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The Spread of the Jewish Diaspora

November 30, 2022

In the span of a few centuries, the monotheistic religion of Judaism was known in many cultures. Many Jews were living among non-Jewish people and were practicing their own religion. […]

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American History

The Wilmington Massacre of 1898

November 26, 2022

The whites wanted to abolish and segregate the African Americans. With this end in view they conspired against Alexander Manly, a newspaper editor, and overthrew the government following a violent attack. […]

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Jim Crow Laws for the African Americans

November 26, 2022

The Jim Crow era was a period of discrimination and segregation on the basis of race and ethnicity. It led to the prevalence of social norms and customs that resulted in comprehensive segregation of the African American masses. […]

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What Led to the Rise of the Modern State?

November 25, 2022

The Thirty Years’ war ended with the Treaty of Westphalia that acted as a catalyst in bringing about the modern state. The treaty, along with other concomitant factors, soon brought into action the decline of feudalism and emergence of the sovereign, modern state. […]

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The Feudal State Versus the Modern State

November 25, 2022

The modern state was based on the principles of sovereignty, territory and legitimacy. Feudalism, on the other hand, did not have well-defined categories of territory and power, which eventually led to the rise of the modern state. […]

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Christianity: Organic Growth and Transformation

November 24, 2022

Early Christian communities had limited access to any of its foundational texts and no shared understanding of how to interpret them. However, all this changed when Constantine adopted the Christian faith. […]

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Emergence of Orthodoxy and Heresy in Christianity

November 23, 2022

Before Christianity got legitimized, defining and enforcing anything like orthodoxy was impossible. Christianity had had no rules, no traditions, no centralized authority. In fact, it was a cult that raised many suspicions. […]

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