With the U.S. National debt ever rising, I’m reminded of the arguments for returning to the gold standard, with its natural restrictionary function on government spending. But how exactly did the gold standard work, not just on a national level, but on an international level?
The biggest short term cause for the collapse of the Ottoman Empire was its involvement in the First World War. So in this video I ask whether or not staying out of the war would have significantly prolonged the life of the Ottoman Empire. Do things turn out better for the Middle East, or just different? Watch to find out!
During the Second World War the Operation of Strategic Services had a document created that analyzed Hitler’s psychology and personality, and used that analysis to predict what may happen to him later in the war.