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Anecdotes of and reflections on the 14th of July

The 14th of July is relatively relevant for my family’s history, and it’s also the French National Day.

Not a republic, just a zone

My father, although a pragmatist, never accepted the division of post-war Germany nor a clear distinction between citizens of both German states.

July 1950: Communists first give away one fifth of Germany

The German Democratic Republic and Poland in July 1950 signed the Treaty of Görlitz concerning their mutual border.

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.

Trump and Taiwan

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

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.

Minister reminds colleague there’s no slavery in Spain

The Spanish Minister of Agriculture disagrees with the Minister of Labor and Social Economy about slavery in modern Spain.

Communist comments about teleworking

Spain’s labor laws are very protective of workers, and a communist Minister of Labor is unlikely to change that.

“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.

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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