Baghdad used to be the most important city in the Arab world until the Mongols torched it.
There are a lot of things I didn’t know about Malaysia. I didn’t know, for example, that it has a pretty thriving geek community which in 2015 produced an anthology called Cyberpunk: Malaysia.
The Cultural Revolution was a brutal period in Chinese history. No one was safe during this period. Anyone who showed any signs of independent thinking was a legitimate target.
You cannot visit East Asia and not read a web novel. I’m sorry you just can’t.
In 2005 the Japanese Archipelago was designated a biodiversity hotspot by Conservation International. The islands are home to thousands of unique species.
1922. President Harding installs the first radio device in the White House, and becomes the first president to deliver a broadcasted speech.
1920. The Russian Civil War is mostly over.
1912. British explorer, Robert Falcon Scott, and his men place second in a race to the South Pole.
1909. The first television broadcast is carried out in Paris and instant coffee is mass-produced.
1908. Three years after violent revolution, the Russian Empire is slowly stabilizing.