Singapore was the only country that gained independence against its own will

Singapore was expelled from Malaysia on 7 August 1965 by a unanimous vote of the Parliament of Malaysia. Lee Kuan Yew tearfully announced Singapore’s sovereignty and independence by saying: “For me, it is a moment of anguish. All my life, my whole adult life, I have believed in merger and unity of the two territories.” On that day Singapore became the only nation in modern history to gain independence against its own will. The new…

Top knowledge centers of the world that were tragically destroyed

…ere eventually able to take back and recreate some of the Imperial Library but, in 1453, the city fell to the invading Ottoman armies, and all that knowledge was lost forever. Egypt Temple of Knowledge After Egypt gained its independence, it desperately tried to control its heritage by stemming the massive flood of Egyptian artifacts flowing out of the country to private and public collections around the world. They were eventually able to set…

Gen. Douglas MacArthur accepts Japanese surrender

…Gen. Douglas MacArthur accepts Japanese surrender, USS Missouri, Tokyo Bay, September 2, 1945. Behind MacArthur are Generals Wainwright and Percival, the officers who had respectively surrendered the Philippines and Singapore to the Japanese. Both had been plucked out of Japanese prison camps at the armistice and flown in to be present at the ceremony. Color footage of the occasion: Carrier plane flyover at the ceremony:…