Dominican Republic: The Era of Trujillo

The Vásquez administration shines in Dominican history like a star amid a gathering storm. After the country’s eight years of subjugation, Vásquez took care to respect the political and civil rights of the population. An upswing in the price of export commodities, combined with increased government borrowing, marks the economy. Public works projects proliferated. Santo…

Tito-Stalin Dispute (1948): Timeline, Analysis, Significance

On June 28th, 1948 the Cominform, the principle symbol of Stalin’s control over Eastern Europe, issued a resolution that formally expelled Yugoslavia from the assembly, citing that Yugoslavia’s ruler, Josep Broz-Tito, had deviated from the correct communist line of governance.  Stalin contended that Tito was guilty of flouting the “unified communist front against imperialism”[1] and…

Tycho Brahe (1546-1601): Biography & Works

His life -Danish aristocrat and astronomer -Studied at Copenhagen University and Leipzig University in Denmark, where he was born. -Later he studied at the universities of Wittenberg, Rostock and Basel while travelling through Germany. -While studying, he took interest in alchemy and astronomy and started investing in observation tools. -Back in Denmark, he was funded…

Victorian Era Technology and Scientific Discoveries

Major Technological Advancements: 1837-Morse Code and Telegraph invented by Samuel F.B Morse, extremely important to the progression of communication technology. 1846- Sewing Machine by Elias Howe 1850- Oil refining first used, which is where crude oil is processed into gasoline, diesel, oil and more. 1858- Sewage system invented in London by Joseph Bazalgette. Extremely important,…

Shoppers Drug Mart: Background, Mission Statement, Trademarks

Company Background Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation is Canada’s largest pharmacy chain with over 1,132 stores from coast to coast. It was founded by a Toronto pharmacist named Murray Koffler in 1962. Shoppers Drug Mart was once a small pharmacy in Toronto owned by the Koffler family and it was originally named Koffler’s Drugs. Koffler believed…

The Second Triumvirate: Marc Antony and Cleopatra

Mark Antony 82-30 BCE in sole command after Caesar’s death Boisterous, extravagant, at drinker A gambler (aleator) March 17th: the Senate’s comprimise Assassins granted immunity and provinces; Caesar’s acta were confirmed Senate trying to avoid civil war Civil war averted (temporarily) Urban plebs and the army loyal to Caesar however Caesar’s will: left land and…