Tag Archives: British Empire

A Brief History of Singapore

How did Singapore become the successful multicultural city-state it is today? Find out about Singapore’s history as it passed between the control of Asian empires in the Middle Ages, the impact of British imperialism, why the loss of colony to the Japanese in WWII was so significant, and the struggle for independence under leaders like Lee Kuan Yew.

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The Australian Holocaust: Extinction of the Aboriginal Tasmanians

There is little in British colonial history that casts as dark a shadow as what some have labelled the Aboriginal Tasmanian genocide. At the time of British settlement in 1803 there were an estimated four to seven thousand Indigenous Tasmanians, by 1847 there were just 147. While some mixed-race communities endured, the last full-blooded Tasmanian, Truganini, died in Hobart in

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