Death in Wars of Expansion


APRIL 24TH


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?
Or
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.)


Weekly Theme:
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.
      Thanks.
      I was discussing with my wife today about the removal of the remaining dvds lol

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    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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