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Internet and the Ancient Dream of Free Access to Information

December 30, 2020

Easy and ready access to information was once a stuff of dreams. Great visionaries cherished this desire until the right technology made this dream come true. From the libraries of Alexandria to the omnipresent Internet today, this vision has come a long way. […]

The Berlin Wall

The Collapse of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union

December 21, 2020

The strict rules and inequalities between the Communist Party elites and ordinary people undermined the ideals of Communism in the Soviet Union. The reforms launched by Mikhail Gorbachev created conditions for the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union. […]

Flag of East Germany.

The Events Leading to the Construction of the Berlin Wall

December 20, 2020

After the Second World War ended, the occupied land of Germany turned into ground zero for the Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union. Berlin split into eastern western zones. That was the beginning of developments leading to the erection of the Berlin Wall. […]

Chinese flag waving in the wind on a sunny day.

China and the World: How the Equation Changed After 1972

December 12, 2020

The Chinese emperor was forced to give special trade privileges to the foreign countries in the nineteenth century. This resulted in a civilizational crisis in China. The turning point came in 1972 and with Deng Xiaoping introducing the reform era in 1978. […]

Red communist stone sculpture of Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong and the Making of Communist China

December 12, 2020

Mao Zedong’s values were in absolute contrast to the Confucian thoughts. Determined to overtake the capitalists and reestablish China’s position on the world map, he took some major decisions. […]

Kissinger, Mao, and Zhou Enlai.

Nixon-Mao Meeting: A Major Turning Point in Modern History

December 12, 2020

When Richard Nixon met Mao Zedong on February 21, 1972, no one knew that the meeting would pave a way for a major turning point in modern history. The meeting brought an end to decades of antipathy between the two nations and changed the world of international politics. […]

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The Moon Landing: A Global Event

December 3, 2020

The Space Race that started during the Cold War between United States and the Soviet Union led to some of the biggest achievements in human history. While the Soviet Union was the first to go to space, the United States was the first to land on the Moon. […]

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