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World War II: Crash Course World History #38 - YouTube

Crash Course World History is now available on DVD! Visit http://dft.ba/-CCWHDVD to buy a set for your home or classroom. In which John Green teaches you abo...
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Original Copy of the Magna Carta Found in Forgotten Old Scrapbook 

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An unassuming scrapbook buried inside the archives of Sandwich, England turned out to hold quite a treasure: an original copy of the Magna Carta from 1300, one of just several that have survived all these centuries.
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Ambushed in South Sudan (Part 1/5) - YouTube

Subscribe to VICE News for more updates now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News The war in South Sudan began in murky circumstances in mid-December, when t...
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“Crimea and Punishment”

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Comments on the Media Coverage of the Recent Events in Crimea

 

"As was the case 160 years ago, Crimea has once again become 'the tinderbox', potentially ready to ignite a pan-European conflict. Precipitous events in Crimea once again draws public attention to that often-forgotten triangular peninsula jutting into the Black Sea off the underbelly of Ukraine. While the news reports from Russian, Ukrainian, and Western sources have been generally confusing and conflicting, some interesting analysis has appeared in several media outlets."


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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 5, 2014 4:16 PM

In 1853-1856, there was a power struggle between Russia and an alliance of the Ottoman Empire including France, Britian and Sardinia. This power struggle created a bloody war with countries that would be forced to pick their side of the alliance. Russia  kept Crimea but did not succeed in winning the war between forces. The war revealed inadequacies of its  military and civilian infrastructure and ultimately led to the abolition of the serfs in 1861. Although Crimea served as an independent state it also created a free state to be grabbed up by Russia or any of the other alliances.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 11, 2014 2:17 PM

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Ukraine crisis talks expected in Paris

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The diplomatic focus aimed at resolving the crisis in Ukraine switched to Paris on Wednesday with Secretary of State John Kerry expected to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
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Ukraine crisis: Western leaders pile pressure on Russia

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Western powers increased pressure on Russia Wednesday to talk to the new government in Ukraine, a bid to de-escalate tensions over Russia's incursion in Crimea.
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The Rise Of Christianity

This slide show was created by Learner Middle & High School World History teacher Lisa Byard. Learner is an online middle & high school.
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Life on the streets of Tacloban

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Residents of Tacloban are attempting to settle back into the routines of normal life after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.
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Replica of Tut’s Tomb Will Reopen in Luxor - Archaeology Magazine

Replica of Tut’s Tomb Will Reopen in Luxor - Archaeology Magazine | Hamiter Current Events | Scoop.it

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Tourism slumps 80% since August: tourism minister - Daily News Egypt

Tourism slumps 80% since August: tourism minister - Daily News Egypt | Hamiter Current Events | Scoop.it
Hisham Zaazou says Egypt has lost a possible $1bn due to the crisis since July

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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, September 30, 2013 2:52 PM

Note how many countries have lifted their travel alerts.

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Tour Egypt :: The Nile River

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Tour Egypt presents information about the Nile river
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Christian and Asher's comment, April 10, 2014 11:39 AM
The Nile is the world's longest river, and provides necessary life giving water to Eastern Africa, therefore this article, based upon this fascinating river has everything to do withered and geography.
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Family: Egypt Extends Detention of 2 Canadians

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The families of two Canadians staging a hunger strike in an Egyptian prison said Sunday that Egyptian authorities have extended their detention for another 45 days. Tarek Loubani and John Greyson have been held without charges in Egypt since Aug.
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Egypt warning over Ethiopia Nile dam

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President Mohammed Morsi says "all options are open" to deal with any threat to Egypt's water supply posed by an Ethiopian dam on the Blue Nile.
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Leaders agree Ukraine peace roadmap

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A deal is reached on a ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, after all-night negotiations in Minsk.
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Geopolitics and the New World Order

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Geography increasingly fuels endless chaos and old-school conflicts in the 21st Century.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 20, 2014 1:22 PM

I know that many academic geographers weren't pleased with the environmental determinism in Robert Kaplan's book The Revenge of Geography and the attention that in received in mainstream media outlets like the New York Times (mainly for it's reduction of geography to physical geography and it's acceptance of maps as pure truth).   In this article in TIME by Robert Kaplan, he highlights how geographic context is vital to understanding global politics...that is something we all can agree on even if we don't like the particulars of his analysis. 

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, March 30, 2014 8:12 PM

Como Diz Milton Santos: "O retorno do território"! Que, aliás, nunca deixou de estar no centro dos acontecimentos ... 

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Sei que muitos geógrafos acadêmicos não ficaram satisfeitos com o determinismo ambiental no livro de Robert Kaplan A Vingança de Geografia e a atenção que em recebido em meios de comunicação tradicionais, como o New York Times (principalmente por sua redução de geografia para geografia física e é a aceitação de mapas verdade tão pura). Neste artigo em TEMPO por Robert Kaplan , ele destaca como contexto geográfico é vital para compreender a política global ... que é algo que todos podemos concordar, mesmo que nós não gostamos de os elementos de sua análise. 

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Europe gas level high as prices rise

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Gas and oil prices have risen amid fears the Ukraine crisis could have a damaging effect on one of Europe's main energy supply routes.  But analysts say high European gas stocks will limit the turbulence.


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Jessica Rieman's curator insight, March 5, 2014 4:24 PM

There is a distinct fact that Gas travels into the Ukraine from Russia and Belarus and leaves for Europe. Where as the gas fields are towards the east and they dont venture toward Belarus but more towards Russia and Hungry and Crimea.Gas and oil prices have risen so that it can be distrubuted and taken care of that way where as the transportation costs money. Fears about the Ukraine crisis could have a huge effect on one of Europe's main energy supply routes. But the command will even out the chaos.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 2, 2014 5:50 PM

Gas prices are rising all over the world. The demand for gas is incredibly high as well since most people are driving their own vehicles to work and such. Cutting transportation down to traveling together and on public systems would help immensely with the gas rising problems.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 17, 2014 10:21 PM

Russia provides about a quarter of Europe's gas, half of it through Ukraine. Gas and oil prices have risen amid fears the Ukraine crisis could have a damaging effect on one of Europe's main energy supply routes. But analysts say high European gas stocks will limit the turbulence. Gas futures climbed by up to 10% in early trading, while the benchmark price for oil rose by more than 2%. Traders are worried about the stability of supplies from Russia, which provides a quarter of Europe's natural gas, half of it through Ukraine. However, a relatively mild winter has reduced demand for heating fuel, with storage levels at the main gas hubs about 20% greater than last year. In Germany, Europe's biggest gas consumer and Russia's largest customer, stocks are at more than 60% of capacity, capable of satisfying 60 days of demand.

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Crisis in the Crimea: The Showdown Between Ukraine and Russia

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 7, 2014 9:32 AM

This StoryMap from ESRI is a nice way to explore the current events in Crimea and this set of maps from National Geographic shows the historical geography of the region.   This issue has many inter-regional connections as well.  Many residents of former Soviet Republics are nervous seeing Russia's aggressive political strategy;  Moscow's previously similar foreign policy that aligned with Beijing's interests are now diverging

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Top diplomats seek Ukraine solution

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The foreign ministers of Russia and key Western powers hold talks in Paris to try to resolve the crisis in Ukraine.
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When Kids In Third World Countries Read First World Problems, They Suddenly Don't Feel Like Problems | Elite Daily

When Kids In Third World Countries Read First World Problems, They Suddenly Don't Feel Like Problems | Elite Daily | Hamiter Current Events | Scoop.it
Ah, First World Problems. If you live in a western country, for one reason or another, you’re probably guilty of uttering one of these phrases.
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Global aid reaches Philippines

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International aid has begun to reach parts of the Philippines badly hit by Typhoon Haiyan.
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China to ease one-child policy, abolish labor camps, report says

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China announces it will relax its one-child policy and abolish labor camps, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports.

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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 5:09 PM

The one-child policy has caused more problems than it has solved. China now has a larger male population than its female population and competition for brides is rampant. The labor camps were not actually training people in the way they wanted to, it was just an excuse to lock up people for petty crime and get free labor out of them. Hopefully, China will continue analyzing their social policies and making changes to better the country

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 9:32 PM

The one-child labor law is one that should be extinct now. China needs to up their standards of living and allow people their freedom of choice. Who cares if the living situations are crammed to begin with? People need to have their right to choose how many children they do or don't have.

Louis Mazza's curator insight, March 26, 2015 2:32 PM

As of November 2013, this CNN article says that Beijing, China plans to get rid of their one-child policy and also abolish labor camps. Sterilization and forced abortions are going to be eased upon, after the urging from many nations over the last 3 decades. CNN asks people in the street how they felt about this ease up. Citizens eagerly report that they plan on having 2 children. China is also facing an again population, which is probably why the government is changing their radical policy practiced since the 70’s. Another main outcome of this new policy is the abolishment of the labor camps called “reeducation through Labor” which put people in jail for up to 4 years without a trial. 

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Egyptian Museum Exhibition 2013

Slideshow on the "Destruction and Restoration" exhibition.


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ARCE-NOLA's curator insight, October 2, 2013 9:27 AM
This extensive slideshow details the Egyptian Museum break-in, damage to artifacts, their restoration, and the exhibit that features them.
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Gaza: Crushed Between Israel And Egypt By Jonathan Cook

Nazareth: The furore over the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria has overshadowed disturbing events to the south, as Egypt’s generals wage a quiet war of attrition against the Hamas leadership in Gaza. Hamas has found itself increasingly isolated, politically and geographically, since the Egyptian army ousted the country’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, in early July. Hamas is paying the price for its close ties to Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. 


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Egypt Minister Says Relations With US Unsettled

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Egypt's relations with the United States are "unsettled" as the country struggles to redefine its national interests vis-à-vis other countries, the foreign minister said. The U.S.
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Egypt Facts and Pictures -- National Geographic Kids

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Read about Egypt and get information, facts, photos, videos, and more from National Geographic Kids.
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