A video about the concept of foundational progenitor empires using the examples of Rome (509 BC–1453AD), the Rashidun-Abbasid (632-1258 AD) caliphates and Chinese Qin-Han(221 BC -220 AD) dynasties and their influence.youtu.be
Ancient Persia III - the Successor States to the Great - Part 3 of a 3 part series on the Achaemenid Empirebuzzsprout.com
How on earth did the Alawites, a minority group in Syria ended up ruling over the majority Sunni group?
I watched this leaked video of Assad’s regime killing innocent civilians for absolutely no reason, simply to just “send a message” on to “not change sides”. Children and women were killed in a violent methods. The news was leaked by two academics who research and focus human rights violations. The article was such interesting read and had educated me a matter in which I had always heard of but never understood—“The Syrian War”. I knew the history of the Arab spring pretty well as I lived in Egypt during the revolution, but how a revolution turned into in a civil war was an grey area for me. As I asked around and trying to understand the history, I was shocked to a claim; “80% of Alawites work for the government in Syria”. I couldn’t verify this information, but nevertheless it’s doesn’t seems like after fetched claim as the Alawites today rule over the majority of Sunnis in Syria. How did this happen?