America is a nation of many cultures. Entire peoples have visited and occupied this land since very remote times. According to some experts, no person from any country in the Americas - from Canada to Tierra del Fuego - is truly native.
America is, apart from a country of immigrants, a country, like no other, of nomads in constant movement.
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At the end of the Second World War, Europe was decimated. Many in the Allied states believed that postwar policy should focus on preventing Europe (i.e., Germany) from ever again being a world power. Then the Iron Curtain descended, dividing Germany and Europe. The Cold War had begun, and the Western Allies decided that a strong western Europe was needed to... read more
You may have heard of his most famous works, like Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, but many Americans only know the six titles that were made into movies. Learn more about this famous French author and the wide array of books he wrote. Learn why his reputation in America has never been as strong as in Europe and how two of his books have San Diego... read more