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By David Pietrusza

ISBN-10: 0786721022

ISBN-13: 9780786721023

The presidential election of 1920 used to be between history’s so much dramatic. Six once-and-future presidents-Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, and Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt-jockeyed for the White condo. With electorate making a choice on among Wilson’s League of countries and Harding’s front-porch isolationism, the 1920 election formed glossy the US. girls gained the vote. Republicans outspent Democrats by way of four to at least one, as electorate witnessed the 1st huge newsreel assurance, smooth crusade ads, and effects broadcast on radio. the US had turn into an city state: cars, mass construction, chain shops, and straightforward credits reworked the economic climate. 1920 paints a brilliant portrait of the United States, beset by means of the crimson Scare, jailed dissidents, Prohibition, smoke-filled rooms, bomb-throwing terrorists, and the Klan, gingerly crossing modernity’s threshold.</Div>

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Hence the influence of the West COLONIES IN POLAND AND LITHUANIA 55 manifested itself primarily in the enhancement of ecclesiastic authority, which, being cosmopolitan in character, endeavored to obliterate all national and cultural distinctions. The Polish king Vladislav Yaghello (1386–1434), having been converted from paganism to Catholicism, and having forced his Lithuanian subjects to follow his example, adhered to the new faith with the ardor of a convert, and frequently yielded to the influence of the clergy.

A [ 1 The most important of these were: Great Poland, in the northwest, with the leading cities of Posen and Kalish; Little Poland, in the southwest, with Cracow and Lublin; and Red Russia, in the south, on which see p. 53, n. 2. In 1319 Great Poland and Little Poland were united by Vladislav Lokietek (see p. 50), who assumed the royal title. His son Casimir the Great annexed Red Russia. Thenceforward Great Poland, Little Poland, and Red Russia formed part of the Polish Kingdom, with Cracow as capital, though they were administered as separate Provinces.

The Kiovians had offered the throne of the principality to Vladimir Monomakh, but he was slow about entering the capital. As a result, riots broke out. The Kiev mob revolted, and, after looting the residences of several high officials, threw itself upon the Jews and plundered their property. The well-intentioned among the inhabitants of Kiev dispatched a second delegation to Monomakh, warning him that, if he tarried longer, the riots would assume formidable dimensions. Thereupon Monomakh arrived and restored order in the capital.

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