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OPIUM: BBC Documentary Series, A Complete History

11 Nov

“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.”

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The Arab-Israeli conflict

14 Sep

The Arab-Israeli conflict

“Gallery (22 pictures): A brief history of the key events and people that shaped the Arab-Israeli conflict”

Israel-Palestine timeline: 1979. Anwar Sadat, Menachim Begin with President Carter

 

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The Secret of the Seven Sisters A four-part series that reveals how a secret pact formed a cartel that controls the world’s oil.

2 Sep

“The “Seven Sisters ” was a term coined in the 1950s by businessman Enrico Mattei, then-head of the Italian state oil company Eni, to describe the seven oil companies which formed the “Consortium for Iran” cartel and dominated the global petroleum industry from the mid-1940s to the 1970s.[1][2] The group comprised Anglo-Persian Oil Company (now BP); Gulf Oil, Standard Oil of California (SoCal) and Texaco (now Chevron); Royal Dutch Shell; and Standard Oil of New Jersey (Esso) and Standard Oil Company of New York (Socony) (now ExxonMobil).[3] [4]

Prior to the oil crisis of 1973, the members of the Seven Sisters controlled around 85 percent of the world’s petroleum reserves, but in recent decades the dominance of the companies and their successors has declined as a result of the increasing influence of the OPEC cartel and state-owned oil companies in emerging-market economies.” Wiki

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HISTORY OF PROSTITUTION: PROCON.ORG

30 Aug

HISTORY OF PROSTITUTION: PROCON.ORG

 Prostitution has been around almost since the dawn of time.  It has been called the world’s oldest profession…other would debate that. However it existed and that’s why it earns a spot on this history blog.

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