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Context for this 1871 humorous map of Europe?

Context for this 1871 humorous map of Europe?

The following map is from (circa) 1871, according to this source, and it was published in Bologna, Italy. Could you please provide some context for it? Parts of the map are self evident, as for exa…

Why was there so little information about sex in Eastern Block countries?

Why was there so little information about sex in Eastern Block countries?

By "Taboo" I meant the lack of widespread access to the information (very few sources, sparse information in biology books etc). I've edited the title for clarification. As you all probably

Winston Churchill retires as prime minister

Winston Churchill retires as prime minister

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, the British leader who guided Great Britain and the Allies through the crisis of World War II, retires as prime minister of Great Britain.Born at Blenheim Palace in 1874, Churchill joined the British Fourth Hussars upon his father’s death in 1895. During the next five years, he enjoyed an illustrious military career, serving in India, the Sudan, and South Africa, and distinguishing himself several times in battle.

Synopsis of ‘The great defeat of Diocletian’, by Jesús Pardo

Synopsis of ‘The great defeat of Diocletian’, by Jesús Pardo

'The great defeat of Diocletian' is a work by Jesús Pardo, published in 2004.Cayo Aurelio Valerio Diocleciano, Dalmatian by origin and of a very modest birth, is considered one of the most reforming and intelligent sovereigns that Europe has ever had. Named emperor from Rome in the year 285 of our era, he soon came to the conclusion that a territory as vast and with borders as difficult as the Roman one needed more than one head.

Republican Party founded

Republican Party founded

In Ripon, Wisconsin, former members of the Whig Party meet to establish a new party to oppose the spread of slavery into the western territories. The Whig Party, which was formed in 1834 to oppose the “tyranny” of President Andrew Jackson, had shown itself incapable of coping with the national crisis over slavery.

The impact of the Mayans on the environment was greater than previously believed

The impact of the Mayans on the environment was greater than previously believed

Faced with population growth and environmental pressures, such as sea level rise between 3,000 and 1,000 years ago or droughts about 1,200 years ago, Mayan societies responded by turning tropical forests into complex wetland fields with canals to manage the quality and quantity of water.