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Why Do Ethiopia And Eritrea Hate Each Other?

Why Do Ethiopia And Eritrea Hate Each Other?

On September 7th, 2015, Eritrea accused its neighbor, Ethiopia, of “rachet[ing] up” threats of invasion. For a large part of their history, the two nations have been in constant conflict with each other. So, why do Eritrea and Ethiopia hate each other? Well, originally, Eritrea emerged as an Italian colony during the 1800s western scramble …

Great Minds: Leonardo da Vinci

Great Minds: Leonardo da Vinci

Few people can rival Leonardo da Vinci for the title of “Supreme Genius of the Ages” perhaps known first as an artist. His paintings: The Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, Vitruvian Man are amongst the most famous, recognizable and parodied works of all time. But Leonardo was the very definition of a polymath renaissance man. …

The History of Venice: Rise of the Republic

The History of Venice: Rise of the Republic

The history of Venice is a tale of sea power, and who could be a more fitting sponsor than WORLD OF WARSHIPS – the epic free-to-play MMO that combines naval strategy, tactics… but mostly firepower. World of Warships has more than 200 playable ships, all meticulously researched historical vessels such as cruiser HMS Belfast, or …

One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History

One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History

NARRATOR: 1957. 70 miles from Venice, amid the cliffs and gorges of Italy’s Vajont River Valley, work begins on the Vajont Hydroelectric Dam. Crucial to the dam’s operation is a vast reservoir that can hold 44 billion gallons of water. Ever since the filling of the reservoir in early 1960, enormous cracks have begun appearing …

World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History #35

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course U.S. history, and today we’re going to talk about a topic so huge to history buffs that we can only discuss a tiny, little fraction of it. I am of course referring to paratroopering. No World War II. World War II is the only historical event that …

WW2 – OverSimplified (Part 1)

This video was made possible by Skillshare. Churchill was a man with many talents. He was an artist, a butterfly enthusiast, and he had an unpublished manuscript about aliens. Clearly he was a man with an insatiable thirst for knowledge. Maybe he could have loaded up his computer, and logged on to Skillshare. An online …