Sample Cases

For this new contest, examples of relevant and significant cases from history could include (but are by no means limited to):

  • Nelson Mandela and the creation of a post-apartheid nation-state in South Africa
  • Ulysses S. Grant, the failures of Reconstruction, and reunifying the United States after the Civil War
  • The Peace of Augsburg, ending the religious disputes between Catholics and Lutherans
  • Charles de Gaulle, the withdrawal from Algeria and the rebuilding of France
  • 1812 preservation of the Union over New England’s threat to secede
  • Aurelian and the restoration of the Roman Empire amid internal revolts and barbarian invasions