American Concentration Camps: Tule Lake Unit
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American Concentration Camps: Tule Lake Unit

OK, sure, they weren’t as bad as those concentration camps established by the Nazis or the British when they were fighting the Boers in South Africa. However, these camps established by the United States during World War II (and euphemistically referred to as “War Relocation Centers”) were not exactly holiday resorts either… The first step … Continue reading

Visiting The Republic Of Molossia:  Part 1 of 2
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Visiting The Republic Of Molossia: Part 1 of 2

The gateway to the Republic of Molossia: As promised earlier, the scene report from Molossia is finally here… ***** It’s a sad fact that Americans don’t get much international travel experience when compared to Europeans or those from other wealthy nations. Perhaps this is because the United States is a large country and there is … Continue reading

Leon Trotsky’s Home In Mexico City
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Leon Trotsky’s Home In Mexico City

Leon Trotsky’s home in Mexico City is an interesting site to visit for two reasons… First, regardless of one’s political leanings, there is no disputing the historical significance of Leon Trotsky – Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, founder and commander of the Red Army, figure of blame for the brutal crushing of the Kronstadt … Continue reading