The German Colony Klein-Venedig (Part One) | LAH

The German Colony Klein-Venedig (Part One) | LAH

In 1519, Charles V became the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. For him to become the emperor, he had spent an enormous amount of money. This money was chiefly his own, but he also drew from other sources. One of which was the German banking family Welser from Augsburg and Nuremberg. The Welser lent […]

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CIVILIZATION VI – First Look: Spain

CIVILIZATION VI – First Look: Spain

Philip II leads Spain in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. He was king of Spain at the apex of its golden age. Philip was a champion of the Catholic faith and a patron of the arts and culture. Spain’s special ability is called Treasure Fleet. Their trade routes between continents give extra yields. They can also […]

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European conquest of the Americas – summary since mid-15th century

European conquest of the Americas – summary since mid-15th century

In the middle of the 15th century, these were roughly the territories known to Europe. Despite the discovery 500 years earlier of a tip of North America by a Viking tribe, the continent and the tens of millions of souls that populate it are still unknown to European powers. For centuries, Europe is mainly oriented […]

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Who had more colonies – Countryballs

Who had more colonies – Countryballs

I actually had Hey yeah yeah yeah I actually had a lot of colonies back in the day I was big and strong not like I’m trying to brag or anything but I was pretty good yeah… You again? You need to stop annoying everyone with your stupid stories Hey you better walk away I […]

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The European Union Explained*

The European Union Explained*

Where, is the European Union? Obviously here somewhere, but much like the the European continent itself, which has an unclear boundary, the European Union also has some fuzzy edges to it. To start, the official members of the European Union are, in decreasing order of population: * Germany * France * The United Kingdom * […]

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So Much News, So Little Time: International Protests Edition | The Daily Show

So Much News, So Little Time: International Protests Edition | The Daily Show

If you’ve been keeping up with international news, you probably know that, lately, the world has been crazier than Rudy Giuliani on LSD. To be honest, there are so many protests going on around the world right now that we just don’t have the time to cover them all. Luckily for us, not enough time […]

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Els dies clau

Els dies clau

24 DAYS AHEAD 6th SEPTEMBER It’s about two weeks before the referendum for the independence of Catalonia takes place. Today is voting day for the law which is to regulate the consultation. There is tension at the Catalan Parliament among the independentist majority and the opposition, which will eventually quit the plenary. Once the debate […]

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The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards: Crash Course US History #1

Hi I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course U.S. History! No, Stan. That’s not gonna work, actually. I mean, we’re talking about the 16th century today, when this was neither united nor states. By the way, this globe reflects the fact that I believe that Alaskan statehood is illegitimate! In fact, we’re going to […]

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Union Pistol w/35-Round Horseshoe Magazine

Union Pistol w/35-Round Horseshoe Magazine

Hi guys. Thanks for tuning in to another video on ForgottenWeapons.com I’m Ian, and I have the opportunity today to take a look at a really cool, very unusual pistol. Now the pistol here is a French-made Union automatic pistol. This can be a little bit confusing, because it’s mechanically very much like a Colt […]

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