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The little-known story of Vietnamese communist leader Ho Chi Minh’s admiration for the US

The founding father of modern Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh. He led Vietnam's communist revolution against French colonial rule and then took on the US. But it seems he long had an admiration for the US and repeatedly sought the country's help in the decades before the Vietnam War.<p>What people might find …

The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay

The estimated 17-cent gender pay gap for all workers in 2015 has narrowed, from 36 cents in 1980.

Demographics

Jewish Population of Europe in 1933 and 2015

<i>Map crated by reddit user webalbatross</i><p>The map above shows the Jewish population of Europe in both 1933 and 2015 by country. Most countries still had …

World History

Researchers may have cracked the case of how Ötzi the Iceman died

There’s a lot of mystery surrounding Ötzi the Iceman, Europe's oldest natural mummy. The best guess is that 5,300 years ago, Ötzi was crossing an alpine ridge in the Italian Alps, where he was murdered and his body preserved in the ice.<p>His frozen corpse was discovered accidentally by hikers back in …

Anthropology

How does ‘sociological thinking’ differ from commonsense?

It is often argued that sociological thinking is just a branch out of commonsense. People associate it with analysing the obvious and providing …

Why The Armada Failed

To read this article in full you need to be either a print + archive subscriber, or else have purchased access to the online archive.<p>If you are …

The Forgotten Material That Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

The True Size of Africa

<i>Map created by reddit user edtheredted using thetruesize.com</i><p>While it doesn’t look it, Africa is big, really big. In fact, Africa’s true size is 30 …

Geography

England vs Great Britain vs United Kingdom Explained

<i>Venn Diagram Map created by Anna Debenham</i><p>The map above demonstrates the difference between the British Isles, United Kingdom, Great Britain, and …

United Kingdom

The First Proposed Map of Pakistan & The Partition of India

<i>Map created by Choudhry Rahmat Ali found via Wikimedia</i><p>The map above was created by Choudhry Rahmat Ali, who was a Pakistani nationalist and is often …

Pakistan

World War 1 Casualties As A Percentage of Pre-War Population

<i>Map created by reddit user lanson15</i><p>The map above reveals a rather shocking aspect of the First World War. While most people in Western Europe and …

World History

Louis XVI's flight from Paris

If any king could have coped with the French Revolution it was not Louis XVI. He was 19 when he succeeded his grandfather, Louis XV, in 1774. At 15 …

The Japanese Surprise Attack They Didn't Teach You In School

<i>Battlefields of the Russo-Japanese War, Map Source: P. f. Collier & Son</i><p>While most people are familiar with the famous Japanese surprise attack on …

World History

Colonial Africa On The Eve of World War I

<i>Map created by reddit user whiplashoo21</i><p>The map above shows how the African continent was divided in 1914 just before the outbreak of World War I. By …

World History

Story of cities #24: how Hiroshima rose from the ashes of nuclear destruction

The people of Hiroshima have developed a verbal shorthand for describing their city’s layout. A particular street is “about 1.5 kilometres away”; a building “500 metres north”. No further explanation is required. The unspoken reference point is the hypocentre of the world’s first nuclear attack.<p>At …

Hiroshima

The First World War: a complete timeline

THE OPENING SHOTS: AUG - SEP 1914<p><b>August 4-25, 1914: German invasion of Belgium</b><p>German troops captured most of Belgium, including the fortress of Liège, with the Belgians losing 30,000 men and the Germans just 2,000.<p><b>August 7-25, 1914: Battle of the Frontiers</b><p>The French Plan XVII called for an …

Battle of the Somme centenary: Soldiers' letters and photos reveal horrors of First World War

On Friday (1 July 2016), the world marks the 100th anniversary of the first battle of the Somme – one of the bloodiest battles in history. By the …

13 times the world came close to nuclear war

<b>Since the first nuclear bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki bringing an end to the Second World War, the world has been bracing itself for a</b> …

Ten Medical Innovations of World War I

The Battle of the Somme began 100 years ago today, July 1, 1916. The global toll was over a million dead and wounded in the battle that lasted for …

The 20 Most Important Battles of World War II

The clashes that shaped the course of the deadliest war of all time.<p>World War II was the greatest conflict in history, carried out on a scale almost impossible to grasp. In many ways it was the first modern war, in which airpower played a vital role both on land and at sea, but many actions were …

There's another kind of gap widening between the rich and the poor

Much has been written about the growing income inequality in the United States. But another kind of gap is also widening between us, and it's at the dinner table.<p>Overall, Americans are eating better. In the decade leading up to 2012, the number of people eating a poor diet fell from around 56 …

Nutrition

This Sociologist Spent Five Years on LA's Hyper-Policed Skid Row. Here's What He Learned.

University of Chicago sociologist Forrest Stuart spent five years hanging out on Los Angeles's grittiest streets for his new book, <i>Down, Out and Under</i> …

Homelessness

An Introduction to Thomas Malthus' An Essay on the Principle of Population- Macat Economics Analysis

An Introduction to Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations - A Macat Economics Analysis

An Introduction to Alfred Crosby's The Columbian Exchange - A Macat History Analysis

How the Curse of Sykes-Picot Still Haunts the Middle East

In the Middle East, few men are pilloried these days as much as Sir Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot. Sykes, a British diplomat, travelled the same turf as T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia), served in the Boer War, inherited a baronetcy, and won a Conservative seat in Parliament. He died young, at …

The story of Wojtek: The 440-pound bear that drank, smoked, and carried weapons for the Polish army during World War II

Wojtek first came to the company as a cub, but over the course of the war he matured and was given the rank of corporal in the Polish army.<p>Here's Wojtek's amazing story below.

Why the United States Dropped Atomic Bombs in 1945

President Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, nearly 71 years after it was destroyed by the first atomic bomb, inevitably raises once again the questions of …

'Priceless' football kicked by British WWI soldiers set to return to UK after 100 years - with Manchester United favoured to buy it

A football last kicked by British soldiers in the First World War and considered "priceless" is set to return to the UK for the first time in 100 years – with Manchester United favourites to buy it.<p>The leather ball dates back to the Battle of the Somme, when infantrymen punted ones like it forward …