Strange states: Republic of West Florida (September – December 1810)

The creation of the modern United States of America was a long, messy, and largely unplanned process. Nobody in 1776 could have imagined that the union formed by the original thirteen colonies, all clustered against the Atlantic coast of North America, would grow by the 1840s into a land mass stretching all the way to… Read More Strange states: Republic of West Florida (September – December 1810)

Strange states: Bavarian Soviet Republic (April – May 1919)

The revolution in Germany that overthrew the unworthy Kaiser Wilhelm II, at the tail end of World War I, ended with the establishment of a newly democratic German Reich under the auspices of the Weimar Constitution of 1919. This shaky young republic was threatened by far-right nationalist and monarchist parties such as the DNVP and… Read More Strange states: Bavarian Soviet Republic (April – May 1919)