Wednesday, January 16, 2019

1530, The Grand Prince of Moscow



On August 25, 1530 Ivan IV Vasilyevich was born,
                      [commonly known as Ivan the Terrible or Ivan the Fearsome.

Many books were written about him by writers
         [I have read many, and have heard many more stories, still hear some

He was known as the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547,
      [an able diplomat, and founder of the Moscow Print Yard in 1553 or 1554.

He was popular among Russia's commoners
                                                                    [except for the people of Novgorod
as a result of the massacre he ordered,
                                                          [achievement with a negative connotation.

Ivan completely altered Russia's governmental structure,
                 [establishing the character of modern Russian political organization.

Peter the Great built on these connections in his bid
                                                           [to make Russia a major European power.

At the time of Ivan's death, there was already an empire
                   [and for the Russians his death was the death of a Siberian flower,
                                                                                     [death of a giant sunflower. 



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* ''IT COULD BE OTHERWISE in verse''
Texts and Narration: Odysseus Heavilayias - ROTTERDAM //
Language adjustments and text adaptation: Kellene G Safis -CHICAGO//
Digital adaptation and text editing: Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga - PIRAEUS //
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Sunday, December 30, 2018

1529, After four centuries the world was divided twice



Thirty five years before….. Castile and Portugal signed the Treaty of Tordesillas,
                               [dividing the world into two areas of exploration and colonization.

It proclaimed a meridian in the Atlantic Ocean, with areas west of the line and east,
     [unprecedented abuse of the earth, misuse, fault, misdeed, injustice, fragmentation.

This year 1529, a new peace treaty between the Spanish Crown and Portugal signed
                      [by King John III and the Emperor Charles V, in Zaragoza, an Aragonese city.

The treaty defined the areas of Castilian (Spanish) and Portuguese influence in Asia,
 [which extended the Treaty of Tordesillas of 1494 and appointed a Supervisory Committee.

After four centuries the world was divided twice,
                                                      [but then half of humanity fought the other half.

Any separation of people has disastrous results, but unfortunately always,
                                         [some insane leaders find foolish people as service staff....







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* ''IT COULD BE OTHERWISE in verse''
Texts and Narration: Odysseus Heavilayias - ROTTERDAM //
Language adjustments and text adaptation: Kellene G Safis -CHICAGO//
Digital adaptation and text editing: Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga - PIRAEUS //
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