The European Union

One of the largest and most influential organizations in the world, the European Union, or the EU, did not have an actual founding, and was only called the European Union after 1993. It began with the Treaty of Paris signed on April 18th, 1951 between the countries of Italy, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and […]

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Murder in Woolwich

On May 22nd, 2013 a British soldier in uniform was attacked outside of an army barracks in Woolwich, England. He was viciously beheaded by two males, both believed to be Muslims who shouted things associated with radical Islam. Things such as “We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you,” and “Allahu Akbar,” […]

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Kosovo: Division in Europe

Kosovo, which emerged from the Kosovo War of 1998 to 1999 and declared it’s independence in 2008, is an issue that still divides the nations of Europe. The former Yugoslavia saw both Slovenia and Croatia secede in successful wars of independence, and both are internationally recognized as independent countries. However, Kosovo is still disputed despite […]

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The Commonwealth of Independent States

When the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) existed, it included Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Georgia, Tajikistan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. When the USSR collapsed in 1991, each individual republic became it’s own country with varying degrees of loyalty to Russia, formerly the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) which held […]

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