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The Last Day of Freedom

Columbus Taking Possession of the New World

Every year on October 12th America commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus. This arrival, usually referred to as discovery of America, was the starting point of the seizure of the whole continent by the Europeans. As a result, the lands were settled and developed in the course of history. Until today different major nations originated in the Americas, including the ... Read More »

Memmorial to Srebrenica

Srebrenica Memmorial

In may 2011 Ratko Mladic was arrested. As the main culprit he is accused of the massacre of Srebrenica. Under his command 8,000 Muslim men and boys aged 12 to 77 years were brutally murdered. This was the sad climax of the “ethnic cleansing” of Bosnia by the Serbs. This is also a symbol and a fact that minorities in ... Read More »

Where Stands Pakistan in the War Against Terror?

Pakistan Army Cobra Helicopter

Until the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan  in 1979, hardly anyone knew neither Afghanistan nor Pakistan. Through the struggle against the Soviet Union the West became increasingly aware of this region of the world. The mujahideen, the heroes of the Hindu Kush, which drove the Communists out of the country, have caused great admiration all over the world. The West feared ... Read More »

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in the War on Terror

Obama receiving Nobel Prize

The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Swiss Jean Henry Dunant, founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in 1901. The ICRC was always committed to defuse conflicts by negotiation if possible with all involved parties of the conflict. 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize. Through this award he became a synonym ... Read More »

Political Participation of the Amazon Indians of Peru

Eduardo Nayap Kinin

The Amazon basin lies not only in Brazil  (different than perhaps thought) but it spreads over several countries including Peru. After the English Wikipedia about 60% of the area of Peru belongs to this geographical region (equivalent to the area of Italy and Spain together!). On April 14th in 2011 Eduardo Nayap Kinin has been elected as the first indigenous from the Amazon ... Read More »

Europe’s Fear of China

Made in China

Since the internet bubble burst in 2000 and brought the world’s stock markets to collapse neither Europe nor the U.S. could really stabilize their economic situation. The stock market rebounded shortly only to crash unnoticed again soon after. The most recent major event was the subprime mortgage crisis. As a result of this, virtually all national banks of the western countries ... Read More »

High Suicide Rate of Alaska’s Indigenous People

Graveyard Alaska

According to an online report of BAZ the suicide rate of the Alaska Natives, which represent 18% of Alaska’s population, is at 42 cases per 100,000 persons. The overall suicide rate of Alaska is stated to be at 17 cases per 100,000. According to Wikipedia, the highest national suicide rate is that of Belarus with 35. Thus a suicide rate of ... Read More »

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