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Ancient History

Roman Mindset, Society, and Economy

December 20, 2020

Rich Romans lived a comfortable and luxurious life, while many poor ones were begging, stealing, and urinating on the streets. The Roman mindset was not based on cruelty, but much of what they did was inevitably cruel because the acts of bloodiness were just a normal part of their lives. […]

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Nakasone’s Vision for Japanese Corporations

May 17, 2022

After WWII, Japanese corporations thrived by focusing on cooperation and group loyalty. Prime minister Nakasone Yasuhiro believed that Japan needed to be adventurous and support individual leadership. […]

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Soviet Union and the Brezhnev Years

May 16, 2022

Leonid Brezhnev’s standing in party circles rose after Stalin’s death in 1953. The Brezhnev era was one of the most stable eras in USSR history. However, the country did have its economic problems. […]

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Soviet Union under the Leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev

May 16, 2022

Following the deaths of several senior party officials, 52-year-old Mikhail Gorbachev was chosen to lead the Soviet Union. He initiated a restructuring of the Soviets’ centrally planned economy and removed the rigid limitations of state censorship. […]

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End of the USSR and the Rise of Boris Yeltsin

May 16, 2022

In May 1990—two months after Mikhail Gorbachev had been named president of the Soviet Union—Boris Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian Republic, the state’s largest political entity. And if the two men had ever been allies, they weren’t any longer. […]

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