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No country in the world has benefited as much from the European debacles as the #US. During the Napoleonic wars, the massive mobilization of peasants left the fields deserted and the powers at war were in urgent need of food.
In the US they rushed to fill the gap and spent years
selling everything salable to war-torn #Europe.

Profits were so high that they laid the foundation for prodigious economic growth during the 19th century. There was another indirect benefit: the poverty and famines left by the war forced millions of #Europeans
to emigrate to the #USA, a basically depopulated country, which received some ten million outcasts in just under twenty years.
With the European emigrants came new technologies, new ideas, and a workforce that was abundant, cheap, and willing to do anything. A bargain!!.
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Thread: 18 July 2022: Day 145 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update: #Russia has been using troops flagged as "Wagner" in the recent fighting in Popasna and Lysyschansk to hold down the official casualty figures. To make up manpower, recruitment standards have been lowered, including recruiting criminals from prisons.
#Saudi purchases of #Russia's energy products has increased
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Thread: 16 July 2022: Day 143 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Latest @DefenceHQ update:

- #Russia's "offensive operations remain reduced in scope and scale", despite "false claims of success" aimed at a domestic audience.

- #Ukraine has shortened and straightened its defensive lines since Lysychansk fell, and has been able to slow RU down Image
President Zelensky's Chief of Staff Andriy Yermak says the National Defense Authorization Act approved by the #US House of Representatives includes $100m for training programs for #Ukraine's pilots with F-15s and F-16s, which should take about three months. Image
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The National Resistance Front leader @AhmadMassoud01 with the @bbcpersian (Summary)


- "The #NRF military strategy at this stage is not to liberate any geography from the #Taliban, but we have a plan for this in the future. The NRF's goal at this stage is to ...1️⃣
... make the world realize that it is possible to stand up against terrorism, tyranny and oppression without their presence."

- "The #NRF started from scratch, without any support. Now we have more than 3000 ready forces in our fronts. These figures are increasing every day."2️⃣
- "War is undoubtedly costly. But most of the time motive is more important than facilities, and high motivation is the key to winning a movement. The #NRF does not have any foreign support. And all the facilities that the Resistance Front has are currently limited to ... 3️⃣
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'Church on a Crusade'. In 1992 Sir John Weston, new #British envoy to #NATO offered his "First Impressions" to #UKGovt: "The Alliance (once described by Bevin as a "spiritual federation") has much in common with the Church, and all Allies must be her votaries". Image
He likened #NATOSummit to "religious festivals observed with solemnity...the front seats occupied by the good and the great. Ritual takes precedence over spontaneity. Variations of traditional behaviour in the pews are discouraged."
"Devotional exercises are expected to stop well short of moving and shaking". In layman's speak the metaphor meant that Western public shouldn't expect a rational reason for NATO's existence, it's a matter of blind faith and devotion to the organisation and its high priests.
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1/4 After the russian invasion #oil prices skyrocketed which is very beneficial to oil refinery countries like #India. russia provides them huge discounts, selling oil for 30-35 dollars/barrel (meanwhile on the international market the price is 120 dollars/barrel)
2/4 Most ships delivering oil are #European, #British or #Norwegian - up to 68%. 43% more were of #Greek origin. For ships delivering to India this percentage is even higher - approximately 80 %.
3/4 Since the full-scale invasion, export of refined #oil products from India rapidly grew from 580 000 to 685 000 barrels a day. A lot of it gets exported to Asian countries, but around 20% is purchased by Europe and the US.
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In the early 20th century, India's freedom struggle entered ‘modern India’s first age of fire’, a phase where radical thinkers fuelled a #revolutionary movement against the #British in #India. 1/4
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Maharashtra and Bengal became powerhouses of revolutionary activities. As organizations like the Jugantar Party and Anushilan Samiti attracted the educated youth, revolutionaries like the Chapekar brothers and Khudiram Bose became martyrs and an inspiration for many. 2/4 Image
But the Partition of Bengal along communal lines, in 1905, triggered a wave of violence . Violent activities under the aegis of revolutionary leaders like Aurobindo Ghosh and protests by extremist Congress leaders like Bal Gangadhar Tilak against the British intensified. 3/4 Image
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What people don't understand about military political operations & weapons support.Simply destroying the adversary army, conducting regime change, killing the leadership & installing a puppet, as well as even creating an army to support your new regime. WONT WORK. IS NOT ENOUGH/1 Image
Because we have seen the #Americans do this
MANY TIMES. And it does not work. #Vietnam for 15 years & tens of billions invested to prop up a failed govt. In #Iraq, destroyed #Saddam's army, installed the puppet government, trained a new army were there for nearly 20 years /2 Image
the #US have disbanded the republican guard, the military, rearmed the #Iraqis with #US weapons.The #CIA had infiltrated and cleansed the politicians. They invested billions of dollars...And guess what...It all belongs to #Iran now...Another example, #Afghanistan, #USA goes in/3 Image
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British freelance journalist Dom Phillips, a frequent contributor to @guardian, and his Indigenous traveling companion, Bruno Pereira, have gone missing in the far north-west of #Brazil, near the tri-border zone with Peru and Colombia, known to be lawless…
#pt: "Western Amazonas state is a lawless region pervaded by violent criminals intent on destroying the forest and extracting resources from it. ... Phillips ... was researching a book project on conservation efforts in the forest. His work took him to Atalaia do Norte, ... "
"... the gateway to the Javari Valley, a massive forest considered the world’s largest repository of uncontacted peoples."
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What was Mohandas #Gandhi doing carrying wounded #British soldiers off the battlefield in #SouthAfrica in 1899? Gandhi was merely leading by example, in the ambulance corps he set up to support the British against the Boers in the Second Boer War (1899-1902). 1/12
But why would Gandhi support the British, especially since he had experienced the humiliation of racial discrimination in South Africa soon after he got there? It was #OnThisDay in 1893 that Gandhi was thrown off a train for refusing to comply with racial segregation laws. 2/12
This was more than a decade before Gandhi evolved his concept of #civildisobedience. He spent 21 years (1893 - 1914) in South Africa and went on to organize the #CivilRights movement, to raise the status of the indentured #Indian population there. 3/12
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In the early 20th century, an #Indian Raja could snap his fingers and turn the fate of a #Spanish flamenco dancer into an Indian queen... as did the besotted ruler of the princely state of Kapurthala in #Punjab. A modern retelling of a #Cinderella story set in Spain. 1/11
How exactly did Anita Delgado, a Spanish dancer trying to eke out a living to support her family, become Maharani Prem Kaur? It all began when Maharaja Jagatjit Singh was in #Madrid to attend the wedding of King Alfonso XIII of Spain in 1906. 2/11
Like any tourist, the Maharaja wanted a night on the town and he walked into a nightclub. Here, Anita Delgado and her sister, both flamenco #dancers, were performing the curtain-raiser act that night. Delgado was just 16 years old but Jagatjit Singh was smitten. 3/11
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Thread: 25 May 2022: Day 91 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Head of RT, Margarita Simonyan, says "Either this [war in #Ukraine] ends badly for all humanity, or we win. There's no third option." #Russians to celebrate this "brave new world" where their children can't study in the West: "you ought to be rejoicing".
Difficult to feel sorry for Yevgeny Primakov, but heading up a "Russian soft power" organisation is a tough gig right now
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Can a lip-smacking chicken #curry be used as a tool for #revolution? Believe it or not but Rash Behari Bose, an #Indian revolutionary, did just that while on the run in #Tokyo. Bose was born #OnThisDay in 1886. 1/8
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During the early 20th century, the #British in #India were feeling the heat as there was an upsurge in revolutionary activities during India's #freedomstruggle. A revolutionary from #Bengal, Bose played an important part in the movement. 2/8
He was involved in the assassination attempt on Lord Hardinge in 1912 and the failed Ghadar Mutiny of 1915. He escaped to #Japan and lived there under an assumed name and identity. 3/8
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On 7th July 1855, a group of Santhal tribals assembled in a field in #Jharkhand and declared themselves free. This act of defiance triggered an armed rebellion. The tremors it created were felt a century later, in a movement that drew the attention of the world. 1/9 Image
The Santhal Revolt of 1855 pitted the Santhal tribes in the forests of #WestBengal, #Bihar, Jharkhand and #Odisha against local zamindars, who were supported by the #British. For the Santhals, it was a fight to retain the right to their lands. 2/9 Image
These rights had been taken away by the East India Company, which in the 18th century began clearing the forests in which the Santhals lived, to grow cash crops like indigo and poppy. Things grew worse when the Zamindari System was introduced in 1793. 3/9 Image
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#DidYouKnow that the modern version of badminton originated in ‘Poona’, or Pune in Maharashtra? It was a pastime for bored British army officers, their families and friends, and was first played in the backyards of their sprawling bungalows. 1/7
#Badminton #sports
Invented in the mid-19th century, badminton was named ‘Poona’ after the city of its origin. But its earliest version goes back 2,000 years to a game called jeu de volant, played in #Greece and #China. Here, a shuttle-like object was smacked with the feet. 2/7
In Poona, #British officers changed the sport radically by introducing a net to divide the court. They also used a leather shuttlecock, which they hit with wooden racquets. This version of the game was first played in 1867. 3/7 #Indianhistory
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#DidYouKnow that the Nassak #Diamond, one of the 20 greatest diamonds in the world, is named after the city of Nashik in Maharashtra? Emerging from the famed Golconda mines, it adorned the crown of Lord Shiva in the Trimbakeshwar #Temple near Nashik. 1/4
#jewellery #minerals
As with most of the world’s most valuable #gems, the Nassak too has a dramatic story. It was originally with the #Mughals, who acquired it during their conquest of Golconda in the 17th century. Then they surrendered it as war booty to the #Marathas. 2/4
The Nassak was probably donated to the Trimbakeshwar temple by the Peshwas. In 1817, it was removed by Peshwa Bajirao II, who kept it in his personal treasure. Bajirao II surrendered it to the #British, who seized it when they defeated the Marathas a year later. 3/4
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#OnThisDay, in 1951, the famous Somnath Temple in #Gujarat was restored to its former glory. In the words of the then President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, it proved that “the power of reconstruction is always greater than the power of destruction". 1/9
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The Somnath #Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva as ‘Lord of the Moon’, has been one of the most sacred shrines in #India for over 1,500 years. Due to its fame as a centre of wealth, it was attacked and plundered by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni in 1026 CE. 2/9
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A few years after this infamous sack, the temple was restored and continued to serve as an important pilgrimage centre. But over the centuries, the temple was attacked and plundered repeatedly. 3/9
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Correct . SAGARMATHA GIRISRINGA and not Mount Everest etc. // Everest did not even do the great survey work that established the altitude -it was done by an #Indian called RADHANATH SIKDAR ( why not Mount RADHANATH if we are to go by Everest ?? ). @IndiGenBharat ; @cbkwgl.… .....#Indian and a #BengaliHindu // A supremely talented surveyor who rendered great service to #Bharatvarsh // unknown to most people.
Wiki : " In 1851 a Survey Manual (eds. Capt. H. L. Thullier and Capt. F. Smyth) was published by the Survey Department. The preface to the Manual mentions that the more technical and mathematical chapters of the Manual were written by Babu Radhanath Sikdar."
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Thread: 27 April 2022: Day 63 of #Russia's invasion of #Ukraine
Another case where the levers of influence over #Turkey that supposedly explain why #Russia has such influence over Ankara highlight the questions of why the #US cannot use these same levers and why the Turks do not worry about them
#Ukraine's ability to strike inside #Russia, in towns like Belgorod, is now becoming routine
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اپریل 1889_____لندن، انگلستان
ہالی وڈ کے Financially سب سےکامیاب کامیڈین اور سٹار چارلی سپینسر چیپلن کا حیران کر دینے والا سفر
"لندن میوزک ہال آف انٹرٹینرز شو" میں اپنی والدہ کیساتھ 5 سالہ چیپلن کی شرکت نے اسے اداکاری کا موقع دیا جہاں ایک اداکار کی آواز خراب ھو
جانے کے باعث چیپلن کو ایکٹ ختم کرنے کیلئے شفٹ کیا گیا۔
چیپلن کے والدین برین ہیمبرج کے باعث اس وقت ہی انتقال کر گئے تھے جب وہ چھوٹا بچہ تھا۔ چیپلن اوراسکا چھوڑا بھائی اپنی ٹوپی میں صرف چند Pannies کیلئے ایک عرصے تک لندن کی گلیوں میں گھومتے رھے، ڈانس کرتے رھے۔
جلد ہی اس کی یہی گیند
باز ٹوپی، باہر نکلے ھوئے پاؤں، مونچھیں اور واکنگ کین اس کا ٹریڈ مارک اور اس کے بعد اس کی میراث بن گئی۔
918 میں چیپلن نے 1 ملین ڈالر کے عوض 8 فلموں میں اداکارہ کا معاہدہ کیا۔ بےشک چیپلن امریکہ میں 42 سال رھا مگر وہ ایک امریکن شہری کبھی نہ بن سکا۔
1918 میں ہی چیپلن نے میری پکفورڈ،
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تاریخ آکسفورڈ (Oxford History)__800ء
شہر یا جامعہ؟
شہر بھی جامعہ بھی بلکہ خانقاہ بھی
آکسفورڈ نام ھے ایک خانقاہ سےورلڈ نمبرون جامعہ بننےکےسفرکا
آکسفورڈ یونیورسٹی مذہبی اورسیاسی سرگرمیوں کا اکھاڑہ تھی۔ برطانیہ کےشہر لندن سے56 میل کی دوری پرواقع آکسفورڈ برطانوی شہر
اور اس میں واقع یونیورسٹی جسے شہر کی مناسبت سے ہی آکسفورڈ نام دیا گیا۔
آٹھویں صدی میں ایک خانقاہ سے منسلک سینٹ وائیڈ کا کلیسا آکسفورڈ میں بنایا گیا۔مٹی کے برتن، بُنائی اور ٹیننگ ابتدائی آکسفورڈ کے اصل کاروبار تھے تاھم علماء کے علاؤہ زمیندار، پتھر بنانے والے، کاغذ بنانے والے، کتاب
ساز، کاتب، پرنٹرز، درزی اور موچی بنانے والے بھی یہاں آنا شروع ھوئے۔
جامعہ کا باقاعدہ قیام 1096ء میں عمل میں لایا گیا۔ 12رہویں صدی میں علماء اور عوام کی لڑائی، خونریزی سے عدالت کو قانونی پیچیدگیوں کاسامنا کرنا پڑا اور یہی جامعہ کے عروج کا دور تھا۔
1530میں مذہبی بغاوت اور خانہ جنگی
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🇺🇦 is ready for a tough battle with 🇷🇺 forces amassing in #Ukraine's east, President #Zelensky said Saturday.

This came a day after a #missile attack officials said killed more than 50 civilians trying to evacuate at #Kramatorsk rail station in the east.

@NRushworth reports⤵️
@NRushworth #Mariupol 🇺🇦 is a strategic port city that would let #Russia 🇷🇺 access the sea of Azov.

As Russian forces target the city, shelling has collapsed several humanitarian corridors, with residents living under constant siege.

Sinead McCausland reports⤵️
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I was on the flight before my bday March 27.I wanted to land for my party in #Dubai with family & see #Expo2020 before closing in 2 days.
25mins in air! @aircanada Captain announced in low voice,bad news-No Dubai tonight,mechanical problem,but you'll have a nice view of ...
dumping fuel from the wings though,which I've never experienced in 20 years of traveling.I teared like a baby and so as the mother near me-cried a river.Passengers took videos of the fuel dumping.Good job @GretaThunberg. Lets dump over North Bay and breathe it with #COVID19
North Bay-hazardous waste out of #Ontario landfills and waterways,which I later learned.
Rude Old Hostess said "High Alert fasten seat belt.What does high alert mean? I say.She replies "we are going back, I DONT KNOW." then I replied "who does?Batman?God?You're Jesus?...
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#Kyiv #Zelensky


The interesting "SS Galizien" patches of an #СБУ (Security Service of #Ukraine) officer in the #Kiev region were covered in the #British press.
But after all, these are the tame neo-Nazis of the #West, no one will go into this.

But another thing is interesting: Ukrainian neo-Nazism penetrated Ukraine's state power structures long ago.
Therefore, it is the Security Service of Ukraine that controls the Ukrainian neo-Nazis, who not only freely commit war crimes against Russian prisoners of war, but also commit terrorist acts against the Ukrainians themselves with impunity.
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