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biafra genocide

Biafra Genocide – A Forgotten History

Between 1967 and 1970, an estimated 2 million Igbo Nigerians were killed by the Nigerian military after seceding to form the Republic of Biafra....
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Africa and World War I – History of Africa Part 17

When most of us think of World War I, we rarely consider the continent of Africa. But Africa and World War I are important...
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Killers in the Name of God Part 2: Decline of Islam

Before Islamic extremism took hold in the Middle East there was actually a decline in Islam’s influence there as nationalism and political philosophies took...
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a Christian theologian, pastor, writer, and ultimately martyr. As Hitler and the Nazis rose to power in Germany in the 1930s...
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The Rwanda Genocide – 1994

The 1994 genocide in Rwanda is a stain on world history and international relations. At a time when the western world celebrated the collapse...
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The History of Iran and the Next War: Part 1

This is part 1 in my podcast series covering the history of Iran. We move from the ancient history of Persia up to the Pahlavi dynasty and World War II in this episode. 
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Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser

Thirty years before Abraham Lincoln was elected President, a Congressman named Henry Clay was doing everything he could to address the American states' growing...
Atlantic Slave Trade

Atlantic Slave Trade – History of Africa Part 6

We began this section in this History of Africa podcast series with the door of no return in Ghana. In this final section of...
eugenics movement

The Popular, Successful, Terrible, Horrible True Story of the Scientific Theory...

The eugenics movement was a belief that fostered racism, discrimination, abortion, and genocide. It was embraced by academics, politicians, and celebrities.
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Holodomor – Ukraine’s Genocide by Starvation

The word Holodomor translates to death by hunger or killing by starvation. It is the name given to the genocide carried out by Stalin...