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Gabelle
Salt tax in France.

MORE ABOUT THE GABELLE




 

Garter, Order of the
British award for knights

 MORE ABOUT THE ORDER OF THE GARTER




 

Germinal
meaning seedtime. Seventh month in the French Republican Calendar, from March 21 to April 19.

See also GLOSSARY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: FRENCH REPUBLICAN CALENDAR




  

Girondin
A moderate revolutionary in France between 1791 and 1793.

See also GLOSSARY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: GIRONDIN




 

Glasnost & Perestroika
 Gorbachev's openness and restructuring.

 MORE ABOUT GLASNOST AND PERESTROIKA




 

Governments, Systems of
A to Z index of the main forms of governments. Origin of the name. Examples in history.


 MORE ABOUT THE FORMS OF GOVERNMENTS IN HISTORY




 

Granicus
River in today's Turkey.


 MORE ABOUT THE RIVER GRANICUS




 

Great Depression
Worst decade for the economy worldwide.


 MORE ABOUT THE GREAT DEPRESSION




 

Great Wall of China
UNESCO World Heritage site but not visible from the moon.


 MORE ABOUT THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA




 

Guerrilla Warfare
If you are a guerrilla fighter, also spelled guerilla, you are a person who engages in irregular warfare. Most likely, you are a member of an independent unit carrying out harassment and sabotage.

 MORE ABOUT GUERRILLA WARFARE




 

Guillotine
A device for beheading, perfected by the French. Curiously, not invented by Dr. Guillotine.

 MORE ABOUT THE GUILLOTINE




H

Hanseatic League
Commercial alliance between towns in northern Germany.

 MORE ABOUT THE HANSEATIC LEAGUE




 

Helots
The Helots were conquered Messenians. Messenia was conquered by the Spartans, who started their conquest around 735 BC. The Spartans made the Messenians their slaves.

The world Helots derives from the Greek world Heilotes, which is the plural of Heilos, which in turn is commonly associated with the Laconian town Helos that was reduced to serfdom by Sparta.

The word Helots could also be related to the Greek word halonai, which means be captured.

Here you can find the map location of Messenia. Look for the boxes BC-bc. You will find the town Helos underneath the letter N of Laconia.

Ancient Greece. Southern Part.
Ancient Greece (south)


The Helots didn't appreciate the treatment and were able to stand strong during some revolts, the Messenian Wars.




 

Helvetic Republic
The French idea of Switzerland. During the
 French Revolutionary Wars, France decided to visit / invade the Swiss and set up a new government, the Helvetic Republic, which lasted from 1798 - 1803.

 MORE ABOUT THE HELVETIC REPUBLIC




 

Hindenburg (aircraft)
World's largest rigid airship.

 MORE ABOUT THE HINDENBURG




 

Holocaust
Systematic killing of Nazi opponents during
 World War II.

 MORE ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST




 

Holy See
The Holy See is the Vatican.




 

Hudson's Bay Company
Fur trade and much more in Canada.

 MORE ABOUT THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY




 

Huguenots
French Protestants.

 MORE ABOUT THE HUGUENOTS




 

Human Rights
Something common sense should dictate.

 MORE ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS IN HISTORY




 

Hundred Days, The
Napoleon's last three months or FDR's first three months.

 MORE ABOUT NAPOLEON'S 100 DAYS

 MORE ABOUT ROOSEVELT'S 100 DAYS





 

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Communism
 

Huguenots
 

Mayflower
 

Mummies

 


Famous Speeches in History
Browse the speech archive:

Speeches by Topic A-Z

Speeches by Speaker A-Z

Speeches in Chronological Order

Speeches Given by Women

Speeches Given by African-Americans

Speeches Given by U.S. Presidents


 

Attila the Hun
More about the greatest of all Barbarian rulers:

Attila short biography
Map of Attila's empire
Battle of the Catalaunian Plains
Who were the Huns?
 


Greco-Persian Wars
Also called the Persian Wars, the Greco-Persian Wars were fought for almost half a century from 492 to 449 BC. Greece won against enormous odds. Here is more:

Battle of Marathon
Battle of Thermopylae
Battle of Salamis
Battle of Plataea


 


HISTORY

Mexican Revolution

The Mexican Revolution


Check out the
Timelines of the Mexican Revolution

Mexico's transition from dictatorship to constitutional republic translated into ten messy years of skirmishing in Mexican history.

More from the Mexican Revolution:

Pancho Villa

Emiliano Zapata

Francisco I. Madero

Causes of the Mexican Revolution

Women in the Mexican Revolution

Summary of the Mexican Revolution

 

About Mata Hari

 

The Divine Almanac
Who all roamed the heavens in olden times? The Who's Who of ancient gods.

Check out the Divine Almanac

 


The Ancient Greeks in a Nutshell

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Revolution - Its Causes, Its Victims, Its Effects

     
 


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