The Palace of Versaille from the air.
In the early 1500s, Russia wasn’t particularly known as a great nation. Barely hobbling along due to the fact that up until 1480, they had been under Mongolian rule, Russia had not been doing as well as the other European nations. Ivan the III was able to declare himself the Tsar of Russia and separate them from the Mongolian state once and for all. Known as Ivan the Great, his work to increase the size of Russia, fight against the Golden Hordes and unify most of Russian land under one banner would essentially lay the foundations of Russia as a state.
The word Apartheid comes from the Afrikaans word for “apartness.” There was a very bleak period in South Africa starting in 1948 when the government began to overwhelmingly develop new policies that would create significantly high levels of racial discrimination against black men and white women. This period of time come to be known as apartheid, which was more or less an economic system designed to restrict what black people would be able to do on both economic and social levels.
On visiting the website of the Little House on the Prairie Museum lists, it lists the following caveat: “Due to an ongoing error with GPS technology, many GPS navigators and mapping services are unable to direct their users to our site. To avoid becoming hopelessly lost, please use the following directions.” An amusing comment, to be sure – but, surreptitiously or otherwise, an apt description of the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her devoted readers.
The year was 1942. Germany had boldly declared war against the Soviet Union in a mad bid to seize control of Russian territory. Once allies, Hitler and Stalin now found themselves on opposite sides of the battlefield and the fighting was going to be brutal. Germany had made some crucial victories already, seizing territory and moving forces closer and closer towards Moscow. The Red Army was formidable, but the Wehrmacht was making strides in their movements.