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European history

The British Army and the betrayal of the Cossacks

At the end of World War II, tens of thousands of Cossack troops and their families were forcibly transferred to the Soviets.

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Asian history European history

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.

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European history Personal experiences

Adding a personal touch to the Battle of Dunkirk

Two young British soldiers surrendered to my father during the Battle of Dunkirk. Others weren’t so lucky…

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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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Personal experiences Taiwanese history

Having no health insurance sealed a motorcyclist’s fate

Nowadays, getting excellent medical help in Taiwan is actually the norm. But 30 years ago, a scooter accident went tragically wrong…

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Spanish politics

“There is no evil that lasts 100 years”

Vox successfully organized Spain’s first vehicle demonstration in several provincial capitals, but the main event took place in Madrid.

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Japanese history Taiwanese history

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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Spanish history Spanish politics

Former Spanish Prime Minister harshly criticizes incumbent leader

Former conservative Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar thinks that incumbent leader Pedro Sánchez just crossed a red line by signing an agreement with radical Basque separatists.

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Spanish politics

State of alarm in Spain extended for a fifth time

In Spain, the state of alarm was extended again and the use of masks has become compulsory in most situations.

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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.