On September 1, 1939, just before Adolf Hitler's invasion of Poland that marked the beginning of World War II<span>, Zygmunt Klukowski, a young Polish doctor, confided in his diary that everyone was talking about </span>war<span>. "Everybody," he continued, "is sure that we will win."</span>
Wu Sangui could have grown his army steadily to quash Li Zicheng's rebel in some time. However, in my opinion, Wu Sangui didn't believe that Ming dynasty could been restored. The dynasty collapsed after its last emperor Chongzhen passed away. And Wu's force alone was insufficient to fight Li's force.
The 15th Amendment, which sought to protect the voting rights of African American men after the Civil War, was adopted into the U.S. Constitution in 1870. Despite the amendment, by the late 1870s discriminatory practices were used to prevent Black citizens from exercising their right to vote, especially in the South.