The myth of the robber barons

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The myth of the robber barons

He made the Rhine the frontier of the new province.


It was a natural defensive barrier. Later the Romans also chose the Danube as a frontier. They also created a ditch and earth bank with a wooden palisade on top from the Rhine to the Danube. In 9 AD the people who lived beyond the Rhine inflicted a crushing defeat on the Roman army in a battle at the Teutoburg Forest.

The Romans lost about 20, men and their leader committed suicide. The battle ensured that the Romans never conquered Germany beyond the Rhine.

However the Romans occupied southern and western Germany. In the late 5th century a Germanic people called the Franks carved out an empire in what is now France.

The myth of the robber barons

They gave the country its name. In Clovis, the leader of the Franks became a Christian and his people followed. In Charlemagne became king of the Franks. In he attacked the Saxons. After a battle in more than 4, Saxon captives were beheaded.

Charlemagne also annexed Bavaria. In he was crowned emperor. However Charlemagne's empire did not long survive his death. In it was divided into three kingdoms, west, middle and east. In time the eastern kingdom, East Francia, was divided further into 5 duchies. In the early 10th century fierce Magyars from Eastern Europe attacked them.

He died in and was replaced by Duke Henry of Saxony. In Henry defeated the Magyars at the battle of Riade. Henry also fought the Slavs.

When he died in his son Otto became king of Germany. He is known as Otto the Great. In Otto utterly defeated the Magyars at the battle of Lechfeld, ending the threat to Germany forever.

In the Pope crowned Otto emperor.How the Myth of the 'Robber Barons' Began—and Why It Persists The widely-accepted "history" of America's Gilded Age was grossly inaccurate, but it told a compelling story that many fell for .

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Frequently asked questions about the transcontinental railroad. Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum. Technical advances. The Gilded Age was a period of economic growth as the United States jumped to the lead in industrialization ahead of Britain. The nation was rapidly expanding its economy into new areas, especially heavy industry like factories, railroads, and coal , the First Transcontinental Railroad opened up the far-west mining and ranching regions.

There’s a book titled “Dark Genius of Wall street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons”. Its a Biography of a incredible trader.

The myth of the robber barons
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