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Manga and Anime: The Japanese Invasion

Japanese comics and cartoons, with their bold art and complex plots, have captured the hearts and imaginations of a worldwide audience. by Jennie Wood …

Lim Bo Seng

Lim Bo Seng is a national hero in Singapore for his resistance to Japanese forces during World War II. A native Chinese who moved to Singapore as a child, Lim led efforts to raise funds to help China…

Tariq Aziz,

deputy prime minister of Iraq, acted as Saddam Hussein's spokesman in the months leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, repeatedly denying that Iraq possessed—or was developing&md…

Gen. Richard Myers,

chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, played a key role in the planning of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. As the top military adviser to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Myers serves as a …

Isabeli Fontana

Isabeli Fontana began appearing in the Victoria's Secret catalog in 1999 -- reportedly after her youthful good looks caused the company to breach its usual policy of hiring only models aged 21 or olde…

Omar Bradley

Omar Nelson Bradley graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1915, where he later taught mathematics. After years of administrative posts, Bradley was a brigadier general wh…

King Cnut/Canute

A Danish heir to the throne, Cnut led his forces against the English king, Edmund Ironside, and forced an agreement that divided the country. A month later Ironside died and Cnut became the sole rule…

Paul Wolfowitz,

deputy defense secretary, began making a case for an invasion of Iraq shortly after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the U.S. He said Saddam Hussein should be ousted before h…

Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein was dictator of Iraq from 1979 until 2003, when his regime was overthrown by a United States-led invasion. Saddam Hussein had joined the revolutionary Baath party while he was a univers…