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This Video Game Grooms Future World Leaders

Power & Revolution, a simulator that mirrors real world events, is used by some countries to select potential diplomats and train them.

Power & Revolution screenshot
Power & Revolution screenshot
Massimo Russo

Imagine directing the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, dealing with Europe's refugee crisis, fighting the Islamic State group, or even resolving the conflict in Syria and Libya. All of this — and much more — is possible with Power & Revolution, which is a video game as well as a geopolitical database.

Players can choose from a number of scenarios: from reforming European states to attempting a coup d"état in Africa. While the game lacks good graphics, the high level of geopolitical realism in Power & Revolution has led several countries as well as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, to use the game to select employees and train them.

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Ukrainian soldiers at the border of Russia

Meike Eijsberg, Anna Akage and Emma Albright

Ukrainian forces continue to regain more territory in the northeast of the country, and by Monday morning had announced that a battalion had reached the Russian border.

This comes after having taken back control of Kharkiv, the second biggest Ukrainian city, as Russian troops appear to be making a hasty retreat. This latest development continues to indicate the inability of Russian troops to dominate Ukrainian forces.

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After this successful counter-offensive, Ukraine’s defense ministry posted a video showing soldiers gathered around a yellow and blue painted post upon arrival at the Russian border. “Today the 15th of May, Kharkiv's territorial defense forces of Ukraine - 227th battalion, 127th brigade - went to the border with the Russian Federation,” said one soldier. “We are here.”

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