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Spanish history Spanish politics

The “Red Caliph” goes to heaven

Spanish died-in-the-wool communist Julio Anguita passed away on May 16th, 2020.

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Asian history Chinese history

Using junks to conquer an island: the strange case of Hainan in 1950

The conquest of the Chinese island of Hainan by Mao’s communists in the spring of 1950 saw the successful use of junks against war ships.