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Japan and China's Relationship
Even before World War II, there was tension between Japan and China. After the war, that tension only accelerated. First there was the trouble regarding Japanese occupation of China as in the Nanking Massacre. With that in the past, Japan and China found themselves on opposite sides of the Cold War.
Japan's Recovery After WWI to Economic Power
How did Japan recover from World War II and rise to become an economic world power? It all could be summed up in one word, determination, but I do not think that will fly as an answer. So let me expand on that.
Japan’s Struggle with the Past for the Future
Since the West made its presence known in the East rapid changes have come upon the ancient land. With it has come the need to re-identify itself. This has come to mean for Japan a struggle in balancing nationalist pride and facing the mistakes of the past.
Jesuits and Their Secret Society
The Jesuits were founded in the early period of the Renaissance and quickly rose in number and power. It did not take long before they became the object of wrath and rumors. The Jesuits became one of the earliest rumored secret societies in history.
Jews as Nazi Scapegoats
Most people blame others for their woes. Such was the situation of the Jews under Nazi Germany. The economy was bad; Germany needed to be proud of something. Who was dragging them down? Their eyes turned to the Jew.
John Cabot - Another Successful Failure
John Cabot was an explorer who set out to find one thing but discovered so much more.
Key Events in African History - Book Review
What all do you know about African history? Sadly, the answer is typically very little. Yet, so much of our own history is influenced by the large continent.
King Leopold the Poster Child
The battle for Africa became more than just a battle on paper or on a distant map. It spread out from Europe to upturn a continent and create problems that would last for generations. The worst influence of all was that of King Leopold II of Belgium.
Knights of Malta - Secret Society
Bring up an order that has been around since the Crusades and you will find more conspiracy theories than you can imagine. The Knights of Malta have a long history is courage, protection of the Christian faith and as a secret society.
Ladies of Liberty - A Book Review
If you are interested in early American history and the influence of its women, Ladies of Liberty might be worth checking out. Author Cokie Roberts does a great job in exploring the influence of all the women that were the driving force behind the young America.
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