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End the Campaign to Spread Democracy

End the Campaign to Spread Democracy | History at BM | Scoop.it
Post-Cold War societies haven’t been clamoring for democracy. Instead, people aspire to what Woodrow Wilson advocated during and after World War I: self-determination.
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Graphic: Out of Africa – Did the Colonial Powers ever Really Leave? | Graphics | News | National Post

Graphic: Out of Africa – Did the Colonial Powers ever Really Leave? | Graphics | News | National Post | History at BM | Scoop.it
Africa may have achieved independence, but the old colonial ties are still important as France’s decision to send troops to Mali to fight Islamist extremists shows.
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Africa: States of independence - the scramble for Africa

Seventeen African nations gained their independence in 1960, but the dreams of the independence era were short-lived. Africa states of independence tells the...
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Africa Map Collection

Africa Map Collection | History at BM | Scoop.it

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Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 4:06 PM

Maps come in all shapes and sizes. This one shows the divisions in Africa and how its been shaped and defined since colonization.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 16, 11:58 PM

This is a fun collection of maps because you can see how the European view of Africa has changed over time. These maps contain nonexistent land marks such as the Mountains of Kong, these are here because cartographers made their maps based off incorrect information and then passed this information on to others who repeated their mistakes. African was known as the dark continent not only because of European racism but because of the lack of knowledge on behalf of the Europeans. 

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, December 18, 11:19 AM

While most people perceive Africa as a country rather than a continent, European cartographers were even more oblivious to the make up of the continent. How is it possible that a mountain can directly across the continent. This also raises the question, how was conquering the continent possible if this mountain sat at the frontier of the continent? Wouldn't the natives know where to escape when European settlers came to conquer their land?

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How fake images change our memory and behaviour

How fake images change our memory and behaviour | History at BM | Scoop.it
Doctored images can affect what we eat, how we vote and even our childhood recollections. The question is why there’s nothing we can do to stop it.
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A Crazy But Rational Solution To Our Electoral College Problem : NPR

A Crazy But Rational Solution To Our Electoral College Problem : NPR | History at BM | Scoop.it
On three different occasions, the candidate with the most votes didn't become president of the United States. We call this "The Electoral College Problem." Here a solution. Simple. Mathematical. Rational.
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Remembering the horrors of Stalingrad

Remembering the horrors of Stalingrad | History at BM | Scoop.it
Nearly 70 years after the end of the Battle of Stalingrad, the BBC's Daniel Sandford speaks to Russian survivors in what is now Volgograd.
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The story of life in a prison city

The story of life in a prison city | History at BM | Scoop.it
How a small group of prisoners in the Warsaw Ghetto collected an archive detailing their lives for posterity.
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The dark charisma of Hitler

The dark charisma of Hitler | History at BM | Scoop.it
Adolf Hitler's charisma is well-known but what can it tell us about the appeal of modern autocrats, asks Laurence Rees.
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‘Hannah Arendt’ Directed by Margarethe von Trotta

‘Hannah Arendt’ Directed by Margarethe von Trotta | History at BM | Scoop.it
A new film recalls how, 50 years ago, Hannah Arendt’s “Eichmann in Jerusalem” set off furious debates and coined the phrase “the banality of evil.”
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Lecture 10: The Age of Totalitarianism: Stalin and Hitler

Lecture 10: The Age of Totalitarianism: Stalin and Hitler | History at BM | Scoop.it
The Age of Anxiety, the age of the lost generation, was also an age in which modern Fascism and Totalitarianism made their appearance on the historical stage.
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1913: When Hitler, Trotsky, Tito, Freud and Stalin all lived in the same place

1913: When Hitler, Trotsky, Tito, Freud and Stalin all lived in the same place | History at BM | Scoop.it
A century ago, a single square mile in the capital of the then Austro-Hungarian Empire was home to some of the most remarkable men of the 20th Century.
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Home towns struggle with legacy of Stalin and Hitler

Home towns struggle with legacy of Stalin and Hitler | History at BM | Scoop.it
Bethany Bell reports from Gori and Braunau on how the birth towns of dictators Stalin and Hitler, deal with their legacy.
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'Local hero' Stalin divides Georgia

'Local hero' Stalin divides Georgia | History at BM | Scoop.it
Sixty years after his death the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin is both honoured and reviled in his native Georgia, Bethany Bell reports.
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The Germans who tried to topple Hitler

The Germans who tried to topple Hitler | History at BM | Scoop.it
Ninety-nine-year-old Lilo Furst-Ramdohr remembers her role in the White Rose - an anti-Hitler resistance group inside Germany.
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Protesters in Dresden Block Neo-Nazi March on Anniversary of Deadly Allied Firebombing

Protesters in Dresden Block Neo-Nazi March on Anniversary of Deadly Allied Firebombing | History at BM | Scoop.it
Thousands of anti-fascist protesters blocked a neo-Nazi march in the German city on the 68th anniversary of the British and American air campaign that killed 25,000 people in 37 hours.
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Greece’s neo-fascists are on the rise... and now they’re going into schools: How Golden Dawn is nurturing the next generation

Greece’s neo-fascists are on the rise... and now they’re going into schools: How Golden Dawn is nurturing the next generation | History at BM | Scoop.it
On a recent Thursday night, seven teenage boys in the central Greek city of Larissa decided to have what they described as “fun”. Armed with rocks and wooden batons, the group of 15-year-olds attacked the shop of a Pakistani resident.
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Italy's mixed feelings about Fascism

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Silvio Berlusconi's remark that Mussolini did some "good things" for Italy is a sign of Italy's mixed feelings about its Fascist past, the BBC's David Willey writes.
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Benito Mussolini - Biography

Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (29 July 1883 -- 28 April 1945) was an Italian politician who led the National Fascist Party, ruling the country from 1922 t...
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