World wars and conflicts have shaped the course of history as countries stuggle to maintain a balance of power. In this section topics such as the Korean War, Vietnam and both World Wars are explored.
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Richthofen, Baron Ferdinand von (1833-1905), a German geographer. Trained as a geologist, Richthofen studied the geology of the Tyrol and Transylvania before accompanying a German diplomatic mission to the Far East, 1859-62.

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