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IMRAN KHAN and the MILITARY of PAKISTAN | KJ VIDS

Imran Khan and the Military of Pakistan Imran Khan has given hope to millions of Pakistani people around the world with promises of a new Pakistan. He has promised to end corruption and improve education, health and the environment. The charismatic former cricket captain began his political campaign 20 years ago to end the endemic […]

The Iran-Iraq War of 1980-1988

▶ Check out my gear on Kit: https://kit.com/kjvids On 22 September 1980, Iraq invaded Iran triggering a bitter eight-year war which destabilised the region and devastated both countries. The issues that divided the two countries included nationalistic rivalry as well as immediate disputes over frontiers and navigation rights. Saddam Hussein felt directly threatened by the […]

When the Ottomans almost conquered Italy

In 1480 Memet the Conqueror launched the most audacious expedition of his leadership. He sent an army under the Grand Admiral of the Ottman Navy, Gedik Ahmet Pashato Southern Italy to capture Otranto. The army moved inland towards Brindisi, Taranto and Lecce, but Duke Ferrante of Naples led a counterattack. The army was pushed back […]

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The Indian Rebellion of 1857

▶ Check out my gear on Kit: https://kit.com/kjvids The Indian Rebellion of 1857 was a major uprising in India against the British occupation of India. Unrest had been brewing for decades, but the first sign came in Jan 1857, when a British office was burned down in protest. Two months later, 29-year-old, Mangal Pandey, urged […]

How Islam Spread to Russia

This video and article was based on excellent research by Elmira Akhmetova. The full article can be read here. According to early Arab sources, Islam first entered the territory of modern Russia in the seventh century. In 737 C.E. the Muslim army achieved a victory over the Khazar Kingdom, the strongest military power in the […]

UK and US: The myth of the special relationship

▶ Check out my gear on Kit: https://kit.com/kjvids The wreckage of WW2 left Britain effectively bankrupt and militarily overextended, whilst America emerged as the new superpower. In order to stay relevant in global politics, Britain considered it essential to continue Churchill’s wartime alliance with the US. In order to stay relevant in global politics, Britain […]

The Srebrenica Massacre in 1995

The Srebrenica massacre in 1995 was the worst atrocity committed on European soil since World War II. Almost 8,000 Muslim men and boys were slaughtered after eastern Bosnia was overrun by Bosnian Serb forces. It was one of the darkest episodes of Bosnia’s bloody three-year civil war which claimed some 100,000 lives. And left 2.2 […]

Napolean and the Siege of Acre 1799

Napolean and The Siege of Acre 1799 The Siege of Acre of 1799 was an unsuccessful French siege of the Ottoman-defended, city of Acre. It was Napoleon’s first strategic defeat as three years previously he had been defeated at the Second Battle of Bassano. Acre was a site of significant strategic importance due to its […]

Baghdad and the Paper-Making Industry

Paper seems such an ordinary product today, but it has been fundemental to modern civilisation. 1,100 years ago people were manufacturing paper in Baghdad in Muslim Civilisation. It is believed that the secrets of Chinese paper making were passed on to the people of Baghdad around the year 751. Very quickly, the art of paper-making […]

Why Japan Attacked Pearl Harbor

On December 7th 1941, a Japanese attack on the U.S Pacific naval headquarters at Pearl Harbor, damaged or destroyed nearly 20 American ships and more than 300 airplanes in less than two hours which claimed the lives of more than 2,400 people, and wounded 1,000 more. But why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor in 1941? […]