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Francis Gary Powers

Francis Gary Powers was an American pilot. He was known for piloting a Central Intelligence Agency U-2 spy plane which was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over the Soviet Union. This caused the 1960 U-2 incident, and played a larg ...

                                               

Eamon de Valera

Eamon de Valera) was one of the dominant political figures in 20th century Ireland. Co-owner of one of the Irish Press Newspapers, he served in public office from 1917 to 1973. Several times he was either head of state or head of government in Ir ...

                                               

Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., was an American writer. He influenced many other writers. He combined satire, black comedy, and science fiction in his writing. Some of his works include Slaughterhouse-Five, Cats Cradle, and Breakfast of Champions. He was kno ...

                                               

Siege

A siege is a military blockade of a city or fortress. The purpose is to conquer by starvation, lack of water, or by a well-prepared assault. Siege warfare is a form of constant, low-intensity conflict. The defender inside has a strong, static, de ...

                                               

Siege of Leningrad

The Siege of Leningrad, also known as the Leningrad Blockade, was a siege in Leningrad during World War II. The siege started on 8 September 1941, when the last road to the city was severed. Although the Soviet Union forces managed to open a narr ...

                                               

Siege of Odessa

The Siege of Odessa was a siege battle during World War II. It was part of the Eastern Front area of operations in 1941. It was done by Romanian forces and the German Armys 11th Army. They attacked the city of Odessa in the Soviet Union. Due to t ...

                                               

Siege of Orleans

The Siege of Orleans was an important event in the Hundred Years War between France and England. This was Joan of Arcs first success and the first big success for the French since the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. The city of Orleans was at an imp ...

                                               

Siege of Petersburg

The Richmond–Petersburg Campaign was a series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 9, 1864, to March 25, 1865. Fought during the American Civil War, it is more popularly known as the Siege of Petersburg. But it was not a class ...

                                               

Terrorism

Terrorism is the use of fear and acts of violence in order to intimidate societies, governments or against an ideology. Many different types of social or political organizations might use terrorism to try to achieve their goals. People who do the ...

                                               

Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia

The Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia was a Marxist-Leninist guerilla organization, that operated from 1975 to 1986. The stated intention of ASALA was "to compel the Turkish Government to acknowledge publicly its alleged responsi ...

                                               

Bioterrorism

Bioterrorism refers to the use of biological agents with the intent to cause panic, illness, or death. There are biological agents in nature, but they can be changed artificially in order to make them more effective. There are many methods of spr ...

                                               

Clandestine cell system

A clandestine cell system is a way of organising a group of people so that it is kept secret. This is so the group are better able to resist infiltration or discovery by an enemy. If a person only knows the others in the persons cell, then they c ...

                                               

Counter-terrorism

Counter-terrorism, also spelled as counterterrorism, is work to prevent and fight against terrorism. Counter-terrorism is usually done by governments, militaries, paramilitaries, police forces, and special counter-terrorism units. There are many ...

                                               

ETA (separatist group)

Euskadi Ta Askatasuna or ETA was a terrorist nationalist separatist militant organization. It wanted to establish a separate nation-state for the Basque people. The Basque people are an ethnic group living in areas of northern Spain and southwest ...

                                               

Jundallah

Jundallah, or Peoples resistance movement of Iran is a militant organisation based in Balochistan. The organisation claims to be fighting for the rights of Sunni muslims in Iran. Most muslims in Iran are Shia, Sunni make up for the largest group ...

                                               

Khaksar Movement

The Khaksar Movement was a fanatical political and social movement of British India. It was probably started in 1931 by the genius and leader Inayatullah Mashriqi.

                                               

Letter bomb

A letter bomb is a bomb concealed within a letter or package, which is then sent or left for the recipient to find, typically with his or her name and address on, to be opened and then exploded, or exploded within a certain time. The first known ...

                                               

Nihilism

Nihilism is a way of thinking which rejects concepts, meaning, or life. It is a philosophical position or condition. Nihility means "nothingness", and nihil is the Latin word for "nothing". Nihilism can mean the belief that values are meaningless ...

                                               

Reign of Terror

The Reign of Terror or simply The Terror was a period of about 11 months during the French Revolution, led by Maximilien de Robespierre. During this time, French people who did not support the revolution were executed at the guillotine. The Reign ...

                                               

Ustase

The Ustase was a Croatian racist, terrorist, and Nazi-like movement. It was engaged in terrorist activities before World War II. Under the protection of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, the Ustase ruled a part of Yugoslavia, after Yugoslavia was o ...

                                               

War on Terrorism

The War on Terrorism, or War on Terror, is a campaign that the United States and some of its allies started to remove terrorist groups and to punish the states that sponsor terrorism. It replaced the Cold War. The former United States President B ...

                                               

War crime

A war crime is a crime that happens in context of or associated with war. There are international laws of war that say what people can do during wars and what they cannot do. A war crime breaks these rules. Today, these rules are international la ...

                                               

1971 Bangladesh atrocities

The 1971 Bangladesh atrocities refer to the murder of many people in Bangladesh by the Pakistan National Army during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. It began on March 26, 1971 with Operation Searchlight.

                                               

Babi Yar

Babi Yar is a ravine near Kiev in Ukraine. During the Holocaust, Nazi soldiers massacred 33.771 Jewish people at Babi Yar. This may have been the worst two-day mass murder of Jews in all of the Holocaust.

                                               

Brereton Report

The Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Afghanistan Inquiry Report, commonly known as the Brereton Report, is a report into war crimes done by the Australian Defence Force during the War in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016. The inv ...

                                               

Vivian Bullwinkel

Lieutenant-Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel, Mrs. Statham, AO, MBE, ARRC, FNM was an Australian Army nurse during the Second World War. She was the only one alive from the Bangka Island Massacre. In that massacre, Japanese troops killed 21 of her fellow ...

                                               

Crimes against humanity

Crimes against humanity are crimes that are committed against a large group of people who have not done anything wrong. Groups who commit crimes against humanity do not hurt just one person, or just a few people. They want to hurt an entire group ...

                                               

Mass grave

A mass grave is a grave where many bodies are buried together, without coffins. Mass graves are usually created when a large number of people die or are killed. For example, in the past, they have been used when many people die at once from disea ...

                                               

Nanjing Massacre

The Nanjing Massacre was a massacre that happened in Nanjing, China, in December of 1937 and January of 1938. It was part of the Second Sino-Japanese War, which was the part of World War II between China and Japan. At the time, Japan was trying t ...

                                               

Office central de lutte contre les crimes contre lhumanite

The Central Office for Combatting Crimes Against Humanity, Genocide and War Crimes is a French inter-ministerial service. The Office is attached to the French National Gendarmerie. It coordinates and directs judicial investigations. It works agai ...

                                               

Rwandan genocide

The Rwandan genocide happened in 1994. It started in April and lasted 100 days. During that time, about 800.000 people were murdered. In a genocide, many or all people in a group are killed because of their ethnicity, colour, religion, or politic ...

                                               

Schutzstaffel

The Schutzstaffel was a large security and military organization controlled by the National Socialist German Workers Party in Germany. "SS" was sometimes written in Runic as, and this symbol was put on the SS flag and insignia. The SS played a ma ...

                                               

Torture

Torture is when someone puts another person in pain as a punishment or in order to force them to do or say something. This pain may be physical or psychological. People who have been tortured often suffer from long term physical problems or menta ...

                                               

Waffen-SS

The Waffen-SS was part of the Schutzstaffel. "Waffen-SS" means "armed SS" in German. The Waffen-SS was a paramilitary organization within the SS. The divisions of the Waffen-SS were made of specially trained soldiers. Their original job was to pr ...

                                               

CAQC Certification

Tianjin Huacheng Certification Inc. qualifies for issuing CCC certificates for automotive products and provides specialized services as a third party in the automotive industry and other related industries. CAQC is approved by Certification and A ...

                                               

Federal Information Processing Standard

Federal Information Processing Standards are standards made by the United States Federal government for non-military government agencies and by government contractors to use, and they are announced to the public. Many FIPS standards are modified ...

                                               

MIL-STD-1553

MIL-STD-1553 is communication that happens between the parts of most US military aircraft, but is also present on other platforms. The cabling allows the parts to be connected to the network so that removing one part doesnt impact the network. He ...

                                               

Professional certification

Professional certification, trade certification, or professional designation, often called simply certification or qualification, is a certification a person gets to assure that he/she is qualified to perform a job or task. Certifications are ver ...

                                               

Sterling silver

Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and 7.5% by mass of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum of 925 in continental European terms. Pure silver, for example 99.9% pure, is ge ...

                                               

Symbol

A symbol is a drawing, shape, or object that represents an idea, object, or amount of something. The most common symbols are letters, which are symbols of words and sounds. A symbol can be an actual object, or a certain color or pattern. Symbols ...

                                               

Crescent and star

The Islamic Crescent is a symbol consisting of a crescent with a star at the concave side. In its modern form, the star is usually shown with five points. The two signs together, or the crescent only, was long a symbol of Byzantium. Now it is oft ...

                                               

Cross

the Christian cross the Ankh, an Ancient Egyptian symbol for life the Swastika, a symbol in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism, but also used in many cultures at different times.

                                               

Dancing Beijing

Dancing Beijing is the name of the symbol of the 2008 Summer Olympics, in Beijing in China. It was shown in August 2003 in a ceremony attended by 2.008 people in Beijing.

                                               

Emoticon

An emoticon is a written symbol, often as 2 or 3 punctuation characters, that stands for the writers mood or facial expression. Some examples are: a smile ":-)" or wink ";-)" or frown ". Emoticons are often used to tell a reader about the general ...

                                               

Esperanto symbols

The basic symbol of Esperanto is the green five-pointed star. Its five corners represents five continents, the green color is the symbol of hope. In cases when they use the star outside the flag, they add a letter "E" to it. In Esperanto they cal ...

                                               

Hazard symbol

Hazard symbols are special symbols. They were made to warn people about dangers. Usually they are pictograms. Pictograms are small drawings that show what is happening in a way that is easy to understand.

                                               

Hexagram

A hexagram is a six-pointed star, with all lines the same length and all angles the same. A hexangle, star hexagon, or hexalpha means the same thing. It is used in historical, religious and cultural contexts, for example in Hanafism, Judaism, Hin ...

                                               

ISO 21482

ISO 21482 is a standard that specifies a warning symbol to warn against the dangers of radiation. The warning is made of the trefoil on the top, which warns against radiations. There are lines towards the bottom. On the bottom left, there is a sk ...

                                               

Logo

A logo is a picture or drawing that is used by a person, group, or company to mark who they are. A wordmark, or logotype, is a logo made entirely of a word or words. It is usually the name of a product or organisation. A company or group can use ...

                                               

Obelus

An obelus is a symbol of a line with dots above and below, ÷ {\displaystyle \div }, and is used to represent the division operation in mathematics. Because of that, this symbol is also known as a division sign. The word "obelus" comes from the Gr ...

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