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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.

Operation Weserübung: Germany conquers Denmark and Norway

During Operation Weserübung, the German invasion of Denmark and Norway, both countries fared very differently.

Dunkirk 1940: disaster, myth and miracle

80 years ago, the Battle of Dunkirk began in the surroundings of France’s northernmost city.

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.

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.

Double free coronavirus testing for everybody in Andorra

Andorra might be very small, but during the current pandemic the country is making enormous efforts and taking unusual measures to get back on its feet soon.

May 2nd, 1945: Berlin, hour zero

Berlin´s surrender on May 2nd, 1945 and my long stay in Valencia are somehow related.

Two convinced Europeans, worried about the Old Continent

How do Europeans feel who love Europe, but can’t live there for reasons you might not expect?

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