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Why is SINGAPORE the RICHEST country in ASIA? – VisualPolitik EN Why is SINGAPORE the RICHEST country in ASIA? – VisualPolitik EN

In 1963, when it became independent from the British Empire and after its economy was devastated by the Japanese occupation during the Second World War, Singapore was nothing more than an agglomeration of shanties. A place where every bathroom and kitchen was shared by several families . Things at the economic and social level were…

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WT Stead: The Father of Investigative Journalism WT Stead: The Father of Investigative Journalism

WT Stead, the Father of Investigative Journalism Victorian era Britain was a time of massive change. From sweeping imperialist expansion abroad to political and social reform at home, to the rise of mysticism, spiritualism, and romanticism, the nation was growing and, in many ways, thriving. For some, cities were becoming bustling, prosperous hubs of industry,…

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Johann Adam Weishaupt: The Founder of the Illuminati Johann Adam Weishaupt: The Founder of the Illuminati

Johann Adam Weishaupt It’s the group at the center of major conspiracy theories. They’ve been accused of pulling the strings of major governments around the world, for inserting secret symbols in such prominent places as the U.S dollar bill. And conspiracy theorists have claimed that everyone from The Beatles to Tom Brady to Kanye West…

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Franz Josef: The Last Great Emperor Franz Josef: The Last Great Emperor

He’s one of the five longest reigning monarchs in the history of the world. Emperor Franz Josef ruled over first Austria and then Austria-Hungary for almost precisely 68 years. Coming to the throne on the back of a revolution aged just 18, his reign coincided with some of the most-important events in European history. It…

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Walt Disney: Architect of Dreams Walt Disney: Architect of Dreams

Welcome to Biographics. Today’s highly recognizably protagonist was hailed as genius of entertainment, a wizard of animation, a pioneer of technology and theme parks. The influence of Walt Disney on today’s popular culture and collective imagination cannot be understated. You can love him, hate him, or love to hate him, but you cannot ignore his…

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Oskar Schindler: War Profiteer, Traitor… and Europe’s Greatest Humanitarian Oskar Schindler: War Profiteer, Traitor… and Europe’s Greatest Humanitarian

He’s perhaps the greatest ever humanitarian. Oskar Schindler was a German industrialist who saved the lives of over 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust. The subject of a hit 1982 book, and a 1993 Steven Spielberg film that hit even bigger, Oskar Schindler today is a household name. You probably think you already know him. How…

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Top 10 Post Apocalyptic Currencies More Valuable Than Gold Top 10 Post Apocalyptic Currencies More Valuable Than Gold

10 Post-Apocalyptic Currencies More Valuable Than Gold 10. Candles Currencies need portability (you can carry them with you), scalability (different values to facilitate trading in varying quantities or goods), durability (so they can actually change hands) and, once society is thrown into chaos and all sense of order, infrastructure, and governance is reduced from Space…

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Top 10 Most Important Empires In World History Top 10 Most Important Empires In World History

Top 10 Most Important Empires In World History 10. The Mayan Empire (ca. 2000 BCE-1540 CE) How does the Mayan Empire make it onto the list alongside such well-known empires like the Roman, British, and Mongol Empires? Easy. It holds the record for the longest running empire—almost 3500 years! That’s more than twice as long…

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Empress Sisi – The 19th Century Princess Diana Empress Sisi – The 19th Century Princess Diana

She was a royal who hated the pressures of royalty. An aristocrat with the common touch, who dedicated herself to helping the poor. She was also a woman trapped in a loveless marriage, whose life was tragically cut short. Nope, we’re not talking about Princess Diana, the beloved British royal who died in 1997. We’re…

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How is CHINA challenging the AMERICAN EMPIRE? – VisualPolitik EN How is CHINA challenging the AMERICAN EMPIRE? – VisualPolitik EN

We had the Roman Empire, the Spanish Empire, the British Empire… now we live in the age of the American empire… No other country has such a military presence in so many places. Even in a remote place like GUAM, in the middle of the Pacific, America has a military base… and… that’s pretty useful!…

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