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  • 161Ball, Sir Alexander John, 1st Baronet — ▪ British admiral born 1757, Gloucestershire, Eng. died Oct. 25, 1809, Malta  rear admiral, a close friend of Admiral Lord Nelson, who directed the blockade of Malta (1798–1800) and served as civil commissioner (governor) of the island (1802–09) …

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  • 162Caine, Sir Hall — ▪ British novelist in full  Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine   born May 14, 1853, Runcorn, Cheshire, Eng. died Aug. 31, 1931, Isle of Man  British writer known for his popular novels combining sentiment, moral fervour, skillfully suggested local… …

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  • 163Trelawny, Edward — ▪ British colonial governor born 1699, Trelawne, Cornwall, Eng. died Jan. 16, 1754, London       British governor of Jamaica from April 1738 to September 1752 who ended a long standing war between white planters and descendants of Negro ex slaves …

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  • 164parliamentary democracy — ➡ British Constitution * * * Democratic form of government in which the party (or a coalition of parties) with the greatest representation in the parliament (legislature) forms the government, its leader becoming prime minister or chancellor.… …

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  • 165Parliament, Canadian — Legislature of Canada, created by the British North America Act. The 301 members of its House of Commons are elected for maximum terms of five years from the provinces on the principle of representation by population. The 105 members of its… …

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  • 166Baltimore, Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron — ▪ British statesman in full  Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore of Baltimore  born August 27, 1637, England died February 21, 1715, London       English statesman who was commissioned governor of the American colony of Maryland in 1661 and… …

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  • 167Chelmsford, Frederic John Napier Thesiger, 1st Viscount, Baron Chelmsford Of Chelmsford — ▪ British statesman born August 12, 1868, London, England died April 1, 1933, London  English colonial administrator and statesman who served for several years as governor of Queensland and New South Wales before becoming viceroy of India; he… …

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  • 168Harrington, James — ▪ British philosopher Harrington also spelled  Harington   born Jan. 7, 1611, Upton, Northamptonshire, Eng. died Sept. 11, 1677, London  English political philosopher whose major work, The Common wealth of Oceana (1656), was a restatement of… …

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  • 169Virginia Company — ▪ British trading company in full  Virginia Company of London , also called  London Company        commercial trading company, chartered by King James I of England in April 1606 with the object of colonizing the eastern coast of North America… …

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  • 170Dates of 2006 — ▪ 2007 January Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy. And here we have a serious problem. America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world. U.S. Pres. George W. Bush, in his state of the union… …

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  • 171Timeline of official languages policy in Canada — Because the country contains two major language groups, in Canada Official languages policy has always been an important and high profile area of public policy. In an exhaustive 1971 study of Canadian language law prepared for the Royal… …

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  • 172cañada — /keuhn yah deuh, yad euh/, n. Chiefly Western U.S. 1. a dry riverbed. 2. a small, deep canyon. [1840 50; < Sp, equiv. to cañ(a) CANE + ada n. suffix] * * * Canada Introduction Canada Background: A land of vast distances and rich natural resources …

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  • 173Canada — /kan euh deuh/, n. a nation in N North America: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 29,123,194; 3,690,410 sq. mi. (9,558,160 sq. km). Cap.: Ottawa. * * * Canada Introduction Canada Background: A land of vast distances and rich natural&#8230; …

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  • 174Dates of 2005 — ▪ 2006 January This is a unique case of a people under occupation being asked to hold free and fair elections when they themselves are not free.… It s an important internal test, and I think it s a turning point. Palestinian legislator Hanan&#8230; …

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  • 175Dates of 2007 — ▪ 2008 January Ladies and gentlemen: on this day, at this hour, it is still within our power to shape the outcome of this battle. Let us find our resolve, and turn events toward victory. U.S. Pres. George W. Bush, asking for support for his&#8230; …

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  • 176Dates of 2008 — ▪ 2009 January As we meet tonight, our economy is undergoing a period of uncertainty.… At kitchen tables across our country, there is a concern about our economic future. U.S. Pres. George W. Bush, in his final state of the union address, January …

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  • 177United States Constitution — P …

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  • 178France — /frans, frahns/; Fr. /frddahonns/, n. 1. Anatole /ann nann tawl /, (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844 1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921. 2. a republic in W Europe. 58,470,421; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris. 3.&#8230; …

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  • 179Germany — /jerr meuh nee/, n. a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 84,068,216; 137,852 sq.&#8230; …

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  • 180Dates of 2004 — ▪ 2005 January It turns out we were all wrong, probably, in my judgment. David Kay, former U.S. chief weapons inspector in Iraq, in testimony to the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, January 28 January 1              Haitian Pres. Jean&#8230; …

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