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History

Why Is China’s Population Shrinking?

January 25, 2023

The world’s largest nation is facing a decline in its numbers. Last year, deaths in China outpaced births for the first time since the 1960s. What’s happening to the Chinese population and why? […]

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Deeper Dive

Wondrium Series Explores Great Women before 1400

January 22, 2023

From Herodias to Joan of Arc, strong women fill pre-15th-century history. A Wondrium series tells the stories of 36 such warriors, queens, and intellectuals. Vietnam’s Trung sisters rebelled against China 2,000 years ago. […]

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History

Collective Decisions and the Inherent Selfishness of States

January 22, 2023

Since they are is no single global enforcer of rules, when it comes to international decisions, taking and making other countries stick to those decisions can be challenging. It is further complicated by conflicting self interests and complex domestic affairs. […]

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History

Dictatorships: Cursed by Their Own Power?

January 22, 2023

Not fearing elections actually enables dictators to implement unpopular policies that may benefit the state in the long run. At the same time, it can also backfire as no accountability also equals to no trust. […]

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History

Is Greenland Independent?

December 15, 2022

Who does Greenland belong to? The island nation self-governs and takes control of its natural resources, but it isn’t independent. Greenland is part of the Kingdom of Denmark. […]

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History

What Is the Islamic State?

December 8, 2022

What is the Islamic State and how did it form? This once powerful extremist organization emerged from the remnants of Al-Qaeda in the early 2000s. And what is the Islamic State known for? […]

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European History

The French Society Before the Revolution

April 24, 2022

Public executions were not uncommon in Paris during the 18th century. By the end of 1792, an estimated 17,000 French citizens met their ends in violent and public fashion. […]

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