La Belle Époque

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La Belle Époque 1872 to 1914 (the Beautiful Era) After the Franco Prussian War of 1871-72, and the emergence of Germany as an Empire with colonies scattered around the world, a wonderful period of peace, beauty, Art and culture enveloped Europe, Russia and America. The industrial revolution brought prosperity and middle class standards to many […]

The Wittelsbach Dynasty

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The earliest known inhabitants in the area of present-day Bavaria were the Celts. Romans conquered the region about the beginning of the Common Era. They divided the southern part into Raetia andNoricum and built fortifications along the northern boundary to keep out the Teutons. Flourishing Roman colonies arose in the south at Augsburg, Kempten, Regensburg, […]

The Colonial Era

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THE COLONIAL ERA IN 19TH AND EARLY 20TH CENTURY: Britain. France. Portugal. Italy. Spain. Russia. Japan. Ottoman Empire.      Colonizing foreign territories by stronger neighbors has been an ongoing political/military strategy for easily several thousand years. The Ancient Egyptians had trading ‘sites’ through much of the Mediterranean including what is now Greece and Italy. Later, […]