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Is The United States Islamophobic?

Is The United States Islamophobic?

In late May 2015, a Muslim woman on a United Airlines flight was refused a can of soda under the justification that she would use it as a weapon. Reportedly, a fellow passenger insulted her faith, and told her to shut up when she complained. In February, multiple Muslim students were murdered by a self professed anti-religion advocate, which has widely considered a hate crime. Furthermore, anti-Islam groups have been sponsoring Islamophobic advertisements on buses describing Muslims as “savages”. These…

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Why Isn’t Palestine A State Yet?

Why Isn’t Palestine A State Yet?

In May of 2015, the Vatican officially recognized the State of Palestine. They joined at least 135 UN members who also acknowledge Palestine’s independence. However, a number of countries, Israel and the US in particular, have failed to recognize the legitimacy of an independent Palestinian state, with it’s four million inhabitants. So what’s the deal? Why isn’t Palestine a state? Among other important political and ideological factors, it really comes down to a lack of definite borders and competing Palestinian…

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How To Start Your Own Country

How To Start Your Own Country

In April 2015 the nation of Liberland  popped into existence. There was no violent overthrow or political negotiations. One man and his associates simply hoisted a flag and proclaimed that a small patch of no-mans land between Serbia and Croatia was now the micronation of Liberland. With an eager population, plans for a constitution, financial system, and a slogan, the nation seems well on it’s way to legitimacy. But… can you really just show up and invent a brand new…

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Does God Make Society Better?

Does God Make Society Better?

Out of fake gods and bad gods and demi-gods and would-be gods. Out of the whole pantheon, which god makes societies better? Hey guys, Julia here for DNews Recently the idea that belief in one “big god” lead to the rise of complex societies held sway in research circles. But that’s being challenged by new research published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.[1] So this is a story of different types of religion, there’s more monotheistic religions…

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Is Donald Trump A Fascist?

Is Donald Trump A Fascist?

Following terror attacks in France and the US, presidential hopeful Donald Trump called for Muslims to be barred from entering the United States. This form of controversial rhetoric has been a consistent theme during the Trump campaign. Some, including Jeb Bush’s national security advisor, are suggesting that his political ideology resembles fascism. So, we wanted to know, is Donald Trump actually a fascist? Well, the problem with identifying a fascist is that the label is applied to a huge number…

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How Powerful Are The Nordic Countries?

How Powerful Are The Nordic Countries?

You know we love our viewers, and lately it seems that a million of you… nay, a Maximilian of you, want us to explore the strength of the Nordic countries. Well, here we are. How powerful are Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland? You’re welcome. Now, technically, the Nordic countries are also made up of the Åland [all-and] Islands, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland. The Nordic countries are a culturally and politically overlapping group of parliamentary democracies located in Northern…

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Who Is The Rothschild Family & How Much Power Do They Have?

Who Is The Rothschild Family & How Much Power Do They Have?

The Rothschild family has been accused of nearly every conspiracy we could find. They’re alleged to be leaders of secret societies, run the world’s media and financial systems, and other shady dealings. The name Rothschild is synonymous with extravagant, old world wealth. But we wanted to find out, who exactly are the Rothschilds? In a number of our recent videos, we’ve seen a lot of comments asking us to talk about the Rothschild family. This family has been accused of…

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Could Greenland Survive As An Independent Nation?

Could Greenland Survive As An Independent Nation?

In January 2016, Greenland announced that it would be one of the only nations to opt out the Paris Climate Deal, which is a global agreement to lower greenhouse emissions. Greenland officials say the agreement would cost them “hundreds of millions of dollars”, and further distance the country from achieving independence from Denmark. It has only been in recent years that Greenland has been economically able to exist independently. So, can Greenland achieve independence from Denmark? Well, their power struggle…

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What Are The World’s Most Powerful Militaries?

What Are The World’s Most Powerful Militaries?

In September 2015, China celebrated their World War Two victory over Japan with a massive military parade. Roughly 12,000 troops marched through Tiananmen Square, a small fraction of China’s total military manpower. Military size often correlates with global influence, so we wanted to know: what are the world’s biggest militaries? Well, military strength can be measured in a number of different ways. In terms of total troop levels, China takes the lead, with roughly 3 million armed forces personnel. That’s…

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Is Denmark Really A Socialist Utopia?

Is Denmark Really A Socialist Utopia?

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has repeatedly praised the socialism-based political and economic system of Denmark. Sanders himself is running on democratic socialism, with the promise that it’ll dramatically improve the United States, just like in Denmark. But IS Denmark really some sort of socialist utopia? Well, not at first. During the 1930s Great Depression, Denmark was struggling. Exports fell and unemployment went through the roof. In 1933, the Danish prime minister signed an agreement to establish state welfare services, in…

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