Elles Houweling Articles 12
Elles graduted from the University College London with a degree in European Social and Political Studies. Her specialization was in international politics and law. She has been a freelance writer for about a year and is mainly interested in cultural and socio-political issues. Elles believes that, to understand how today’s society works, one needs to understand the roots of that society. Thus, to understand how international relations work, one needs to understand the intricate and oftentimes delicate history that connect different groups of people. Writing for the New Historian is the perfect way to combine several of her biggest passions; history, travel, and writing.
In August 1947, one of the largest mass migrations in human history took place. This was after India regained its independence from the British Empire. This might have been the end of the Br... Read more
When thinking of Switzerland, a few things come to mind: Chocolate, watches, and the country’s unwavering neutrality. Switzerland has an impressive record of being the world’s longest standi... Read more
There are only very few countries that were never colonized by European powers. Siam (today’s Thailand) was one of these countries, which poses an interesting question: How did Siam avoid co... Read more
Inarguably, 7.2 million US Dollars is a lot of money, but nowadays, one could never dream of buying an entire state with that sum. Yet, in 1867, Russia sold the territory of Alaska to the Un... Read more