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The American Revolution – OverSimplified (Part 1)

*Fancy music* “Hooooooly smokes!” Christopher Columbus! That is no way to address the King and Queen of Spain! What is wrong with you?” “Ok. Ok!” “So you know how we’re looking for a new trade route to India, right?” “Right” “And the earth is round, right?” “Right.” “So I’m thinking we can just sail the …

The History of Hong Kong

Throughout modern history, world powers have repeatedly fought over this strategically valuable land. Its name means “fragrant harbor” in Chinese, but it could also mean “City of Change.” This is the story of Hong Kong. The first wave of people to arrive in large numbers had fled Genghis Kahn and his brutal Mongol hordes. They …

Armenian Genocide | Lessons From History

Armenian Genocide | Lessons From History

On April 24, 1915, Turkish authorities in the Ottoman Empire began to systematically exterminate their Armenian subjects. Over the next three years, hundreds of thousands of Armenians were “deported” from their ancestral towns and villages. These so-called “deportations” consisted of death marches into the desert where men, women, and children died of dehydration, starvation and …

The Rise of AI

The Rise of AI

(leaves rustling) As fall breaks out in Canada, I’m reminded of all the beauty, innocence and gun-free fun available from our neighbors to the North. (majestic music) There’s the majesty of Toronto, vast hockey rinks, spectacular batches of poutine, and gallons of maple syrup that you can chug openly and guilt-free for this maple syrup …

Canada’s New Shipping Shortcut

Canada’s New Shipping Shortcut

This is a Wendover Productions video made possible by Hover. Get 10% off your custom Domain from Hover with the code “Wendover” at checkout. The Arctic will be perhaps the single most influential region on earth in the coming century and yet almost no-one even lives there. Eight nations have territory above the Arctic Circle—Denmark …

A Brief History of Quebec

A Brief History of Quebec

Quebec is a unique place. It’s a vast, densely populated French-speaking province within a much larger predominantly English speaking country. The people of the province are amongst the first Europeans to arrive in North America. It’s a province which voted not once but twice on whether it should leave Canada, and both times it narrowly …

The Immigration History of the United States of America

The Immigration History of the United States of America

Immigration. It’s been the defining characteristic of America since before our country even began, so it’s important to remind ourselves of our rich history…of where we all came from to create this one-of-a-kind melting pot of people that is the United States in the 21st century. The first successful colony in America was established in …

Two Ways To Search a Database

Two Ways To Search a Database

There are a lot of databases out there. There are basically two different ways to search them. The all-in-one approach and the search history combination approach. Some databases will offer both options and some will not. The all-in-one approach is available in most databases. In the first row, you describe one aspect of your search …