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    The History of the Mass Games

    The History of the Mass games For the longest time people assumed that ‘Arirang’ and ‘Mass Games’ were one and the same, but in fact the mass gymnastics and art performances known as Mass Games in North Korea have occurred since as early as 1946, with all of them having their own themes and influences. […] More

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    Half president, half cult victim: Why Korea impeached Park Geun-Hye

    Impeach!Impeach! Korea 2016 From a western journalist’s standpoint, the impeachment of Park Geun-hye in 2016 was a triumph for South Korea’s democracy–which it was– but there’s a catch: many don’t understand the intensity of the situation through a Korean cultural lens. Why was Park Geun-Hye so controversial to the Korean people? I’ll abbreviate her name […] More

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    anti-vaxxers are coming…….

    Anti-vaxxers are coming and you can expect them to be as rude obnoxious and ignorant as ever. There’s a great phrase known as “first-world problems” usually meaning things like Waitrose doesn’t have any avocados left for example. These are as opposed to third-world problems, such as not having clean water to drink and shit like, […] More

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    The Last WW2 Japanese Holdouts

    As you may know, World War 2 was a pretty massive and chaotic war. So chaotic in fact, that particularly in the Pacific theater in the war with Japan, the details of when it ended for many of those involved are quite sketchy. When so much warfare is being fought guerrilla style in sparsely populated […] More

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    What is a kibbutz?

    What is a kibbutz? A short answer would be a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based around agriculture. Nowadays they have since expanded into other areas. It was famously extremely popular as working holiday. But, of course it was much more than this. Israel and the Kibbutz Few people realize, but in the […] More

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    The history of Cambodian Railways

    Colonialism is usually seen in the negative light it deserves, but nothing is ever black and white and in certain areas colonialism has left some positive impacts, from food to dare we say, railways! So what’s so special about Cambodian railways? To read about Vietnamese fusion cuisine click here. Cambodia was thus, much like Vietnam […] More

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