On July 14, in 1789, French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille fortress, a state prison in Paris and a symbol of oppression by the monarchy, and signalled the start of the French Revolution.
An angry and aggressive Revolutionary French mob decided to target the feared Bastille prison, which was a symbol of abuses by the monarchy, not because they wanted to free the prisoners there, (there were about 7 prisoners there at the time) but because it housed gunpowder (about 15 t
The EU has nominated its new leader, the German minister Ursula von der Leyen.
A reminder, she never participated in any EU elections nor was she in any EU party which took place in any EU elections. She never in her life received one single vote from any European citizen, and yet this is the woman that will become in effect the leader of the EU.
What a glorious democracy the EU is!
Some background on her: she's Germany's defense minister and the longest-serving member o