Tag Archives: History

History of Tokyo subway lines map

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Melian Dialogue re-enactment

A modern re-enactment of the Melian Dialogue. The actors look more like they are from the Empire than ancient Greeks. At least they are not LEGO. Via diggydivision.

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Missionary Doctors in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Sometimes, the tiniest events have a monumental impact on the course of human history. I wrote last year about how a Kentucky Christian missionary and medical doctor who worked in Korea a century ago resulted in opening up the back … Continue reading

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Modern Saudi Arabia, Part 3: Fighting the Hashemites

Prelude – Part 1 – Part 2 – The Ottoman forces in Medina surrendered after the war, but the end of World War I did not meant the end of hostilities in Arabia, as the Saudi forces continued to expand … Continue reading

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A Case Study in Humankind’s Violent Struggle for Power

Yet another guest post by occasional ComingAnarchy.com contributor Dr. Alfred Russel Wallace. Institutions constantly battle for power. These battles can also bring out the worst in the people involved, and led the institutions to compromise their most core values in … Continue reading

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Which Balochistan?

Previously: Which Iberia? – Which Alexandria? – Which Albania? – Which African Nation? – Which Guinea? – Which Thebes? – Which Georgia? – Which Galicia? – Which Victoria? I was wrong in thinking that this series was finished–truth be told, … Continue reading

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Ancient Empires, Modern States

It seems natural for countries such as Egypt and India to have those names. But what we don’t realize is that the names that we use for these countries actually have no connection to the modern country but in fact … Continue reading

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Younghusband and Curzon in the NYT

The historical ones that is. The New York Times gives a short history of Sir Francis Younghusband’s expedition to open trade with Tibet, and the storming of Gyantse in 1904. The history comes from the usual source, but what is … Continue reading

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Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford is on the one-hand a post-revisionist biography of the world’s most successful conqueror, and on the other a social, political and economic history of the impact of the … Continue reading

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Dutch War Tuba!

Via mechamecha. Learn more about air acoustics. Also see “Russian”:http://cominganarchy.com/2008/03/19/смотреть-russian-war-tubas/, “British”:http://cominganarchy.com/2008/04/13/i-say-there-war-tuba/, and “Canadian”:http://cominganarchy.com/2008/05/24/war-tubas-eh/ war tubas.

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