“The great Opium War of 1840 and the resulting transfer of Hong Kong Island to Britain. How Jardine and Matheson profited from the illegal trade of opium and convinced England to launch an assault on China. Tea and opium are intrinsically linked and one sixth of Britain’s economy was due to trade in opium, an illegal substance.”
Originally posted on Eye on Romania | Ochiul pe România:
Last week the police in Greece snatched this girl away from her gypsy family solely because she was blonde and had blue eyes.
Later they were forced to release this girl back to her parents when DNA tests proved she was their child.