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Japanese nationalism was first introduced at the end of the 19th century. During the Meiji period, industrialisation, centralisation, mass education and military conscription resulted in a shift in popular allegiances. The Emperor saw through the transition, where devotion to the state took the place of feudal loyalties. Nationalism of this time comprised a mix of… » read more

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  The textile industry in Bangladesh has been a source of income for the poor for many years now, forming a part its fast growing economy. Textile exports continue to be the primary foreign exchange earnings resource, for this $19 billion-a-year industry employing somewhere around 4mn people, many of which are women. The apparel export… » read more

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The 1959 revolution in Cuba is fondly remembered for many reasons, and one of those reasons was what many never thought it would be until recently: the revolution in cars! Foreign-made cars went on sale in the country only recently, and with labels of sky-high prices attached to them. For example, a Peugeot 508 is… » read more

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The United Nations recently released a report highlighting the systematic human rights abuses that regularly take place in North Korea. The controversial report states that murder, slavery, torture, starvation and executions routinely take place in the country, and has been termed by the authoritarian regime as a “political plot and nothing more than creating room… » read more

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  Japan’s trade deficit nearly doubled in July, owing to flowing energy imports and a weaker yen which has made imported goods a lot more expensive than usual. Imports have increased substantially to a 19.6 percent, outpacing a 12.2 percent rise in exports and shifting the trade deficit from ¥944bn in June to the ¥1.02tn… » read more

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Putin in India

President Vladimir Putin has signed £1.8bn of new defence deals on his first official trip to India since being re-elected at the Kremlin. Embarking on the trip expressing his desire to increase bilateral trade between the two nations, he held talks with the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about national security in Afghanistan. India has… » read more

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  The first of this month marked the 25th World AIDS Day, a campaign dedicated to raising awareness of the illness. Aiming to spread positive messages of scientific breakthroughs in treatment, the 1st of December also signifies to the public and the British government that the fight against HIV is far from over. AIDS has… » read more

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