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Posts published by “Lucy Wickham”

French Elections – Macron beats Le Pen Comfortably: Results and Implications of the French Election 2017

In April 2016, a few hundred people gathered in a provincial town north of Paris to hear Emmanuel Macron speak. Macron spoke of French industry and employment, and set out his vision for the future of France. He launched his brand new political movement, En Marche! (On the Move!) a…

ISIL and their Impact on History

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) burst onto the international scene in 2014 when they seized large swathes of land in Iraq and Syria. In June 2014, the group formally declared the establishment of a ‘caliphate’ (a state governed in accordance with Islamic law) over the territory…

2014-2016 Venezuelan Political Struggles

On 1st September 2016, 1,000,000 people marched on Caracas in the largest demonstration in Venezuelan history. You might ask why, but the answer depends upon who you ask. The protests started in February 2014 following the attempted rape of a student on a university campus in San Cristóbal. However, the…

9/11

Have you ever done an internet search for ‘terrorist attacks since 9/11? I suspect not. But if you did, as I have to write this piece, you’d be astounded at the number. Dependent upon how you look at them, there have been 25-30 major terrorist attacks in the last 15…