Minoan Crete – The First Civilization 2000-1100BC


Europe’s first civilization arose in Crete and the Aegean islands during the Bronze Age. It is called Minoan after its legendary King Minos. According to the Athenian historian Thucydides, Minos was the first to rule the seas and islands. Thucydides was long thought to be just repeating myths about the king of Cnossus, who reputedly exacted tribune from Athens: 14

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Battle For Finland – The Winter War


In 1939 the Soviet Union expands its borders at the expense of several small neighboring countries. But Finland refuses to be coerced.   Poland was not the only country that figured in the secret clauses of the 1939 Russo-German Pact. They also mentioned the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, together with Finland, placing them within the sphere of

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