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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 …

What Was Life Like For Prisoners of WWII

What Was Life Like For Prisoners of WWII

It’s December, 1944, and the Nazis are on the attack. You’re a soldier in the Allied forces pushing forward to liberate France, Belgium, and beyond. But progress toward Germany has slowed. You’d been at the front for just days1 when the enemy launched a surprise assault. Now, you and your brothers-in-arms struggle to hold a …

Escaping The Nazi Death Camp

Escaping The Nazi Death Camp

World War II was a time of terror that brought out the worst in many. Yet even in the darkest, most desperate times people joined together to fight against the wicked in positions of authority, even when the consequence they would face was often certain death. Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler are two such men …

Learn the History of Germany

Learn the History of Germany

The idea of Germany as an individual region in Europe can be traced back to the Era the Roman Commander, Julius Caesar. He had conquered Ghaul (France) and referred to the unconquered area which was further east of the Rhine as Germania. The Germanic tribes won the Battle of Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD against …

The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake

The Mystery of the Eocene’s Lethal Lake

47 million years ago, the world was a hothouse. Lush jungles covered much of the globe, stretching far from the equator, and they were rife with mammals. This was life in the Eocene Epoch. And around a quiet lake in what’s now Germany, a typical scene was unfolding in late spring. Crocodiles patrolled the waters. …

The History of the EU with David Mitchell

The History of the EU with David Mitchell

The history of the European Union in three minutes The first thing to unify Europe was tectonic shifts then, when humans had finally evolved, much of Europe was unified by the Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire The Frankish Empire, and the holy Roman Empire, which was like the Roman Empire but a bit more pious. …