The Baltic States in World War 1 I THE GREAT WAR SPECIAL

Before the First World War, what are today Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia were part of the Russian Empire. As that empire fought and fell, so too fought the soldiers of the Baltic States, first during the war, and then in their struggles for eventual independence. I’m Indy Neidell; welcome to Continue Reading

United States Constitution · Amendments · Bill of Rights · Complete Text + Audio

The Constitution of the United States of America September 17, 1787 Preamble We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and Continue Reading

Wannabe States of the United States

Have you ever asked yourself why we only have one state named after a president, but half a dozen states named after kings and queens from other countries? Well that wasn’t the original plan, there’ve been quite a few attempts to name states after founding fathers that ended up failing… Continue Reading

The Curious Case of Certain States

There’s one state in the US that likes to brag about how independent they are. Saying that they have a provision in their constitution that says they can leave the union whenever they like… or that they can fly their flag at the same height as the US flag because Continue Reading

War and Nation Building in Latin America: Crash Course World History 225

Hi, I’m John Green. This is Crash Course World History, and today we’re gonna return to two of our favorite themes: the creation of nation-states and the role of war. And we’re gonna focus on a region that often gets overlooked in world history, Latin America. Me from the Past: Continue Reading

Hong Kong Protesters Want Democracy, Accountability, Autonomy, and U.S. Support

That’s the sound of Hong Kong residents booing the Chinese national anthem as it plays before a soccer match on a Tuesday night, which is an illegal act in mainland China. After more than three months of sustained protests, nobody seems quite sure what will happen next. But the protestors Continue Reading

Proving the Superiority of Capitalism… With Genetics?

Can we use the power of genetics to prove, using science, that capitalism is better than communism? I wouldn’t have thought so either, yet here we are with this paper, appearing in Nature Human Behaviour. Here’s the setup. In 1991, Estonia gained its independence from the Soviet Union, converting itself Continue Reading

Join the Struggle: CPGB-ML

I might as well enjoy it now – you might not like what I have to say! You’ve had a lot of speeches so I’m not going to take up a lot of your time; just a few thoughts I want to share with you really. I remember there was Continue Reading

Poland Did Nothing Wrong #PolskaSamorzadna

hey guys do you hear about that insane neo-nazi demonstration in Poland that gathers 60,000 people why it turns out that the entire country is racist and I know this because I read it on Twitter and the mainstream media they’re all complaining about this normalized fascism and you can’t Continue Reading

10 Countries That May Not Survive The Next 20 Years

Number 10: Spain This may come as a surprise to some, but Spain has been teetering on the verge of collapse since 2008. Spain is currently embroiled in an economic crisis. Spain’s National Debt to GDP ratio is at a dangerous 94%. Meanwhile, 24% of Spanish citizens were unemployed in Continue Reading