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The History of North Korea

The History of North Korea

We’re constantly hearing threats from Kim Jong-Un’s North Korean government, but what’s behind all of that? Let’s find out. This is the modern history of North Korea. The Korean empire ruled the entire Korean peninsula until 1910, that’s when the more powerful Japanese army took control through a treaty. When Japan was defeated to end …

The Animated History of China | Part 1

The Animated History of China | Part 1

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Why Mao Zedong Was The Most Brutal Tyrant

Why Mao Zedong Was The Most Brutal Tyrant

In the Steven Pinker book, “The better Angels of Our Nature” – a history of violence and an attempt to understand the darker side of humanity- the man who is the focus of today’s show plays almost a starring role among many of the other tyrants, criminals and government-sanctioned sadists. He is sometimes called the …