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The Freedom Party of Austria

Austria is currently in the middle of a surprise-filled election. The two main parties that usually win the presidency are nowhere to be found, eliminated with the rest of the fringe parties in the first round. The final round of voting is down to the far right Freedom Party, and the Green Party. Either party’s […]



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Brexit: A Small Word with Big Consequences

Brexit is term that can be seen floating all over European current news.  While it’s a seemingly simple word, the power behind its meaning holds major ramifications for Britain, Europe and the world as a whole. Among issues facing the European Union, of which there are many, a few stick out like sore thumbs. The […]



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The Sports and Politics of the Hippodrome Chariot Races

The Hippodrome was the social and sporting center of Constantinople, which is the capital of Byzantium. The Hippodrome was used for entertainment, the biggest being the chariot and horse races. The races were done with four teams; Blues, Reds, Whites and Greens. The Byzantine empire had well developed associations, also known as demes, that supported […]



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Brexit

Of all the twenty-eight member countries that currently make up the European Union (EU), Great Britain could be seen as the awkward, odd one of the bunch. This is due to many British citizens feeling that their country should quit the European Union. Although it is entirely Britain’s right to leave the EU, what would […]



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Temples and Tourism: What Happens When Religious Sites Become Tourist Destinations?

A dream vacation of exploring ancient temples and ruins in China sounds like the trip of a lifetime. However what happens, after the tourists return back home? For this assignment, I chose to take a look at this question by researching how the tourism industry of Chinese Buddhist temples has affected the religion of Buddhism itself, […]



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