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  • What is TTIP?

    October 29, 2015

    During the G8 Summit in June 2013, the United States of America and the European Union, the world’s leading economies, launched talks of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): a proposed international trade and investment agreement. The TTIP is said to create the world’s largest free trade area and to boost both US and EU economic growth. The TTIP will also create extra jobs, as well as cheaper products and services. Additionally, there will be more commercial interaction between the US and the EU.

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  • Remembering President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

    Remembering President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

    November 22, 2013

    On this day, exactly 50 years ago, the world was in shock by the assassination of American President John F. Kennedy. Today, as the United States pauses to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of its 35th President, we will take the opportunity to reflect on some of the most important political events and accomplishments that marked the foreign policy of his presidency.

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  • I summon you to Comradeship in the Red Cross

    “I summon you to Comradeship in the Red Cross”

    August 30, 2013

    Recruitment poster for the American Red Cross. Red Cross nurse holding an American flag. On the background the Congress building is depicted. With a quote of Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States: “I summon you to Comradeship in the Red Cross.”

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  • Our friends in deed are now in need

    Belgium our friends in deed are now in need

    August 30, 2013

    American fundraising poster for Belgium. Image: Victims of war with in the background a destroyed city.

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  • Defeat the kaiser and his U-boats

    Defeat the Kaiser and his U-boats

    August 23, 2013

    Black and orange colored war poster depicting Kaiser Wilhelm II with a German helmet watching an U-boat and a sinking ship with smoke rising from it. In the foreground is the profile of Kaiser Wilhelm II wearing a German helmet. His face is colored green. In the background is a u-boat in the water; farther […]

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  • Joan of Arc Saved France

    Joan of Arc Saved France

    August 23, 2013

    The 1918 poster “Joan of Arc Saved France”, by Haskell Coffin (1878-1941), was commissioned by the United States Treasury Department as part of the campaign to raise money for the First World War by having civilians buy war savings stamps. The low priced stamps were pasted into a booklet that when filled could be exchanged […]

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  • We the people

    We the people

    August 23, 2013

    Poster to commemorate the Constitution of the United States. Image: On the upper part of the poster a woman figure is depicted with wings of an eagle and the American flag, holding a faces. On the lower part of the poster the founding fathers of the constitution. (i.e. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, John Jay)

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  • Keep 'em going!

    Keep ’em going!

    August 23, 2013

    American Railroad advertisement poster, Keep ’em going! “Every bad order Locomotive is a Prussian soldier. Every life Locomotive is an American soldier. Let us get on the top Prussian Locomotives and make American soldiers out of them”. Image: German Emperor Wilhelm II being hunted by a US locomotive.

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  • Pax

    Pax

    August 23, 2013

    Page from a Dutch magazine with a cartoon about the ‘neutrality’ of the United States during World War I. Image: President Wilson with wings on his back, a palm branch in his right hand, and in his left hand a peace dove. Next to him there is a Bird Cage with opened door marked “PAX”.

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  • Dictaat aan de neutralen

    Dictaat aan de neutralen

    August 23, 2013

    Page from a Dutch magazine with a cartoon about the ‘neutrality’ of the United States during World War I. Image: The upper part shows president Wilson shaking hands with a [German] peasant while he secretly takes a weapon from another Wilson figure. The other part shows president Wilson with a steaming bowl of food. In the background figures from […]

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