Why did Eastern Europe become so violent post the dissolution of the Soviet Union?

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By Sunil Kumar Eastern Europe has always been a violent place. In Communist times; there was a sense of outward order as the media was not free and there was enforced order; as most of the countries were vassal states …

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What if Hitler hadn’t killed himself?

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By Sunil Kumar Interesting. Let us consider the day Hitler commits suicide in his underground bunker; April 30, 1945. Along with him; his two-day old wife Eva Braun and Alsatian dog Blondi.   In any case; the Germans were …

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What were the geopolitical concepts of Lebensraum carried out by Hitler?

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By Sunil Kumar Lebensraum simply put had one simple purpose; “more living space for the Germanic peoples”. This concept has been used by tyrannical regimes throughout history and is often used in the context of other regimes including China and …

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The Romanovs

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By Sunil Kumar 9th month of 2017. On my visit to the U.K last month; picked up 3 books in Heffer’s Cambridge including this massive tome from Simon Sebag Montefiore; a history of Russia’s last imperial clan; the Romanovs. A …

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Global Infobabble

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By Sunil Kumar The three tectonic shifts for news in India this year have been; Demonetization, Brexit and Trump. Although the latter two are significant only for the reams of global newsprint devoted to discussing their implications; demonetization is the …

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Why did India abstain from voting in the Security Council during the Korean war?

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By Sunil Kumar India was still upset with the United Nations failure to support it in its land disputes with Pakistan; and the government believed that the United States and other Western countries had sided with Pakistan in its disputes. …

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