Tag: European

How Did Sweden Join the Thirty Years War? 

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The Thirty Years War was a whirlwind in the centre of Europe that at some point between 1618 and 1648 swallowed up every European country before spitting them out again. Though nominally part of the wars of religion, it drew in its wide array of combatants for any number of reasons, ranging from national prestige to territorial gain. In fact, a combination of all three drew in an unlikely contender: Sweden.

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A Continent’s Currency: 20 years of the Euro

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The central unit of money for much of Europe, the EURO first entered circulation on January 1, 2002.
pride, these cultural emblems can indeed be an emotional declaration of nationalistic pride. A country’s currency is then no less another unique symbol, a “Made in…” concretization of the nation’s economic prosperity and in many cases independence from colonial rule.

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In Appreciation of Schindler’s List

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Films are often created with the aim of providing escapism and fun for audiences; sometimes they are sad too, and many times they are also thought-provoking, tragic and uplifting. And then there are films that exist as the total opposite of escapism and fun, and that go way beyond just being “sad” or “tragic”.

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