Russia’s Geography Problem

Russia’s Geography Problem

This is a Wendover Productions video made possible by Backblaze and in collaboration with Alternate History Hub and Real Life Lore. Russia is immense–it spans 5,000 miles across, 2,000 miles vertically12, crosses 11 time zones3, borders everywhere from Norway to North Korea4, and is as close to Anchorage as it is to Amsterdam5. It’s huge…

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How America became a superpower

How America became a superpower

The modern United States is the most powerful country in human history. With over 800 military bases and 37% of global military spending, the United States has become the leader of a vast interconnected global system that has helped usher in an era of unprecedented prosperity and low levels of conflict. To understand America’s position

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How the US failed to rebuild Afghanistan

How the US failed to rebuild Afghanistan

It runs from the capital, Kabul, to the second biggest city, Kandahar. It was the cornerstone of the US strategy to rebuild Afghanistan after the invasion in 2001. It cost over $200 million to build and hundreds of lives were lost defending it. Despite all that the Kabul to Kandahar Highway, today, is broken. A

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