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quotation: Such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention— James Madison


Such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.

James Madison (1751-1836) Discuss

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this day in the yesteryear: Chinese Communist Army Begins the Long March (1934)


Chinese Communist Army Begins the Long March (1934)

The Long March was a crucial event in the rise of the Chinese Communist state. Facing annihilation from Chiang Kai-shek‘s Kuomintang (KMT) Army, the Communists, led by Mao Zedong, retreated some 6,000 miles (9,656 km) in 370 days. Though the Long March was technically a tactical defeat, it allowed the Communists to avoid destruction. Mao’s forces later regrouped and defeated the KMT after World War II. What were the Eight Points of Attention followed by the soldiers during the Long March? More… Discuss

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RGiVwM2m18



British Army musicians entertained unsuspecting passersby with a flashmob performance in Birmingham‘s Chamberlain Square. The 60 professionals, from both Regular and Reserve bands, performed the big band classic “Sing, Sing, Sing“, by Louis Prima.

The Corps of Army Music is the largest employer of professional musicians in the UK. Read more about what they do, and how to join the professionals, at http://www.army.mod.uk/music.

The British Army offers world-class training and the opportunity to travel. Being a musician with the Corps of Army Music is just one of 220 roles available. Visit http://www.army.mod.uk/join to find out about becoming a full-time or part-time soldier — and to complete your online application.