Gloriosa Victoria, Diego Rivera

Welcome to the All Nations Room

(ethnos, nation)
A nation is a community
of people who share a
regional identity
and a common history,
who support and defend
one another.

Targeted Web Search: new window

This is a gathering place for those of us who enjoy experiencing different cultures, and those of us who like communicating with people who have different opinions. Make yourself comfortable. We strive for an atmosphere of acceptance and cooperation. Sometimes it may get a little raucous. We give people a lot of latitude, as long as they can be more or less civil. It's a microcosm of the world; we get all kinds of characters, and we love what they contribute to our mix. However you identify yourself, you are welcome here. You can be assured that we will treat you with fairness and equality.

Lord Roberts Elementary

Mural at Lord Roberts Elementary, by
Richard Tetrault.

There has never been world-wide peace, and the prospects don't look good now. What we can do is make small steps toward tolerance and acceptance of our neighbors. We can disagree, yet be kind toward each other.

We love discovering more about the gentlepeople who frequent our humble gathering place. If you have something you want to share, please send Chiefy a note. We answer our mail.

History is written by the victors.

The Native American Holocaust

What would the world look like if the Europeans had not conquered the Americas, but interacted with the natives as if they were equals, with respect for the culture of each tribe? Alternatively, what if the Europeans had been decimated by diseases introduced by the inhabitants of the "New World," instead of the reverse?

Through a combination of ill fortune and viciousness, the original population of the First Nations of the Americas was nearly obliterated. In the turmoil of that destruction were born the nations of the New World. This was hardly the first such destructive episode in human history; it is an old pattern, often repeated.

It is, perhaps, natural for human beings to reinterpret history, to cover up shameful events and pridefully exaggerate our accomplishments. It is important for us to uncover the truth of what happened. If we don't know our history, we cannot learn from it. If what we think we know is incorrect, we will continue to perform poorly.

While we cannot undo what has been done, we can research the fragments of evidence that remain and begin to correct historical accounts that have been falsely recorded. Let's see what we can do to pass on the truth, and try to learn from our disturbing, yet fascinating past.

Share This:

You can also interact with us on Facebook:

All Nations/Real History

From The Declaration of Independence:

These truths are self-evident, that all humans are created equal, that they have by nature certain unalienable rights, among them the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Throughout the world, political leaders and bands of zealots seem more concerned with short-term gains of power and land than they are with basic human rights. If we destroy each other, we destroy the world, our only home. If we can tolerate our differences and see the big picture, we can work together to make the world a better place. Let's do that.

Find Travel Deals Around the World! Get $15** Off with Promo Code GLOBE. Book Now!

More than one third of Earth's human population lacks basic sanitation.

Top Countries Without Sanitation


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Todos los seres humanos nacen libres e iguales en dignidad y derechos
y, dotados como están de razón y conciencia, deben comportarse
fraternalmente los unos con los otros.


Sample text in Persian

Transliteration (from Ali Jahânshiri)
Tamâm-e afrâd-e bašar âzâd be donyâ miâyand va az lehâz-e heysiyat-o
hoquq bâ ham barâbar-and. Hame dârâ-ye aql-o vejdân mibâšand
va bâyad nesbat be yekdigar bâ ruh-e barâdari raftâr konand.

Tous les êtres humains naissent libres et égaux en
dignité et en droits. Ils sont doués de raison et de
conscience et doivent agir les uns envers les autres dans
un esprit de fraternité

Hver maður er borinn frjáls og jafn öðrum að virðingu og
réttindum. Menn eru gæddir vitsmunum og samvisku, og ber
þeim að breyta bróðurlega hverjum við annan.

Search for different language versions of
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

If you would like more information, here is a
link to a complete list of countries at Wikipedia.

Flags courtesy of ITA's Flags of All Countries,
used with permission.

Mural titled "Gloriosa Victoria," painted by
Diego Rivera; see Información Libre (in Spanish).

Creative Commons License
Cafe Nexo by Chiefy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Cafe Nexo. Established 2010.