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Mini-Cast: How Britain and Russia made Afghanistan

https://historybuffs.podbean.com/mf/play/d4r27w/India_Afghan_final.mp3

There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about international borders. See, for example: Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014; the question of… 258 more words

History

Ken Livingstone and Zionism’s only Truth.

The recent remarks of the first ever and former mayor of London, Ken Livingstone supposedly in support of another British Labour politician, Naz Shah, who had shared a social media post depicting a map of Israel transferred to the United States has ignited a debate on the extent of anti-Semitism in the British Labour Party. 774 more words

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Australia in 1870

The Doncaster Hotel in Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia in April or May 1870.

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Happy Birthday, Duke of Wellington

Happy Birthday to the Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, victor of Waterloo. An extraordinary figure whose unparalleled contribution helped saved Europe and the world from Napoleonic hegemony and tyranny. 33 more words

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OVER LAND, & OVER SEA: expanding the British Empire beyond its reach & out of sight

Too much, too soon, too fast. One might consider this motto a good fit to summarize the rise and fall of the British Empire. Though of course,  that would be leaving out a good amount of details and oversimplifying way too much, were this to be the end of the thought. 37 more words

British Empire