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  • 141 History of painting — The history of painting reaches back in time to artifacts from pre historic humans, and spans all cultures. The history of painting represents a continuous, though disrupted, tradition from Antiquity. Across cultures, and spanning continents and… …

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  • 142 Foreign relations of India — The Republic of India is the world s most populous democracy and has one of the fastest economic growth rates in the world (8.9 percent GDP increase in 2007, the second fastest major economy in the world after China). [… …

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  • 143 Internal combustion engine — The internal combustion engine is an engine in which the combustion of a fuel (normally a fossil fuel) occurs with an oxidizer (usually air) in a combustion chamber. In an internal combustion engine, the expansion of the high temperature and high …

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  • 144 Counties of Ireland — The counties of Ireland (Irish: contaetha na hÉireann) are sub national divisions used for the purposes of administrative, geographical and political demarcation. By the early 17th century all of Ireland had been divided into counties. The older… …

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  • 145 History of Lebanon — The history of Lebanon is almost as old as the earliest evidence of humankind. Its geographic position as a crossroads linking the Mediterranean Basin with the great Asian hinterland has conferred on it a cosmopolitan character and a… …

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  • 146 History of Peru — The history of Peru spans several millennia. Peruvian territory was home to the Norte Chico civilization, one of the oldest in the world, and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre Columbian America. It was conquered by the Spanish Empire… …

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  • 147 Polish Corridor — The Polish Corridor in 1923 1939 …

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  • 148 Politics of Russia — The politics of Russia ( the Russian Federation) take place in a framework of a federal presidential republic. According to the Constitution of Russia, the President of Russia is head of state, and of a multi party system with executive power… …

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  • 149 Declaration of Sentiments — The Declaration of Sentiments, also known as the Declaration of Rights and Sentiments,[1] is a document signed in 1848 by 68 women and 32 men, 100 out of some 300 attendees at the first women s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York, now… …

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  • 150 Single-lens reflex camera — The single lens reflex (SLR) camera uses an automatic moving mirror system which permits the photographer to see exactly what will be captured by the film or digital imaging system, as opposed to non SLR cameras where the view through the… …

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  • 151 Tesla turbine — The Tesla turbine is a bladeless centrifugal flow turbine expander patented by Nikola Tesla in 1913. It is referred to as a bladeless turbine because it uses the boundary layer effect and not a fluid impinging upon the blades as in a conventional …

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  • 152 Double Cross System — The Double Cross System, or XX System, was a World War II anti espionage and deception operation of the British military intelligence arm, MI5. Nazi agents in Britain real and false were captured, turned themselves in or simply announced… …

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  • 153 Three Kingdoms — The Three Kingdoms period (zh tsp|t=三國|s=三国|p=Sānguó) is a period in the history of China, part of an era of disunity called the Six Dynasties following immediately the loss of de facto power of the Han Dynasty emperors. In a strict academic… …

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  • 154 History of Ireland — The history of Ireland begins with the first known settlement in Ireland around 8000 BC, when hunter gatherers arrived from Great Britain and continental Europe, probably via a land bridge. [cite book | last = Moody | first = T.W. Martin, F.X.,… …

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  • 155 Globalization — The European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany, is the central bank for the Eurozone. Globalization refers to the increasing unification of the world s economic order through reduction of such barriers to international trade as tariffs, export… …

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  • 156 Arabian Peninsula — The Arabian Peninsula (in Arabic: شبه الجزيرة العربية šibh al jazīra al Unicode|ʻarabīya or جزيرة العرب jazīrat al Unicode|ʻarab ) is a peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia consisting mainly of desert. The area is an… …

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  • 157 Eurasian Avars — [ The image is based on reconstruction by Norman J. Finkelshteyn of an image from an 8th century ewer found at Nagyszentmiklos in Transylvania (original at [http://www.geocities.com/normlaw/page2.html] ). some scholars regard the image as that of …

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  • 158 History of Ghana — The Republic of Ghana is named after the medieval West African Ghana Empire,[1] known to the dominant ethnic group the Soninke, as Wagadugu, which roughly translates to Land of Herds. The Empire became known in Europe and Arabia as the Ghana… …

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  • 159 Federal Radio Commission — The Federal Radio Commission (FRC) was a government body that regulated radio use in the United States from its creation in 1927 until its replacement by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1934. The Commission was created to regulate… …

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  • 160 Political status of Taiwan — The controversy regarding the political status of Taiwan (or Taiwan Issue as referred to by the Communist Party of China) hinges on whether Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu should remain effectively independent as territory of the Republic of… …

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