Category: History

Eastern Expedition of Alexander the Great (With Map)

Eastern Expedition of Alexander the Great ! The multifarious works of the great philosopher—Aristotle—created a keen desire in his disciples to test theory by direct observation. He taught his pupils to ‘go and see’ for themselves whether a particular theory could or could not be accepted. One of his outstanding and adventurous pupils …...

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Hecataeus: Biography of Hecataeus of Miletus

Hecataeus was a resident of Miletus. Very little is known about his date of birth and early life but he was a great statesman and pioneer geographer. He was the first writer of Greek prose. Hecataeus collected and classified information of the known Greek world and the unknown distant areas. His main book …...

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Biography of Homer

Short biography of Homer – The Greatest Greek Poet ! Homer was a very well-known Greek. He was probably the greatest Greek poet. His work was published in the form of Iliad and Odyssey. These long epic poems describe the episodes of Trojan war (1280 and 1180 B.C.) and contain valuable information about …...

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History of India’s Foreign Trade

Read this article to learn about the history of India’s foreign trade. Introduction to India’s Foreign Trade: Even being a typical poor underdeveloped country, India’s foreign trade was in a prosperous state during the period under review. In terms of volume of trade and the range of commodities entering into trading list, India was …...

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Continued Relevance of NAM in 21st Century

I. NAM is needed for maintaining Independence of Action in International Relations: The members of NAM, however, regarded this as a short sighted view. They held that the principal objective of the NAM was to exercise independence of judgment and action in international relations. It involved an extension of relations among non-aligned nations into …...

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Collapse of USSR and Its Impact on International Relations

Collapse of the USSR and the Socialist bloc can be legitimately described as one of the most astounding developments of last decade of the 20th century. The emergence of the USSR as the first socialist state of world (Socialist Revolution of 1917) had a big and deep impact on the nature and course of …...

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Organisational Structure of the European Union

I. The Commission: It consists of 17 members appointed by the member states to serve for 4 years. The President and the Vice- Presidents are appointed initially for 2 years but are generally reappointed for the rest of their term. The Commission acts independently of any country in the interests of the Community as …...

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NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

NATO has been a central element in the network of multilateral and bi-lateral alliances of the western world. The United States is the strongest and the pivotal power in the NATO system. (A) The Formation of the NATO Alliance: NATO came into being as a defence organisation against the (erstwhile) USSR. France, U.K., Belgium, …...

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South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

The efforts of the countries of South Asia, were successful, when the South Asian association for regional cooperation was formally launched in December 1985 with the specific aim of promoting regional economic cooperation among the seven member States— India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives. In 2007 SAARC became an 8-member regional …...

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Social and Religious Reform Movements in India

1. The Prarthana Samaj: Prarthana Samaj also played a significant role in, the socio-religious reform movement. It was established in 1867 in the Maharashtra region. The foremost among the progressive reformers was the Mahadev Govinda Ranade who was responsible for the foundation of this Samaj. Ranade and other progressive reformers were unhappy with many …...

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