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Holy Roman Empire

  • by Melvin Rhodes
Almost everybody is aware of the Third Reich, which was meant to last a thousand years, but few today know much about the First Reich, which actually did. Although its origins go back to Charlemagne, the 10th century German Emperor Otto I was instrumental in founding the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.
  • by Paul Kieffer
Dec. 21 the Schengen Treaty was expanded to include nine of the 10 countries in Eastern Europe that joined the EU in 2004. "Borderless" Europe now encompasses 400 million people.