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Why Countries Exist: The Rise of the Nation State in 6 Minutes

Why Countries Exist: The Rise of the Nation State in 6 Minutes

There’s been a lot of talk in the news about borders. The fact that some imaginary line that some guy drew hundreds of years ago defines a major part of my identity and differentiates it from a person who lives on the other side of that imaginary line is kind of weird right? I mean being born in California makes me an American citizen, yet California is much closer geographically to Mexico than it is to say New York, yet…

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Rise of the Nations I BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1918 1 of 2

Rise of the Nations I BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1918 1 of 2

At the end of 1918, the Great War is over but in Europe, on the now silent battlefields, there are new nations, and new leaders springing up. And those battlefields will soon see a lot of renewed warfare as those nations fight each other, or fight themselves in civil war. Welcome to Between Two Wars, a chronological summary of the interwar years period, covering life, uncertainty, hedonism, and the euphoria of the 1920s. The descent of that life into the…

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Forgotten Heroes series, Part – 1, Bakht Khan, History ki Mystery

Forgotten Heroes series, Part – 1, Bakht Khan, History ki Mystery

In the struggle of India’s Independence people from all the religions took part equally After the establishment of British Rule in India along with Hindus, a majority of Muslim patriots took part in the freedom struggle against the British rule In order to free their motherland, they sacrificed their life The past reveals before us that whenever the martyrs of the country stood against the oppressor, they were suppressed. After the revolt of 1857 people who took part in the…

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Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom Against China’s Authoritarianism

Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom Against China’s Authoritarianism

The protests that have consumed Hong Kong for more than three months started because of a proposed bill that would have made it easier for mainland China to extradite citizens from this semi-autonomous city. Violent clashes between protesters and police culminated in a confrontation at a subway station on August 31st when police appeared to beat demonstrators with batons possibly resulting in one fatality, though authorities dispute that claim. The activists, politicians, and academics we spoke with said that the…

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Why I’m a globalist | IN 60 SECONDS

Why I’m a globalist | IN 60 SECONDS

Many conservatives saw the Brexit referendum and Donald Trump’s 2016 victory as useful correctives. It was time to push back, the argument went, against the overreach of unaccountable international bureaucracies, such as the European Union and the UN. Maybe even NATO has become obsolete. But can we really go back to an age of sovereign nation-states? Not really. For example, ten million US flags are imported into the United States from China every year, and a tightly integrated global economy…

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Punjabi Poem Recitation I ਮੇਰਾ ਪੰਜਾਬ.. ਮੇਰਾ ਦੇਸ਼… I Kids Lounge

Punjabi Poem Recitation I ਮੇਰਾ ਪੰਜਾਬ.. ਮੇਰਾ ਦੇਸ਼… I Kids Lounge

ਮਨੁੱਖਤਾ ਦਿਲ ਚੋਂ ਕਦੇ ਨਾ ਮੁੱਕੇ, ਆਵਣ-ਜਾਵਣ ਦੁੱਖ ਤੇ ਸੁਖ ਜਾਤ-ਪਾਤ, ਮਜ਼ਹਬ ਨਾ ਵੇਖਣ, ਢਿਡ੍ਹ ਦੀ ਭੁੱਖ, ਤੇ ਨਿੱਮ ਦਾ ਰੁੱਖ ਵਿਰਸਾ ਆਪਣਾ ਗੁਰੂਆਂ ਦੀ ਬਾਣੀ, ਨਹੀਂ ਕੋਈ ਲੋੜ ਵਸੀਤਾਂ ਦੀ ਜੀਉਂਦੇ ਜੀ ਅਸੀਂ ਭੁੱਲ ਨਹੀਂ ਸਕਦੇ, ਦੇਣ ਬੁਜ਼ੁਰਗਾਂ ਦੀ, ਤੇ ਤੇਗ ਸ਼ਹੀਦਾਂ ਦੀ ਪੈਸਾ, ਰੁਤਬਾ ਨਾਲ ਨਹੀਂ ਜਾਣਾ, ਵੇ ਗੱਲ ਮਨ ਇਸ ਲਾਈ-ਲੱਗ ਦੀ ਮੇਹਰ ਸਾਈਂ ਨਾਲ ਰਵੇ ਹਮੇਸ਼ਾ, ਰਾਵੀ ਵਗਦੀ, ਤੇ ਅਣਖ ਇਸ ਪੱਗ ਦੀ ਹਰੇ-ਭਰੇ ਤੇ ਰਹਿਣ ਮਹਿਕਦੇ, ਆਪਣਾ ਪਿੰਡ, ਤੇ ਆਪਣੇ ਖੇਤ ਦੋ ਚੀਜ਼ਾਂ ਤੋਂ ਜਾਨ…

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List of political ideologies | Wikipedia audio article

List of political ideologies | Wikipedia audio article

In social studies, a political ideology is a certain set of ethical ideals, principles, doctrines, myths or symbols of a social movement, institution, class or large group that explains how society should work and offers some political and cultural blueprint for a certain social order. A political ideology largely concerns itself with how to allocate power and to what ends it should be used. Some political parties follow a certain ideology very closely while others may take broad inspiration from…

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Marx and Tolstoy Helped Me See the Limits of Liberalism – Vijay Prashad (1/4)

Marx and Tolstoy Helped Me See the Limits of Liberalism – Vijay Prashad (1/4)

PAUL JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay in Baltimore. And welcome to another episode of Reality Asserts Itself. As you may remember from our first episode, these interviews that I do on this series start with why my guests think what they think and a little less about what they think, and then we move into some of the more current issues. So now joining us in Baltimore is Vijay Prashad, who’s quickly becoming one of…

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Why nations should pursue “soft” power | Shashi Tharoor

Why nations should pursue “soft” power | Shashi Tharoor

As an Indian, and now as a politician and a government minister, I’ve become rather concerned about the hype we’re hearing about our own country, all this talk about India becoming a world leader, even the next superpower. In fact, the American publishers of my book, “The Elephant, The Tiger and the Cell Phone,” added a gratuitous subtitle saying, “India: The next 21st-century power.” And I just don’t think that’s what India’s all about, or should be all about. Indeed,…

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