‘Century of Humiliation’: How the Opium Wars Made China What It Is Today

Don’t underestimate how important they were.

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key Point: When the Qing sued for peace in 1842, the British could set their own terms.

In 1839, England went to war with China because it was upset that Chinese officials had shut down its drug trafficking racket and confiscated its dope.… Continues

Wandering Earth Transport Truck CN114-03 1/100 Scale Model Kit

$159.99

Wandering Earth Transport Truck CN114-03 1/100 Scale Model Kit:

Here is a fantastic plastic model kit of the amazing Transport Truck from the 2019 hit film The Wandering Earth. The Wandering Earth is the largest budget sci-fi film of all time in China and was dubbed into English for the american Netflix audience.… Continues

This One Mistake By Hitler Was a Disaster (And Helped Keep Russia in the War)

This story doesn’t have a happy ending.

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Interest

Key Point: The plan, operation Platinum Fox, was one of the first setbacks of Germany’s Operation Barbarossa.

The Soviet Navy during World War II is perhaps best remembered for its vigorous role in the doomed defense of the ports of Odessa and Sevastopol in the Crimean Sea.… Continues

The Best Hotel and Resort Packages For the Ultimate Escape

These prepackaged plans are worth every single penny.

By Emy Rodriguez Flores | Redbook

It’s almost time to start organizing your next travel plans… Why not book a destination that’ll satisfy all of your interests from skiing and sake tasting to algae facials and fishing.… Continues

The coronavirus could cripple China’s economy for longer than Wall Street wants to believe

by llopez@businessinsider.com (Linette Lopez) | Business Insider

The coronavirus’ effects could last longer than expected.

AP

  • Wall Street is convincing itself that China will bounce back relatively quickly around the end of the first quarter, when it expects the coronavirus’ spread to be contained.
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Newly revealed letter highlights Sanders’ complicated history on gun control

by OLIVIA RUBIN and ALLISON PECORIN | ABC News

At Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, the audience booed Sen. Bernie Sanders after a rival noted his vote for a 2005 bill that shielded gun manufacturers and dealers from being held liable for crimes committed with weapons they made and sold.… Continues

Jennifer Lopez, 50, hailed as an ‘ageless queen’ after posting ab-baring bikini selfie

Some Super Bowl champs go to Disney World. Jennifer Lopez went to … the gym.

The 50-year-old superstar — who dazzled fans and raised some eyebrows with her sultry Super Bowl Halftime Show performance alongside Shakira — is baring her toned figure in a new bikini selfie posted to Instagram.… Continues

Ranked: the 5 Best and 5 Worst U.S. Presidents Ever

Here is how one expert made his picks. Did Trump or Obama rank? Take a look. 

by James Jay Carafano | The National Interest

Historians and journalists often churn out lists ranking the U.S. presidents. Typically, these rankings do little more than reveal the politics of those compiling the list.… Continues

Why The F-15 Must Fear Russia’s Su-27 Fighter

The USSR’s best plane.

by Robert Farley Follow drfarls on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key Point: The Su-27 was good enough to outlive the Cold War.

To the West, most of the legendary Soviet aircraft of the Cold War came from the design bureau Mikoyan Gurevitch, which spawned such aircraft as the MiG-15 “Fagot,” MiG-21 “Fishbed,” MiG-25 “Foxbat” and MiG-29 “Fulcrum.”… Continues

Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos (full film) | FRONTLINE

An inside look at how Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos built one of the largest and most influential economic forces in the world — and the cost of Amazon’s convenience.

Jeff Bezos is not only the richest man in the world, he has built a business that is without precedent in the history of American capitalism.… Continues