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The butterfly effect: How a revolution in 1830 led to AOC dancing her way into office

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In DG #34 we traced the 189-year sequence of events that led to Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing into her new office on Capitol Hill as a response to a student-made video from her days at Boston University going viral. What have Russian royalty, a cholera epidemic and Franz Liszt got to do with an online furore about the youngest woman to serve in the US Congress? Do-si-do through the connections in our infographic to find out.

This infographic was published in DG#34. Pick up a copy in our online shop or take out an annual subscription using the promotion code ‘SLOWNEWSDAY’ for 10 percent off.


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