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The Ages of History

The history of international politics and warfare can be divided into four primary eras. Each distinct era represents changing ways in which power and...

Why is Latin America So Dysfunctional? Part Three – United Fruit...

The United Fruit Company introduced a new level of corporate imperialism to Latin America and is key to understanding the modern dysfunctions in the region as well as America's relationship with its neighbors.
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Ep. 171 – History of Terrorism Part 5: Secret Societies

From the Illuminati to 9/11 conspiracy theories, secret societies and the paranoia they inspire are key pieces to the history of terrorism.
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Timeline of US Policy & Intervention in the Middle East

Click on the infographic to zoom in for larger image on US Middle East policy and intervention. If you have found this infographic helpful you...

Ep. 163 – American Foreign Policy in the Middle East –...

The 1980s witnessed the emergence of fundamentalist Islam in the Middle East and American foreign policy had its part to play in this movement....
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Kashmir Conflict Backgrounder

This post is part of my wider History of India series. Today we look at the history of the Kashmir conflict and also answer...

Resources on the Great Partition

This week's episode features the story of the Great Partition of India and Pakistan. When recounting significant tragedies like this, if you are like...

The History of American Foreign Policy in the Middle East –...

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Episode 213: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Christian theologian, pastor, writer, and ultimately martyr. As Hitler and the Nazis rose to power in Germany in the 1930s...
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14 Interesting Facts About the Paris Peace Conference – 100 Years...

Today marks the 100 year anniversary of the convening of the Paris Peace Conference. This meeting would result in the Treaty of Versailles which officially ended World War I and radically change the shape of world. Many of the assumptions we take for granted about the world today were established at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.