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The Maroons | Jamaica’s Forgotten Nation The Maroons | Jamaica’s Forgotten Nation

This is the Maroon way of peeling coconut in the jungle Let’s see it. Right now we are in the John Crow Hills deep in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, and things are about to get super interesting. We’re here at the Scotts Hall Maroon Town. The Maroons were originally escaped slaves who carved out…

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What was the CONGO CRISIS? (And why Katanga’s attempted secession has had such a lasting impact) What was the CONGO CRISIS? (And why Katanga’s attempted secession has had such a lasting impact)

Katanga’s attempt to break away from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 1960, was one of the most important conflicts of the modern era. It helped to define the international community’s attitudes towards secession and independence movements. In this video I’m going to take a look at this now largely forgotten conflict and show…

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Making of a State: Czechoslovakia Making of a State: Czechoslovakia

his video is part of Project Homecoming, more on that later. The Austro-Hungarian Empire, as its name suggests, was divided into two parts, the Austrian, and the Hungarian. These parts where then further subdivided, on the Austrian side today’s Czechia was divided in to Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia and on the Hungarian side today’s Slovakia…

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Scottish leader to push ahead with independence referendum Scottish leader to push ahead with independence referendum

Scotland’s nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon says she will push ahead with plans to break away from the UK Sturgeon sets Thursday that she will consider all reasonable options if British Prime Minister Bruce Johnson tries to stop her holding a second referendum on Scottish independence currently a referendum cannot take place without constant from the…

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Freedom’s Sound – The Soviet Times Freedom’s Sound – The Soviet Times

JOHAN NORBERG: For a company here in Estonia before the reforms, they were stuck in a planned economy. It was impossible for them to get the kind of goods, the supplies that they needed. With the abolishment of price controls, of protectionism, of Communism, suddenly this entrepreneurial spirit springs up and creates magical wonders. NARRATOR:…

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Wannabe States of the United States Wannabe States of the United States

Have you ever asked yourself why we only have one state named after a president, but half a dozen states named after kings and queens from other countries? Well that wasn’t the original plan, there’ve been quite a few attempts to name states after founding fathers that ended up failing… So let’s start at the…

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The Baltic States in World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR SPECIAL The Baltic States in World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR SPECIAL

Before the First World War, what are today Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia were part of the Russian Empire. As that empire fought and fell, so too fought the soldiers of the Baltic States, first during the war, and then in their struggles for eventual independence. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to a Great War Special Episode…

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United States Constitution · Amendments · Bill of Rights · Complete Text + Audio United States Constitution · Amendments · Bill of Rights · Complete Text + Audio

The Constitution of the United States of America September 17, 1787 Preamble We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and…

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Why Are Pakistan And India Fighting Over Kashmir? Why Are Pakistan And India Fighting Over Kashmir?

The Kashmir conflict is an ongoing territorial dispute between India and Pakistan. According to Pakistan’s 2010 statement to the UN, it’s the oldest unresolved international conflict still on the UN’s agenda. The conflict is often attributed directly to the region’s backlash against British colonialism. But is that the whole story? What is the Kashmir conflict…

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