Cairo is a hell hole, but not the good kind that attracts demons and vampire slayers. It’s an actual hot spot of human misery that most people are trying to escape from.
Baghdad used to be the most important city in the Arab world until the Mongols torched it.
1926. Jazz is bad, so is alcohol. It's the Prohibition Era, and someone needs to protect the youth.
1925. The best and worst of Weimar: Wheel Gymnastics, Bauhaus, Mein Kampf, and the SS.
1920. The Russian Civil War is mostly over.
1909. The first television broadcast is carried out in Paris and instant coffee is mass-produced.