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    China has a coronavirus vaccine – and it might actually work

    A few weeks ago I was on a call to a Chinese friend who informed me that China had a vaccine that would probably be ready by October and that “important” people such as the military and medical staff were already receiving it. I took said information with a very large grain of salt, but […] More

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    A border dispute in Western Europe?

    Apart from a little pushing and shoving between France and Germany, the map of western Europe has looked pretty similar since the days of Napoleon. The border between Portugal and Spain is in fact the oldest frontier in Europe, dating back to the 1300s when the kings of both countries, who were cousins, tired of […] More

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    Strasserism – the alternate Nazi’s

    What is Strasserism? Aside from one of the worst ever ideologies? You’ll see many a right-wing communist hater declare that because the National Socialist Party, the Nazi’s has socialism as part of their name it means they are one and the same. Now whilst sane thinking people obviously know this is ridiculous, sticking feathers up […] More

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    What Is Nagorno-Karabakh and Why Are They Fighting Over It?

    Introduction As an all-out war seemingly looms between Azerbaijan, backed by Turkey and Armenia, backed by Russia over Nagorno-Karabakh, much the world is asking where Nagorno-Karabakh is? We are happy to answer that question! What is Nagorno-Karabakh? Nagorno-Karabakh is a breakaway state sandwiched between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It was formerly an autonomous part of the […] More

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    Will there be a full-blown war between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

    Whilst things during Soviet Union times were largely a great love fest since the fall of the good old CCCP, relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan have gone south somewhat. There’s a lot of reasons why they don’t get on so well, going all the way back to the Armenian Genocide and then there is the […] More

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    The Romanov Empire

    We here at WWW make no secret of our interest in the post-Soviet world. For the better part of a century, the legacy of the October Bolshevik revolution loomed large over vast swathes of the world, with its influence felt globally and even continuing to this very day. What’s less talked about is what came […] More

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    What happened to the Maoists in Nepal?

    The People’s War in Nepal Back in 1996 a group of Maoists in Nepal started a People’s War in the countryside targeting government and police outposts. Ten years later in 2006 they had grown to control large swathes of the country, 80% in some estimates, including nearly all of the countryside, leaving only the urban […] More

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    Studying Korean in North Koreas Least Visited Province

    Introduction While Young Pioneer Tours is known for our annual Pyongyang Language Study Tour that takes place annually every July, our other shorter and lesser-known Korean language study program was our “North Korean Rural Study Tour.” Back in July 2018, we ran our very first-ever North Korean “Rural Study Tour” to the very remote North […] More

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