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Visit the Iconic Architecture of Bath, England

The approach into Bath is striking. Much of this first impression is due to the light, honey-coloured limestone, known as Bath Stone, from which so many of its buildings are made. The combination of fine Georgi...
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A Short History of Zombies

In 1932, Bela Lugosi played a Voodoo priest in 'White Zombie', and the undead became a part of film history and a cultural phenomenon that has grown into a major industry. For more than eighty years, interpreta...
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The French Quarter: New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana is world-famous for its French Quarter, also known as “the Quarter” or “the Vieux Carré (Old Square).” Tourists and locals alike love this district for its lighthearted, fun-filled atmosp...
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The Role of Seychelles in World War II

There has never been a conflict in the course of human history that claimed more lives, devastated more countries, and reached further around the globe than World War II. The conflict is widely regarded as the ...
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Haitian Presidents throughout History

Many nations around the world elect one singular person to act as their head of state, a representative of their nation at home and abroad. Many Democratic nations call their head of state the president. While ...
Baron Samedi- A Loa of the Dead

Baron Samedi- A Loa of the Dead

Baron Samedi, “The Master of the dead” in Voodoo, occupies a popular place as the guardian of cemetries, and the spirit responsible for an individual's transportation to the underworld.The religion of voodoo is...
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La Pologne- The Story of Haiti’s Polish Community

The modern world is often viewed through a lens of multiculturalism. Global economies, air travel, and cultural connections , and wars, have turned societies around the world from isolated communities into rich...
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Revisiting- 12 Years a Slave

The multiple Oscar-winner "12 Years a Slave", is more than just a brilliant movie. Harvard University Professor of History, Henry Gates, described it as “The most vivid and authentic portrayal of American slave...