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The Strange Case of Belgium’s Unconstitutional Flag

The Belgian flag as we know it today – composed of a black, yellow, and red vertical stripe – is…
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How the Spanish flu decimated Europe and the world

The Spanish flu which began in 1918 was one of the most lethal pandemics in the Modern Age. It infected…
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Has Christianity Got Anything To Do With Pan-European Identity?

Ideas of European unity are much older than the EU, and have in some way or other contributed to current…
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On this day in 216 B.C. : the battle of Cannae

On 2nd August 216 B.C., Hannibal won his greatest victory north of Cannae, a small city on top of a…
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The Europe That Never Was

We all know the story of European integration – first came the Coal and Steel Community, a success story after…
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Europe, story of an idea and why you shouldn’t stop believing in it

When was the idea of a united Europe born? This question is fundamental to read the past and understand the…
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The idea of Cosmopolitanism in the European philosophical tradition

Cosmopolitanism (from the Greek words “kosmos = world” and “politês = citizen”) is generally defined as the belief that “all…
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A plan for our history

My tag is “Tobbe”, and my main interest is in history and that is what I will write about. My…
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