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2014 – The Russian Annexation of Crimea

18 March 2014 – Crimea This sort of thing wasn’t supposed to happen any more. Europe had found other ways to settle its disputes. Armies

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2006 – Pluto

24 August 2006 – Prague Two and two is four. Apples fall when you drop them. The Battle of Hastings was in 1066. And there

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1998 – Google, Inc.
1998 – Google, Inc.

4 September 1998 – Menlo Park Hoover, Xerox and Coke have come to mean vacuum cleaner, photocopier and cola in colloquial English. Such was the

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1992 – The Premier League
1992 – The Premier League

15 August 1992 – London, Ipswich, Liverpool, Southampton, Coventry, Leeds and Sheffield The sport of Association Football was invented in 1992 when the Premier League

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1989 – The Fall of the Berlin Wall

9 November 1989 – Berlin Mauerfall1 is one of two iconic events in my lifetime that might be said to mark the “end” of the

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What is history?
What is history?

E.H. Carr covered this a while back. So there’s no need for an extended essay. However, The Internet linked me to an interesting piece in

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Beyond the Barriers – New Spartacus Report
Beyond the Barriers – New Spartacus Report

The Spartacus group, which produced Responsible Reform, has just published its latest report on the Employment and Support Allowance. Beyond the Barriers has taken evidence

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The Poor
The Poor

Here’s an interesting piece on poor people and the middle classes. Originally published in 1963, it seems strikingly similar to the way conservative politicians (small

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Progress
Progress

See also: modern (modernity) In history, progress is the belief that a sequence of events leads to a particular thing becoming better. For example, we

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