Millennium History

History of Asia

  • Indian Art and Architecture - History of Indian Art and Architecture

    Introduction Set of artistic and architectural works from the Indian subcontinent since the 3rd millennium BC. until our days. To adherents of the Western tradition, they may seem, at first glance, exaggerated and sensual; however, even these are appreciating its refinement. They are also charact

  • The terrible story of a kamikaze family

    If today we talk about a kamikaze, we all think that we are referring to the suicide pilots of the Japanese Imperial Navy who launched themselves against allied units or installations during World War II, but the legend of the Kamikaze (divine wind ) refers to two powerful typhoons that destroyed Ku

  • The fight of the century:the master of jiu-jitsu against the Aragonese beast

    One night in 1909, the Zaragoza public attended with their hearts in their fists what, without a doubt, was the fight of the century or, at least, what was taking away from the newly released 20th century. On one side of the ring, with 58 kg. weight and 1.65 m. tall, Sadakazu Uenishi , alias «Raku «

  • The Dance of Death of Zero fighters in World War II

    World War II is a recurring theme among history buffs. But, although in the West we know by heart the deeds of the allied heroes (if in a war one can speak of heroic deeds), what happened on the opposite side is usually not as well known. In the German case perhaps this is not so pronounced. But if

  • The Japanese boy with his brother tied to his back (Nagasaki, 1945), the story of a photograph

    In August 1945, the US president, Harry Truman, ordered a nuclear attack against Japan:on the 6th they launched Little Boy about Hiroshima and the 9th Fat Man over Nagasaki. It is estimated that by the end of 1945, the bombs had killed more than 160,000 people in Hiroshima and about 80,000 in Nagasa

  • Kamikazes underwater during World War II

    Although the legend of the Kamikazes (divine winds) refers to two powerful typhoons that destroyed the Mongol fleet when they tried to conquer Japan in the 13th century, we usually associate them with those suicide pilots of the Imperial Japanese Navy who launched themselves against units or install

  • The last flight of the kamikaze

    The kamikaze , the infamous suicide pilots used by the Japanese army during World War II, are well known to the general public. Today we are going to tell a somewhat lesser known story, which even today is still shrouded in mystery and controversy. Seventy years later, it is not known for sure what

  • The samurai who lost an empire and his head before hope

    At the battle of Sekigahara the destiny of Japan was played to heads or tails. The entire country was divided into two factions, the East and the West, led at the time by Tokugawa Ieyasu and Ishida Mitsunari . Years of endless and devastating civil wars had culminated in this culminating point, an a

  • Hattori Hanzo, a historical nod to Tarantino in "Kill Bill"

    Few know that Hattori Hanzo is more than just the master blacksmith and part-time sushi chef that Quentin Tarantino introduces us to in his movie Kill Bill . The character played by Sonny Chiba is, in fact, a nod to the historical Hattori Hanzo, whom the same actor brought to life on the small Japan

  • Survive two nuclear explosions.

    One of those moments in history that will be difficult to erase is the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan; the only time nuclear weapons have been used and that should be enough to make it the last. After the war in Europe, the presidents of the USA, the United Kingdom and China – Harry Tru

  • Crocodiles and vultures exterminated a battalion of Japanese

    In 1942, at the height of World War II on the Pacific front, the Imperial Army of Japan had taken the Burmese island of Ramree . In January 1945, and as part of the Burma Campaign , the allies began the offensive to recapture Ramree and its neighbor Cheduba. Although the defenders of the island pu

  • The man who saved his life thanks to the Nagasaki atomic bomb

    In August 1945, the US president, Harry Truman, ordered a nuclear attack against Japan:on the 6th they launched Little Boy about Hiroshima and 9 Fat Man over Nagasaki. On August 15, Japan announced its unconditional surrender to the Allies... World War II was over . But there was an American soldier

  • When the US planned to invade Japan with dogs in World War II

    After the US declaration of war against Japan in 1941, the government of Franklin D. Roosevelt decreed the transfer and internment of Japanese residents in the US – including second and third generation Nisei and Sansei respectively, with US citizenship – in resettlement camps. The suspicion that th

  • The Japanese who bombed the US and returned to apologize willing to practice harakiri

    On February 23, 1942 the submarine I-17 of the Imperial Japanese Navy, which had participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor, bombarded the American coast causing damage to an oil refinery in Santa Monica (California). Before the army could react, the submarine submerged and disappeared. The Japanese

  • The Russian wife who became a symbol of love and sacrifice for the Japanese

    Love triangles often hide stories of infidelity and lies, but the triangle formed by the Russian Klavdia Novikova, the Japanese Yasaburo Hachiya and his wife Hisako it only hides love and sacrifice. During World War II, Yasaburo and his wife Hisako fled Japan and settled in Korea where they had

  • When dictators try to manipulate the ecosystem, what happens happens...

    Natural selection, postulated by the naturalist Charles Darwin in the Origin of Species (1859), is responsible for the evolution of adaptations of organisms to their environment. Logically, this adaptation occurs through the slow accumulation of favorable genetic changes in the population over gener

  • When the British and the Americans "invented" the idea of ​​"cheating you like a Chinese"

    In the mid-nineteenth century, the European population faced, perhaps for the first time, the omens of Malthuss theory, which came to say that food production would not increase in the same proportion as the population, which meant that, In fact, there would be serious short-term supply problems for

  • Ikkiuchi. Uesugi Kenshin vs. Takeda Shingen

    Uesugi Kenshin attacks Shingen The most widespread version of the ikkiuchi states that Uesugi Kenshin, when he assumed that he was losing the battle of Kawanakajima, entrusted everything to the possibility of ending his most bitter enemy. Driven by utter desperation, he charged on horseback at the h

  • Samurai women. Tomoe Gozen

    In medieval Japan in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, the formal power of the emperor was only a shadow compared to the effective power of the powerful families and shoguns. Since the beginning of the 10th century, in the Heian era (794-1185), several of the samurai clans began to fight each othe

  • Spaniards in Asia. The Hispanic Monarchy in the East

    It is important to specify, however, that at no time does the new kingdom become dependent on the Crown of Castile, but rather retains its full autonomy, depending on a common sovereign , that if in Spain it is Felipe II, in Portugal it is Felipe I. They are, therefore, two territories governed by t

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