Explainer: The Abdication of King Edward VIII

Explainer: The Abdication of King Edward VIII

Prince Edward effectively became King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and the Emperor of India when his father, King George V, died on 20 January 1936. However, his reign lasted only 11 months when he abdicated the throne on 11 December 1936, thus leading to the ascension […]

Role of King George VI During World War 2

Role of King George VI During World War 2

King George VI became the King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth on 11 December 1936 after the abdication of his older brother, King Edward VIII, who later became the Duke of Windsor. Although his ascension to the throne came as a surprise, he became the symbol of British determination […]

The Role of Queen Elizabeth II in World War II

The Role of Queen Elizabeth II in World War 2

The United Kingdom and the self-governing Dominions other than Ireland entered the Second World War in September 1939 when they declared war on Nazi Germany. Reigning monarch King George VI and his family resolved to stay in London despite bombing raids from the German forces and against the advice of British government officials. Lord Hailsham […]

Water Cremation 101: Pros and Cons of Alkaline Hydrolysis

Water Cremation 101: Pros and Cons of Alkaline Hydrolysis

Body disposal through alkaline hydrolysis involves placing the intact dead body in a pressurized vessel that is then filled with a mixture of water and potassium hydroxide. It is then heated to a temperature of around 160 degrees Celsius while under an elevated pressure to prevent boiling. The entire process effectively breaks down the body […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cremation

Advantages and Disadvantages of Cremation

Cremation has become an alternative to the burial of an intact body because of pressing concerns over limited land availability and the increasing price of burial land. It is specifically a method of final disposition of a dead body through burning or combustion. During the cremation process, the body is subjected to a temperature of […]

Difference Between the Holy See and Vatican City

Difference Between the Holy See and Vatican City

The Holy See and Vatican City are often intermixed. Numerous people would refer to the Vatican City as the See of Rome. Of course, this is inevitable. The independent city-state is home to the Holy See and, thus, remains at the center of Roman Catholicism. In addition, the confusion is made worse by the fact […]

The Fixation of Belief: The Four Methods

The Fixation of Belief: The Four Methods

Charles Sanders Pierce, an American philosopher and scientist who has been labeled as the father of pragmatism, wrote an essay called “The Fixation of Belief” in 1877 as part of his series of discussions about the logic of science. It examined how people acquire and hold on to beliefs or their principles, opinions, viewpoints, dogmas, […]

Misinformation vs. Disinformation vs. Malinformation

Misinformation vs. Disinformation vs. Malinformation

In their 2017 white paper published by the Council of Europe, researchers Claire Wardle, PhD and Hossein Derakshan presented a framework for understanding and analyzing the challenges related to information disorder. The Wardle-Derakshan Framework also mentioned the three categories of information disorder: misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation. They noted that simplistic terms such as “fake news” […]

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Difference Between FBI, CIA, and NSA

The Federal Bureau of Investigation or FBI, the Central Intelligence Agency or CIA, and the National Security Agency or NSA are federal agencies of the United States that carry out intelligence activities and provide related services. They are also part of the U.S. Intelligence Community alongside other intelligence agencies and offices of the U.S. government. […]

The Impact of Manifest Destiny to Native Americans

The Impact of Manifest Destiny on Native Americans

The impact of manifest destiny to Native Americans was conflict. Of course, this was inevitable due to the fact that the ideology involved American settlers holding to a determined belief that they had a god-given purpose of expanding from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast, thus taking and controlling lands that were not originally […]