Tag Archives: Europe

On Being Indigenous In the 21st Century

On Being Indigenous In the 21st Centuryby Michael DoyleIn this world of the modern ageWhen most wish to appear a wise sageIt is pithy to posture and sayIn that pseudo-intellectual wayThat the indigenous follow Mother Nature’s wayThough if you were … Continue reading

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The Fall of Constantinople

Though largely symbolic, the fall of Constantinople brought ruin to a significant part of Europe by the hand of the Ottoman Empire on May 29, 1453, after  siege of less than two months. The Fall of Constantinople by Michael Doyle … Continue reading

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The Death of Empires and America Marches On

American history continues through the beginning of the Great Depression. The Death of Empires and America Marches On by Michael Doyle The end of the Great War brought down empires from prior Redrawing Europe’s map by 14 Points down to … Continue reading

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The Dark Days of Great War

American History marches on into World War I. The Dark Days of Great War by Michael Doyle Like a thunderstorm in the darkest night The Great War descended in Europe’s sight Suddenly, it seemed that August night All of its … Continue reading

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Wild Romania

It’s the second day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020!   The prompt today is: “to write a poem about a specific place —  a particular house or store or school or office. Try to incorporate concrete details, like street names, distances (“three … Continue reading

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On Becoming A World Power

American history continues as the United States advanced post Civil War into the early 1900s, our strength grew and with it wisely or unwisely we expanded our foreign policy out into the world with all its challenges good and bad. … Continue reading

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Rise of the Common Man

This next in the series on American history expounds on the events of the rise of Jacksonian Democracy which is seen a pivotal as the era of the common man and precipitating the American Civil War. Rise of the Common … Continue reading

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First Principles: Before A Standing Army Can Rule, The People Must Be Disarmed

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe.” – Noah Webster (1787) Clearly, the intention of the Founders was that the People’s arms capacity should at a minimum … Continue reading

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In Remembrance of Notre Dame

In memory of the burning of Notre Dame 04/2019 and as originally posted on my Flickr account: In Remembrance of Notre Dame by Michael Romani Standing there in the center of the ancient cityGloriously symbolic in its early beloved pietyThe … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Government of Unjust Laws Cannot Stand Before An Armed People

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are … Continue reading

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