On May 1st, the president of the United States made a historical announcement regarding the death of the most wanted terrorist worldwide. US president Barack Obama announced in a live TV conference that Osama bin Laden was killed during a raid conducted by US forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan. There were no images with the body of bin Laden made public and the authorities say that Osama bin Laden was buried into the sea in less than 24 hours after his death. (more…)
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In two centuries of great history, the United States of America had 44 presidents. Some of them were exceptional figures while others are long forgotten. The times were both good and bad, the presidents having a great importance in how things developed during their office.
There were many important presidents that had a significant positive influence in the history of the United States it’s rather difficult to choose just ten. This is the list of top ten US presidents created with much effort and maximum severity regarding their positive role in history: (more…)
The democracy represents a political system in which all the people of the country have equal control over the national matters through referendum and elected representatives. The history of democracy starts in ancient Greece where Athenian citizens had the right to vote the laws of state in the Assembly.
The democracy has come a long way since that ancient times and now most countries are democratic. Now the most important features of democracy include civil liberties, politic rights, freedom of press and the low level of corruption. These features differentiate the states by the level of democracy implemented. (more…)
The golden times for dynasties are long gone but there are still some ruling dynasties. Most of them are ruling for centuries. Dynasties consist in nation leaders that are members of the same family.
The most important dynasties in recent European history include the Carolingians, the Capetians, the Habsburgs, the Stuarts, the Romanovs and the Hohenzollerns. Most European countries were ruled by monarchs until the end of 19th century. Now there are just few remaining dynasties in the world and most of them have reduced powers as most states have adopted parliamentary monarchy as form of gonvernment. (more…)
When Barack Obama was invested as the 44th United States president in January 2009, many thought he is the second youngest president in the entire United States history. Well they were wrong, but not by far.
Obama was 47 years and 169 days the day he became president, and despite his young age, he is the fifth youngest president of United States.
The youngest U.S. president was Theodore Roosevelt, born in 1858 and invested as president in September 1901. He was only 42 years and 322 days old at that point and served in office eight years, until March 1909. (more…)