Shocking Facts About the British Empire…







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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/04/east-india-company-original-corporate-raiders
https://www.thoughtco.com/sepoy-mutiny-of-1857-1774014#targetText=He%20previously%20served%20as%20Amazon.com’s%20first%20history%20editor.&targetText=The%20Sepoy%20Mutiny%20was%20a,the%20Indian%20Revolt%20of%201857.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/02/03/the-dark-side-of-winston-churchills-legacy-no-one-should-forget/
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/bengal-famine-of-1943-caused-by-british-policy-failure-not-drought-study/articleshow/68495710.cms
https://what-if.xkcd.com/48/
https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3860950
https://www.thoughtco.com/britains-disastrous-retreat-from-kabul-1773762



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10 Myths About the CIA You Probably Believe







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https://www.cia.gov/careers/foreign-language

https://www.cia.gov/news-information/featured-story-archive/2012-featured-story-archive/myths-vs-real-cia.html
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10 Surprising Facts About Death Row







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https://deathpenalty.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=004433
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2017-04-10/report-the-us-is-the-worlds-7th-largest-executioner
https://www.amnestyusa.org/issues/death-penalty/death-penalty-facts/death-penalty-cost/
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/28/death-penalty-study-4-percent-defendants-innocent
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Top 10 FASCINATING Facts About the CELTS







Celtic history is steeped in mystery. You’ve no doubt heard of the Celts, but because they left behind no written records, what we know about them can often be chalked up to myth and legend. Contemporaries and frequent enemies of the Roman Empire, these warriors were quick to fight, and vicious in attack.

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https://books.google.com.mt/books?id=f899xH_quaMC&pg=PA1516&lpg=PA1516&dq=celtic+wooden+roads&source=bl&ots=p-Zv9fFy0G&sig=ULgnzHRKyKOG5ZXa3Wqd9QhxTRw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=y3NRUtXfNMmTtQbbp4DIBQ#v=onepage&q=celtic%20wooden%20roads&f=false
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_warfare#Hallstatt_period_12th.E2.80.936th_centuries_BC
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https://blog.britishmuseum.org/2015/10/13/who-were-the-celts/
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Celtic_women#Social_position
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headhunting#Celts
http://www.druidschool.com/page/509240
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celtic_polytheism
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Top 10 HORRIFYING Facts You Didn’t Know About SAMURAI







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Pop culture would have you believe that the samurai were a noble bunch of honorable warriors who served and protected their communities. In reality though, samurai were jerks of the highest order, who abused the power they were given in ways that would make a bloodsucking parasite think they were overstepping boundaries. For example, consider…

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tameshigiri
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=5w6QBwAAQBAJ&pg=PA488&dq=Tsujigiri&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjXssCc-JPLAhXGcRQKHbBQDp0Q6AEIJDAB#v=onepage&q=Tsujigiri&f=false
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http://www.japanecho.com/sum/2003/300518.html
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=v32oHSE5t6cC&pg=PA694&dq=jigai+seppuku&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjLm5jHjZTLAhVkJ5oKHWO8DDYQ6AEINTAE#v=onepage&q=jigai%20seppuku&f=false
http://www.cracked.com/article_18510_6-supposedly-ancient-traditions-that-totally-arent.html
http://www.factfiend.com/samurai-used-shoot-padded-arrows-dogs/
http://www.tofugu.com/2015/09/30/gay-samurai/
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=_o73NOjb4p4C&pg=PA87&dq=ronin++criminal+mercenaries&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwigu6z4pZTLAhXDJ5oKHYiaDF4Q6AEITzAJ#v=onepage&q=ronin%20%20criminal%20mercenaries&f=false
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=6Kln-SUqKW0C&pg=PA4&dq=kabukimono+gang&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjBv6arqZTLAhXod5oKHYUbD8QQ6AEILzAD#v=onepage&q=kabukimono%20gang&f=false

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