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Course of History

Peter Norman

Peter Norman came second in the legendary 200m final that was to dominate the history of the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games. Peter Norman, then a 26-year old Australian athlete, ran a national record of 20.06 seconds for the distance; an Australian national record that stands to this day. However, while most would remember the drama that surrounded Tommy Smith and John Carlos during the medal ceremony, the actions of Norman in the lead up to the ceremony led Smith to comment later that while Norman had not raised a fist he did lend a hand.
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Today in History

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Polish Ghettoes

Ghettoes were places in Poland and other areas of Nazi-occupied Europe where Jews and other 'untermenschen' were forced into by the Nazis during World War Two. Found in major cities or large towns the most infamous ghettoes in Poland were found in Warsaw, Lodz and Bialystok. Life in ghettoes was very hard and difficult and few survived by the end of the war.
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Course of History

The economic problems of Spain

Philip II of Spain inherited what was considered Europe's most wealthy nation with no apparent economic problems. By 1598, Spain was essentially bankrupt and Philip III inherited a nation seemingly doomed to decline. How did these economic problems come about? When Philip inherited the throne in 1556, to all people he appeared to be Europe's most wealthy monarch.
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Peoples, Nations, Events

Decision making in government

Decision-making is central to a government. How those decisions are made is important especially if the whole issue of decision-making might be seen to compromise the accepted standards of politics. At this moment in time, people are questioning the decision-making process within this government, especially who has an input into those final decisions.
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German Prisoners of War

German POW's captured in campaigns in Western Europe, were held in Allied POW camps. These came under the inspection of the Red Cross and all the evidence suggests that German POW's held in Western Europe were well treated - accommodation was adequate as was food. The Red Cross took care of communicating with families.
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