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Vietnam Revolution 1945 IV

The defeat of Japan was near in 1945, and the United States had to decide whether to permit the French to return to power in Vietnam.

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Voodoo II

Faced with intense opposition in the French ruling class, the African slaves of Saint-Domingue, now Haiti, took their traditional Vodou religion underground by combining it with Roman Catholicism.

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House Divided: Lincoln's Speech at Cooper Union II

In New York to make the speech of his political life on the afternoon of February 27, 1860, Abraham Lincoln stopped by Matthew Brady’s Broadway studio to have his picture taken.

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Vietnam Revolution 1945 I

In 1945, Vietnam stood at a crossroads. Decisions made then in Washington, Paris, Saigon and Hanoi provoked a war lasting three decades. The roots of the war are found far in the past.

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Vietnam Revolution 1945 II

Taking advantage of internal conflict between Vietnamese factions and pressed by missionaries of the Roman Catholic Church, French traders and finally the French government moved slowly into Vietnam.

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Building of Berlin Wall II

Surrounded by East Germany--and its citizens sometimes subjected to hostile restrictions on travel--West Berlin proved itself a shining example of the virtues of political and economic freedom. It had to be stopped.

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Molotov-Ribbentrop Treaty

On the 23rd of August 1939, the Soviet Union and Germany signed a non-aggression treaty defining their mutual spheres of influence in eastern Europe. Not surprisingly, within 10 days, the world was at war.

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House Divided III: Spencer Repeating Rifle Patented

On March 6, 1860, young Christopher M. Spencer was issued his first patent for a breech-loading repeating rifle. This weapon would become one of the most trusted, popular and perhaps decisive of the War Between the States.

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Vietnam Revolution 1945 III

Fired by the dream of independence for his country, Ho Chi Minh spent a lifetime trying to find the right combination of forces necessary to get the French out of Vietnam.

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Freedom Summer SNCC

The 1964 campaign by civil rights activists to register African-American voters in Mississippi became known as the "Freedom Summer."

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