According to Mongolian historians, much of the series' plot plays fast and loose with the facts.
This nation surrounded by water patrols its coastal seas with a defense force and is strong relative to its geographic neighborhood, but it's a bit more modestly powerful in global terms. Trace explains.
China and North Korea have been treaty partners and official allies since 1961. Given the obvious disparities between the two nations, what does each get from their alliance, and can it hold up much longer? Tara explains.
The dispute over an island system is only the latest in a series of conflicts between China and Japan. Trace examines some of the reasons the Chinese have issues with the Japanese, even though the two are trade partners.
Protests in Hong Kong present an ominous backdrop to ongoing concerns from citizens there that they could lose the fragile freedoms and rule of law that distinguish their home from life on mainland China.
Demonstrations in Hong Kong have sprung up over recent electoral changes announced by the Chinese government. Trace explains what near- and long-term issues have motivated protesters to take to the streets.
The Dalai Lama recently implied he'd be the last to hold the position, because the Dalia Lama would not be reborn in China until Tibet was free of the larger country's rule. How did long-running tensions between Tibet and China begin? Tara explains.
It's massively in debt, to the tune of 17 trillion dollars, but the United States is still considered the wealthiest nation on Earth. Wait, what? Explain, please.
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