This photograph shows a young Aung San Suu Kyi giving a speech at a political rally during the 1990 Burmese elections. The National League of Democracy was the victor in the elections, but the military nullified the result.She was not running for office, but trying to get the party to win as many seats in […]Read more "Aung San Suu Kyi Addresses a Political Rally (1990)"
This photograph was taken in 1965 when President Julius Nyerere paid a state visit to the People’s Republic of China. The two nations shared cordial diplomatic relations, even though both nations had different ideological stances on socialism. Mao’s aid to Tanzania was generous. There was a reason that such a relationship could work. The newly […]Read more "Julius Nyerere Meets Mao Zedong"
The United States embarked on a policy of arming the Mujahideen. The Soviet Union became militarily involved in Afghanistan to support a weakened communist government. Ronald Reagan here is shown with what he called “freedom fighters.” America’s involvement in Afghanistan was the largest covert operation in the CIA’s entire history. Ronald Reagan was a staunch […]Read more "Ronald Reagan Meets With Mujahideen Fighters"
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"
Diplomatic relations between Cuba and Indonesia were established in 1960. The photograph shows Castro meeting the first president of Indonesia Sukarno. Indonesia at the time had one of the largest communist parties outside of the Soviet Union and the people’s Republic of China. Sukarno came to Havana discussing areas of bilateral cooperation. The major areas […]Read more "Fidel Castro Meets Sukarno"
This rare photograph shows Hitler meeting Chandra Bose, a major figure in the Indian independence movement.Chandra Bose met the Nazi dictator in 1942, planning to get German support for independence.Bose had revived the Indian National Army. The reasons for this meeting are obvious on the part of Germany. Their intention was to undermine the British […]Read more "Hitler Meets Chandra Bose"