Recall elections are an electoral device in American politics which allow citizens to remove an elected official from office before the end of that person's term in office. Like initiatives and referendum, recall elections are considered an extension of democracy in that they allow citizens to hold elected officials to account after they have been elected and during their term in office.
The Home Guard was originally known as the Local Defence Volunteers (LDV). This was considered too much of a title and it became the Home Guard, though the nickname 'Look, Duck and Vanish' did stick - rather unfairly as the work done by the HOme Guard was very important. The Home Guard had a number of purposes.
A massive holiday home complex was built at Prora to accommodate workers deemed to have worked hard enough for Nazi Germany. Prora is on the Baltic island of Ruegen and the buildings stand to this day. 'Strength Through Joy' (Kraft durch Freude - KdF) was an idea put into practice by Robert Ley's German Labour Front whereby all the leisure time of the working class was organised for them.
Protests against the Vietnam War did not start when America declared her open involvement in the war in 1964. America rallied to the call of the commander-in-chief and after the Gulf of Tonkin incident it became very apparent that few would raise protests against the decision to militarily support South Vietnam.
The British Army had created its first commando unit in 1940 and from 1942 on, it joined with the Royal Marines. The Royal Marines had a proud history even before the outbreak of World War Two. It was during the 1939-45 war, that the Royal Marines took on a commando role, linking the regiment to the Army Commandos that already existed.
The Great Famine The Soviet Union's 'Great Famine' between 1932 and 1933 may have resulted in the deaths of nine million people. The 'Great Famine' was a man-made affair and was introduced to attack a class of people - the peasants -who were simply not trusted by Joseph Stalin. There is little doubt that Joseph Stalin, the USSR's leader, knew about this policy.