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· June, 2012

Stories about History from June, 2012

Trinidad & Tobago: The Architect of our Public Spaces

Korean ‘Comfort Women’ Photo Exhibit Sabotaged in Japan

A South Korean photographer explains his ordeal in holding an exhibition in Japan that documents aging 'Comfort Women', the term used for Koreans drafted as sex slaves by the Japanese...

Russia: The War Over World War II

Last Friday, NTV broadcast a controversial film titled, "I Serve the Soviet Union," a film about political prisoners fighting the Nazis only to be murdered by Soviet secret police. The...

Bhutan: Wangdue Dzong Fire Images

Morocco: Kissing the King's Hands

St. Lucia: Flower Festival

Rediscovering Africa's ‘Forgotten’ History

Contrary to what former French President Sarkozy said in a speech in Dakar, the history of the African continent is full of rich civilisations and iconic characters. But this history...

South Korea: Former Dictator's Cadet Review Sparks Public Anger

In South Korea, a former president notorious for directing a massacre and oppressing democratic activists during his term (1980-88), has been criticized for participating in a cadet review at the...

Singapore: Alternatives to Minimum Wage

Understanding the Violence in Western Myanmar

Dozens dead, more than two thousand houses burned down, and thirty thousand residents have been displaced by the communal violence in Rakhine State, west of Myanmar. Who are responsible for...

India: The Fact About Two Birthdays For One Person

Development Model for Myanmar

Afghanistan's First Computer-Animated Movie

Leaving the three decades of war and destruction behind, Afghans make use of modern technology and media to rebuild the country and raise new generations with a brighter vision for...

Brazil: Online Impressions of Brazilian Identity

Since the declaration of Brazil as an independent nation in 1822, Brazilian identity has gone through several changes spurred by economic, social and cultural transformations. But is there a common...

Vietnam: Mysterious Disease Caused by Mining?

Myanmar: Department of Historical Research Website

Poland: Obama's “Polish Death Camp” Gaffe Causes Controversy

In the last days of May, a storm of controversy struck the Polish public opinion when the US President Barack Obama used the expression "a Polish death camp" rather than...

India: The Colonial Bungalows Project

Nepal: The Kathmandu Project

Greece: Inspiration Behind the Shocking ‘Modern Maenad’ Photo

A photo showing a young naked woman, a modern Maenad (a mythological female follower of Dionysus) bleeding from her navel and holding in her hands like a newborn baby, the...

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