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The Potsdam Conference, 1945 - 1937–1945. The Potsdam Conference, 1945 The Big Three—Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (replaced on July 26 by Prime Minister Clement Attlee), and U.S.

The Potsdam Conference, 1945 - 1937–1945

President Harry Truman—met in Potsdam, Germany, from July 17 to August 2, 1945, to negotiate terms for the end of World War II. After the Yalta Conference of February 1945, Stalin, Churchill, and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt had agreed to meet following the surrender of Germany to determine the postwar borders in Europe. Soviet Leader Joseph Stalin and President Harry Truman The major issue at Potsdam was the question of how to handle Germany. Despite numerous disagreements, the Allied leaders did manage to conclude some agreements at Potsdam. Battles - The Siege of Tsingtao, 1914. Although actually in China Tsingtao (Qingdao today) was leased to Germany as a colony by the Chinese government in the wake of the murder of two German missionaries in the late 19th century.

Battles - The Siege of Tsingtao, 1914

In order to appease the German government following the two deaths China granted Germany a 99-year lease on the colony in 1898. Germany subsequently built a port and naval base at Tsingtao, establishing it as the main German installation in the Far East. Tsingtao was consequently garrisoned by some 4,000 troops. Okada Izo, the Notorious Assassin. Druing the Bakumatsu (1853-1867) Kyoto became a place of constant violence and fear mongering.

Okada Izo, the Notorious Assassin

Many non-xenophobic or pragmatic Japanese were killed for not supporting the radical and inpossible agenda of being able to get rid of any foreign influence. Takechi Hanpeita created the Tosa Loyalist party, which Sakamoto Ryoma was a part of. Whereas Ryoma adopted a more sensible ideal, most of the Tosa loyalists did not and were even being encouraged by their lord who was actually trying to push them into a buerecratic corner. Okada Izo served under Takechi Hanpeita as an assassin and was sent to kill any that Takechi wanted. The portrayals of Izo are really interesting, because while some portray him as a zealous madman, Ryomaden in particular tried to portray him as a mostly immature man suffering from inferiority complexes who’s need for approval is being severly exploited.

Like this: Like Loading... Tosa Domain. Jinshotai(迅衝隊)(From the left in the bottom row: Ban Gondayu, Itagaki Taisuke, Tani Otoi(young boy), Yamaji Motoharu.

Tosa Domain

Japanese occupation of Burma. Portuguese Timor. Portuguese Timor was the name of East Timor when it was under Portuguese control.

Portuguese Timor

Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies. The Japanese Empire occupied the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia, during World War II from March 1942 until after the end of the War in 1945.

Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies

The period was one of the most critical in Indonesian history. Under German occupation, the Netherlands had little ability to defend its colony against the Japanese army, and less than three months after the first attacks on Borneo, [1] the Japanese navy and army overran Dutch and allied forces. Initially, most Indonesians joyfully welcomed the Japanese, as liberators from their Dutch colonial masters. The sentiment changed, as Indonesians were expected to endure more hardship for the war effort. In 1944–1945, Allied troops largely bypassed Indonesia and did not fight their way into the most populous parts such as Java and Sumatra. Mon (emblem) Mon (紋?)

Mon (emblem)

, also monshō (紋章?) , mondokoro (紋所?) , and kamon (家紋?) , are Japanese emblems used to decorate and identify an individual or family. While mon is an encompassing term that may refer to any such device, kamon and mondokoro refer specifically to emblems used to identify a family. Mon may have originated as fabric patterns to be used on clothes in order to distinguish individuals or signify membership in a specific clan or organization. Malaysian Accent Compared to English Accent.

Thai language. Dialects and related languages[edit] Thai is the official language of Thailand, spoken by over 20 million people (2000), Standard Thai is based on the register of the educated classes of Bangkok.[7][8] In addition to Central Thai, Thailand is home to other related Tai languages.

Thai language

Thai language, alphabet and pronunciation. Thai is a Tai-Kadai language spoken by about 65 million people mainly in Thailand (ประเทศไทย), and also in the Midway Islands, Singapore, the UAE and the USA Thai is closely related to Lao, and northern dialects of Thai are more or less mutually intelligible with Lao, particularly the Lao spoken in northern Thailand.

Thai language, alphabet and pronunciation

Thai vocabulary includes many words from Pali, Sanskrit and Old Khmer. Thai alphabet (ตัวอักษรไทย) The Thai alphabet was probably derived from, or at least influenced by, the Old Khmer alphabet. According to tradition it was created in 1283 by King Ramkhamhaeng (พ่อขุนรามคำแหงมหาราช). Thai Language. Thai Language. THAI SPEAKERS. Postmodernism (Foucault and Baudrillard) Michel Foucault.

Born in Poitiers, France to an upper-middle-class family, Foucault was educated at the Lycée Henri-IV and then the École Normale Supérieure, where he developed an interest in philosophy and came under the influence of his tutors Jean Hyppolite and Louis Althusser.

Michel Foucault

After several years as a cultural diplomat abroad, he returned to France and published his first major book, The History of Madness. After obtaining work between 1960 and 1966 at the University of Clermont-Ferrand, he produced two more significant publications, The Birth of the Clinic and The Order of Things, which displayed his increasing involvement with structuralism, a theoretical movement in social anthropology from which he later distanced himself. These first three histories were examples of a historiographical technique Foucault was developing which he called "archaeology".

Early life[edit] Youth: 1926–1946[edit] "I wasn't always smart, I was actually very stupid in school... École Normale Supérieure: 1946–1951[edit]

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Greek mythology. Oedipus, Attic cup: Oedipus and the SphinxAlbum/Oronoz/SuperStockin Greek mythology, the king of Thebes who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother. Homer related that Oedipus’s wife and mother hanged herself when the truth of their relationship became known, though Oedipus apparently continued to rule at Thebes until his death. Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology: Icarus. Timeline of modern history. This is a timeline of modern history, here defined as comprising the years since 1901. 20th century[edit] 1910s[edit] 1920s[edit] 1930s[edit] 1940s[edit]