Government Story Briefs

Governments can be constitutional monarchies, dictatorships, federal republics, parliamentary democracies, constitutional republics. More than a system of rules and regulations, they help civilized people to live together peacefully. These stories explore different forms of government.

You will know why Japan attacked Hawaii.

Bass Reeves was one of 200 Deputy U.S. Marshals appointed to help Judge Isaac C. Parker.

The SS City of Benares was torpedoed by a German U-boat on in 1940 despite the September cold and a stormy sea Bess Walder Cummings and her brother su...

"Out of the blue," as survivors recall, the Battle of Britain begins on September 7, 1940. Hundreds of German bombers fly to England from their bases ...

The Bag of Pigs invasion - known as "A Perfect Failure" - may seem foolhardy today, but it must be viewed in its historical context.

At the beginning of 1917, the Russian city ofSt.

The Bill of Rights, like the original U.S. Constitution, is now a highly faded document.

During the second Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), when the Boers refused to surrender to the Anglos, the British rounded-up thousands of Afrikaners (Boers...

Boutros Boutros-Ghali served as the sixth United Nations Secretary-General.

Tom Tanaka was living at Camp Poston when he created this painting of the place on May 17, 1942.

Before she was a Russian ruler, Catherine the Great was the daughter of a minor German prince. Then Empress Elizabeth picked Sophie to marry her heir,...

César Gaviria Trujillo was the intended target when Pablo Escobar ordered the downing of Avianca Flight 203 on November 27, 1989.

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