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History

My historical research and essays. Some of the articles may no longer represent my current views and exist here as a record.

Half of a Yellow Sun Review – Remember Biafra

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Half of a Yellow Sun (henceforth: HYS) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a historiographical fiction novel set before and during the iconic Biafran War...

The Rise and Fall of Keynesianism

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By the end of the Great Depression, faith in the laissez-faire market had fallen. Politicians and policy makers were looking for a new system...

Similarities between Pre-WW2 USA and USSR

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Despite being seen as having two vastly different ideologies, the USA and USSR possessed many overarching similarities. These similarities can be seen in their...

Perceptions of Verdun

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The Battle of Verdun was the single longest battle of the Western Front of the First World War (WW1), lasting from February 21st to...

Was the New Deal a success in combating the Great Depression?...

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Following a decade of economic prosperity and boom in what came to be known as the ‘Roaring Twenties,’ America was hit by a massive...
Power Lines Eskom

A History of Eskom and its Downfall

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This paper analyses the history of Escom/Eskom from its founding to the end of the 20th century, with the aim of establishing the key...

State did not help Japan grow: Post-WW2

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While the role of state intervention and planning in the post-WW2 economy of Japan was influential, the successful development of the country cannot wholly...

Imperial Fatigue and the Disruption of African Colonialism during WW1

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Abstract Despite British and European colonialism only truly dissipating after World War 2, the Great War did see European colonialism and empire weaken dramatically on...