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History of the City of Strasbourg

Today, the city of Strasbourg, France is mostly known for being the location of the European Parliament and is frequently used as a symbol of the European Union secondary only to Brussels. However, Strasbourg has a much richer history than … Continue reading

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Euro 2016 Qualification in Final Stretch

At the end of today, only two matches remain for most of the teams in the qualification for next year’s Euro 2016 in France. Already # countries have successfully qualified, and several more have assured themselves of at least making … Continue reading

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Possible Collapse of the European Union

Ever since the formal establishment of the European Union in 1993, it seems like there has always been a section of academics and international relations theorists who predict the inevitable failure of the European experiment and the breakup of the … Continue reading

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Scotland, Catalonia, and Now Venice; A Look at European Independence Movements

In that past week, events in Crimea have dominated the news. Particular attention has been given to the referendum to secede from Ukraine and join the Russian Federation, which received an alleged 93 percent vote in favor. However, this is … Continue reading

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Putin Tests US and EU’s Resolve Over Crimea

The revolution and ousting of Viktor Yanukovych in Ukraine in that past three months has highlighted the divide that still exists between Russia and Western Europe, even decades after the end of the Cold War and the fall of the … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: Catharism

From the early days of Christianity, the Church had to deal with all sorts of differences in belief and doctrine. Schisms in the Christian Church were quite common during the early days, and became solidified as the Catholic Church broke … Continue reading

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World Cup Qualifying Playoffs: Final European and African Qualifiers

Another three days of match fixtures gone, and nine more spots in the 2014 World Cup have been filled. Over the weekend, we had the final legs of the African and European qualifying playoffs. In Africa, the five matches featured … Continue reading

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