Benazir Bhutto (21 June 1953–27 December 2007) was a Pakistani politician who served as Prime Minister of Pakistan from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996. She was the first woman to head a democratic government in a Muslim majority nation.
Bhutto was born in Karachi to a politically important, aristocratic family; her father, the PPP leader Zulfikar, was elected Prime Minister on a socialist platform in 1973. Bhutto studied at Harvard University and the University of Oxford, where she was President of the Oxford Union. She returned to Pakistan, where her father was ousted in a 1977 military coup and executed. Benazir exiled to Britain, she returned in 1986 and transformed the PPP’s platform from a socialist to a liberal one, before leading it to victory in the 1988 election. Her administration was accused of corruption and nepotism, and dismissed in 1990.
Bhutto led the PPP to victory in the 1993 elections. Her second term oversaw economic privatisation and attempts to advance women’s rights. Her government was damaged by several controversies, including the assassination of her brother Murtaza, a failed 1995 coup d’état, and a further bribery scandal involving her and her husband Asif Ali Zardari; in response to the latter, the President again dismissed her government. The PPP lost the 1997 election and in 1998 she went into self-exile in Dubai.
She returned to Pakistan in 2007 to compete in the 2008 elections; her platform emphasised civilian oversight of the military and opposition to growing Islamist violence. After a political rally in Rawalpindi, she was assassinated by a suicide bomber; the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda claimed responsibility.
Destruction of the World - Germany's V1 & V2 by @fuehrer_of_photography ________________________________________________________ Guided missiles were one of Germany’s most important technical achievements during #WW2. Rockets and missiles have been part of warfare since the late 1700s. Throughout the 19th century and into the early 20th, experimenters in many nations hoped to turn simple rockets into weapons or, in some cases, as a way to travel into outer space. At the outbreak of WW2, German experimenter Wernher von Braun and others had already been working toward rockets for space exploration. The German government began supporting rocket research in 1932, believing rockets could be used as weapons, and by 1941 German scientists were testing a missile called the Vergeltungswaffe 1 (Vengeance 1). This missile, developed by engineer Robert Lisserr, used a special kind of jet engine and relied on a mechanical type of “autopilot” for guidance. It was about 29 feet (almost nine meters) in length and weighed almost 5,000 pounds (2,300 kilograms). The V1 was first launched in the summer of 1944, and over the next several months thousands of the missiles were directed toward London. The craft could be seen flying in at low altitudes from a distance of many miles, but they were so fast that anti-aircraft guns could rarely hit them. As they flew, the engines made a distinctive sound, leading the English to call them “buzz bombs.” Allied pilots gradually learned techniques for downing some of the missiles, and with the introduction of artillery shells equipped with the “proximity fuze,” (a tiny radar set on an artillery shell) by late 1944, London was well-protected from V1 buzz bombs. There was no defense, however, from the German’s other missile system, the V2. This liquid-fueled rocket had a longer range and a greater payload than the V1. In addition, it traveled much like a modern rocket ship, flying nearly straight up, reaching the border of space, then falling nearly straight down at speeds faster than sound. At the time, there was no way to stop such a missile or even detect its approach. #wwii#war#germany#bomb CONT⬇️⬇️
12 175112 hours ago
Produktplatzierung / Product Placement
Pagani Huayra Roadster iL Diavolo "The Open Air masterpiece with my DNA".
The Pagani Huayra Roadster project began in 2010, with the ostensibly simple idea of a Huayra Coupe with a removable roof and conventional doors, as was developed for the Zonda Roadster in 2003. In 2013, the design was scrapped and everything restarted from the beginning of the design process. Each Pagani creation has a life of its own, every detail must have its own harmony in line with the spirit and soul of the machine car. The Pagani Huayra Roadster became a project independent of its predecessor, a machine car with its own soul.
From the very beginning, the Pagani Huayra Roadster door design followed in the tradition of the Mercedes-Benz models of the 1950's, specifically the gullwing doors of the 300-SL, and its Roadster variant featuring conventional doors. In the end, the design closely follows in the tradition of Pagani - the vehicle best represented in the Huayra Roadster design: the Zonda Cinque Roadster.
The overall shape is smooth and immediate, where each line has a beginning and a definite end. Every last detail has been revised- every contour made more defined, every curve redrawn multiple times to arrive together in a cohesive, liquid form.
The Pagani Huayra Roadster powered by the masterpiece of an engine the Mercedes-AMG M158 V12 biturbo engine 6.0L 764HP and over 1000Nm of Torque.
Exclusively Handcrafted by Michael Kübler @f1mike28 in Germany Affalterbach.
Driving Performance is our Passion! Mercedes-AMG the Performance and Sports Car Brand from Mercedes-Benz and Exclusive Partner for Pagani Automobili.
Mercedes-AMG Handcrafted by Racers.
Awesome shot by: @wvh_cars