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May 19, Pontian Greek Genocide Remembrance Day

The Greek genocide, part of which is known as the Pontic genocide, was the systematic ethnic cleansing of the Christian Ottoman Greek population from its historic homeland in Anatolia during World War I and its aftermath (1914–23). It was instigated by the government of the Ottoman Empire against the Greek population of the Empire and it included massacres, forced deportations involving death marches, summary expulsions, arbitrary execution, and the destruction ofChristian Orthodox cultural, historical, and religious monuments. According to various sources, several hundred thousand Ottoman Greeks died during this period.[1] Most of the refugees and survivors fled to Greece (amounting to over a quarter of the prior population of Greece).[2] Some, especially those in Eastern provinces, took refuge in the neighbouring Russian Empire. Thus by the end of the 1919–22 Greco-Turkish War, most of the Greeks of Asia Minor had fled or been killed.[3]Those remaining were transferred to Greece under the terms of the later 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey, which formalized the exodus and barred the return of the refugees. Other ethnic groups were similarly attacked by the Ottoman Empire during this period, including Assyrians and Armenians, and some scholars and organizations have recognized these events as part of the same genocidal policy.

The Turkish government released a statement which claimed that describing the events as genocide was “without any historical basis”.

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Get to know me meme: Royal Palaces/Castles [2/7] Schonbrunn Palace

Schonbrunn Palace is a former imperial summer residence located in Vienna, Austria. The 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in the country. The history of the palace and its vast gardens spans over 300 years, reflecting the changing tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs.

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Fori Imperiali, Rome, Italy by Claudio_R_1973
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America’s Lost City — Cahokia and the Mound Builders

Long before Europeans first explored and settled the new world, what is now the United States was a host to a wide variety of rich, sophisticated, and vibrant cultures.  One of the most interesting were the Mississippian Mound builders, a culture that stretched from Illinois and Indiana, throughout the Mississippi River region, and as far south as the Gulf Coast.  Unlike most native cultures of the US and Canada, the Mississippians were unique in that they developed a society governed by centralized authority (a king or chief), built large cities and population centers, and conducted large scale engineering and agriculture.  The center of Mississippian culture revolves around mound building.  Usually the center of a Mississippian town or city was a large earthwork pyramid or platform which served as a religious and governmental center. 

Of all Mississippian population centers, the largest was a city called Cahokia, located in southern Illinois across the Mississippi River from St. Louis, MI.  Settled around 600 AD, the city covered 6 square miles and featured 120 mounds of various sizes and shapes.  The largest is “Monks Mound”, a large terraced earthwork 100 feet high and with a base similar in size to the Great Pyramid of Giza (13.1 acres).

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 At its height around 1200 AD, Cahokia is estimated to have had a population of around 40,000 making it one of the largest cities in the world.  At that time Cahokia was comparable in population to London (40,000) and Venice (45,000), while Rome (20,000) was significantly smaller.

Like Ancient Rome, Cahokia is special in that all roads, or perhaps I should say rivers, led to it.  From 900 to 1200 AD Cahokia served as a primary trading center in what is now the United States.  As a result Cahokian trade goods can be found all over the Central United States.  Some of the most popular goods traded were metal goods, as Cahokia was one of the few cultures north of Meso-America to practice the art and science of metal working.  Most Cahokian metal work consists of copper items, many of which show incredible artistry and craftsmanship.  

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The decline of Cahokia began around 1,300.  Historians cite a number of reasons for the decline, including climate change, the use of unsustainable agricultural methods, poor waste disposal systems, political instability, famine, disease, and warfare.  As Cahokia declined so too did the culture of the Mississippian mound builders.  By the time Columbus “discovered” America, the city was abandoned.  The Mississippian culture itself broke down, its people forming the many tribes that inhabit the south such as the  Alabama, Apalachee, Caddo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee, Creek, Guale, Hitchiti, Houma, Kansa, Missouria, Mobilian,  Natchez, Osage, Quapaw, Seminole, Tunica-Biloxi,Yamasee, and Yuchi.

Today Cahokia is a National Historic Landmark, Illinois State Historic Site, and one of 21 UN World Heritage Sites in the United States.

The “Alt-Left”/Antifa/BLM/leftist extremists is something very familiar to me. Mainly with the advocation of destroying historical and/or cultural monuments and the violence towards anyone they deem “politically incorrect.” These people are mainly students deep in bed with the MSM and to a certain extent, the government. These people are the US equivalent to the Red Guards.

For those who don’t know, the Red Guards were a student mass paramilitary group led by Mao Zedong and then the Gang of Four. They were responsible for purging the “Four Olds”. This consisted of; old customs, old culture, old habits and old ideas. This led to the destruction of countless historical artifacts, texts, and just about anything religious. The Red Guards would persecute people deemed “counter-revolutionary” or “bourgeois.” This included: teachers, monks, and other educated people. Mao’s wife, Jiang Qing, even encouraged the Red Guards to raid arms from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), and even to replace the army entirely if necessary. This was a violent group, backed by the government and mainstream. In fact, they got so out of hand, Mao had to disperse them across the countryside to get “re-educated”. This left an entire generation with no proper education yet they still manage to hold influence to this day.

A lot of this mirrors what’s going on in America today. The establishment is enabling leftist political violence. They’re enabling the destruction of historical and cultural monuments. These plays are very similar to what happened with my people. Know your enemy. Refuse Communism.

After signing a $1 million dollar contract (approx 19 million in 2017) with“First National” he built his own studio, breaking ground in Autumn 1917, fully completed in 1919

All films from “A Dog’s Life” 1918 through“Limelight” 1952 were produced there. 

Studio still stands today, now “Jim Henson Studios” - 1416 N. La Brea Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

In February 1969, Chaplin Studios were designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. The famous 1985 song/video “We Are the World” was recorded there - at that time owned by Music Moguls Herp Albert & Jerry Moss (A&M Records), they helped facilitate the dedication.

Seselj judged not guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity

Seselj was a close ally of Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic. He served as Serbian deputy prime minister from 1998 to 2000.

Vojslav Seselj charges at The Hague:

-Deportation or forcible transfer of tensof thousands of Croat, Muslim and other non-Serb civilians in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia
-Murder and deliberate destruction of homes, other public and private property, cultural institutions, historic monuments and sacred sites
-Torture, beating, robbery, sexual assaults, and perpetuation of inhumane living conditions against Croat, Muslim and other non-Serb civilians by Serb soldiers during capture and in the detention facilities;
-Direct and public denigration through “hate speech” of the Croat, Muslim andother non-Serb populations

Thank you for remembering us that non-western lives don’t matter.

Love the tramp like expression on his face :)

Charlie Chaplin, after signing his $1 million (approx 13 million in 2014) contract with “First National” built his own studio, breaking ground in Autumn 1917, fully completed in 1919.

Studio still stands today,  though called “ Jim Henson Studios” - 1416 N. La Brea Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

In February 1969, Chaplin Studios were designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument. The famous 1985 song/video “We Are the World” was recorded there - at that time owned by Music Moguls Herp Albert & Jerry Moss (A&M Records)

All of his films from “A Dog’s Life” 1918 - “Limelight” 1952 were produced there. 

Autumn 1917 - Charlie Chaplin breaks ground for Chaplin Studios, the corner of La Brea & De Longpre Avenue, Hollywood. Completion of studio took till 1919.  

Studio still stands today,  though called ” Jim Henson Studios” - 1416 N. La Brea Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

In February 1969, Chaplin Studios were designated as a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument.

The famous 1985 song/video “We Are the World” was recorded there - at that time owned by Music Moguls Herp Albert & Jerry Moss (A&M Records)

All of his films from “A Dog’s Life” 1918 - “Limelight” 1952 were produced there.