Private Enterprise Under the Umbrella of Empire (Conclusion)

For part 1, please look hereThroughout the 18th century, the British East India company continued its expansion into the Indian Subcontinent. Following the Anglo - Maratha Wars...

Private Enterprise Under the Umbrella of Empire part 1

The Honourable East India Company was the British iteration of the several East India Companies which were formed by European powers during the early 17th century. In its...

The United States & The First Barbary War

The Barbary Corsairs (Berbers) were pirates who operated for several hundred years off the Mediterranean coast of North Africa and into the Atlantic. Their primary goal was to abduct westerners...

Napoleon and Taxes

Income tax is a fact of life these days for nearly everyone, but it was not practiced everywhere until quite recently. In Roman times, there was a standard 1% tax...

The Emperors of Austerlitz

November was a busy month, but we're back The Battle of Austerlitz (2 Dec. 1805) is unique in history, in that their were three sitting heads of state present...