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Civil War Drawing

An Alternate History: What if the Confederates Won the Civil War?

We’ve seen enough movies and documentaries and read enough literary pieces and biographies to know about the state of the United States before the Civil War. Back when slavery was legal, Africans and African Americans were mistreated, abused, and subjected to torture, physical punishment, and even sexual abuse that, today, would be considered a crime. …

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The United Countries of America

The United Countries of America: The 11 Different “Cultures” of Our Country

In his book, “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America”, author and journalist Colin Woodard analyzes the different “cultures” that make up the United States of America. What he found was that E Pluribus Unum is more accurate than we originally thought. What Woodard found was that the America …

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Why Democracies Fail

Democracy Falls: Why Democracies Fail

Over the past decade, countries all around the world somehow shifted from constitutional democracies into de facto authoritarian regimes, with strongmen rule becoming a common occurrence across Asia, Europe, and even here at home. What’s going on? An Insecure Elite Historically, the economically disadvantaged have always outnumbered the rich. In the medieval times, the rich …

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Hong Kong’s Role in the History of Asian Piracy

Pirates of the South China Sea: Hong Kong’s Role in the History of Asian Piracy

Known as the modern Pearl of the Orient (unseating Shanghai and Manila) and the City of Life, Hong Kong is a sterling example of 21st century Asia: highly urbanized, has a transportation system that rivals that of Tokyo, and is culturally and financially diverse, with a high quality of living for most citizens. Beneath the …

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