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Jun 4 2021

The Paradox Of Gold And The ‘War To End Wars’

Support SouthFront Written by Rudy J. Fritsch. As the clouds of war gathered before the start of the Great War, the ‘War to End Wars’, WWI, the pundits were predicting that any major war could not last more than a few months; the treasuries of the combatants would rapidly run out of money… This was an astute observation; war is by far the most expensive ‘activity’ that humankind can indulge in… Not only is the direct cost of supplying ‘guns’ enormous but also War entails capital destruction, population loss, trauma, desolation… truly Hell on Earth. Nevertheless, instead of a ‘few …

May 31 2021

In Admiral Zheng He’s Wake

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Written by Daniel Deiss and J. Hawk exclusively for SouthFront. No Chinese state has developed the maritime aspects of its power to the extent the PRC has done since the days of the 14th and 15th century Admiral Zheng He, whose so-called treasure ships, reputed to have been the largest wooden vessels ever produced anywhere, plied trade throughout Asia and the Indian Ocean. Alas, the necessity of fighting off the Mongols and other land threats meant that his legacy was not continued by later rulers and China would pay a steep price in the 19th and early 20th …

May 27 2021

The First World War, Cecile Rhodes and Conspiracy Facts

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by David William Pear, originally published by  The Greanville Post “History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books— books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon? ‘”— Professor Robert Langdon The Decline of an Empire Why did World War One happen?  The conventional fable agreed upon begins on June 28, 1914 with the assassination of Austria’s Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo.  The aftermath of the assassination spiraled …

May 10 2021

How The United States Saved The World

Support SouthFront   Japanese Foreign Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the Instrument of Surrender on behalf of the Japanese Government, on board USS Missouri (BB-63), 2 September 1945. Lieutentant General Richard K. Sutherland, U.S. Army, watches from the opposite side of the table. Foreign Ministry representative Toshikazu Kase is assisting Mr. Shigemitsu. Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives. On the 2nd of September, at 9.02 am Tokyo time, an Act of unconditional surrender of Japanese forces was signed on a board of the American battleship « Missouri ». The most devastating conflict in the history …

May 9 2021

For Victory Day: It’s Time To Think About Finally Winning WWII

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. Source: U.S. Air Force photo Written by Matthew Ehret exclusively for SouthFront. 76 years ago Germany surrendered to allied forces finally ending the ravages of the Second World War. Today, as the world celebrates the anniversary of this victory, why not think very seriously about finally winning that war once and for all? If you’re confused by this statement, then you might want to sit down and take a deep breath before reading on. Within the next 12 minutes, you will likely discover a disturbing fact which may frighten you a little bit: The allies never …

Mar 6 2021

‘Pakis’ Had Power Too

Donate Dear SouthFront readers, You know that SF is an independent platform that provides different points of view on current international issues. This article presents a valuable vision on the history of WWII, in particular the victories of the Indian 8th Army. Its soldiers fought valiantly in Europe and Africa, and their feat cannot be forgotten. We invite you to express your point of view on this position in the comments. Submitted by Supratim Barman. On this, the 75th Anniversary of the Defeat of Fascism, a small commemoration of my Father’s contribution as a Radio Operator in the Indian 8th …

Mar 3 2021

Taiwan is Chinese for Dummies

Donate Illustrative image The author of this article presents an in-depth analysis based on the socio-cultural characteristics of the people of Taiwan and mainland China. The author puts forward a hypothesis that in the second half of the 20th century, for objective reasons, Taiwan falls under the influence of the United States, which in the geopolitical dimension was focused on the global confrontation between the socialist and capitalist systems. We invite you to express your point of view on this position in the comments. Submitted by Luis Garcia. Listen to the audio version of this article here. LINK ANALOGIES Taiwan …

Feb 28 2021

EuroFags and Commies

Donate Click to see full-size image Contributed by Supratim Barman for SouthFront. The picture above was published 68 years ago in London on the front-page of the Daily Worker in 1952, (28th of April). It shows a British Royal Marine holding the severed heads of a young woman and man who were accused of supporting the Malayan Communist Party. Take some time to look at it. It is freely available on the internet if you care to search. It made World-Wide News and the second Conservative Government of Winston Churchill (at the time) was on the verge of prosecuting the …

Feb 28 2021

Is Russophobia Like Anti-Semitism?

Donate Illustrative image Submitted by Julian Macfarlane exclusively for SouthFront. “Let it be clearly understood that the Russian is a delightful person till he tucks in his shirt. As an Oriental he is charming. It is only when he insists upon being treated as the most easterly of western peoples instead of the most westerly of easterns that he becomes a racial anomaly extremely difficult to handle. The host never knows which side of his nature is going to turn up next”.   Rudyard Kipling If you put that in context with everything else we knew the Russians were doing to interfere with …

Feb 18 2021

Why Opposition Symbols Are Out Of Law In Belarus?

Donate Illustrative Image In Belarus, you can still hear the echoes of protests, which began in August last year and aim to overthrow the current government. The protests have both objective internal reasons and signs of external modeling by foreign forces. Their active participation has already became evident in the very beginning. It was under the influence of ideas implemented from abroad that the WRW (white-red-white) became the official symbol of the protest movement. It includes flags, pennants, posters with a white background horizontally cut by wide red stripe, as well as the “Pursuit” emblem with a silver cavalier ahorse. …

Jan 26 2021

US Aircraft Carrier Entered South China Sea Amid Taiwan Tensions (Map Update)

Donate Click to see the full-size image On  January 23, a US aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt entered the South China Sea to promote what Washington calls “freedom of the seas”, the US military said in a statement. The development came as tensions between China and Taiwan once again grew up due to the United States’ attempts to turn Taiwan into a foothold of its anti-Chinese strategy. At the same time, the leadership of Taiwan itself welcomes the US strategy and the increase in weapon supplies. The previous adminsitration of the US (led by Donald …

Dec 23 2020

Secret Uranium Bargain: Russia’s Reparations For Losing The Cold War

Donate DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS ARTICLE AND WANT TO RECEIVE MORE COVERAGE ON THIS TOPIC, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected], http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront,  BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ,  BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq,  ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Illustrative image On February 18, 1993, the governments of the Russian Federation and the United States signed the “Agreement Concerning the Disposition of Highly-Enriched Uranium Extracted from Nuclear Weapons”. Under this document, Russia undertook to supply the U.S. with not less than 500 tons of its weapon-grade uranium that would be used as fuel in U.S. nuclear power plants. The agreement was extended over the 20-years period, and the program was successfully completed in …