Toys R Us Commercial (1982)

Toys R Us was a large toy store chain can trace its origins back to  1948. It had stores internationally with stores in Australia, the United Kingdom, Austria, France, and Switzerland. Yet, this retail chain was distinctly an American company. It was a large part of American childhoods through the generations. Toy R Us filed […]

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Lagos, Nigeria in the 1960s

This is footage of Lagos, Nigeria in the 1960s. Lagos is one of Africa’s most populated cities and a major financial center of the continent. During this period , it could not be imagined that the newly independent state would become an economic power house. Nigeria when it gained independence in 1960 faced multiple challenges. […]

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East Germans Protesting (1989)

By the end of the 1980s, the Soviet Union could no longer maintain its sphere of influence in Eastern Europe and East Germany. The East German population was growing more restless with lack of reforms  in Erich Honecker’s East Germany.  The collapse of the East German state began with a decline in the standard of […]

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