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Captain's Log Entry 1: An Anglo-German Alliance

Posted February 13th, 2017 at 02:15 AM by Junius

This article covers the time period from 1890 until about 1914. It highlights the main reasons why an alliance between Britain and Germany did not take place and how such an alliance could have changed the course of world history and politics. In my mind, it proved impossible to marry the surprisingly convergent interests of Britain and Germany due to the following factors:

1. The German Navy- Wilhelm may have had sound strategic reasons to establish a navy (such as Germany's huge...
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Happy Birthday Berlin ♥

Posted October 28th, 2012 at 11:53 AM by Stephy
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Our vibrant and exciting capital celebrates a historic birthday this year. The German city that never sleeps turns 775 years young.


ON THE 28TH OF OCTOBER 1237 BERLIN WAS FIRST MENTIONED IN DOCUMENTS.

She’s kind of a lot older than most countries but among the European capitals she’s the baby chick since she was basically only built up through Prussia and not by the Romans in ancient times like Paris or London.
ANYWAYS though her history is short...
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New Imperialism and how it Contributed to the Origins of WWI

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 07:38 PM by jttwong

Personally speaking, I have always believed that New Imperialism played a large role in the origins of WWI. It created tensions amongst the European powers that was just shimmer under the surface. Because of this, when looking at the origins of the Great War, it would unwise to neglect new imperialism’s impact

(Disclaimer: this article purely focuses on the political causes of the First World War without mention of the ideological causes such as nationalism)


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Muskau Park

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 01:00 AM by Stephy

Muskauer Park (german) or Park Mużakowski (polish) is a World Heritage Site shared between Germany and Poland.

This 559.9-hectare landscaped park is the largest and most famous English garden in Europe. It lies astride the Neisse River on either sides of the border of the two countries.

Muskauer Park was designed by Prince Hermann von Puckler-Muskau (1785-1871) between 1815 and 1844. The prince had lived and studied in England. He laid out the park during the time when...
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The berlin state library

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 03:50 AM by Stephy

(GERMAN: STAATSBIBLIOTHEK ZU BERLIN) IS A PROPERTY OF THE PRUSSIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION AND WAS FOUNDED IN 1661.

It is the largest and most important academic research library in the German speaking world.

Among the more famous items in its collection is a Gutenberg Bible, the autographs of Goethe, the world’s largest collection of Johann Sebastian Bach’s and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s manuscripts, and the original score of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No....
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