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Olof Palme, Sweden’s tragic political figure

Sweden’s best-known politician, Social Democratic Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated under mysterious circumstances on February 28th, 1986 in his home town of Stockholm. It’s...

Ma Ying-jeou, mayor of Taipei and President of Taiwan

While I also know his predecessor Chen Shui-bian (born 1950) personally, as his short-time Spanish teacher I somehow have a special relationship with Conservative...

The Spanish Ministry of Truth

On September 15th, 2020 the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the Draft Bill of Democratic Memory that will punish those who disagree with the...

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, 1945 for...

The planned assault of Spain’s General Council of the Judiciary

By trying to hastily reform the way appointments are made to Spain’s judicial regulatory body, the General Council of the Judiciary (Consejo General del...

Debunking some separatist myths about Catalonia

Separatist leader Lluís Companys (born 1882) was first sentenced to 30 years in prison on June 6th, 1935 for staging a coup d'état against...

Former “Free China” developing a distinct Taiwanese identity

Taiwan, according to the current Constitution still called the "Republic of China", was baptized "Formosa" by some Portuguese sailors which never went ashore and...

Juan Domingo Perón, Argentinian president and populist demagogue

Controversial, but undisputedly popular former Argentinian president and founder of the Peronist movement, Juan Domingo Perón, was born in the province of Buenos Aires...

Spanish government presents its version of civil war history

On September 15th, 2020 the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the Draft Bill of Democratic Memory that will repeal the controversial, very one-sided Law...

Farewell to the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission

Under the current Constitution of the Republic of China (ROC, still Taiwan’s official name), approved in Nanking in 1947, Tibet and Mongolia as a...

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