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By 1887 and the reign of King David Kalakaua, a fragile and friendly Hawaiian monarchy seemed ready to fall. Over the previous century, waves of Protestant missionaries and Anglo-American exiles

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The King and Queen's Crowns of Hawaii. Hawaii also sported a semi autonomous monarchy, with Place and Crowns, in the 1800's. The "Kingdom" of Hawaii was the Europeanized version of the historic Chiefs of Hawaii. This form of government is now fully abolished but the descendants of the ancient chiefs still live on the island chain.

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Tis the season! Samoa Bundt Cake is back. Quite possibly the greatest dessert recipe in the history of the universe. Chocolate and Brown sugar swirl cake topped with caramel frosting, toasted coconut and chocolate ganache. Not healthy, but totally worth every bite!

Queen Liliuokalani Queen Liliuokalani (1838-1917) was the last sovereign of the Kamehameha dynasty, which had ruled a unified Hawaiian kingdom since 1810. Born Lydia Lili'u Loloku Walania wewehi Kamaka'eha, she became crown princess in 1877. By the time she took the throne herself in 1891, a new Hawaiian constitution had removed much of the monarchy’s powers in favor of an elite class of businessmen and wealthy landowners (many of them American). #bebrave #womeninhistory

Two armed robbers tie up a female guard and loot Ancient Olympia museum stealing priceless Greek antiques

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“Ele eclipsou todos os demais monarcas, os de antes e depois dele.” Tal foi o veredicto de Xenofonte, um ateniense, escrevendo quase dois séculos depois da morte de Ciro o Grande. “Não importa a quem conquistava, inspirava em todos um profundo desejo de agradá-lo e de ser tido em boa conta por ele. Viam-se ansiosos por …