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Jack P Taylor's political and historical curiosities

Apr 16, 2017

No. 10 Downing Street, and the rest of the street actually, are today's topic. I'll cover:

Why Downing Street is famous,

How Downing Street was built,

Who built Downing Street and why,

Cocks and the Germans,

Sir Robert Walpole's contribution,

How No. 10 was a merger of various houses

How PMs have used 10 Downing...

Apr 16, 2017

In today's episode I cover 1968 to 1985 in the UN's history, discussing:

The 1968 Protests in Czechoslovakia

Rhodesia and the first US veto in the UNSC

China's representation in the UN

The Yom Kippur war

The UN Security Council chamber's renovation

Many many wars in around 85 words.

Invasions from outer space

The boy...

Apr 9, 2017

In today's episode on French politics I consider how:

The French President gets elected,

The President's powers,

The French Prime Minister's powers, 

The structure of the French Parliament,

How French Parliamentarians are elected,


The important information on the upcoming elections.

Apr 9, 2017

In today's episode I cover the history of the UN from 1957 to 1967 covering:

Nation building in Africa,

Gary Powers and the U-2 Crisis,

The Cuban Missile Crisis,


Council expansion,

The Cyprus conflict,

The Kashmir conflict,


The six-day war.

Apr 2, 2017

In this episode I say "velvet divorce" a lot.

I also cover a brief history of Czechoslovakia,

How the dissolution came to be,

The issues that the dissolution faced

Issues that arose (both major and minor)

The current situation