Propaganda vault: Weimar Republic (1919 – 1933)

All over the place, one can find mountains of old World War II propaganda created by the Nazi Party. However, the democratic Germany that preceded Nazi rule saw a far more diverse set of beliefs expressed through propaganda posters created by parties all over the political spectrum, from pro- to anti-democratic, and from communist to… Read More Propaganda vault: Weimar Republic (1919 – 1933)

Strange states: Russian Democratic Federative Republic (January 19, 1918)

We have covered very short-lived sovereign states here, but what is the shortest-lived state in human history? The answer to this question depends upon how one defines a sovereign state. There are at least two aspects of a state: the legal aspect, which deals with governmental decisions regarding statehood, and the social/cultural aspect, which deals… Read More Strange states: Russian Democratic Federative Republic (January 19, 1918)