The 21st century will not be one of calm. History continues with an erratic path. The year 2016 will be significant, because of the change in global political culture. Nativist populism has spread in the United States and the European continent in reaction to globalization, immigration, and supranational organizations. There is an unsettling specter of […]Read more "The Most Significant Events of 2016"
The Simpsons originally appeared in animated shorts on the Tracy Ullman Show in 1987. The characters of Homer, Bart, Marge, and Lisa Simpson were created by Matt Groening. These characters became so popular that it was decided to turn the shorts into its own program in 1989. The show made its debut as a Christmas […]Read more "The Simpsons Series Premiere (1989)"
Muammar Qaddafi was a pan-Arabist and pan-Africanist revolutionary who took power in a bloodless coup in 1969. His ideology was influenced by the thought of Gamal Abdel Nasser. The photograph shows Qaddafi and Nasser meeting for the first time after the Ai-fatitha Revolution. Qaddafi wanted unity among all Arabs, like Nasser. At first when news […]Read more "Nasser Meets Qaddafi"
Hiroshi Oshima served as ambassador to Nazi Germany for the Japanese Empire. This picture shows Oshima meeting Hitler at his headquarters in East Prussia. The Japanese Empire would attack the United States and Nazi Germany as well as Italy declared war. This move seemed strange on the part of Nazi Germany. It had no obligation […]Read more "Hiroshi Oshima Meets Hitler"
This is American anti-Japanese propaganda. The Empire of Japan and the United States of America were engaged in conflict in the Pacific during World War II. During the war effort both the Allies and Axis powers produced propaganda materials to get their citizens to support the war effort. The United States justified their actions as […]Read more "Anti-Japanese Propaganda Poster"
Madagascar is one of the world’s largest islands and a republic off the coast of Mozambique . This African island is a place of mystery to some observers, but examining its history reveals a tale of transformation, societal change, and migration. The island used to be part of the African mainland, but separated during the […]Read more "Madagascar the Mysterious Island"