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Vox: How America became a superpower

With over 800 military bases around the globe, the US is easily the most powerful nation on earth. But it wasn’t always this way. The US once played an insignificant role in global affairs. In this 8-minute video, Vox explores its transformation.  

Wendover Productions: Urban Geography: Why We Live Where We Do

Rich Americans live in the Suburbs; Rich Europeans live downtown. Why do cities on the two continents have different structures? European cities are much, much older than American cities and that age difference has naturally led to many interesting differences in the layout of each city. The wealthy population of America often live in suburbs …

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Military History Visualized: Why the Japanese Air Forces failed in World War 2

Short overview on the major shortcomings of the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Air Arm and the Japanese Army Air Force (JAAF) in World War 2. Taking a look at the initial situation and the various errors committed by its leadership.  

Bryan Snider Photography: Microburst Over Phoenix, Arizona

Time lapses of the evolution of a strong microburst (from a severe warned stormed) captured from Phoenix Sky Harbor international airport. The microburst happened just south of the airport in South Phoenix / Foothills area. Heavy rain from this storm eventually promoted a flash flood warning from the Phoenix National Weather Service.    

Wendoverproductions: Why College is so Expensive?

College is expensive in the U.S. and students are in debt. Why is this? Wendover Productions analyzes what makes higher education so expensive in the U.S. Some of the reasons: professors cost money and new facilities are expensive. But a that there are more people attending higher education than ever before.

CIRSD: Launch of Niall Ferguson’s book on Kissinger

The Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development (CIRSD) hosted the launch of the Serbian edition of “Kissinger 1923-1968: The Idealist”, featuring as a keynote guest the book’s author and renowned British historian Niall Ferguson. Center for International Relations and Sustainable Development is a public policy think-tank based in Belgrade and New York.

World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – Priorities for the United States in 2016

From battling violent extremism to fighting climate change, is the United States in a position to take the lead? Speakers: -Christopher Coons, Senator from Delaware (Democrat), USA. -Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University, USA. -Michael Froman, US Trade Representative. -Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader and Congressman from California (Republican), 23rd District, USA. …

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Hillsdale College: Economics and Immigration

Chair: Ron Mahurin, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities “The American Founders on Immigration” Kevin Portteus, Hillsdale College “The Economic Case for Open Boarders” Shikha Dalmia, Reason Foundation “The Economic Case for Limiting Immigration” Mark Krikorian, Center for Immigration Studies  

ESA: Earth from Space: Mississippi swampland

Earth from Space is presented by Malì Cecere from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The one hundred fifty-sixth edition features a Sentinel-2 image of Mississippi’s swamps, USA.  

University of California: The Nazis Next Door: How America Became A Safe Haven For Hitler’s Men

) In his book “The Nazis Next Door: How America Became A Safe Haven For Hitler’s Men,” Eric Lichtblau investigates a trove of newly discovered documents which bring to light an unknown era post WWII. He discusses how Nazis were protected by the U.S. government to become spies, intelligence assets, and leading scientists and engineers. …

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Beautiful Washington: Hoh Rain Forest

We invite you to take a walk through one of the most magnificent places on Earth – Hoh Rain Forest. Immerse yourself in a heart-warming and soul nourishing beauty of the forest. This emerald world is impossible to describe with usual words, it’s even beyond imagination. This professional Nature Relaxation Video will show you giant …

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Max Seigal: Around the World in Two Minutes

Max Seigal and Seagull Aerial has filmed this stunning short film using drones, filming at beautiful locations all around the world. Seigal writes; Video shot with th Phantom 2 and GoPro Hero 4 and the Inspire 1, by DJI — most shots from the Expedition Series kit assembled by DSLRPros. Locations include Mt. Fuji, Japan, …

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Andrew Roberts: Why Hitler Lost the War | German Strategic Mistakes in WWII

Dr. Andrew Roberts is a historian and journalist. In this lecture at the US Army War College, he outlines some reasons to why Hitler lost world war II.  

Yeti Cycles: The San Juans. Proven Here.

The short film team writes; Fall in the Rockies is always epic, but the weather is variable. We encountered freezing temps and snow, but were rewarded with fresh loam and peak colors. In the end, after the trails were explored, weather was endured, flat tires were fixed, and a few beers were drunk, we found …

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Dr. Brian Spooner: Afghan Wars, Oriental Carpets, and Globilization

Dr. Brian Spooner, Curator, Near East Section of the Penn Museum and an anthropologist who specializes in Afghanistan and oriental rugs, offers an lecture on the history of Afghanistan in the view of wars and globalization.  

Ian Cresswell: Utah in 4K – From the Air

A short film about the spectaculare nature in the state of Utah, USA. Cresswell writtes; Shot in and around Moab, Utah using a custom Skyjib octocopter platform. Video was filmed in 4K and edited in Adobe Premiere.  

Harvard Institute of Politics: The State of the US Economy

Harvard University President Lawrence H. Summers discussed “The State of the Economy” with Professor of Public Service and Co-director of the Center for Public Leadership David Gergen. Professor Summers discussed the implications secular stagnation, a phenomenon that he argued will continue to restrain U.S. economic performance, especially given lower labor participation rates and near-zero interest …

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Yosemite HD

Beutiful short-film of the Yosemite National Park in the United States. It is a collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. All timelapses were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with a variety of Canon L and Zeiss CP.2 Lenses.  

Earth from Space: America’s Tuscany

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In this edition, we explore the agricultural Palouse region in the northwest United States

Frontline: Cliffhanger

As the United States faces another round of fiscal crises, PBS Frontline investigates the inside history of how Washington has failed to solve the country’s problems of debt and deficit. The worlds biggest economy and its politics affects the world, but as all countries struggles to overcome crises through politics and compromise, the US struggle …

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