The Partition of India

The existing tensions between India and Pakistan are a well-known fact, but surprisingly not many people are aware that India and Pakistan used to be ruled by one Emperor and therefore shared the same land. The East India Company was established in 1600. During the first hundred years its main aim was to trade, but […]

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Bank for the Poor

Bank for the (very) Poor Bangladesh is known for being one of the most densely populated countries on Earth. This reputation has been established by a staggering number of 164 milion citizens living on an area not much bigger than Greece. However, Bangladeshis are on average one of the poorest people in the world. The […]

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Miracle of Chile

Presidency of a socialist In 1970, Salvador Allende won the Chilean presidential election as leader of the Unidad Popular coalition. He was the first Marxist ever to be elected president of a liberal democracy in the entire world.  Soon after taking office, Allende’s first step was to implement a socialist programm called La vía chilena al […]

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