarchy. The following year, the Kingdom of Croatia […]

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