Thursday, December 7, 2017

Indeed a Day of Infamy!

A century ago today, the bête noire of this weblog signed the declaration of war against Austria-Hungary, after having spoken three days earlier.

The motion to declare war passed unopposed in the United States Senate. It was opposed by one honorable United States Representative. This war had become for the Allied Powers almost exclusively – if not entirely – a war to make the world safe for unfettered mass democracy, although the British Empire had to wait a while to have that unleashed upon it.

Previously: A Day of Betrayal; An Entanglement with Imperial Germany; U.S. Senate for Going to War; An Infamous Speech on the Hill...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

King Michael of Romania, RIP

King Michael of Romania (1921-2017). Requiescat in pace!


Monday, December 4, 2017

To Sea to Democratize

Children's playroom in the George Washington luxury steamer, built by the Norddeutsche Lloyd in 1909; Zeitschrift Deutscher Hausschatz, 1910
A year short of a century ago today, the Persona Non Grata of this weblog, the Democratizer-In-Chief, set sail aboard the USS George Washington to carve up Europe and make the world safe for Wilsonian mass democracy.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Franz Joseph to the Throne

Eight score and nine years ago today, the reign of Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria commenced.


Bolshevik Peace Agreement

peace, bread, landA century ago today, the Bolsheviks reached an armistice with the Central Powers.

Friday, December 1, 2017

German Commie Support

Second All-Russian Congress of Soviets, which took power in the October RevolutionA century ago yesterday, the German Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Richard von Kühlmann applauded Lenin's rise to power.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

Happy Platinum Anniversary!

To Her Britannic Majesty and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh.

November 20, 1947: The Duchess and Duke of Edinburgh

Archduke Otto 105

Today marks the 104rd birthday of the late Archduke Otto of Austria – the sixth after his passing.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happy Monaco National Day!

The Principality of Monaco, one of two monarchies in Europe where the monarch can actually in any meaningful way be said to still be ruling, celebrates her National Day.

Congratulations! Especially to the Princely Family and the people and residents of Monaco!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Brazil 128 Years Ago

Two to the power of seven years ago today, Emperor Pedro II was deposed.



128 years of interregnum is far more than enough!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Poll Results: Are Constitution and Liberty Lovebirds or Archenemies?

arch enemies
The results for the poll asking whether Constitution and liberty are lovebirds or archenemies, ending at midnight between September and October, are as follows:

Total votes: 3.
  • mostly archenemies: 2 (66%)
  • essentially half-way [in-]between: 1 (33%)
  • absolutely lovebirds: 0 (0%)
  • absolutely archenemies: 0 (0%)
  • mostly lovebirds: 0 (0%)
  • concepts completely unrelated: 0 (0%)
  • couldn't care less: 0 (0%)
A new poll will be up shortly.