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Plimoth Plantation, in Plymouth, Mass., is a living museum that’s a replica of the original settlement, which existed for 70 years. Wikimedia Commons

The complicated legacy of the Pilgrims is finally coming to light 400 years after they landed in Plymouth

Descendants from the Pilgrims were keen to highlight their ancestors' role in the country's founding. But their sanitized version of events is only now starting to be told in full.
As the U.K. leaves the European Union, what awaits Prime Minister Boris Johnson? Isabel Infantes/AFP via Getty Images

Britain is about to leave the EU – what’s next?

People who support Brexit want different results from the UK's departure from the EU – and they can't all get what they want.
Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill in the 2017 film Darkest Hour. Jack English/Focus Features

Brexit and the lessons of history

Not just period pieces, the 2017 films "Dunkirk" and "Darkest Hour" shed light on the intense Brexit debate, and raise important questions about Britain’s fundamental identity.
How do harsher measures to counter possible terrorist attacks impact our relation to political life and to citizenship ? frankieleon/Flickr

Counter-terrorism policies play an important role in shaping a national identity narrative’: Conversation with Lee Jarvis

Counter-terrorism policies have social and political impacts on citizenship, identity and our perception of self and the Other. Through the British case, Lee Jarvis discusses his latest research with Sylvain Antichan.
President Woodrow Wilson addressing a joint session of Congress on April 2, 1917, urging a declaration that a state of war exists. AP Photo

1917: Woodrow Wilson’s call to war pulled America onto a global stage

Wilson coined the phrase 'America First' and appealed for 'peace without victory.' But on April 2, 1917 he asked Congress for a declaration of war. The impact on American foreign policy was profound.
Peace Delegates on the Noordam – Mrs. P. Lawrence, Jane Addams, Anna Molloy. Library of Congress

Why women’s peace activism in World War I matters now

A century ago, American women organized to protest World War I. The fact that their efforts failed isn't the most important point.
A voting station in London where the remain vote was strong. Only the London region, Scotland and Northern Island voted to remain. Neil Hall/Reuters

The geography of Brexit: what the vote reveals about the Disunited Kingdom

The London area has been the U.K.'s political and economic power center, causing the social inequality with other parts of England and Wales that fueled the leave campaign.
Now what are you going to do with it? Neil Hall/Reuters

What explains Britain’s Brexit shocker?

UKIP's Nigel Farage and others blamed immigration for the desire to "leave." But the real subject of the referendum was a dismal economy that stopped working for most Brits.
An uncertain future… Union Jack via www.shutterstock.com

Would Brexit be followed by breakup of the United Kingdom?

The UK's regions – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – hold very different views about whether to remain in the EU, which means the country might not survive a Brexit in its current form.

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