Over one hundred years ago, many of our ancestors couldn´t wait to fight for their country. Some even volunteered to go to the front. With the memory of two world wars and countless military conflicts, the attitude towards defending your country as a soldier might have changed. We asked participants of the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit how they would react if they were drafted to defend their country now.
The young participants of our last History Camp came up with yet another interesting question on their backpacking tour through the three out of four Visegrad states. Namely, they wondered about people’s reaction to the following situation: “What if… you woke up 30 years ago in a communist regime? How would you react?”
The U.S. Election are held today, and to many people both main candidates are far from qualified to lead the American nation. Hillary Clinton caught a storm of critique for using her private server to host government emails. And with bigotry and racial slurs, her opponent Donald Trump has kept people and other countries in disbelief of what “the land of the free” has come to. History Campus had people all over Europe and one in the U.S. capture the reactions of people, if Donald Trump becomes President this November. The reactions are shown in our format “What-if-GIFs”.
If all the European borders closed would you react in this way, too? Last week Austria closed its borders, now ten more countries follow the lead. Is the European freedom of movement over? The dreams of travellers and opportunities for young people are in danger of ending after over thirty years of The Schengen Agreement.