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2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence

The 2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence was a number of fights in Istanbul, Turkey between fans of English football team Leeds United and Turkish team, Galatasaray before their UEFA Cup semi-final first leg. It is noted for the deaths of two Leeds ...

2004 Redfern riots

The Redfern Riots on 14 February 2004 were started in the inner Sydney suburb of Redfern after the death of Thomas TJ Hickey, a 17 year old Australian Aborigine. The boy was riding home on his bicycle from his girlfriends house when he saw a poli ...

2011 Egyptian revolution

In the 2011 Egyptian revolution, many demonstrations and riots were held in Egypt. It is also called The Day of Anger and The Day of Revolt. It started on January 25, 2011. Before the demonstrations began, there was an uprising in Tunisia. In the ...

2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot

The 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot was a riot that took place on June 15, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The riot took place after the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. It happen ...

Gordon Riots

The Gordon Riots were mass rioting in London, England in 1780. The riots started as a non-violent protest. In 1778 Parliament had passed the Catholic Relief Act, which stopped some oppression of people who practiced the Roman Catholic Christian r ...

Lambing Flat

Lambing Flat was the name of a gold field in New South Wales, Australia. People were digging for gold at Lambing Flat in the 1860s. It was part of the Burrangong goldfields which also included Spring Creek, Stoney Creek, Back Creek, Wombat, Black ...

Historical society

A historical society is group that collects, keeps, and understands historical information or historical things. These groups were created to help people in the future understand their heritage. Historical societies can do many different things. ...

Kansas Historical Society

The Kansas Editors and Publishers Association created the Kansas Historical Society in 1875. They wanted to save old and new documents. In 1879, the Kansas Legislature said that the Kansas Historical Society was the official group for saving Kans ...

New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society is an American history museum and library located in New York City. It is at the corner of 77th Street and Central Park West on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The group was created in 1804 as New Yorks first mus ...

Speech

For speech, meaning a talk, see Public speaking Speech is when spoken language is used to communicate. Only humans have language. Animals do not have speech, but some can communicate with each other by using sounds and gestures. Speech is made by ...

Cross of Gold speech

The Cross of Gold speech was a famous speech at the 1896 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois by William Jennings Bryan. He wanted silver and not gold to be Americas bullion standard. It was his goal to create inflation to help tho ...

Four Freedoms

The Four Freedoms is an important concept of American president Franklin D. Roosevelt. He presented them in the State of the Union of January 6, 1941, which is therefore also called the Four Freedoms Speech. Roosevelt made the Four Freedoms publi ...

Gettysburg Address

To read the Gettysburg Address, see Gettysburg Address at Wikisource The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. It was delivered on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863. This speech was made during the American ...

I Have a Dream

I Have a Dream is the name of a speech Martin Luther King, Jr. gave on August 28.1963 while standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In his speech, he spoke of his wish for the future. His wish was that people of differen ...

Ive Been to the Mountaintop

Ive Been to the Mountaintop is the name of the last speech Martin Luther King, Jr. gave before he died. King gave the speech on April 3, 1968. He was in Memphis, Tennessee for the Memphis Sanitation Strike. The sanitation garbage workers in Memph ...

Ich bin ein Berliner

Ich bin ein Berliner was a speech by John F. Kennedy. He made the speech on June 26, 1963 in West Berlin. This is thought to be one of Kennedys most famous speeches. He made the speech to gain support for the Cold War and to mark the anniversary ...

Khrushchevs Secret Speech

Krushchevs Secret Speech was the speech in which Nikita Krushchev denounced Joseph Stalin after the latters death. The speech was a spoken report to the Twentieth Party Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union on 25 February 1956. Its ...

Sermon on the Mount

According to the Bible, the Sermon on the Mount was a speech that Jesus of Nazareth gave to his followers and a large group of people around AD 30. Jesus gave the speech on the side of a mountain. The most popular part of the speech is the Beatit ...

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God is famous sermon that was preached by Jonathan Edwards in 1741. He was an important Calvinist minister. The sermon is often used in American high schools and college English classes as an example of the Purita ...

Vietnamese Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam was a speech read by Ho Chi Minh on September 2, 1945, in Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi, Vietnam, which proclaims the independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam from France and ...

We shall fight on the beaches

We shall fight on the beaches is a speech by the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom on 4 June 1940. This was the second of three major speeches given during the Battle of Franc ...

War

War is a situation or a period of fighting between countries or groups of people. A war generally involves the use of weapons, a military organization and soldiers. War is a situation in which a nation enforces its rights by using force. Not ever ...

Agent Orange

Agent Orange is a very powerful herbicide that was used in the Vietnam War. It is a defoliant that destroys forests. It was used by the United States military so their enemies had no place to hide.

Alliance

An alliance is an agreement between two or more parties. It is made to benefit both parties. The word "alliance" is used mainly in war. When two or more countries make an alliance, that means they promise to help each other during war. Countries ...

Anti-war movement

An anti-war movement is a social movement, usually against to a nations decision to start or continue a war. It does not matter whether the nation has a just cause for war. The term can also refer to pacifism, which is the opposition to all use o ...

Archery

Archery is the practice of using a bow to shoot arrows. Archery has historically been used in hunting and combat and has become a precision sport. A person practicing archery is called an archer, and one who enjoys or is an expert at archery is s ...

Arkzin

Arkzin is a magazine. It was started by a group of anti-war people in Zagreb, Croatia in September of 1991. It was an important new publishing house Croatia in the 1990s. Arkzin has been a paper magazine, a newspaper, website, and a publishing ho ...

Armistice

An armistice is the effective end of a war, when the parties agree to stop fighting. The word comes from the Latin arma, meaning weapons and statium, meaning a stopping. A truce or ceasefire usually refers to a temporary stop of hostilities for a ...

Biological warfare

Biological warfare is when pathogens are used as a weapon. This is called a biological weapon. Pathogens are microorganisms that can cause disease. If non-living things are used, this is called chemical warfare. Biological warfare has been used t ...

Blockade

A blockade is a physical blockage of a port or other place. Usually used of enemy ships surrounding a port. By extension, a blockade is any effort to make sure that supplies, troops, information or aid do not reach an opposing force. Blockades ar ...

Casus belli

Casus belli is a Latin phrase for an event or a situation that directly provokes a war. Note that the plural of the phrase is also casus belli. If this was an aggression in the sense of international law, the country is allowed to start a war in ...

Ceasefire

A ceasefire is a stoppage of a war or any armed conflict, where each side of the conflict agrees with the other to stop aggressive actions for some time. Ceasefires may be declared as part of a formal treaty, but they have also been called part o ...

Charge (warfare)

A charge is an action in battle in which soldiers advance towards their enemy at their best speed to engage in close combat. The charge has been the key tactic and decisive moment of most battles in history. The basic process operating in a charg ...

Conflict

A conflict is a struggle between people which may be physical, or between conflicting ideas. The word comes from Latin Conflingere means to come together for a battle. Conflicts can either be within one person, or they can involve several people ...

Conflict resolution

Conflict resolution is a set of ideas and ways to reduce sources of conflict. The term "conflict resolution" is sometimes used interchangeably with the term "dispute resolution". The terms conflict and dispute overlap. As a term, conflict is broa ...

Conscientious objector

A conscientious objector is a person who decides not to be a combatant in military forces. There are many reasons for this decision such as nonviolent or religious beliefs, ethical and moral beliefs to not kill human beings or pacifism. Countries ...

Declaration of war

A declaration of war is a formal declaration issued by a national government indicating that a state of war exists between that nation, and one or more others. Declarations of war have been used in diplomacy since the Renaissance, when the first ...

Desertion

Desertion is a military word which means a soldier has left his position without permission. The soldier does not plan on returning. The term Absence Without Leave can also be used, but is usually used where the soldier does intend to return. Usu ...

Dispute

A dispute/disagreement is a continuing disagreement carried on between two or more parties. The parties may be people, or they may be organisations or countries. Disputes can last a long time, and they can have serious results. Dispute may happen ...

Ditch

For use of the ditch as obstacles for horses, see ditch obstacle A ditch is created to channel water and can be described as a small or moderate depression. A ditch can be used for drainage, to drain water from low-lying areas, alongside roadways ...

Dragoon

Dragoons were originally a type of mounted infantry. They used horses to move around, but got off the horses to fight on foot. They were also used as cavalry and were trained to fight with swords on horseback. The name is taken from a type of fir ...

Generation kill

Generation Kill is a book written by Evan Wright in 2004. In 2003, American reporter Evan Wright joined members of the reconnaissance battalion of United States Marine Corps. As a war reporter with them he spent forty days in the first line of th ...

Guerrilla warfare

A guerrilla is a civilian who attacks a regular army. When civilians attack civilians, it is usually called terrorism. When two or more armies attack each other, this is a war. Guerrilla warfare is a war tactic in which people Spanish: guerriller ...

Haka

The haka is a ritual dance of the Maori, the native people of New Zealand. Sometimes, a haka is performed to excite friends and to scare enemies. In peace time, a haka is performed as a challenge. A haka can include: tongue poking out feet stampi ...

Kellogg–Briand Pact

The Kellogg–Briand Pact was an agreement signed on August 27, 1928, by several countries. Some of these countries were the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, and Germany. It was named after its authors, Frank B. Kellogg and ...

Laws of war

The Laws of war are some simple rules or international law which most people accept about fighting out of humanitarianism. Many people think that because there is fighting, there should be no rules. This is called "total war". However, laws of wa ...

Limited war

A limited war is a war carried out by a state that uses less than its total resources and has a goal of less than total defeat of the enemy. Very often it is the high cost of war that makes limited war more practical than total war. In a limited ...

Military engineering

A military engineer uses his skills in construction to build many different structures for warfare. These different structures can be made for either offense or defense. Other jobs include building and taking apart minefields and bridges. In some ...

Mining (military)

Mining, landmining or undermining is a way of attacking a walled city, fortress or castle during a siege. It has been used since before the Middle Ages. During the Middle Ages, mines or tunnels were dug underneath castles to let soldiers into the ...

Missing in action

Missing in action refers to a soldier who is reported to have gone missing during active service. The soldier may have been killed, injured, captured or deserted. It is not known what happened to them. If they are dead, neither their body nor gra ...

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