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On July 31, 1905, Matumbi tribesman in German East Africa (today, mostly Tanzania, or Tanganyika as it was known then) marched on the trading post of Samanga, burning cotton fields and the trading post itself. This was the beginning of the Maji-Maji Rebellion, one of the most important moments of resistance to the European colonization […]
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The Best and the Brightest

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On June 6, 2018
Hmmmm….. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert on Tuesday cited the D-Day invasion during an answer about the current state of US-German relations. “We have a very strong relationship with the government of Germany,” Nauert said. “Looking back in the history books, today is the 71st anniversary of the speech that announced the Marshall Plan. Tomorrow […]
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Migrant Workers in Germany

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On April 4, 2015
Migrant workers in Germany are as routinely exploited as they are in the United States. Migrant workers in Germany’s construction industry are increasingly faced with abusive practices of this kind. In March 2014, the German union representing construction workers, Industriegewerkschaft Bauen-Agrar-Umwelt (IG-BAU), took on a similar case, defending 50 building workers in Frankfurt who had […]

The 16th Century

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On March 14, 2015

Welp, this exists. From 1555. I’m not sure, but I’m guessing this is a Protestant attack upon nuns. Time period certainly fits. As much as I hesitate to ever link to Reddit, there are peop

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