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The Failure of American Hegemony: Why Nationalism Trumps Liberalism Every Time | John Mearsheimer

The Failure of American Hegemony: Why Nationalism Trumps Liberalism Every Time | John Mearsheimer

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Our Commitment to an Open Society in Russia

Our Commitment to an Open Society in Russia

When I think back on the collapse of the Soviet system, you could clearly distinguish between right and wrong or black and white. The Soviet system was black. And therefore, a move towards a more open society was white. As you moved towards a more open society, the white became shades of gray. And now, you have a new form of what you might call “closed society.” In Russia, 30 years ago, George believed that there were possibilities to help…

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The United States of America – summary of the country’s history

The United States of America – summary of the country’s history

We begin in 1750 in North America. It’s been 150 years since settlers from Western Europe, mostly fleeing poverty, famine, or religious and political persecution, first arrived on the continent. Their arrival came at the expense of millions of native Americans who lived there for thousands of years, mostly in tribes. On the East Coast, Great Britain has established colonies inhabited by 1.5 million people. The northern regions depend mainly on fishing and trade, while in the south, the climate…

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America v China: a new kind of cold war | The Economist

America v China: a new kind of cold war | The Economist

The dispute between the United States and China… …is about much more than trade For everything from blockbuster films… …to lunar exploration… …from semiconductors to submarines In every domain, they’re now rivals Superpower relations have soured America thinks that China is stealing secrets… …stealing its way to dominance And then it looks at Chinese behaviour in the South China sea… …and bullying countries like Canada and Sweden… …and it thinks that China’s beginning to challenge global norms But it looks…

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#BERLIM | O clima socialista na capital alemã | Andiamo!

#BERLIM | O clima socialista na capital alemã | Andiamo!

Hi everyone, we are at Alexanderplatz. At this point, in this square was practically the center of the Socialist Republic of Germany. Many architectural features are preserved from the years of German Socialism and here is a standard soviet square, typical of the Socialist Republics that appreciated the wide squares, large avenues… So let’s take a walk here in Socialist Berlin. East Germany had good rates, good economic indices in the 1970s mainly and people were very curious so what…

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The Anti-Fascist Nuclear Bunker Located Under Amsterdam You Didn’t Know Existed

The Anti-Fascist Nuclear Bunker Located Under Amsterdam You Didn’t Know Existed

This is Ray with Unicorn Riot We are in Vondelpark in Amsterdam the Netherlands I heard there’s some kind of bunker around here A nuclear bunker where they’re holding an art space. We’re gonna see if we can find somebody who can let us in this bunker and show us around. Come with me. Hello? Okay… Hello? So this looks like a door to the bunker. What’s it say? I believe this is the door we knocked on last time…

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USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War: Crash Course World History #39

USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War: Crash Course World History #39

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course World History and today we’re gonna talk about the Cold War, which actually lasted into my lifetime, which means that I can bore you with stories from my past like your grandpa does. When I was a kid, they made us practice hiding under our desks in the event of a nuclear attack, because, you know, school desks are super good at repelling radiation. Mr. Green, Mr. Green! Right, remember in elementary…

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Cosmic Queries – The New Space Race with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Cosmic Queries – The New Space Race with Neil deGrasse Tyson

(upbeat music) – This is “StarTalk,” and I’m your personal astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and we’re here in a “Cosmic Queries” edition. And I have a new co-host, never co-hosted before, Ray Ellin. Ray! – Hello, hello. – Ray in the house. – Great to see you, Neil. – I know you ’cause you’re our warm-up guy, the warm-up comedian from when we do live “StarTalks.” – Four seasons now. – Four seasons. – Four seasons, yeah. – So now…

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Economic Update: Capitalism, Revolution & Socialism [CLIP]

Economic Update: Capitalism, Revolution & Socialism [CLIP]

The Soviet Union never changed something fundamental in all of the big changes they made. You can put it this way: before the Revolution, the average worker in industry, and in a farm, and in the household got up, had their tea and breakfast, and went to work, and the conditions of which, under which they did that after the Revolution, weren’t that different from what they had been before. Let’s take the example of industry, which is what changed…

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Anti Communist Arguments Episode 3: People Hated Socialism

Anti Communist Arguments Episode 3: People Hated Socialism

Anti-Communist Arguments, Episode 3 Argument: People hated Socialism. Evidence: Testimonies of people who lived in former/current socialist countries. Uprisings against socialist rule. Many individual testimonies given as evidence of people hating socialism have either been shown to be untrustworthy or are simply unverified, anecdotal claims that aren’t backed up by statistical data. Such anecdotes are only taken seriously due to the pervasiveness of propaganda against socialism and especially the Soviet Union portraying life as dull, grey and opressive. In addition…

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