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· November, 2006

Stories about History from November, 2006

Jamaica: The man who was buried twice

Ria Bacon recounts the story of the twice- — indeed thrice- — buried man and other bits of history pertaining to Port Royal, Jamaica, which, before its destruction by earthquake...

Hungary: ID Cards

As Britain is thinking of introducing an ID card system, Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar cites an example of Hungary and discusses whether IDs have made the...

The Balkans: Asylum-Seeker; Tito's Portrait

Neretva River writes about a Slovenian citizen seeking asylum in Croatia, and the Croat member of the Bosnian presidency decorating his office with a portrait of Tito, an ethnic Croat,...

Serbia: Kragujevac Stories

You would have to find out by yourself how it feels to be in this southeastern European country, but in the meantime you can read words from different online spaces...

Africa: are we failed states?

Enanga's Pov refutes the notion that Africa is a home to the greatest collection of failed states. She writes, “We should stop calling babies bad names because we cannot give...

China: the rise of great nations

Sunbin gives some more ideological background of the CCTV's series on “The rise of great nations”.

Taiwan: Old Taipei market

Max Lin, citizen reporter at Ohmynews!, has put up three informative reports on the history of Old Taipei market: The Old Markets of Taipei; ‘Temporary’ Shilin Market a Permanent Hit;...

Hong Kong: rescuing Star Ferry Pier

inmediahk.net has several reports and public appeals on the demolition of Star Ferry Pier – the most famous tourist site in Hong Kong (zh). I have put together informations, articles,...

Ukraine: Famine Recognized As Genocide

Kyiv, Nov. 25: Remembering Holodomor (Famine) Victims – by Veronica Khokhlova At the Holodomor Remembrance ceremony held in Kyiv on Saturday, Nov. 25, a big board listed the countries that...

Singapore: Kampung Days Food Packaging

Lam Chun See in Singapore remembers the traditional food packaging once used in Singapore.

Ukraine: Holodomor Vote

Foreign Notes writes about the Famine vote and its significance for the Party of the Regions: “As the figures were flashed up on the screen in the VR I'll bet...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: EUFOR Commander Interview

Finding Karadzic posts an interview from a Sarajevo daily with General Marco Chiarini, who is nearing the end of his one-year term as EUFOR commander in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Trinidad & Tobago: Pastelles

Trinifood offers some historical background on pastelles, one of Trinidad and Tobago's favourite Christmas delicacies, and a recipe as well.

China: Rise of Nations

ESWN translates some netizens’ comments on the CCTV series “Rise of Nations”.

China: Rise of Nations

ESWN translates some netizens’ comments on the CCTV series “Rise of Nations”.

Argentina: Buenos Aires in 4D

Alan Patrick notes that Google Earth has added a fourth dimension and gives a hyperlinked overview of the then-and-now of Buenos Aires. For those still caught in a 3D world,...

Argentina: African Nations of Buenos Aires

Jeff Barry takes a fascinating look at “the African Nations of Buenos Aires” followed up with an introduction to UNESCO's introductory overview of slavery in Argentina.

Russia: “DPNI-Light”

Sean's Russia Blog writes that in Russia, “The race struggle has replaced the class struggle, and the ‘illegal’ stands in for the ‘kulak’.”

Albania: Ismail Kadare

Wu Wei writes about a talk given by Ismail Kadare in Oxford.

Serbia: Kosovo and Albanian Flag

One Missionary in Kosovo writes about Kosovars’ claim to the flag of Albania: “The flag itself is one of the challenges to imminent Kosovar statehood. When you ask any Kosovar...

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