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Asian history

Taiwan´s imperial subjects still speak Japanese

Many of the elderly that were educated under Nippon’s colonial rule still are fluent in Japanese and happy to use it among their fellows.

The “Hun speech” as an early example of political propaganda

The alleged “Hun speech“ by the German Kaiser is a sad example of how manipulated words lead to disastrous consequences.

Antonio Salazar, Portugal’s last defender of its glorious past

Antonio Salazar’s death basically marked the end of a centuries-old era in Portuguese history.

The Korean War saved the Chinese Generalissimo

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

The Korean War-Containment of Communism

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

1900: Xenophobia versus colonialism in China

The siege of the Legation Quarter in Peking from June to August 1900 was a desperate attempt to rid China of Western colonial powers.

Clemens von Ketteler, German diplomat murdered in China

Clemens von Ketteler, Minister of the German Empire in China, was killed in Peking on June 20th, 1900 by a local soldier.

The bombing of Taihoku, capital of Japanese Taiwan

For decades, the air raid on then Japanese-controlled Taipei in May 1945 was an ignored chapter of World War II in Asia.

The Battle of Tsushima, the beginning of the end for Czarist Russia

At the beginning of the 20th century, declining Russia suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of emerging Japan.

The Republic of Formosa, a short-lived experiment in Taiwan

The Republic of Formosa, which lasted only for five months, was the reaction to China’s cession of Taiwan to Japan.

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