Death in Wars of Expansion


Beware the glorious horse
that rocks on steady ground
If one is to look beyond the course
The problem will be found

1184 BC: The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date)

A fight for the home we are missing?
An act of territorial pissing?

1877: Russo-Turkish War, 1877-78: Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire

1898: Spanish–American War: Spain declares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba.

The Spanish-American War was the first U.S. war in which the motion picture camera played a role. The Library of Congress archives contain many films and film clips from the war.

Following the modern day credo:
If it’s not on film did it really happen?

A pen will give you a voice
A voice will give you a position
A position will give you power
And somehow
A sword will make you a sir

1953: Winston Churchill is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.

Tangible is the past
And as one foresees
the future is a mist

Will this trend last
I spent thousand on CDs
and couldn’t be more pissed

2018: Streaming music services overtake worldwide sales of CDs and vinyl for the first time according to IFPI.

Vladimir Komarov

16.3.1927 ~ 24.4.1967

Soviet cosmonaut (Voshkod I, Soyuz 1) was the first human to die in a space flight.

(Before this, hundreds of animals had been sacrificed to the cause.)

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This Week in History

11 thoughts on “Death in Wars of Expansion

  1. A mixed bag from history… Seems humans are always warring. Either against each other or railing against the future/past. I feel your pain re: CDs/vinyl/tape vs. internet music! Loved the poem too.

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    1. I remember reading that of the last 3000 years, there has been war raging somewhere, on some scale, for 2900 of those years.
      I was discussing with my wife today about the removal of the remaining dvds lol


    1. I would love to see how a paper with that line would be graded.
      When I think of my old English and social studies teachers I would have to say not well 😂💚

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      1. True! 😁

        Once, in a uni exam (for a modern history module that didn’t matter if I failed) I wrote:

        Q: Examine how conflict in the Balkans lead to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914.

        A: I’ve got no idea. But the fact it also lead to the formation of a second rate Scottish rock band in 2002 is particularly unforgivable.

        Needless to say – I failed 🤣😉🖤

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      2. Don’t know how I missed this comment 🤔

        That’s hilarious 😂 and very close to the answer I would have given. I may of tried working the words, take me out, in there somewhere.

        You deserved partial credit for thinking outside the box 😉💚

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