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History - Ancient Civilizations

  • Aztec: Topic Page
    Member of an American Indian people who migrated south into the valley of Mexico in about 1168. MORE
  • Inca: Topic Page
    Pre-Columbian empire, W South America. The name Inca may specifically refer to the emperor, but is generally used to mean the empire or the people. MORE
  • Maya: Topic Page
    One of the great cultures of mesoamerica, Maya civilization extended throughout southern mexico and northern Central America. MORE
  • Olmec: Topic Page
    Term denoting the culture of ancient Mexican natives inhabiting the tropical coastal plain of the contemporary states of Veracruz and Tabasco, between 1300 and 400 B.C. MORE
  • Toltec: Topic Page

    Member of an ancient American Indian people who ruled much of Mexico and Central America in the 10th-12th centuries, with their capital and religious centre at Tula or Tollán, northeast of Mexico City. MORE


  • Cuban Missile Crisis: Topic Page
    Confrontation in international relations in October 1962 when Soviet rockets were installed in Cuba and US president John F Kennedy compelled Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, by military threats and negotiation, to remove them. MORE
  • Falklands War: Topic Page
    An armed conflict between the UK and Argentina from March 1982 until Argentine surrender in June; resulting from Argentine claim to sovereignty of the Falkland Islands. MORE
  • Mexican War: Topic Page
    1846–48, armed conflict between the United States and Mexico. MORE
  • Spanish-American War
    From The Columbia Encyclopedia
    Brief conflict between Spain and the United States arising out of Spanish policies in Cuba. It was, to a large degree, brought about by the efforts of U.S. expansionists. MORE
  • Ten Years War
    From The Columbia Encyclopedia
    The costly and bitter war was seemingly without result, but actually it foreshadowed the Cuban war of independence that broke out in 1895 and the subsequent Spanish-American War. MORE
  • Texas Revolution: Topic Page
    Conflict 1835-36 between US colonists and Mexican troops in Texas, then part of Mexico. MORE
  • Virginius Affair
    From The Columbia Encyclopedia
    Incident that came near to causing war between the United States and Spain. The Virginius, a filibustering ship, was fraudulently flying the American flag and carrying arms to the Cubans in the Ten Years War. MORE

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