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The SMS Geier was interned in November 1914 under Article 24 of the Convention Concerning the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers in Naval War, which formed part of the Hague Convention of 1907. The crew were detained under the terms of the same Article, and for the duration of hostilities. When the United States entered the war on 6 April 1917, the crew ...


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In the years before the Kennedy administration, visiting African dignitaries, mostly from Liberia and Ethiopia, could hope for (but not expect) the red carpet to be rolled out / meet a senior government official up to and including the president. However, when travelling around / visiting places, most could expect to be exposed to segregation and other ...


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If you have to pick a single decade, it was the 1980s. Sorry for the text wall, but the full story is a little messier than that. Even during the heyday of European imperialism, when its science and technology let it run roughshod over most of the world, some people saw that China was already a superpower in waiting. The UK didn't so much win its war against ...


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Cold War has been used to describe the current tension between China and India by people such as Imran Ali Sandano of the University of Sindh, journalist Bertil Lintner, and politician-lawyer P. Chidambaram. Tense relations between China and India have led to three military conflicts: the Sino-Indian War of 1962, the Chola incident in 1967, and the 1987 Sino-...


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There is a false premise in the question. Namely, Europe as a political unit has always been a step ahead of Europe as a cultural unit. I found this question while looking for information on an 18th century treatise that set out the benefits of a political union in Europe -- which as far as I know is the earliest that this idea was espoused in this way. Yet,...


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