The Atomic Bombing Of Nagaski Almost Didn’t Happen

The Nagasaki bombing, one of the most devastating acts in the history of war, nearly didn’t transpire. Here’s how and why it did.

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Wikimedia CommonsThe atomic cloud after the Nagasaki bombing on August 9, 1945.

Seventy-one years ago, the United States military dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki, Japan. This was the second atomic bomb dropped on the country in a matter of days, and the destruction it wrought still haunts the world today.

But it almost didn’t happen.

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American Nazi Party Leader Says Trump Presidency Could Be “A Real Opportunity”

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Elijah Nouvelage/Getty ImagesA man holds a sign declaring Donald Trump a Nazi outside a campaign rally on June 2, 2016 in San Jose, California.

While some might look at Donald Trump’s candidacy and despair, the American Nazi Party sees hope. Indeed, according to American Nazi Party chairman Rocky Suhayda, a Donald Trump presidency would be a “real opportunity for people like white nationalists.”

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Welcome To Kumbh Mela, The Largest Human Gathering On Earth

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Daniel Berehulak/Getty ImagesNaga Sadhus, naked Hindu holy men, walk in procession after having bathed on the banks of the holy rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati, during the Maha Kumbh Mela on February 10, 2013 in Allahabad, India.

LEGEND HOLDS THAT KUMBH MELA originated in an ancient battle between gods and demons for the elixir of immortality. And even today, Kumbh Mela absolutely lives up to those larger-than-life origins.

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Mata Hari: Feminist The World Wasn’t Ready For

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Wikimedia CommonsMata Hari in the bare minimum of her costume.

Many know the name Mata Hari, but far fewer know exactly which parts of her story are fact and which are fiction. What we do know is that she was well-traveled and fluent in over seven languages, and that during World War I, her charm and romantic exploits landed her in a web of espionage so tangled that not even her fame could save her.

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