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The mass meeting of December 21, held in what is now Revolution Square, began like many of Ceaușescu’s speeches over the years. He spoke of the achievements of the “Socialist revolution” and Romania’s “multi-laterally developed Socialist society.” He also blamed the Timișoara riots on “fascist Continue Reading

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In the summer of 1969, Kenya lost in a tragic and violent way one of the most fervent and young political minds in the country, a symbol of  intertribalism and democratic ideas. At about 1pm on Saturday, July 5, 1969 he was standing outside Chhanni’s Continue Reading

The civil leadership of the resistance, represented by lawyer Sven Arntzen, demanded Quisling be treated like any other murder suspect and, on 9 May, Quisling and his ministers turned themselves in to police.Quisling was transferred to Cell 12 in Møllergata 19, the main police station Continue Reading

In the winter of 1964, Nelson Mandela arrived on Robben Island, off the coast from Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa. It was here in a prison that Mandela would spend eighteen of his twenty-seven years of prison sentence before he would be freed just prior Continue Reading

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