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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...

Richard Sorge, German master spy in Japan

Richard Sorge, German press correspondent in Tokyo and head of a very successful Soviet espionage group during World War II, was born...

Bashar al-Assad, a well-educated autocrat

Bashar al-Assad, the second son of former Syrian ruler Hafez al-Assad (1930-2000) and his wife Anisa Makhlouf (1930-2016), who took over the...

The murder of a descendant of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Lij Tafari Mäkonnen, better known as Haile Selassie I, Ethiopia's 225th and last Emperor, was murdered in his palace while under house...

Cozy cafés in Taipei

The English term coffee, caffe in Italian, Kaffee in German or café in Spanish and French made it into Western languages from...

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.

Otto Skorzeny: liberator of Mussolini and Mossad agent

Vienna-born Otto Skorzeny, who died in Madrid 45 years ago, was an enigmatic daredevil who served various masters.

Mers el-kebir or how to sink an ally’s fleet

In World War II, the British didn’t hesitate long before sinking the French Navy to prevent it from falling into German hands.

1900: Xenophobia versus colonialism in China

The siege of the Legation Quarter in Peking from June to August 1900 was a desperate attempt to rid China of Western colonial powers.

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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French play Thermidor, an early example of cancel culture

The cancel culture that the Left has been fostering for a decade now and which gained momentum since the death of Black...

An “idea” attacking the Democrats just after Biden’s inauguration

In the evening of January 20th, 2021, the day that Joe Biden, or better said Kamala Harris, officially took possession of the...

Hungary commemorates the expulsion of its former German compatriots

On January 19th, 2021, the 75th anniversary of the day when the expulsion of ethnic Germans from Soviet-occupied Hungary began, there was...

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris officially inaugurated

The horse has bolted. After Donald Trump lost his reelection under more than suspicious circumstances, Joe Biden, or better said Kamala Harris,...

150 years of German history and nothing to celebrate?

On January 18th, 2021, what was left of Germany after World War II and finally reunited on October 3rd, 1990, could and...
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