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East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai


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Serendipity of sorts: the Thirty Years War

“See you in Prague,” Graham Nash used to say – and today marks the 400th anniversary of the Defenestration of Prague, a rather obscure to most but pretty violent episode of European History that traditionally marks the start of the Thirty Years War.

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Now, I am quite fond of the Thirty Years War, and this despite the fact that Continue reading