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London - Developed in partnership with worldrenowned historian Niall Ferguson, Making History II: The War ofthe World marks a dramatic step forward in the Making Historyseries. From the factories and shipyards on the home front, to epicbattles across the globe, Making History II gives World War IIgrand strategy gamers the opportunity to lead a nation and remakehistory. \"Economic resources were decisive in the outcome of thewar\", says Niall Ferguson. \"By giving equal measure to economic aswell as military components, Making History II presents a morecomplete model of the driving forces behind World War II.\"
The special edition pack set for release on 21st May 2010includes a bonus world map for players to track their chosennation's victories and a free documentary DVD for war enthusiasts\"A Concise History of WWII\".
The good news here is that the free-style system brings up some interesting strategic choices that can radically affect the coming war. Should Germany support Nationalist China against Japan Should Italy risk early war with Britain over support of Nationalist Spain The player will have many opportunities to change the course of history.
On the surface, all of this freedom from scripting sounds great. But in practice, the world of MHII can be a wild ride: The British Empire disintegrates as its colonies break away and declare independence. French colonies cede from the mother country. In 1937, Germany finds itself at war with the United States over support of Nationalist Spain. Britain declares war on Greece for no apparent reason. Russia attacks and annexes Romania. And all of this in the same game. By 1942, there seems to be only a small chance that a player will find himself with historical alliances in place.
On April 20, 2009, Muzzy Lane released a new scenario for the Gold Edition: \"Triumph of the Reich\" as free content on the MAKING HISTORY Gaming Headquarters website. The scenario proposes an alternate history where Germany and the Axis alliance have captured Europe, key parts of Africa, and Asia. The defeated USSR has dissolved into several new nations, Great Britain has installed a puppet government and fascist powers are bent on capturing the only remaining adversary, the USA. The scenario gives players a rare chance to play the US at a distinct disadvantage.
On December 1, 2009, Muzzy Lane released a new scenario for the Gold Edition: \"Red Revolution Unbound\" as free content on the MAKING HISTORY Gaming Headquarters website. The scenario allows players to explore the alternate history that is the Soviet Union who sought to speed up the Marxist Revolution.
Boris Yeltsin, who served as first president of what was called the Russian Federation from 1991 to 1999, allowed yet further freedoms. The old textbooks became so completely devalued that history examinations had to be postponed throughout the Soviet Union. (In Estonia and Ukraine, laws were introduced that made writing bad history a prosecutable offense.) By 1989, Remnick notes, books had appeared in Russian schools with chapters on the Soviet period that resembled dissident writer Solzhenitsyn more than the approved texts of earlier generations.
On June 18, 1983, Sally Ride transformed history when she became the first American woman to fly into space. After her second shuttle flight, Ride decided to retire from NASA and pursue her passion for education by inspiring young people. As a result, she founded Sally Ride Science, an organization dedicated to supporting students interested in STEM. Ride passed away in 2012, but her work continues to inspire young women across the country.
A turn-based WWI Grand Strategy game. Rush to field new modern weaponry and survive the horrendous attrition battles. Join the global conflict between the Great Powers of the age and forge a new world order for freedom or tyranny.
Espiocracy is an espionage grand strategy game where you lead the intelligence agency of one of 74 playable countries. Rewrite history from the shadows as you influence ideologies, stage coups, and wage proxy wars. Subterfuge takes center stage as you establish a new world order.
Victory at Sea Ironclad is the exciting game of naval RTS combat set during the American Civil War. Bringing an epic approach to real time strategy war gaming, search and destroy enemy fleets across an open world sandbox in a desperate attempt to change the course of history.
Real-Time Strategy Game. Guide your nation through the most violent era in modern history. Play massive campaigns as one of the principal nations, set-piece scenarios of famous battles, or set your own victory condition and play as any nation in the world in Sandbox mode.
Making History: The Second World War is the 4th title of a series of turn-based Grand Strategy games. It's unique open-ended design allows players to experience alternative outcomes in the World War II era. This was an industrial conflict between the Great Powers of the Machine Age. The battles will begin in the factories, mines and the research labs, and resolve in the fields, skies and seas across the globe. Players and the AI are faced with historical decisions that change the course of history making every play through a new immersive Grand Strategy experience.
The modern age of powered flight began in 1903 when Orville Wright made the first sustained, powered flight on December 17 in a plane he and his brother Wilbur built. This twelve-second flight led to the development of the first practical airplane in 1905 and launched worldwide efforts to build better flying machines. As a result, the early 20th century witnessed myriad aviation developments as new planes and technologies entered service. During World War I, the airplane also proved its effectiveness as a military tool and, with the advent of early airmail service, showed great promise for commercial applications.
When the war began in 1939, most children left school at 14. The 1944 Education Act changed this, introducing free secondary education for all children and a leaving age of 15, but it didn't take effect until after the war.
The Labour landslide victory in the General Election of 1945 paved the way for new reforms to improve the health, welfare and education of children. Based on the proposals in the 1942 Beveridge Report, the National Health Service was introduced in 1948, giving free healthcare to all. The Family Allowance was established and secondary schools were available for all children over 11.
We created this time line to remind readers that the history of decision making is long, rich, and diverse. We recognize that it presents only a tiny sample of the people, events, research, and thinking that have contributed to our current understanding of this subject. Many dates are approximate.
In the fifth century BC, Athens became the first (albeit limited) democracy. In the seventeenth century, the Quakers developed a decision-making process that remains a paragon of efficiency, openness, and respect. Starting in 1945, the United Nations sought enduring peace through the actions of free peoples working together.
The loss of presidential leadership combined with continued refusal on both sides to compromise, led Senate to reject the Treaty of Versailles, and thus the League of Nations. Despite the lack of U.S. participation, however, the League of Nations worked to address and mitigate conflict in the 1920s and 1930s. While not always successful, and ultimately unable to prevent a second world war, the League served as the basis for the United Nations, an international organization still present today.
Illustrated history magazines are a feature of the post-war world. Probably the first to be published was American Heritage, which appeared in 1950, quickly followed by History Today, then magazines in France and some other European countries. History Today was the brainchild of publisher and Conservative politician Brendan Bracken, close associate of Winston Churchill since the 1920s and Minister of Information during the Second World War, as well as Chairman of the Financial Times and part-owner of The Economist. The story goes that the magazine acquired its title late one evening in the smoking room of the Commons, when, after a long evening arguing against the coal nationalisation bill, Bracken remarked to Churchill, 'We have made history, today', and Churchill suggested this phrase would make an ideal title of the proposed magazine. The launch was delayed on account of paper rationing; the first issue appeared in January 1951.
The second development involved both challenge and opportunity. The 'history wave' which saw a huge outpouring of books and TV programmes on history in the early years of the millennium produced a new market for historical writing of all sorts, and saw History Today's subscription figures reaching their highest-ever levels. It also saw the arrival of the first serious competition, in the form of the BBC History Magazine, launched in May 1999. While the two were clearly distinguished in terms of the length and depth of article, and of graphic style, there was competition for both newsstand customers and for advertisers. In general, although the BBC magazine has consistently sold about twice as many copies monthly as History Today, its publication has increased the size of the market overall rather than threatened History Today's position.
History Today's motto is 'what happened then matters now', and the challenge remains the same: to investigate history and show what it contributes to the world we live in, politically, educationally, culturally, recreationally. We have never sought a particular editorial line, seeing history as an arena in which to challenge certainties rather than assert them. While we might not still see ourselves as open-cast miners, we might prefer to see ourselves as explorers, peering with torches into sometimes obscure nooks and crannies that, we hope, allow us to throw a new light on much wider historical topics. We hope that what we publish is new, interesting and relevant, that it appeals to young and old, to professional historian and 'lover of the past' alike. The range of styles, approaches (and ages) of our contributors reflect the diversity of history in western life today, and the continuities and changes in the content and appearance of the magazine present their own object lesson in the complex and vital place in British life of history, today. 59ce067264