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This Independence Day, India will remember her 1.3 million troops of WWI - Times of India

This Independence Day, India will remember her 1.3 million troops of WWI - Times of India | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
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This Independence Day, India will remember her 1.3 million troops of WWI
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In the killing fields of Gallipoli in 1915, Australia and New Zealand found their national identities.
Joy Kinley's insight:

Even though WWI was a global war, we in the West seem to think of it as a purely European War (or using the primarily European descent former colonies).  Millions of people from throughout Asia  and Africa fought in this war as well and their contributions should be honored and remembered.

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10 must see roman sites across the world - HeritageDaily

10 must see roman sites across the world - HeritageDaily | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
HeritageDaily 10 must see roman sites across the world HeritageDaily The Roman era is one of the most well known among today's civilization, it is an era of history that is taught at the majority of schools and was so widespread that you can visit...
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I don't know if I would list these as must see but they are interesting examples of Roman buildings.  Roman ruins are found throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

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Revamped London museum remembers WWI lives in technicolor - GMA News

Revamped London museum remembers WWI lives in technicolor - GMA News | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Revamped London museum remembers WWI lives in technicolor GMA News LONDON - The Imperial War Museum in London reopens its doors Saturday after a £40-million ($70-million, €50-million) refit, with a new permanent exhibition to the experiences of...
Joy Kinley's insight:

Is it worth the time and effort that the museum invested in coloring these images to make them more relevant to a modern audience?  Having the pictures in color makes them more real for many people because it is how most of us view the world.

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World War I Veterans' Benefits Continue To Be Paid 100 Years After Fighting ... - International Business Times

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World War I Veterans' Benefits Continue To Be Paid 100 Years After Fighting ...
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Benefits are paid to spouses and children even after the death of the soldiers that served.  So the costs of wars can lasts many decades after the war ends.

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Lest we forget: Haunting images of diggers going off to the First World War ... - Daily Mail

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Lest we forget: Haunting images of diggers going off to the First World War ...
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Most of these soldiers look far younger than the ages listed.  It makes me wonder if they didn't give their real ages when they enlisted.

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Japan's gambit in WWI set stage for a dark future - The Japan Times

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Japan's gambit in WWI set stage for a dark future
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One hundred years ago, on June 28, 1914, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo.
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Alliances pulled Japan into fighting on Great Britain's side during WWI.  They didn't send troops into Europe but rather mainly fought or took over German territories in the Pacific.  However watching all the invasions and the power grabs Japan uses this and invades a weak China taking over mineral rich areas.

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France to redraw nation's map to save money

France to redraw nation's map to save money | World History - SHS | Scoop.it

"France's administrative regions — Normandy, Alsace, Burgundy, etc. — have long been part of the identity of citizens of this diverse country. Now, merging some of them is seen as a logical way to save money on bureaucracy, and the French support it — as long as it's someone else's turf."


Via Seth Dixon
Joy Kinley's insight:

It is amazing that people are all for redrawing and redistricting until it impacts them.  This is a touchy subject in the United States with some small towns and communities merging even though they only have decades of identity not centuries.  If these merges happen in France I see that there will be many strikes and protests and when it is over everyone still would maintain what they would call their "real identity" not what France gave them.  

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 13, 6:46 PM

This is an interesting concept that shows the divergence between national and regional identities.  68% of French citizens recognize that consolidating regional administration will be economically more efficient at the national level; however 77% don't want to see the elimination of their own local region.   The formation of place-based identities operate an multiple scales.  How would you feel if your state was absorbed by a neighboring state?  How come? 


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Jordan Schemmel's curator insight, May 21, 10:04 AM

How countries identify smaller administrative regions is crucial to understanding both how they are governed, and how these regions impact cultural differences.

Kampe Kyle's curator insight, May 28, 7:18 PM

In AP Human Geo., this article relates to the theme of redistricting and political reapportionment because it involves the redrawing of geographic boundaries within a country in order to facilitate a certain political and economic outcome.

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Slavery in Mauritania: Above the law - Asharq Alawsat English

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Asharq Alawsat English Slavery in Mauritania: Above the law Asharq Alawsat English “I will free the slaves and bring them with me to the presidential palace.” With his unique speeches and radical rhetoric, Abeid has brought the attention of human...
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Slavery is a topic that many people want to believe occurred in the past and it was not as horrific as it was.  The question is is this candidate actually meaning what he says or using the issue of freeing the slaves as a political move.

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100th anniversary of shooting that triggered WWI - SBS

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100th anniversary of shooting that triggered WWI
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100th anniversary of shooting that triggered WWI. Sarajevo Town Hall. (Source: Kerry Skyring). Previous Next Show Grid. Previous Next Hide Grid.
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WWI reshaped the world.  Empires collapse and new countries are formed more people have economic mobility but at a tremendous cost of life.  

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100 years on, WWI explosives still a danger - The Local.fr

100 years on, WWI explosives still a danger - The Local.fr | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
100 years on, WWI explosives still a danger The Local.fr At the foot of the Vosges mountain range in north-eastern France, a key battleground during World War I, a mine-clearance team is cautiously inspecting a cylinder of rusted metal nestled in a...
Joy Kinley's insight:

From WWI and WWII there are tons of unexploded mines that are collected every year.  Certain regions had more fighting so there would be a greater concentration of munitions there.  But as people move into new areas and storms move things new things can be discovered.  The quote that they have enough work for seven centuries is telling on the potential damage that might occur.

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Powerful Photos Dig Into Turkey's Taboo History of the Armenian Genocide - Wired

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Powerful Photos Dig Into Turkey's Taboo History of the Armenian Genocide
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Some 1.5 million Armenians were killed as the Ottoman Empire crumbled and what is now Turkey took shape.
Joy Kinley's insight:

The Armenian Genocide is often only a footnote in history books.  What is as horrific as the removal of the Armenians from Turkey is the fact that almost no nation stepped up to take refugees or stop the genocide.

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On The Trail Of Durian, Southeast Asia's 'Crème Brûlée On A Tree'

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A young couple got hooked on durians after one life-changing bite in 2009. And after two years of tracking the stinky sweet fruit through Southeast Asia, they've become experts on durian tourism.
Joy Kinley's insight:

Having both seen and smelt durian fruit I couldn't bring myself to try and eat it.  I understand that it is supposed to be an absolutely wonderful taste but the smell is hard to overcome.

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Dazzling Renaissance discoveries displayed - Phys.Org

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Dazzling Renaissance discoveries displayed Phys.Org Eight examples from a remarkable 'visual encyclopaedia' of Renaissance prints, lying undiscovered in the archives of The University of Manchester's John Rylands Library for 108 years, have gone on...
Joy Kinley's insight:

Living in the digital age we can access details on almost any subject instantly.  However, a few hundred years ago any picture or diagram would have been hand drawn and taken hours to create.  Finding these drawings (which given the size of many storerooms, it is easy to see how things are forgotten) is a great picture into the past.

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Russians Will Suffer in Putin's New Cold War - The Moscow Times

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Russians Will Suffer in Putin's New Cold War
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The shot from the BUK was the last nail in the coffin of the reassuring theory that a repeat of the Cold War was impossible. As it turns out, it is possible.
Joy Kinley's insight:

Do you agree that this is the start of a "New Cold War"?  Russia has been removing many Western groups and cutting links over the last few years.  Backing or supporting the separatist groups in the Ukraine even furthered this idea.  It is widely held that they have been sending or supplying these groups with weapons.  Even if they did not condone or order the shooting down of flight MH17 it will dramatically increase tensions between Russia and the rest of the world.

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OTHER VOICES: A WWI story you probably don't know - Tire Business

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OTHER VOICES: A WWI story you probably don't know
Tire Business
Stories such as Henry Wickham smuggling 70,000 Hevea brasilensis rubber seeds out of Brazil—at the risk of his life if he'd been caught—and onto Kew Gardens in England.
Joy Kinley's insight:

WWI is full of strange stories.  How strange is it that enemies would trade goods that could benefit their opposition?  

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A brief history of Bath's Roman baths - DigiNews

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A brief history of Bath's Roman baths
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BATH, England, July 17, 2014 — The Roman Baths for which this southwestern England city is named, are some of the most remarkable Roman ruins outside of Rome itself.
Joy Kinley's insight:

The town of Bath in England was named for the Roman Baths that were constructed here.  This was a resort town of sorts.  In the 18th and 19th Centuries it again became a fashionable place for people to vacation and take "cures" or mineral baths.  

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Russia 'to reopen Cold War Cuban listening post used to spy on America' - Daily Mail

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Russia 'to reopen Cold War Cuban listening post used to spy on America'
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Russia has agreed to reopen a major Cold War listening post on Cuba that was used to spy on America, it was reported today.
Joy Kinley's insight:

Even though some of the tensions between the United States and Cuba have lessened their is an increased tension between the United States and Russia.   The lessening of Cuba's debt by Russia will impact how much Russia will be involved in Cuba.

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Russia cuts off gas to Ukraine as Kiev orders border secured - Reuters

Russia cuts off gas to Ukraine as Kiev orders border secured - Reuters | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Fox News Russia cuts off gas to Ukraine as Kiev orders border secured Reuters KIEV/GORKI Russia (Reuters) - Russia cut off gas to Ukraine on Monday in a dispute over unpaid bills that could disrupt supplies to the rest of Europe and set back hopes...
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This will not only further disrupt things in Ukraine but it can also prove to problematic for the rest of Europe.

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China executes 13 people on charges related to terrorism - Los Angeles Times

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Boston Globe China executes 13 people on charges related to terrorism Los Angeles Times This screen grab taken from state broadcaster China Central Television on June 16 shows prisoners in orange being escorted into the Intermediate People's Court...
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China does have a problem with groups seeking their own autonomy. If these men were terrorist does having a trial such as this and then their execution create martyrs for their cause?  

 

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Portraits of people living on a dollar a day

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"More than a billion people around the world subsist on a dollar a day, or less. The reasons differ but the day-to-day hardship of their lives are very similar. A book by Thomas A Nazario, founder of the International Organisation, documents the circumstances of those living in extreme poverty across the globe, accompanied by photographs from Pulitzer prizewinner Renée C Byer. Living On A Dollar a Day is published by Quantuck Lane."


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Joy Kinley's insight:

Poverty is nothing new but in the last hundred years the gulf between those that have money and those that don't has become almost insurmountable.  The lack of support systems that many in the West take for granted is absent in many developing countries.  

 

Access to education and health care are vital if these situations are to ever improve. 

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, June 13, 6:22 AM

About 1/7 of the world population lives on $1 a day (or LESS)

Ms. Harrington's curator insight, June 17, 5:33 AM

Extreme poverty is defined by the World Bank living on under $1.25 per day.  The geography of of extreme poverty highly uneven--two thirds of the extremely poor live in just 5 countries (India, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh and DR Congo)   - Seth Dixon

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Great War Centenary: How war fueled Winston Churchill in 1939 - Express.co.uk

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Express.co.uk Great War Centenary: How war fueled Winston Churchill in 1939 Express.co.uk MENTION Winston Churchill and images of the Second World War flood into the mind; of Kent skies soaring with Spitfires, the Blitz hailing down on British...
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Winston Churchill is so frequently mentioned during WWII it is easy to forget that he also participated in WWI.  The decisions that he made and their outcomes helped to shape his policies during WWII.

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The Thai Protest That's Straight From 'The Hunger Games'

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The silent, three-finger salute from the smash movie and book series has been catching fire among demonstrators in a country where the military has banned most every form of protest.
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This type of protest uses popular fiction as well as social media for people to show their displeasure at yet another coup in Thailand.  Because this protest strikes fast and dissipates rapidly it is harder for police to arrest protestors.  However social media makes these protests permanent.

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Five French soldiers' bodies from WWI found in wood near Luneville 100 years ... - Daily Mail

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Five French soldiers' bodies from WWI found in wood near Luneville 100 years ...
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With the 100 year anniversary of the start of WWI this year more scholars will be researching different areas looking for more remains and relics.  

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Europe’s Landscape Is Still Scarred by World War I

Europe’s Landscape Is Still Scarred by World War I | World History - SHS | Scoop.it
Photographs of the abandoned battlefields reveal the trenches’ scars still run deep

Via Seth Dixon
Joy Kinley's insight:

Human interaction with the land transforms it.  It is hard to imagine that the actions of a century ago can so easily be seen today.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, May 28, 4:52 PM
Humans change landscapes
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"Lest we ever forget"... 

Catherine Smyth's curator insight, June 2, 4:47 PM

A geographical perspective of World War 1.

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Cold war bunker bought by BBC chief scientist - Scotsman

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Cold war bunker bought by BBC chief scientist
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A MULTI-million pound Cold War bunker built as a bolt-hole for Scottish ministers in the event of a nuclear strike has been bought by one of the UK's most influential technology experts.
Joy Kinley's insight:

Well it is an interesting change for a Cold War bunker - going from protecting government officials in the event of nuclear war to protecting internet data.

I did like that they were going to allow tours of the facility for now, this will probably end after they convert it to digital protection.

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