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Pro-Russian Protestors Seize Buildings After Ukrainian Officer Killed by ... - TIME

Pro-Russian Protestors Seize Buildings After Ukrainian Officer Killed by ... - TIME | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Pro-Russian Protestors Seize Buildings After Ukrainian Officer Killed by ...
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Historically empires involved shifting populations throughout a region, the Ottoman and Russian empires moved large numbers of people throughout this region and their are large numbers of ethnic Russians throughout Eastern Europe.  The political unrest of the Ukraine has allowed for these ethnic minorities to try and assert their ties to a historical homeland. 

Some though are wondering if these unrests are being orchestrated in reforming a larger Russian nation.

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Revealed - the secret heroics of a woman on the battlefield during WWI - Express.co.uk

Revealed - the secret heroics of a woman on the battlefield during WWI - Express.co.uk | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
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Revealed - the secret heroics of a woman on the battlefield during WWI
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The quiet heroics of a woman doctor on a WWI battlefield.
Joy Kinley's insight:

Medical care during WWI was limited at best.  What does it say about a country for not allowing a trained doctor to work for them because of their gender?  She could work on French troops and prisnoners of war until things were really bad for the British?

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Dormant WWII bomb explodes, kills 7 - UPI.com

Dormant WWII bomb explodes, kills 7 - UPI.com | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
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April 2 (UPI) -- A bomb from World War II exploded in Thailand Wednesday resulting in 7 deaths and 19 injuries.
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Every year people die from unexploded bombs from previous wars.  This is one of the highest deaths in recent years.

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Landslide Risk in North Carolina

Landslide Risk in North Carolina | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
With the recent landslide tragedy in Washington state I think it’s a good time to remind people of the risks here in North Carolina. The risk here is much higher than many people might think. The h...

Via Kathy Bosiak
Joy Kinley's insight:

Western North Carolina does have landslides after large storms.  Many people tend to forget that the area also has earthquakes, they are not as frequent or as large as what other parts of the country has.

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Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance . Renaissance . Index | PBS

Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance . Renaissance . Index | PBS | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Joy Kinley's insight:

The Renaissance is frequently taught as this tremendous rebirth of art and learning because nothing had happened in the Middle Ages.  The reality is different - there was learning that occurred during the Middle Ages but because of population shifts and an increase in incomes there were more people with time and money to devote to learning and the arts.  If people are not focused on their survival they have the ability to create many new things.

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Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance . Medici . Quiz: Who are you? | PBS

Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance . Medici . Quiz: Who are you? | PBS | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
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So which Renaissance personality are you most like?

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S. Korea hands over remains of 437 Chinese Korean War soldiers - People's Daily Online

S. Korea hands over remains of 437 Chinese Korean War soldiers - People's Daily Online | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
S. Korea hands over remains of 437 Chinese Korean War soldiers People's Daily Online Soldiers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army receive coffins containing remains of soldiers of the Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) dead in the 1950-53 Korean...
Joy Kinley's insight:

Korea is often labeled the forgotten war, between the bigger WWII and the more controversial Vietnam War.  Like many wars many nationalities participated in the fighting with China supporting North Korea.

 

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1 in 4 Indians believe India was fighting UK in WWI - Times of India

1 in 4 Indians believe India was fighting UK in WWI - Times of India | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
1 in 4 Indians believe India was fighting UK in WWI
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This perhaps, the report says, explains the way in which the First World War gives rise to negative perceptions of the UK for some in India.
Joy Kinley's insight:

Many of the colonized areas fought for their colonial power during WWI.  At the treaty of Versailles representatives from these colonies tried to gain their independence from their colonizer however their requests were ignored. 

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Muslim Brotherhood -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

Muslim Brotherhood, religio-political organization founded in 1928 at Ismailia, Egypt, by Ḥasan al-Bannāʾ. It advocated a return to the Qurʾān and the Hadith as guidelines for a healthy modern Islamic society. The Brotherhood spread rapidly throughout Egypt, Sudan, Syria, Palestine,...
Joy Kinley's insight:

The Muslim Brotherhood is a name that has been in the news a lot the past two years and many Americans don't really understand who or what they are.

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Egypt unveils two massive restored pharaoh statues

Egypt unveils two massive restored pharaoh statues | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Archeologists in the historic city of Luxor, Egypt have unveiled two massive ancient statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III to the public.
Joy Kinley's insight:

This isa huge contrast from the oher news in Egypt about the current trails with the dealth penalty convictions - Which is a better picture of Egypt the glorious past or the conflicted present?

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Transnistria: Europe's other Crimea

Transnistria: Europe's other Crimea | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Pro-Russian region carved out of Moldova could be an example of where parts of Ukraine are headed as tensions mount.
Joy Kinley's insight:

This is a tiny region that broke away from Moldova.  They want to join Russia primarly for the economic opportunities. Should regions be allowed to break away and then join another country?

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Crisis in CAR: forgotten - now ignored?

Crisis in CAR: forgotten - now ignored? | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Humanitarian groups raise concerns over escalating violence a year after a coup in Central African Republic.
Joy Kinley's insight:

Why is this crisis larely ignored by mainstream U.S. media? Is it because this is a poor country, that they do not economically benefit from it, or is it that they are from Africa?

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Egypt adjourns second mass Brotherhood trial

Egypt adjourns second mass Brotherhood trial | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Trial of nearly 700 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters, on charges including murder, is adjourned until April 28.
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Would it even be possible to have a fair trial for that many people at once?

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Search for Inca 'lost city' in Amazon may endanger indigenous people

Search for Inca 'lost city' in Amazon may endanger indigenous people | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
A six-week expedition starting in July will try to find Paititi in the Megantoni National Sanctuary in south-east PeruA French writer and adventurer plans to explore one of the most remote parts of the Peruvian Amazon in search of a "lost" or...
Joy Kinley's insight:

So the romance of finding a hidden city versus the needs of the indigenous people of the region.  Many of the indigenous people of the region have limited contact with outsiders and is it worth a new historic ruin?

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9-month-old charged with terrorism in Pakistan - Hawaii News Now

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9-month-old charged with terrorism in Pakistan
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9-month-old charged with terrorism in Pakistan. Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 3:32 PM EDT. Updated: Thursday, April 3, 2014 7:54 PM EDT.
Joy Kinley's insight:

I am not sure what to say about this.  If true it seems to be an abuse of power.

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A Ming Dynasty ‘Super’ Bowl Creates a Stir

A Ming Dynasty ‘Super’ Bowl Creates a Stir | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
A coveted “chicken cup” ceramic is estimated to fetch as much as $38.5 million at auction in Hong Kong.
Joy Kinley's insight:

Wow -- This is bowl fits in your hand but it was created in a time known for their workmanship which drives the value.

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10 All-American Foods That Foreigners Can't Stand

10 All-American Foods That Foreigners Can't Stand | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Red velvet cake does not sit well with many foreigners. They dislike it because it is packed with chemicals and food coloring. Many think that is tastes bland and that the only flavor coming through is the artificial coloring taste. They would much prefer a true chocolate or vanilla cake.

Via Seth Dixon
Joy Kinley's insight:

Culture determines what food that you eat.  American foods are a blend of different cultures as well as convenience products.  The convenience foods are full of different chemicals and perservatives that alter the flavor of foods. 

Even for foods that we think would taste the same like chocolate there is a large difference in taste.  I agree that some of the things like grits or biscuits and gravy would seem odd if you hadn't grown up with them.  Red Velvet Cake (the only part I like about it is the Cream Cheese Icing) has a chemcial taste as does the cheese products, such as cheese in a can.

However just as foreigners don't like some American foods some foreign foods taste equally strange to Americans, even things that seem that they would taste the same such as soft drinks in other countries. 

However Peanut Butter and Jelly is wonderful (it is difficult to find peanut butter in many countries) but I agree that European chocolate is much tastier.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 2, 6:50 PM

I hate to break this to you Americans (and yes I am one), but not everyone likes your food.  This list highlights the fact that what we enjoy is socially crafted within our own cultural groups with distinct sensibilities.  The short list:

  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Grocery Bread
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Grits
  • Chocolate
  • Bacon and Eggs
  • Spray Cheese
  • Casseroles
  • Cereal
Mr. David Burton's comment, April 5, 4:55 PM
But I oh so love everything on this list ... pfff :-)
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Crossrail digs up Black Death victims

Crossrail digs up Black Death victims | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Joy Kinley's insight:

This find gives us more of a glimpse of life during this time period.  We can tell from the skeletons what types of work that the people did and have an idea about the diseases that they had.

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Psychic Spies of the Cold War - The Epoch Times

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Psychic Spies of the Cold War The Epoch Times A car rides between US tanks, in October 1961, across the famous border of the American sector in Berlin, at Checkpoint Charlie crossing point, the only one in the Berlin Wall between East (Soviet...
Joy Kinley's insight:

Often truth is stranger than fiction and the use of psychic spies is one of them.  Millions of dollars was devoted to this pseudo-science and many countries similar programs.

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mikaela ergas lenett's curator insight, April 10, 1:35 PM

This article talks about the use of "psychic Spies" by both of the major powers in the Cold War. This article illustrates the tension between the United States and the USSR and how they constantly used their resources and alliances to  fight against each other. 

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Turkey Muzzles YouTube, Media Ahead of Elections - Wall Street Journal

Turkey Muzzles YouTube, Media Ahead of Elections - Wall Street Journal | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
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Turkey Muzzles YouTube, Media Ahead of Elections
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... in Washington and Brussels.
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The other week Twitter was blocked and now YouTube is blocked before the elections in Turkey.  Do you think limiting these forms of expression will keep the current administration in power? 

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Roman Emperor Dressed As Egyptian Pharaoh in Newfound Carving - LiveScience.com

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Roman Emperor Dressed As Egyptian Pharaoh in Newfound Carving LiveScience.com An ancient stone carving on the walls of an Egyptian temple depicts the Roman emperor Claudius dressed as an Egyptian pharaoh, wearing an elaborate crown, a team of...
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Normally Cleopatra is taught as being the last pharaoh of Egpyt but Roman emperors were also ruled as pharaohs

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Kenyan comedy finds laughs in charities 'saving Africa'

Kenyan comedy finds laughs in charities 'saving Africa' | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
"The Samaritans" is a new Kenyan comedy that takes a mocking look at the world of inept African aid organizations.
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Will satire and comedy bring more light to relevant social issues in Africa?

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Bat-eating ban to curb Ebola virus

Bat-eating ban to curb Ebola virus | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
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Ok - It seems like an easy enough step to do but I think for many Americans the thought of eating a bat is disgusting.

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Kenyan parliament passes polygamy law

Kenyan parliament passes polygamy law | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Female politicians storm out after parliament passes law that allows men to to marry as many women as they want.
Joy Kinley's insight:

Polygamy is allowed in many countries but historically and normally the first wife does have an important role.  Law makers removed the clause that would allow the first wife to forbid her husband from taking a second or third or more wife.

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Brazil drought brews trouble for coffee farms

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Global coffee prices set to rise as world's biggest producer faces worst drought in living memory.
Joy Kinley's insight:

Should we be worried that our coffee prices are going up?  Many coffee houses in the United States have very expensive coffee but I am more concerned about the price per pound per coffee.  If it gets expensive enough will people turn to coffee substitues again like chickory?

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