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Here are the top ten articles for the History Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. The Influences of the Persian Empire
The Persian Empire was mighty and powerful, yet few can remember much about them as the Romans and Greeks dominate Western Civilization history conversations. But their influence more than likely effects your everyday life.

2. Importance of Studying History
What is so important about history? The past is the past right? Wrong! Check out why studying history is vital to the future.

3. The Intent of the Carpetbagger
The world had changed for the South. Overall life as it had been was over. A new world awaited Southerners whether they liked it or not with the main areas being politics, economics, and social aspects. Carpetbaggers arriving showed how dramatically life in the south was going to change.

4. The Influence of Quakers on American History
The Quakers are known for their peaceful stances, but what most do not realize is that they have done so much more for America. They have influenced the political, educational, social, and economic areas of the entire country.

5. The Truth at the OK Corral
The famous fight at the OK Corral has gone down into history as the ultimate fight of good and evil. But what is reality and what is myth?

6. The Mediterranean Triad
Food sources are vital to any civilization. It was the Mediterranean triad that helped Greece make its mark in the ancient world.

7. Samples of Confederate Losses
1862 proved to be crucial for the Confederacy in decision making and loses on the battlefield. In losing Nashville, New Orleans, and Memphis, the South lost strategic points in their military planning. Each one would prove to hurt the Confederacy long-term.

8. The Proposal of the Anaconda Plan
The first Union general to implement the ‘Anaconda Plan’ was Winfield Scott. He was one of many working with President Abraham Lincoln attempting to come up with an idea to end the war quickly and with little bloodshed. He believed the plan was the right way to go.

9. Grant's Shadowed Presidency
General Ulysses S. Grant is one of the most renown of the Civil War leaders. His success has been studied and marveled since the war began. It was no surprise when the war was over that he would be placed in the White House. What did surprise everyone was the rollercoaster ride he brought with him.

10. The Congo as the Falsified Free State
The treatment Africans experienced at the hands of the European powers that looked to the large continent for resources varied across the land though over all suppression was the foundation.



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