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The Halifax Gibbet

The Halifax Gibbet was the forerunner of the guillotine. In fact, the guillotine was inspired by the Halifax Gibbet with the former working on the same principal as the latter. The principal of the guillotine - a sharp-bladed instrument being held above and then dropped some distance from a condemned person's neck - was first used in Medieval England.
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The Provisional Government

The Provisional Government The Provisional Government came into being on March 14th 1917. Based in the capital, Petrograd, the Provisional Government was first led by Rodzyanko and was formed in response to the fear that the old tsarist government in Petrograd would call in frontline troops to put down the rebellion that had occurred in the city.
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Course of History

John Dudley and Government

John Dudley, like Somerset, was a member of the Privy Council appointed by Henry VIII to govern while Edward was a minor. Dudley, like Somerset, was keen to expand his power. However, in the initial years of Edward's reign, the prominent figure was Somerset and until his success defeating the peasant rebellions in Norfolk, Dudley remained a secondary figure in government.
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Jews in Nazi Germany

The Jews in Nazi Germany suffered appallingly after January 1933.Some rich Jews could afford to leave Nazi Germany (or were forced to) but many could not. Thugs in the SA and SS were given a free hand in their treatment of the Jews. The Jews were frequently referred to in “Mein Kampf” and Hitler had made plain his hated for them.
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Crime and the Sex Trade

It is said that prostitution is the “oldest profession” and there is little doubt that aspects of the sex trade have been around for hundreds of years. Today the sex trade is inextricably linked up with gangs, people trafficking and human misery. Because the sex trade is effectively covert, no one is really sure how many people are involved in it and how much it exactly makes.
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American Civil War October 1862

October 1862 saw Robert E Lee move his army away from Washington and for the time being the capital was safe. At the end of October 1862, the armies of McClellan and Lee were only two miles apart near the Blue Ridge Mountains. October 1 st : The Confederate press portrayed Lincoln's emancipation declaration as a recipe for slave insurrection.
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