There’s no such thing as a ‘pure’ European—or anyone else

When the first busloads of migrants from Syria and Iraq rolled into Germany 2 years ago, some small towns were overwhelmed. The village of Sumte, population 102, had to take in 750 asylum seekers. Most villagers swung into action, in keeping with Germany’s strong Willkommenskultur, or “welcome culture.” But one self-described neo-Nazi on the district council told The New York Times that by allowing the influx, the German people faced “the destruction of our genetic heritage” and risked becoming “a gray mishmash.” In fact, the German people have no unique…

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Bizarre Paintings Of Mecha Robots And Werewolves Attacking East European Peasants Of The Early 20th Century

The Polish artist Jakub Rozalski, who goes by the sobriquet “Mr. Werewolf,” has produced an amusing series of steampunk-ish canvases in which serene and idyllic rustic landscapes of what seem to be Eastern Europe (Rozalski’s very back yard, you might say) in the early decades of the 20th century feature the prominent and inexplicable existence of completely fictitious giant mecha robots. Various iconographies are jammed together, the imagery of peasant life in the early years of collectivization, the imagery of science fiction, the imagery of modern warfare…. add it all…

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Timelapse animation presents the history of Europe every year from 1 AD to 2016 AD

The history of Europe for over the last 2,000 years pertains to a multifarious geopolitical scope with the balance of powers being shifted throughout time-frames small and big. For example, while the Roman Empire held its massive sway over most parts the continent in the first centuries of the common era, the Huns joined the fray of dominating the European lands only for a few decades. Similarly cultural combinations led the groundwork for the establishment of future kingdoms and nations, like the Frankish Empire which connected and ‘preserved’ remnants of…

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