When you hear about conspiracy theories and secret societies from around the world, one name comes up almost all the time – the Illuminati. On May 1, 1776, a professor of canon law at the University of Ingolstadt in Bavaria, Adam Weishaupt founded the organization in an attempt to pursue the humanist and scientific ideals of the Enlightenment. 209 more words
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This atypical Sunday getaway was a topic of recurring talks with a friend of mine. We both stumbled upon the topic of going to Eisenhüttenstadt partly by accident, partly knowing it from the GDR era, and we both developed unhealthy fascination about this decaying place. 403 more words
Meeting places are often forgotten in regard to modern diplomacy, primarily as the details of what is being negotiated overshadow the environment in which it is being negotiated. 1,936 more words
*Thanks Elliot and Thompson for sending me this.
I officially got started in to History, at the age of six, with a lesson about The Second World War. 129 more words