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A group about World History so that I do not end up spamming my USA and Non USA News Group

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How the British Divided Up the Arab World

Started by Hope. Last reply by Joey Daniel Smith Dec 23, 2018. 8 Replies

How the British Divided Up the Arab WorldThe development of the modern nation states throughout the Arab world is a fascinating and heartbreaking process. 100 years ago, most Arabs were part of the…Continue

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Started by Doone has Fremdschämen. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Oct 12, 2016. 3 Replies

AN AMERICAN CREATION STORYby Akim ReinhardtThere is scientific evidence indicating that Asiatic peoples migrated…Continue

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Old Time Religion and Buildings

Started by Doone has Fremdschämen. Last reply by Onyango Makagutu Nov 30, 2012. 1 Reply

Tatev Monastery - Tatev, ArmeniaThe Tatev monastery once played a notable role in the advancement of medieval Armenian culture when it housed the University of Tatev in the 14th and 15th…Continue

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THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND THE RISE OF ISLAM

Started by Doone has Fremdschämen. Last reply by Doone has Fremdschämen Jul 11, 2012. 2 Replies

THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND THE RISE OF ISLAMTom Holland in The Guardian:Whenever modern civilisations…Continue

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Comment by Stephen on May 5, 2017 at 6:16pm

This is where I live in Roman London.

Comment by Stephen on April 18, 2017 at 9:11pm

The tomb was discovered in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis [Stringer/AFP]

The tomb was discovered in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis [Stringer/AFP]

Archaeologists make major discovery in Egypt's Luxor

A 3,500-year-old tomb with several mummies, sarcophagi and statues was found in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis.

Egyptian authorities have hailed an "important discovery" after archaeologists unearthed several mummies, 10 colourful wooden sarcophagi and more than 1,000 funerary statues in a 3,500-year-old tomb near the city of Luxor.

The 18th Dynasty tomb, discovered in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis near the famed Valley of the Kings, belonged to a nobleman named Userhat who worked as the city judge, Egypt's antiquities ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

The tomb was opened to add more mummies during the 21st Dynasty, about 3,000 years ago, to protect them during a period when tomb-robbing was common, Waziri said at the site.

read:http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/04/archaeologists-major-discover...

Comment by Doone has Fremdschämen on January 8, 2017 at 9:54pm

Map of Roman Amphitheatres

Comment by Stephen on December 27, 2016 at 12:03am

Enheduanna: A High Priestess of the Moon and the First Known Author in the World

Enheduanna: A High Priestess of the Moon and the First Known Author in the World

http://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/enheduanna-hig...

Comment by Stephen on December 25, 2016 at 6:31pm

Texas Track Club of Abilene, 1964. This photo was part of a Sports Illustrated shoot in 1964.

Thankfully the world has moved on.

Comment by Stephen on December 25, 2016 at 6:26pm

World War Three, by Mistake

Harsh political rhetoric, combined with the vulnerability of the nuclear command-and-control system, has made the risk of global catastrophe greater than ever.

Comment by Chris on December 17, 2016 at 5:17am

Unfortunately WW1 didn't eliminate European Monarchs. WW11 pushed them into constitutional monarchies though it didn't end Colonialism or Imperialism.

Many areas of Africa weren't liberated until the 1960's or later.  

Central and South America suffered through the Monroe Doctrine and if I may what many R.s in the U.S. called the war against Communism through the 1980's.

The Middle East (and Africa) still suffers with what may be called Capitalistic exploitation of oil and other mineral resources.

If it weren't for oil resources the West wouldn't play a game of poker at the table.

The Seven Sister oil cartels still demand control of oil reserves.

With 'advanced' technology to harness energy through solar (including wind and wave) technology oil, coal, and other carbon based energy sources should be considered obsolete and not worth the poker game.

Image result for map of africa post WW11

Comment by Chris on December 17, 2016 at 4:30am

11/11/11

At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France. The First World War left nine million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded, with Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France, and Great Britain each losing nearly a million or more lives. In addition, at least five million civilians died from disease, starvation, or exposure....

More in the link above.

This among other wars calls into question if the West should intervene in the ongoing war in the Middle East.

If it wasn't for oil and the powers that control it the West wouldn't play a hand at the game. 

Today with solar, wind, and other alternative energy sources it seems as though fighting over oil is a waste of resources - not including the cost of climate change.

4000 character limit  again.

Comment by Stephen on December 11, 2016 at 10:30pm

1970s Osama Bin Laden
Strangely the Bin Laden family were really “groovy” and “cool” looking back in the 1970s. Osama Bin Laden is just a kid in a green shirt and blue flared pants

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Comment by Stephen on December 4, 2016 at 3:49pm

Stephen Fry's Key to the City - Exploring the Mysteries of the City of London

 

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