The UK general election was actually a huge win for the British left

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PoliticsMore: General Election 2015

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The 2015 general election was a huge gain for the British left.Admittedly, this is not obvious given that the Conservatives won 331 seats in the House of Commons, giving them a working majority over the Labour Party, which lost seats, only holding 232. But the final numbers actually show underlying voting trends went in the opposite direction to the result. There were huge statistical gains for the left, and a swing away from the Conservatives.

Why the Mongols were the greatest empire in world history

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The Mongols would be my top choice. They have done some extraordinary things that have never been done before and never been done since. Within decades they built a random region literally in the middle of nowhere to become an invincible superpower. Would you be surprised if I told you that they were also great engineers and extremely good learners who changed world more than any other superpower?I see many people having highly outdated stereotypes of Mongols. We often see a straw-man view of Mongols: guys on horses with bows and arrows. What would you say if someone in the year 2700 described the British Empire merely as guys carrying muskets and the Union Jack and wearing red coats? Or the Arab Empire as guys with swords on horses chanting Allah? Or the U.S. as a superpower dropping nuclear bombs while watching Adam Sandler movies?