Talk:World History Lecture Thirteen

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Somalia was formed from British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland but NOT French Somaliland. French Somaliland became the separate independent state of Djibouti.

Also, you have omitted the significant colonial acquisitions made by Germany between the 1880s and the 1914-18 War: Kamerun, German South West Africa, German East Africa (Tanganyika). Pachyderm 09:47, 30 August 2007 (EDT)

Mrs Gandhi

did not succeed her father, Nehru, on his death but two years later. Pachyderm 11:20, 31 August 2007 (EDT)


The UK returned its mandate over Palestine to the UN. It did not 'ask the UN to partition Palestine'. Pachyderm 11:20, 31 August 2007 (EDT)

Golda Meir

Golda Meir was the third women in history to run a nation

Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, Mary Tudor, Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Anne, Christina of Sweden, Catherine the Great, the Dowager Empress Cixi... Pachyderm 11:44, 31 August 2007 (EDT)

Ethnic Cleansing

Your comments are a disgrace. 'Ethnic cleansing' and racial murder by all parties in Bosnia is well-documented, but was principally carried out by Serbs of Moslems. To try and deny this by blaming it on an 'anti-Christian' press is obscene. Pachyderm 11:44, 31 August 2007 (EDT)


"Latin America" is Spanish America and Brazil, where Portuguese is spoken. Put another way, Latin America is all of America south of the United States.

No: what about Surinam, Guyana and French Guiana? they do not speak Spanish or Portugese.

Also, many other errors in this essay (and others) have been pointed out to you. Why do you persist in perpetuating inaccuracies? Pachyderm

More Errors

Five European powers – Great Britain, Belgium, France, Portugal, and the Netherlands – had divided Africa into colonies during the Imperialism Era.

What about Germany? Spain? Italy? And the only Dutch colony - the Cape Colony - was taken over by Britain at the time of the Naoploeonic Wars. DukeAra 07:36, 29 February 2008 (EST)

Demonstrations, such as the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre, occasionally broke out but were violently put down. An ANC leader named Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for his role in that demonstration. Riots over school segregation occurred in Soweto in 1976, and in 1977 the government beat an outspoken critic, Steve Biko, to death

Words fail me. You should get a Pullitzer, Andy, for your prose alone. DukeAra 07:41, 29 February 2008 (EST)

Viet Minh

"When he returned in 1941, he founded “Vietminh”, with the name reflecting that he intended to rule as a dictator"#

Please expand on this statement. DukeAra 07:44, 29 February 2008 (EST)

Yes, according to the dictionary, Viet Minh is an abbreviation of a phrase that means "Vietnam Independence League."[1] There is nothing about that phrase that necessarily implies that anyone intended to rule as a dictator. --Rubashov 11:00, 20 January 2010 (EST)

East Germany

Hungary helped end communism in East Germany, which was the most brutal of the communist regimes. If one is making comparisons between communist regimes, I would argue that that in Romania was a good deal more repressive and brutal than that of the GDR. DukeAra 07:53, 29 February 2008 (EST)


I tried to add a wikilink to Igbo but the page has been locked. I also feel that the sections should be wiki-headings so that it is easier to navigate a long document. BrianCo 18:08, 18 April 2008 (EDT)

Huge error = when you are referring to "Eastern Europe", you actually mean Central or Central and Eastern Europe. See: Eastern Bloc