History of Asia
The history of Asia can be seen as the collective history of several distinct peripheral coastal regions such as, East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East linked by the interior mass of the Eurasian...
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Where did Russia come from?
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/where-did-russia-come-from-alex-gendler Russia is the biggest country in the world, spanning one-eighth of the earth’s landmass. But where did it all begin...
Saddam Hussein's Very Public Purge
Shortly after assuming the Presidency of Iraq in July 1979, Saddam Hussein convened a gathering of his Ba'ath Party leaders and publicly had 68 of them removed for alleged treason. Twenty-two of them...
The Communist Holocaust in Eastern Europe
The Communist Genocide of Eastern Europe Every day we have our senses assaulted by the Media's Lie Machines, favorite fable of the fictional Holocaust of six million poor Jews by the Germans. Despite ...
The San Agustin : California Shipwreck - A Brief History of the Manila Galleon Trade
Segment profiling The History of the Manila Galleon Trade : 250 Years 1565-1815 The San Agustin sank in November, 1595 in the waters off Point Reyes, California. It is the oldest known shipwreck on th...
Pre-Islamic history of the Middle East
In the 14th century a Muslim historian named Ibn Khaldun wrote about the pattern...
The European Union, the New European Soviet?
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DNA In London Grave May Help Solve Mysteries Of The Great Plague
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The Dutch Surrender New Netherland
Get the facts on the only Dutch colony in mainland North America, which included present-day New York City.
Does A Massive Flood Confirm China's Creation Myth?
According to legend, the history of China began with heavy flooding along the Yellow River. A man named Gun helped control the floods temporarily by building dikes, but it wasn’t until his son Yu took...
Revealed: Cambodia's vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle
Laser technology reveals cities concealed under the earth which would have made up the world’s largest empire in 12th century...
What the Ancients Knew - Japan
Japan an island group roughly 120 million people strong, is one of the largest economic powers in the world today. In the eyes of history, Japan's economic s...
Cats May Have Been Domesticated In China Far Earlier Than Expected
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BBC Travel - The hidden side of the Silk Road
Behind the preserved mosques and madrassas of the Silk Road lies another Uzbekistan – one that’s brash, messy and filled with gleeful anarchy.
BBC Travel - The Silk Road that no one sees
The pools beneath the pristine madrassa in Bukhara’s blue-tiled Lyab-i Hauz square were still. Men in long tunics hawked tea from silver pots in the cafes across the way. And narrow streets rolled int...
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Ancient Legendary Origins of the Samurai
Hiroshi Ōshima, the former Japanese Ambassador to Germany, believed that the noble castes in Japan, the Daimyo and the Samurai, were descended from gods of celestial origin, which was similar to the N...
Prehistoric Asia
Prehistoric Asia refers to events in Asia during the period of human existence prior to the invention of writing systems or the documentation of recorded history. This includes portions of the Eu...
Ancient Near East
The ancient Near East was the home of early civilizations within a region roughly corresponding to the modern Middle East: Mesopotamia (modern Iraq, southeast Turkey, southwest Iran, northeastern Syri...
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Asian Bronze Age
Prehistoric Asia refers to events in Asia during the period of human existence prior to the invention of writing systems or the documentation of recorded history. This includes portions of the Eu...
Muslim conquests
According to traditional accounts, the Muslim conquests (Arabic: الغزوات‎, al-Ġazawāt or Arabic: الفتوحات الإسلامية‎, al-Futūḥāt al-Islāmiyya) also referred to as the Islamic conq...
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Caliphate
A caliphate (Arabic: خِلافة‎ khilāfa) is a form of Islamic government led by a caliph (Arabic: خَليفة‎ khalīfah  pronunciation )—a person considered a political and relig...
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Russian Empire
The Russian Empire (Pre-reform Russian orthography: Россійская Имперія, Modern Russian: Российская империя, translit: Rossiyskaya Imperiya) was a state that existed from 1721 until overthrown by...
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History of Central Asia
The history of Central Asia has been determined primarily by the area's climate and geography. The aridity of the region makes agriculture difficult, and its distance from the sea cut it off from muc...
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History of East Asia
The history of East Asia goes back as far as 7500 BC in the prehistoric Neolithic period, includes the empire period of China and continues into the present day.
Homo erectus ("upright man") is be...
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History of South Asia
The term South Asia refers to the contemporary political entities of the Indian subcontinent and associated islands. These are the states of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, an...
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History of Southeast Asia
The history of Southeast Asia has been characterized as interaction between regional players and foreign powers. Each country was intertwined with all the others as depicted in the Southeast Asian pol...
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History of the Middle East
Home to the Cradle of Civilization, the Middle East (usually interchangeable with the Near East) has seen many of the world's oldest cultures and civilizations. This history started from the earliest ...
Exploration of Asia
This is a chronology of the early European exploration of Asia.
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Silk Road
The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a network of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by li...
Silk Road - Wikipedia