Archive for December, 2010

The Night Café

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Theory of Evolution

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Darwins theory of evolution

Freud and the Unconscious

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Scientific Racism

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Modern Physics: Marie Curie

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Galileo

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Galileo part 1

This video shows the Galileo and his ideas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfPtvSQt0XM&feature=related

“precession of the equinoxes.”

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

 

http://web.rollins.edu/~jsiry/Precession-ex.html

Timeline of the Scientific Revolution

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

http://mrkash.com/activities/scientificrev.html 

This shows a timeline of the scientific revolution and gives information regarding scientists from this period.

The Spanish Civil War

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Here are some of the flags that were used by various groups during the Spanish civil war (1931-1939).

Flag of the Spanish Monarchy
File:Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg
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Flag of the Second Spanish Republic File:Flag of the Second Spanish Republic.png
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Flag of Francoist Spain
Franco Spanish Flag
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Flags of Spanish Republican Forces

Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org

Leftist flags:

Flag of the Confederacion Nacional de Trabajo
File:Bandera CNT-AIT.svg
courtesy of Bandera CNT-AIT.png

Flag of the International Brigades
File:Flag of the International Brigades.svg
Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org

Flag of the Hungarian International Brigades
File:International brigades hungary flag.svg
Courtesy of commons.wikimedia.org

Of course, Franco and the Fascist right-wing won, but it’s interesting to note that Spain’s flag under Franco was very similar to the flag Spain had under the monarchy.

Central and Eastern Europe

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Russian absolutism was explosive during the 17th and 18th centuries.  Russia’s commitment to drive east, which begun in the earth late 16th century, transformed the Siberia, a now natural resources haven.  By the mid-eighteenth century Russians had traveled 6,000 miles east of Moscow towards the pacific.

Peter the Great had traveled to Western Europe eraly and was deeply impressed by Western society as a whole.  Upon his return Peter created a system of bureaucratic advancement based on merit.  He reformed the military and built a gigantic professional army of 200,000 men armed with the most advanced weapons at the time.  This army would eventually destroy the Ottoman Turks, gaining his eventual victory in the Treaty of Nystad.  A legacy to his Western influence, Peter eventually built St. Petersburg, or the modern capital of Russia.

Peter the Great

Peter the Greats expansion east