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· September, 2007

Stories about History from September, 2007

Sri Lanka: Failed States and Colonialism

Tiny Little Fractures on the case for colonialism resting on claims of a failed state.

Korea: Myanmar and Korea

How do Koreans think about the Myanmar situation? Interestingly, many bloggers strongly feel an attachment to this situation and link it to Korean history. The Myanmar situation reminded some bloggers...

Czech Republic: “Tabloid Transitions”

Dr. Sean's Diary critiques Transitions Online‘s “confused tabloidy democratization writing” on the Czech politics.

Moldova: Transnistria 2

Douglas Muir of A Fistful of Euros posts the second installment on Transnistria.

Ukraine: Unresolved Cases

Mark MacKinnon writes about two unresolved cases that don't do any good to president Yushchenko's image at home and abroad: the 2000 murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze and Yushchenko's 2004...

Cuba, Jamaica: Under Siege in Burma

Uncommon Sense blogs about the struggle in Burma, while Montego Bay Day By Day says: “Freedom is not a thing that is earned. It is a right that is obtained...

Bahamas: Education Challenges

Larry Smith at Bahama Pundit examines the problems facing Bahamian education.

Ukraine: Agrarian Marketing Project

Ukraine List links to a resource that explains why, among other things, Ukraine's lettuce market is “weak” and this year's carrot supply is insufficient.

Pakistan: Trams in Karachi

Light Within has a wonderful post on the trams in Karachi, which are no longer around.

Haiti: I'm Sorry

The Latin Americanist reports that “exiled former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier has apologized for any ‘wrongs’ committed under his rule.”

Hong Kong: Fire Dragon Dance

Jacky Szeto posts some great photos of fire dragon dance at Taihang in Hong Kong (zh). It is a traditional ceremony during mid-autumn festival in Hong Kong. The dragon will...

Moldova: Resource on Transnistria

Scraps of Moscow links to a resource on Transnistria.

Russia: Kasparov; “The Italian”

The Accidental Russophile comments on the New Yorker 12-page piece on Garry Kasparov, and writes about The Italian, a Russian movie by director Andrei Kravchuk.

Africa/Diaspora: Mixed feelings about reparations

Koluki has mixed feelings about reparations: “Saying you are sorry, and trying to show it in material ways could be a part of a healing process. But in my heart,...

China and Taiwan: Lust, Caution

Lee Ang's latest movie is about to release. K. M. Lawson from Frog in a well writes the debates and historical background of the movie. ESWN also posts a translation...

The Baltics: Unity Day; Latgallia

Marginalia writes about Latgallia, and the history and politics of the Baltic Unity Day, marked on Sept. 22.

Croatia: A Vacation Report

While reading Csíkszereda Musings‘s report on his vacation in Croatia, try to come up with the names of at least “five famous Croatians.”

Africa: Black victims of Nazi holocoust

Black Looks writes: “Finally a memorial is to be erected outside the home of one Black victim of the Nazi holocoust giving a name to the nameless. Mahjub bin Adam...

South Korea: History of Nationalism

K. M. Lawson from froginawell discusses an article written by Korean scholar on the history and development of Korean nationalism.

Trinidad & Tobago: Republic Day

“Now, I am not necessarily enamoured of our leaders, our government and our politics, but I am proud of our Republic status”: Lifespan of a Chennette wishes Trinidad and Tobago...

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