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Cuba, Red China’s first stronghold in the Caribbean

The world’s largest and smallest communist states, the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Cuba became close friends on September 28th, 1960.

Vidkun Quisling, a name that became a synonym for collaboration

Norwegian military officer and politician Vidkun Quisling was executed at Akershus Fortress, a medieval castle in the capital Oslo, on October 24th,...

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.

21st century Chinese food in Taiwan

Due to the influx of people from all over China in 1949, Taiwan became a heaven for lovers of very diverse Chinese food.

Jean Raspail, a pessimistic visionary

In his visionary 1973 novel The Camp of the Saints, Jean Raspail predicted the downfall of Europe due to uncontrolled mass immigration.

Why I chose Taiwan over China

Since I began studying Sinology, for various policy-related reasons my heart beat for Taiwan.

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.

Germany 1945: surrender or liberation?

There’s hardly any controversy about Germany’s unconditional surrender in May 1945 anymore, but that’s mostly due to a very selective view of history.

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Huang Hua, China’s most important diplomat

Chinese diplomat Wang Rumei, who under his assumed name Huang Hua (“Yellow China”) served as Ambassador and Foreign Minister, died on November...

An epic struggle between good and evil in Spain?

The man that decisively shaped twentieth-century Spain for almost four decades, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, died peacefully on November 20th, 1975 in a...
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