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Geography Grapevine's Atlas History

Cartographic Conquest

The Central American (almost) war caused by Google Maps.

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Geography Grapevine's Atlas History International Politics

Gross National Happiness

What can we learn from the “world’s happiest country”?

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Drugs History

My Meth Dealer, Kim Jong-il

How North Korea’s brief meth venture created an internal addiction crisis.

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Geography History

No Man’s Land

There’s a territory between Egypt and Sudan that no one wants. Can I have it?

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Geography History

Death from Below

What killed 1,746 people at a Cameroonian lake in 1986?

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History Sports

Fear and Loathing in Saint Louis

Under the aura of the coronavirus, athletic events hang in the balance. Could sports be in a worse position?

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Business History

The Devil’s Chemist and the Legacy of Evil

Why did a Nazi chemical conglomerate indicted for forced labor, murder, and genocide stay open until 2011?

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History Language Technology

What Day Is It? (Part II)

We don’t have anything better to do; let’s get deep into “Wednesday”.

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History

What Day Is It? (Part I)

But first: What year is it?

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History United States

Norton I, Emperor of the United States

In a time of peril and civil war, the people of the United States turned to the leadership of one man.