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Allied Aerial Bombings of German Cities in World War II chart

Allied Aerial Bombings of German Cities in World War II

Upon the breakout of World War II, there were those in military’s around the world that thought aerial power could be a decisive factor throughout the war. The ability to cripple a nations homeland would be essential to winning the war. Aerial power was one way to do this without having troops on the ground. …

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The Knox Expedition Noble Train of Artillery chart

The Knox Expedition: “The Noble Train of Artillery”

In late 1775 general George Washington’s ragtag group of colonists had besieged the British army in Boston. While they surrounded the city and controlled the hilltops, they could not force the British out due to a lack of heavy artillery. A relatively unheralded former Boston bookshop owner named Henry Knox proposed a solution to Washington’s …

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Battle of Thermopylae Greek Army Composition chart

Battle of Thermopylae Greek Army Composition

The Battle of Thermopylae is one of the most famous battles in ancient European history. The tale of the 300 Spartans last stand against the mighty Persian empire has rippled through the millennia to the present day. However, upon further review the legend doesn’t quite match up with the actual events. This chart shows the …

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5 Largest Nuclear Bombs by Yield chart

5 Largest Nuclear Bombs by Yield

Humanity has created many horrible weapons through history. Weapons capable of killing people easier and faster. Weapons where you don’t even have to see the person to kill them. But the most horrifying and devastating weapons we’ve ever created have been nuclear weapons. This chart shows the 5 largest nuclear bombs by yield ever made. …

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Patriot and Loyalist Support for American Revolution chart

Patriot and Loyalist Support for the American Revolution

When looking back at the outset of the American Revolution most assume that the colonies were united in their quest for independence. Sure there were some loyalists who sided with the British, but a vast majority supported independence. This chart shows this narrative to be incorrect. This article shows what was the likely support for …

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Bloodiest Battles in the U.S. Civil War chart

5 Bloodiest Battles in the US Civil War

The United States Civil War was a brutal conflict that lasted from 1861-1865. Estimates vary, but most figures place the total number of dead in the range of 500,000-625,000. Included wounded and prisoners, casualties were as high as 1.5 million. This chart shows the 5 bloodiest battles in the US Civil War in terms of …

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US Casulaties in the American Revolution chart

US Casualties in the American Revolution

The American revolution was a momentous event in world history. It was the first time a colony had stood up to an empire and ultimately prevailed. The fight for independence came with a cost though. This chart shows the total US casualties in the American Revolution. At the beginning of the Revolution the colonists didn’t …

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WWII Civilian vs Military Deaths chart

World War II Military vs Civilian Deaths

World War II was a truly devastating global conflict that carries the dubious honor of the largest and deadliest war in history. While the war consumed vast scores of people, the breakout of World War II Military vs Civilian deaths is probably not what you would expect. The war officially began in 1939 with the …

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