Just About History

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Rice Riots of 1918: An Era of Popular Violence

While peace was on the horizon for World War I, nations were far from settling down. A series of problems would couple with the peace offerings. What would follow would be disease, alterations in food and commodity prices and a new world order. The latter of which would aid to exacerbate Japan’s own issues with…

The Sad State of the Saigon Zoo

Zoos are generally places of good feeling, some excitement and are at least interesting. The purpose of them and the point of their existence could be debated but I can honestly say that I never felt depressed upon being at or leaving a zoo. Until I went to the Saigon Zoo in Vietnam.