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SPIEGEL E-Book: 1914 - 2014. The Disturbing Relevance of World War I
  • Even a century after the outbreak of World War I, its consequences can still be felt. SPIEGEL explored this phenomenon in a recent series, using World War I as the starting point for observing conditions today in a number of the world's regions. These included the role of the United States as a superpower and global police force, the ongoing failure of peace efforts in the Middle East and the as yet unresolved ethnic divisions in the Balkans last manifested in the Bosnian War. In the 12 features, now compiled as an E-Book, SPIEGEL reporters describe the effects of the primal catastrophe of the 20th century that remain present today.
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    1914 - 2014

    The Disturbing Relevance of World War I.

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Demjanjuk Trial Winds Down: Families of Sobibór Victims Value Memory over Malice

Demjanjuk Trial Winds Down: Families of Sobibór Victims Value Memory over Malice

May 05, 2011, 03:49 PM

As the trial of John Demjanjuk in Munich draws to a close, any doubts that the defendant was an accessory to the murders of 27,900 Jews seem to have been set aside. But most of the joint plaintiffs are not interested in revenge -- they only want to keep the memory of the Sobibór extermination camp alive. By Gisela Friedrichsen more... Comment ]


Ants, Spiders and Cockroaches: Saving the World...One Mouthful at a Time

Ants, Spiders and Cockroaches: Saving the World...One Mouthful at a Time

April 15, 2011, 05:07 PM

Westerners might get a bit queasy when they think about eating locusts, spiders or ants, but they make up delicacies and key sources of protein in much of the world. A new movement is trying to bring them onto Western plates in an effort to save the environment. By Hilmar Schmundt more...


Opinion: Why German Nuclear Worries Are Both Wrong and Harmful

Opinion: Why German Nuclear Worries Are Both Wrong and Harmful

April 07, 2011, 06:02 PM

An increasing number of Germans are convinced that nuclear energy is more dangerous than the alternatives. Their fears are understandable -- but wrong. What's worse, their emotional and over-politicized reaction at home is sowing more fear and distrust in Japan. By Robert Peter Gale more...

SPIEGEL Interview with Ex-ECB Chief Economist Issing: 'The Euro Will Exist for a Long Time to Come'

SPIEGEL Interview with Ex-ECB Chief Economist Issing: 'The Euro Will Exist for a Long Time to Come'

March 23, 2011, 10:36 AM

The European Union is hoping to agree on a lasting solution to the euro crisis this week. SPIEGEL spoke with former European Central Bank chief economist Otmar Issing about what to do about heavily indebted countries like Ireland and Greece and whether leaving the euro zone makes sense for Germany. more... Comment ]

EU Climate Commissioner Hedegaard: 'Reducing CO2 Emissions Early Can Save Money in the Longer Term'

EU Climate Commissioner Hedegaard: 'Reducing CO2 Emissions Early Can Save Money in the Longer Term'

February 02, 2011, 04:28 PM

In an interview, EU Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard discusses the upcoming energy summit in Brussels, the need for stronger energy efficiency regulations in Europe, the inevitable use of coal in the foreseeable future and plans for a low-carbon future. more...

An Empire with Wings: Red Bull Pumps Energy into the Sporting World

An Empire with Wings: Red Bull Pumps Energy into the Sporting World

November 26, 2010, 05:59 PM

The Red Bull energy drink company has built up its very own sporting empire. It organizes aerobatics competitions, sponsors snowboarders and runs a soccer team in New York. However, its greatest coup to date has been winning the Formula One motor racing world championship with driver Sebastian Vettel. By SPIEGEL Staff more...

'Disaster City': Rescue Workers Train in the Disneyland of Terror

'Disaster City': Rescue Workers Train in the Disneyland of Terror

November 12, 2010, 02:54 PM

Emergency workers from around the world receive training in "Disaster City," a Texas ghost town made up of derelict buildings, wreckage and debris. They learn how to deal with major fires, earthquakes, floods and terrorist attacks. By Samiha Shafy more...

A Paddle to End All Paddles: German Swimmers to Race Their Pet Ducks to the North Sea

A Paddle to End All Paddles: German Swimmers to Race Their Pet Ducks to the North Sea

August 03, 2010, 04:47 PM

Two Germans have embarked on an unusual odyssey by swimming 300 miles down rivers alongside their hand-raised pet ducks. They are so determined to complete the trip and reach the North Sea that they will tow the ducks along in a dinghy if the birds run out of steam or lose interest in the endless paddling. By Jessica Donath more...

Prague Braces for M.J.: Planned Michael Jackson Sculpture not a 'Thriller' for Local Residents

Prague Braces for M.J.: Planned Michael Jackson Sculpture not a 'Thriller' for Local Residents

July 08, 2010, 06:42 PM

Just one year after the American pop star's death, fans in the Czech Republic want to erect a statue memorializing Michael Jackson in the same park that was once home to the world's largest bust of Stalin. The city has given its approval to the project, but local resistance is growing. By Jessica Donath more...

When Science Fiction Becomes Reality: Rebuilding the Berlin Wall with Augmented Reality

When Science Fiction Becomes Reality: Rebuilding the Berlin Wall with Augmented Reality

July 06, 2010, 06:59 PM

A new augmented reality program recreates the Berlin Wall and provides renderings of the Cold War structure at the exact site where it used to exist using GPS coordinates. The application is just one of many demonstrating the consumer application of technologies that, only a few years ago, were still the exclusive domain of science fiction novels. more...