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Historical Oddities: Hasekura Tsunenaga

During the Age of Sail, many European merchants went on long expeditions to the East Indies to establish trade and bring back the lucrative spices that would make them rich. This resulted in a large expansion and creation of trade … Continue reading

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Historical Oddities: Y Wladfa

Argentina, like most countries in the Americas, has a long history of European immigration since its independence. The most common immigrants during the 19th century were Germans and Italians fleeing the chaos of Europe in the aftermath of the 1848 … Continue reading

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Historical Odditites: The Pastry War

The Pastry War must be one of the more strangely named wars in history. It was a French action against Mexico in the end of 1838 and beginning of 1839. The name comes from a supposed incident that started the … Continue reading

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Footnotes of the New World

Most people know of the four major European countries that colonized the Americas in the 15th through 18th centuries; Spain, Portugal, France, and England. These powers divided the Americas between them and spread the European languages and culture to the … Continue reading

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