The Korean peninsula

Soviet soldiers on the march in northern Korea in October of 1945

Soviet soldiers on the march in northern Korea in October of 1945

Japan had ruled the Korean peninsula for 35 years, until the end of World War II. At that time, Allied leaders decided to temporarily occupy the country until elections could be held and a government established. Soviet forces occupied the north, while U.S. forces occupied the south. The planned elections did not take place, as the Soviet Union established a communist state in North Korea, and the U.S. set up a pro-western state in South Korea – each state claiming to be sovereign over the entire peninsula. This standoff led to the Korean War in 1950, which ended in 1953 with the signing of an armistice – but, to this day, the two countries are still technically at war with each other.

monarchies in Europe

Dates of the latest abolitions of monarchies in Europe and the territories nearby. A green rectangle indicates that the monarchy was restored afterwards and is currently functioning. If a country has no date, it means that either it has never had a monarchical government (e.g. Switzerland) or it has been functioning throughout the country’s modern history (e.g. Sweden, Denmark and Norway). Note that the dates do not necessarily mark the end of the national independent monarchy but the territory it covered (e.g. Ukraine).

(Source: Wikipedia)

monarchies in Europe

Hugo Jaeger photographs

PORTRAIT-hugo-jaegerHugo Jaeger was former personal photographer of Adolf Hitler. He traveled with Hitler in the years leading up to and throughout World War II. It took about 2,000 color photographs of the Austrian politician of German origin. Jaeger was one of the few photographers who used the techniques of color photography at the time. Continue reading

Distribution of blood type in the world (A, B, AB ,O)

Με επιφύλαξη για την ορθότητα αυτού, καθώς το βρήκα στο internet και η πηγή του είναι στα Γαλλικά και δεν έχω μπει στον κόπο να το επαληθεύσω.

Ομάδες αίματος σε ποσοστά ανα τον κόσμο:

Κατανομή των ομάδων Α ανα τον κόσμο:
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Κατανομή των ομάδων Β ανα τον κόσμο:
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Κατανομή των ομάδων ΑΒ ανα τον κόσμο:
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Κατανομή των ομάδων Ο ανα τον κόσμο:
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Η πηγή που βρήκα αυτήν την δημοσίευση είναι:
http://www.toutsurlatransfusion.com/transfusion-sanguine/transfusion/groupe-sanguin-abo-et-population-mondiale.php

και οι πηγές που επικαλείται ότι άντλησε τα στοιχεία είναι:

  • “The ABO Blood Group Frequency Distribution of Singapore Based On A Blood Donor Sample” by K. T. Chan en 1962
  • “Les marqueurs érythrocytaires d’une population Khmer de donneurs de sang” par Hoang (B.) , Le Xuang (P.) , Audat (F.) , Jaulmes (B.) en 1987
  • “ABO & RHESUS BLOOD GROUPS” par DR. MUHAMMAD AYUB KHAN en 2005
  • “Distribution of ABO and Rh-D blood groups in the Benin area of Niger-Delta: Implication for regional blood transfusion” par Mathew Ebose Enosolease, Godwin Nosa Bazuaye en 2006
  • “http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Blood_groups” en décembre 2007
  • “Les fréquences phénotypiques et génotypiques des systèmes ABO, Rh et Kell dans la population marocaine” par M. Sbiti, M. Bahji, H. Zahid, M. Rafi, M. Benkirane en 2002
  • “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_type”
  • “http://www.bloodbook.com/world-abo.html”

 

Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team

This rare film shows the training of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team of the United States Army.
The 442nd was a regimental size fighting unit composed almost entirely of American soldiers of Japanese descent who volunteered to fight in World War II even though their families were subject to internment. The 442nd, beginning in 1944, fought primarily in Europe during World War II.
The 442nd was a self-sufficient force, and fought with uncommon distinction in Italy, southern France, and Germany. The 442nd is considered to be the most decorated infantry regiment in the history of the United States Army. The 442nd was awarded eight Presidential Unit Citations and twenty-one of its members were awarded the Medal of Honor for World War II. The 442nd’s high distinction in the war and its record-setting decoration count earned it the nickname “Purple Heart Battalion.” The 442nd Regimental Combat Team motto was, “Go for Broke”.

This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2K. For more information visit:
http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com

It’s Only Paper — Hyperinflation in Weimer Germany (1923)

1923_germany_hyperinflation_After World War I the Kaiser was kicked out of Germany, the German Empire was dismantled, and a new German republic was formed. The new “Weimer Republic” was certainly in a financial pickle. The government had no gold, then considered the standard of wealth for nations. After four years of war the German treasury had been emptied and replaced with tremendous debts. Continue reading

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