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German history World Politics

July 1st, 1990: Germany preparing for reunification on October 3rd

The economic, currency and social union between the FRG and the GDR on July 1st, 1990 paved the way to reunification on October 3rd.

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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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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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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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Asian history World Politics

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.

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European history World Politics

Dunkirk 1940: disaster, myth and miracle

80 years ago, the Battle of Dunkirk began in the surroundings of France’s northernmost city.

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Taiwanese politics World Politics

Taiwan President Tsai Ying-wen starts second term

Taiwan’s first female president Tsai Ying-wen starts her second term in office while the world is fighting the coronavirus, which her government has contained very successfully.

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Taiwanese politics World Politics

Taiwan’s Vice President to retake position in research and teaching

Taiwan’s Vice President Chen Chien-jen will soon be back to “normal” life.

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Asian history World Politics

Chiang Ching-kuo: son of Chiang Kai-shek and pioneer of democracy

Chiang Ching-kuo´s role in Taiwan was ambivalent, as the former head of the secret police became a pioneer of democracy.