Category archives: History

How Holland is and has been fighting floods.


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A documentary on the Skull and Bones secret society.


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This documentary sties to describe the Skull and Bones society and its members. The fact presented seem awkward, but if you select the most capable men on one of the top universities in the world, it is logical they end up in powerful positions more than average. Think there is a lot of unjust speculation ...

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The economic transformation of China.


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Recently the Chinese economy has seen some signs of slowing down, but the story of the past few decades is still impressive. This NY Times documentary is a bit out of date but it still gives an interesting insight in the development of china. It includes the copying of western goods, Growing inequality and the ...

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The rise and fall of Niccolo Machiavelli.


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During the renaissance many new inventions and ideas where developed in Florence Italy. One of these ideas was a new political philosophy developed by  Niccolo Machiavelli. In his belief leaders sometimes has to be ruthless and be feared, hence one of his best known quotes “It is better to be feared than loved”.  Even today ...

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The premiership of Margaret Thatcher.


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This is part one of a four part documentary about the years Margaret Thatcher spend at Downing Street ten. It shows a skillful politician that pulled of the greatest economic reform in British history. It also shows that she has been controversial during her whole premiership and that this eventually lead to her downfall.

 

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How the Mughal Empire dominated northern India.


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This video is about the origins of one of the most important empires of Central-Asia. Their palaces are still found today and their culture is alive and well in India.

The lost treasures of the Nazi’s around Lake Chiemsee, Bavaria.


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This video shows a recent find of an artifact (called the Chiemsee Cauldron) that is thought to be part of the secret Nazi headquarter, a Castle in distinct Celtic style build by Himmler. The story is shrouded in mystery and nobody knows if it is real. In my opinion a great piece of infotainment!

Ancient Iraq: The Sumerians of Mesopotamia.


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This documentary shows one of oldest civilizations known to man. They lived is the lands between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Lots of artifacts from this period are now being destroyed or sold (on EBay) by violent Islamist groups. Hopefully some treasures from this period are saved in time! 

How Dubai came about.


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This video shows the history and the development of Dubai. It shows a fishing village that evolved into a metropolis. Of course oil and natural gas played a big role, but a business friendly legal environment and tourism are now the great drivers of the desert city. Creating a commercial hub in the middle of ...

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The history of the Coca Cola Company.


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This documentary shows the history of the Coca Cola Company and it ever pervasive brand. Its creator never saw his creation become a success. It was only when a smart marketer started exploiting the formula that it became a household name. The second great leap forward was when bottlers started bottling the drink so that ...

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