Well I've not viewed the link, so I'm not sure where they are getting the titanic thing from.
But I think they mean the Lusitania...because that IS a secret part of history.
They don't teach that the Lusitania really was carrying tens of thousands of tons of weapons and munitions to the UK, which made her a viable target
of war, and the Germans gave out a warning to EVERY american news paper that anyone riding on the lusitania, was subject to being sunk. However only
ONE small local paper ever published the warning (wonder why?) and the rest is history.
The Lusitania's coal dust residues quickly ignited, and so the whole hull burst into flames you could say, which is what then set off the munitions
stored else where in the ship...so what was targeted to just merely sink her slowly, blew her entire hull out. I'm sure the U-boat commander was as
surprised as the Lusitanian passengers.
As for the Aid of the Czar of russia, this is a very well left out part of history
The Russians are the REAL reasons that Europe did not get involved in the war they more or less started (Civil War, part fight for
constitutional//state rights, part urged by european financiers who wanted to regain dominence over a bustling and growing america)
The Russians parked their fleets in two areas, one on the west coast (near to SF, which is why they have the fort there, as back-up against European
armies, since that area was now made a military target) and the east coast near to the Carribean.
These were major shipping lanes of the brittish//french and if either of them went to war against the UNION, Russia could have immediately cost them A
LOT of money...and therefore make their service in the war, more than an aid to a confederacy, it would mean they'd have to fight a "real" war, all
around the globe with 2 foriegn powers (USA and Russia).
This is why the Brittish held off so much on entering the war for the CSA which they clearly supported, because they knew that a large 4 year World
War with Russia and the Union wouldn't be worth the money they'd make off of a constantly warring American continent, fractured by the civil war.
So if the South showed signs of winning, and britain then entered, they felt maybe that would throw the tides of battle quick enough, that the Union
would have lost before Russia could really cause enough damage, without the Union, Russia would of course back down.
Russia's motives were that if Europeans (britain primarily) gained control economically of the Americas once more, they (britain//germany//france)
would turn their sites on plundering or even conquering the Russian Empire.
This is what Chancellor Hindenburg wrote between the first and second World Wars, or maybe during the first World War, not sure which...but he had his
sources too, worth looking up on a search engine.
Haven't read UP's link so not sure what they say about it
going to read now...