Yoweri Museveni and National Resistance Army Speak About The Political Conditions in Uganda (1986)

Yoweri Museveni and the National Resistance Movement took power in 1986. Museveni had been resisting the Ugandan government as far back as the Idi Amin regime. Both Milton Obote and Idi Amin’s governments caused grievances , that resulted in armed conflict. The Ugandan Bush War began in 1981 when Obote wanted to eliminate the National […]

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Werewolf Attack Woodcut By Lucas Cranach The Elder (1512)

Lucas Cranach the Elder was a German printmaker and painter of the Renaissance era. Cranach also produced woodcuts and engravings on multiple subjects. While he was known for his portraits of princes, emperors, dukes, and duchesses other subjects Cranach’s work explored. Horror stories and folklore are as old as civilization itself. Cranach’s woodcut depicts a […]

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Kanem-Bornu Warriors Illustration From Travels and Discoveries (1857)

The illustration depicts warriors of Kanem-Bornu. It shows a chief on horse back and it appears he inspecting the troops. The force is armed with shields and long spears. The Kanem-Bornu empire at its height contained territory from Chad, Nigeria, Libya, Niger, and Cameroon. Having dedicated warriors made this expansion possible. The illustration comes from […]

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Simone de Beauvoir Interview (1959)

Simone de Beauvoir was one of the most prominent existentialist philosophers of the 20th century. This interview from 1959 she explains existentialism and other political topics. The existentialist philosophy by simple definition is an individual defined by action, freedom, and choice. The meaning of existence from the existentialist view is defined by a person, not […]

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Mohammad Najibullah Speaks To Afghan Representatives (1989)

President Mohammad Najibullah gives a speech to Afghan representatives in a video from 1989. These were the leaders of Kabul province. Under Najibullah’s presidency the Soviet Union began it withdraw from the country. The Soviet Union provided aid to Najibullah’s government, while the US and Pakistan continued to arm mujahidden forces between 1989 and 1992. […]

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