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African history Colonial history European history

60 years ago, a former personal possession gained independence

The story of the Belgian Congo after independence is marked by many problems typical for Africa.

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European history World Politics

Summer 1940: Germany occupies the British Channel Islands

The Islands of Alderney, Guernsey, Herm, Lihou and Sark went through five years of German rule during World War II.

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Customs and traditions Taiwanese politics

Another ruling imposed from above in Taiwan

A clear majority of Taiwanese isn’t in favor of a recent constitutional interpretation about adultery.

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Asian history World Politics

The Korean War saved the Chinese Generalissimo

Although sworn enemies of Taiwan, North Korea and China involuntarily contributed to Taiwan not falling to Communism.

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Customs and traditions Personal experiences

Why I won’t stay in Spain

After two years in Valencia, a city to which I always felt attached while being far away, I’m ready to go back to Taiwan.

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European history Latin American Politics

Pan-Iberian extremists caused first terrorism victim in Spain

60 years ago, a hardly-known leftist terrorist group killed a girl in Spain and went on to hijack a Portuguese cruiser.

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Asian Politics US politics

Trump and Taiwan

Trump has articulated a stronger commitment to Taiwan than any of his predecessors since Washington recognized Peking in 1979.

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Asian history World Politics

The Korean War-Containment of Communism

The Korean War was a typical Cold War struggle between East and West.

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European history World Politics

The armistice between Italy and France in June 1940

After just three days of actual war, Italy and France signed an armistice in June 1940.

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African history Sports affairs

Post-Apartheid South Africa wins Rugby World Cup

South Africa’s unexpected win of the 1995 Rugby World Cup raised hopes that have not been fulfilled.