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Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Waterloo 1815

Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Waterloo 1815

Epic History TV brings you a blow-by-blow account of the entire Waterloo campaign in 14 minutes, with animated maps and artwork, plus rarely seen photographs of survivors of Napoleon’s army. In 1815, eight miles south of Brussels, two of history’s greatest generals met in battle for the first and only time: Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of…
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This island went from barren to biodiverse oasis in just 7 years
How the Netherlands became the world's second largest exporter of food

Why is The NETHERLANDS so RICH?

How it became the world’s second largest exporter of food? The Netherlands is a small country in Northern Europe, home to just over 17 million people. A good part of the territory is below sea level, which is why it is famous for its engineering works to face the challenges of constant flooding. It is…
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Guyana alerts int’l partners on reports of Venezuela military mobilization near border

Guyana alerts int’l partners on reports of Venezuela military mobilization near border

The government of Guyana has issued a statement expressing its concern over reports of increased military activities and troop mobilization by Venezuelan forces in proximity to the country’s borders. In response to these developments, Guyana has taken steps to address the situation, including informing its international partners and taking measures to safeguard its sovereignty. The…
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Eternal Equipoise: millennia at Eurasia’s heart

How Xinjiang’s Uyghurs perennially bridge east and west Razib Khan On March 1, 2014, eight knife-wielding ethnic Uyghur assailants attacked passengers at a Kunming railway station in the province of Yunnan, China, killing 31 and wounding 143 others. Occurring deep in southern China, where Han are the overwhelming majority, the terror attack shocked the nation.…
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Born From Gulags, This Ex-USSR City Is The Most Depressing Place on Earth

Born From Gulags, This Ex-USSR City Is The Most Depressing Place on Earth

Located in the heart of Northern Siberia, sitting deep inside the Arctic permafrost, lies Norilsk, one of the northernmost inhabited cities in the world. Norilsk is Russia’s most polluted city. It’s nearly completely isolated, restricted from tourists, cannot be reached by road, and was built on the ruins of a forced labor camp. It inhabits…
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What can Chile’s politicians learn from the coup in 1973?

What can Chile’s politicians learn from the coup in 1973?

Long before jihadists destroyed the World Trade Centre, another September 11th had entered history as a dark day, especially for Latin America. On that date in 1973 Chile’s armed forces overthrew Salvador Allende, an elected Socialist president, and his chaotic, divided government. The coup was a national trauma and a continental shock. Augusto Pinochet, its leader, went…
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The aftermath: how the Beirut explosion has left scars on an already broken Lebanon – podcast

Three years ago, a huge explosion ripped the city apart – and with it people’s hopes for rebuilding. The most vulnerable, many of them women, are bearing the brunt of Lebanon’s endless disasters. Listen to the Podcast

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela: How Tolerance can build Nations

Nelson Mandela: “After I became president, I asked one day some members of my close protection to stroll with me in the city, have lunch at one of its restaurants. We sat in one of the downtown restaurants and all of us asked for some sort of food.” “After a while, the waiter brought us…
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