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Role of David Gurion

David Ben Gurion was born on October 16th 1886. He was the primary founder of the State of Israel and naturally the first Prime Minister of Israel. From a very young age he showed his interest and desire to form a State for the Jews and worked lifelong for it….

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Russia Under Stalin

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was born on 18th December 1878. He held complete power over Soviet Union after Lenin and he held on till his death on March 5th 1953. He held the post of General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union but he…

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Russia Under Lenin

Vladimir IIich Ulanov, known popularly as Lenin, was the leader of Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 and went to become the architect of the Soviet Union and became its first head. Lenin came out of an exile to lead the revolution in 1917. He mobilised the people, consolidated his power cracked…

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Italy under Benito Mussolini

Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini was a journalist turned politician. He was the leader of the National Fascist Party and was the Prime Minister from 1922 to 1943.  He was elected to the post constitutionally and ruled so for three years. After that he dropped the pretence of democracy and took up…

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Revision Questions on The Gulf Crisis

Revision Questions on The Gulf Crisis   4 markers   How was Iraq governed in the 20th century? What was Arab nationalism? What did the Baath Party stand for? What was the role of Khairallah Tulfah in Saddam’s rise to power? Describe Saddam’s early political activities (1957-1961). How did Saddam’s membership…

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The Yellow Wallpaper – Catherine Perkins Gilman

Author Background Catherine Perkins Gilman was an early feminist who lived an unconventional lifestyle that was not understood by the people of her time. When she a young girl, her father abandoned his family. Catherine was raised by her mother with help from her absent father’s aunts who included Harriet…

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THE LEMON ORCHARD by Alex de Gama
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The Lemon Orchard – Alex La Guma

The Lemon Orchard – Alex La Guma Author Background The Lemon Orchard – Alex La Guma – Alex La Guma was born in South Africa to a Jimmy La Guma who was very active in anti-apartheid politics. Even when he was a very young man, Alex La Guma took part…

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Meteor By John Wyndham

Meteor By John Wyndham Author Background Meteor by John Wyndham – John Wyndham was only one of the many pen names the writer John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris used in his lifetime. Others were John Beynon, John Beynon Harris, Johnson Harris, Lucas Parkes and Wyndham Parkes. When he was…

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Moroccan Crisis- both 1905 and 1911

Morocco was of strategic country that most European countries wanted to take control of. The crisis of 1905 and 1911 was a result of this tussle for control over Morocco. France wanted to control it while Germany tried to stop it. The major powers of Europe like France, Spain and…

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