Andreas Salmen

Born and raised in Germany, learned a job in IT and Business and ultimately decided that this wasn't exactly where my life was going to end. Left everything behind to become a writing backpacker instead. The world's crumbling away anyway so why not write about it and get a few good Instagram pics on the way, am I right?
Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse: A Horrible Secret

Any abuse is tragic and can have life-altering implications. It is the child sexual abuse though, that may be the most tragic of them all. Interfering in the sexual, physical and psychological development of a minor is disturbingly sinister and shockingly common. Read more

Eugenics

Eugenics: America, Nazi Germany, and Forced Sterilization

Eugenics describe beliefs and practices surrounding the improvement of humanity’s gene pool. Eugenics and gene manipulation are highly controversial topics, but they’re hardly new. Many countries around the world tried to influence their gene pool by means of selective breeding and forced sterilization in the past. Surprisingly enough, America actually started this process even before Hitler and Nazi Germany.
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Kim Dotcom

Kim Dotcom: Life of the Megaupload Giant

Kim Dotcom is a household name on the internet. Starting out as a hacker gone security consultant and ending up launching one of the biggest sharing websites in the history of the internet – Megaupload. Elevating filesharing to the next level, Kim Dotcom soon had to learn that American multi-billion corporations do not easily overlook lost profits.
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Laser Weapons

Laser Weapons in the US Military: The Future of War

Laser Weapons of all sorts are usually the most prominent feature of your favorite Science-Fiction flick. Colorful and incredible slow laser beams blowing up stuff in a galaxy far far away. That depiction, of course, is more fantasy than fiction. But it doesn’t change the fact that the US Military doesn’t just research Laser Weapons, it already has several in use.
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Military Coup Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Military Coup: Uprising for the Status Quo

A Military Coup, by its very definition, describes the illegal overthrow of a state and seizure of power by the military. The Zimbabwe Military Coup, like many other past coups in Africa, doesn’t seem to be bothered by this definition though. Instead of creating a new power structure, it seems most concerned to leave everything as is.
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Automobile Industry and Cars

Automobile Industry: Were Cars a Bad Idea?

Cars, the pinnacle of affordable human engineering, have improved countless of lives around the world, or have they? The Automobile Industry would certainly like you to think that. They are the embodiment of freedom for the individual, yet they can be very restricting to others. Which makes us wonder. Were cars a bad idea?
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Balfour Declaration

Balfour Declaration: A Century of Bloodshed

A letter was all that it took for the British Empire to artificially (and accidentally) create the Israel-Palestine conflict on November 2nd, 1917. This letter, the Balfour Declaration, has caused a century of conflict in the Middle East between Jews and Arabs over Palestine. If at all, a solution to the conflict is as improbable as ever 100 years after the Zionists were promised “a National Home” by British Officials.
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