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…Read More Why Are Pakistan And India Fighting Over Kashmir?
There’s one state in the US that likes to brag about how independent they are. Saying that they have a provision in their constitution that says they can leave the union whenever they like… or that they can fly their flag at the same height as the US flag because they’re the only state that…Read More The Curious Case of Certain States
Elections for the 37th World Zionist Congress are now underway. This governing body is historically important to Israel because it functioned as a Jewish government long before there was an actual state of Israel. So what is Zionism? And how does it influence Israeli politics? The term “Zion” is associated with the city of Jerusalem.…Read More What Is Zionism?
Can I continue please, my friend? – Get your hands off me. Dear sir, would you mind? – I wish to ask a question. I’ll take questions. I’ll deal with your questions later, not now. – Please take your hands off me. Take your hands off me. – This is your democracy, is it? The…Read More Jeremy Corbyn heckled in Dundee: ‘This is your democracy, is it?’
Françafrique – literally meaning “France in Africa” melded into one term – refers to France’s powerful, inseparable synergy with its former Empire in the African continent. It prevails around political and economic patronage as well as military cooperation. For decades the doctrine allowed the French to maintain their grip on Africa, affecting its former colonies…Read More How France maintains its grip on Africa
Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History, and today we’re gonna return to two of our favorite themes: the creation of nation-states and the role of war. And we’re gonna focus on a region that often gets overlooked in world history, Latin America. Me from the Past: Wait, Mr. Green, Mr. Green–there’s…Read More War and Nation Building in Latin America: Crash Course World History 225
Last week I did a video on conspiracies. I only picked a few, because it was already a 20-minute video, but I left out a rather big one that was a key plot point in National Treasure 2. Borglum commissioned to destroy landmarks in sacred Black Hills Mountains. Borglum? Mount Rushmore? Mount Rushmore was a…Read More The Monument to the American Empire
Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History and today you aren’t going to get a blow by blow chronology of the American Revolution, and you aren’t going to get cool biographical details about Thomas Jefferson or George Washington. But you are going to get me not wearing any pants. Mr. Green, Mr.…Read More Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28
The protests that have consumed Hong Kong for more than three months started because of a proposed bill that would have made it easier for mainland China to extradite citizens from this semi-autonomous city. Violent clashes between protesters and police culminated in a confrontation at a subway station on August 31st when police appeared to…Read More Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom Against China’s Authoritarianism