Ryan Engelman

About Ryan

“If a Western Rip Van Winkle had fallen asleep in 1869 and awakened in 1896, he would not have recognized the lands that the railroads had touched. Bison had yielded to cattle; mountains had been blasted and bored. Great swaths of land that had once whispered grass now screamed corn and wheat. Nation-states had conquered… MORE

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If you’re confused as to why World War I happened, you’re not alone. Historians have been debating why sectional tensions escalated into a World War since the 1920s. Many scholars believe that the origins of the Great War (28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918) lie in the arms race between Germany and Great Britain… MORE

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