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They weren't trying to find India, they were trying to find a way to India that didn't require ships to travel along the African coast, which was Portuguese territory and hostile to Spanish and a lot of other shipping. So Columbus, having an idea that the world was a lot smaller than it really is, and not knowing the Americas exist, set out on a westerly ...


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Mahatma Gandhi famously said about Mohammad: I wanted to know the best of life of the one who holds today the undisputed sway over the hearts of millions of mankind. I became more than convinced that… it was the rigid simplicity, the utter self effacement of the Prophet… his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his ...


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The takeover of India, creating the British Raj, was the first step to controlling India. After the 1857 uprising, the British rewarded those who had not joined in the rebellion. It was also felt that both the princes and the large land-holders, by not joining the rebellion, had proved to be, in Lord Canning's words, "breakwaters in a storm". They ...


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The narrative states that Enterprise was off the coast of Viet Nam on Dec 10, 1971. The way I recall the situation, Enterprise was in the area of Hong Kong and it was more like Dec 20 or close there about. I was on one of the other ships in the task force and we were off the coast of Viet Nam. We were transferring our cargo to other ships because we were ...



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