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Historical evolution of British Parliament - overview and thoughts

Posted June 9th, 2015 at 04:59 AM by Solidaire

I've been reading lately about the unique course of parliamentarism in Britain, which oversaw the transition from an absolute monarchy to a representative, parliamentary one over a period of 800 years. The subject is huge, of course, being inseparably intertwined with almost all important historical events of Britain, but it is also a fascinating journey through tumultuous history and very interesting socio-political processes. Also, it offers an invaluable insight to all those wishing to...
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Developing into extinction

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 12:39 PM by Solidaire

During the last century, our technological and scientific progress has been immense. We advanced chemistry and used its breakthroughs in almost every aspect of life. We found ways (pesticides, fertilizers) to improve the agricultural production and feed more people. We created products on a mass scale that improve our daily life, or simply serve our vanity. We introduced medicines widely used that are essential to our survival, like antibiotics, and others, like the contraceptive pill that are crucial...
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Chernobyl

Posted March 3rd, 2012 at 11:35 AM by Solidaire
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Chernobyl nuclear accident, 26 April, 1986. The worse accident in the history of mankind, a combination of human mistakes and a faulty design, resulting in countless deaths due to radiation and radiation-caused diseases. Most of Europe received considerable amounts of radioactive fallout, with Ukraine and Belarus being hit the hardest. There is an exclusion zone of 30 Km around the Chernobyl nuclear plant, in which abandoned villages and towns are included, Pripyat (once home to 50,000 people) being...
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A short travel guide to Greece

Posted July 16th, 2011 at 07:35 PM by Solidaire
Updated July 16th, 2011 at 07:45 PM by Solidaire
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Greece is nice to visit all year round. Perhaps the best time is spring, that is if you're not interested in sea baths (the sea is still cold until June). Especially Easter time is magnificent, as there are so many local customs celebrating it. It's a mystifying experience, particularly in the islands and rural areas. The weather is just perfect also, and nature is blooming all around.

Winters are rather mild, and good for sightseeing, and if one is into winter sports, there are lots...
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