The European Union Explained*
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The European Union Explained*

Where, is the European Union? Obviously here somewhere, but much like the the European continent itself, which has an unclear boundary, the European Union also has some fuzzy edges to it. To start, the official members of the European Union are, in decreasing order of population: * Germany * France * The United Kingdom * […]

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The royal weddings that shaped European history
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The royal weddings that shaped European history

The last British royal wedding — between Prince William and Kate Middleton, brought together 1,900 guests, many of whom were pretty high profile people. Footballer David Beckham was there with his wife and fashion designer Victoria Beckham. Elton John was there too. But this photo might be the most impressive of all, because This is […]

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The Suicide of Europe
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The Suicide of Europe

The civilization born of Judeo-Christian values, ancient Greek philosophy and the discoveries of the Enlightenment is staring at the abyss, brought there by its own hand. To put it starkly: Europe is committing suicide. How did this happen? It’s a complicated story, but there are two major causes. The first is the mass movement of […]

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The True Cost of the Royal Family Explained
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The True Cost of the Royal Family Explained

Look. At. That. What a waste. That queen, living it off the government in her castles with her corgis. (and gin) Just how much does this cost to maintain? The answer: 40 million pounds. That’s about 65 pence per person per year of tax money going to the royal family. Sure, It’s still twenty-three pence […]

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Spring of Nations (1848) | World Revolutions #3
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Spring of Nations (1848) | World Revolutions #3

Cypher here. Before we get started, I want to point out that this is the third episode in a hot potato history series I’ve been doing with Step Back History. We’re covering the world revolutions. Last time, Tristan covered the Bourgeois Revolution, which you can click here for that. But now, let’s jump half a […]

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