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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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The Curious Case of Certain States The Curious Case of Certain States

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…

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Jeremy Corbyn heckled in Dundee: ‘This is your democracy, is it?’ Jeremy Corbyn heckled in Dundee: ‘This is your democracy, is it?’

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…

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How France maintains its grip on Africa How France maintains its grip on Africa

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…

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War and Nation Building in Latin America: Crash Course World History 225 War and Nation Building in Latin America: Crash Course World History 225

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…

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The Monument to the American Empire The Monument to the American Empire

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…

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Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28 Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28

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.…

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Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom Against China’s Authoritarianism Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom Against China’s Authoritarianism

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…

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