Guest Authors

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Christopher Hoitash

Christopher Charles Hoitash has been writing for over a decade in multiple genres. He earned a Master of Arts studying history at Eastern Michigan University. His main fields of historical study are nineteenth century US and European history. He is also fond of studying eras outside of his fields, including Japanese and ancient history.

Besides reading and writing fiction, he enjoys roleplaying games, anime, and alcohol, especially when intermixed with the previous hobbies.

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Articles by Christopher Hoitash:

Part of Japan’s imperial efforts during the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895 included the conquest of Taiwan. Having tried to take the island once before,…

The First Sino-Japanese War was a culmination of Japan’s modernization. Having updated its military and industry, it faced cultural and political divisions that many in…

Since the times of Ancient Rome, the eagle has served as a symbol of majestic power. When Rome fell, the nations which eventually replaced it…

The Bozeman Trail served as a gateway to the northern gold mines and forests of Montana allowing wagon-loads of settlers to traverse the heart of…

In 1837, the Canadian provinces of Upper and Lower Canada experienced several armed rebellions. Aided by American filibusters, one of these groups of agitators proved…

Following the First Opium War, the British Empire and Qing Dynasty of China entered an uneasy peace. Commerce continued, including the controversial opium trade, and…

Far removed from Mexico City, the territory of California lived in near autonomy from its nominal government leadership, be that of the Governor of New…

In 1846, the United States of America went to war with the United Mexican States. Political maneuvering by President James K. Polk and a vested…

The Opium Wars extended the might of the British Empire to the remote Chinese Empire, expanding its trade and national prestige. In exchange, China would…

The Empire of Japan cut a bloody swath through the Pacific, committing horrendous atrocities in its desperate bid for resources, prestige, and racial superiority. The…

During the Franco-Prussian War, French irregulars known as Franc-tireurs meaning “free shooters” terrorized German regular formations. The legacy of these partisans would continue to be…

The Byzantine Empire, heir to the Roman Empire, the Republic before them, and the Hellenic Kingdoms before them, fell for good in 1453. In 1204,…