British+legislature

  • 181The United States of America —     The United States of America     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The United States of America     BOUNDARIES AND AREA     On the east the boundary is formed by the St. Croix River and an arbitrary line to the St. John, and on the north by the… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 182Common law — For other uses, see Common law (disambiguation). Common law (also known as case law or precedent) is law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals rather than through legislative statutes or executive branch action. A… …

    Wikipedia

  • 183Tanzania — Tanzanian, n., adj. /tan zeuh nee euh/; Swahili. /tahn zah nee ah/, n. a republic in E Africa formed in 1964 by the merger of the republic of Tanganyika and the former island sultanate of Zanzibar (including Pemba and adjacent small islands).… …

    Universalium

  • 184Dependent States — ▪ 2009 Introduction Europe and the Atlantic.       For a list of populated Dependent States, see Table (Dependent States).       In May 2008 Ilulissat, Greenland, was the site of an international summit on Arctic sovereignty attended by official… …

    Universalium

  • 185History of Virginia — The recorded History of Virginia began with settlement of the geographic region now known as the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States thousands of years ago by Native Americans. Permanent European settlement did not occur until the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 186constitutional law — Introduction       the body of rules, doctrines, and practices that govern the operation of political communities. In modern times the most important political community has been the state. Modern constitutional law is the offspring of… …

    Universalium

  • 187Government of India Act 1935 — The Government of India Act 1935 ( 26 Geo. 5 1 Edw. 8 c. 2 ) was the last pre independence constitution of the British Raj. The significant aspects of the act were: * It granted Indian provinces autonomy and ended the dyarchy introduced by the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 188Russia — /rush euh/, n. 1. Also called Russian Empire. Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703 1917). 2. See Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. 3. See Russian… …

    Universalium

  • 189Samuel Adams — Infobox Governor name= Samuel Adams order=4th office= Governor of Massachusetts term start= October 8, 1793 term end= June 2, 1797 lieutenant= Moses Gill predecessor= John Hancock successor= Increase Sumner birth date= OldStyleDate|September… …

    Wikipedia

  • 190Indonesia — /in deuh nee zheuh, sheuh, zee euh, doh /, n. 1. See East Indies (def. 1). 2. Republic of. Formerly, Netherlands East Indies, Dutch East Indies. a republic in the Malay Archipelago consisting of 13,677 islands, including Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi,… …

    Universalium

  • 191Iran — /i ran , i rahn , uy ran /, n. a republic in SW Asia. 67,540,002; ab. 635,000 sq. mi. (1,644,650 sq. km). Cap.: Teheran. Formerly (until 1935), Persia. * * * Iran Introduction Iran Background: Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic… …

    Universalium

  • 192Head of state — This article is about the political term. For other uses, see Head of state (disambiguation). A head of state is the individual that serves as the chief public representative of a monarchy, republic, federation, commonwealth or other kind of… …

    Wikipedia

  • 193Spain — /spayn/, n. a kingdom in SW Europe. Including the Balearic and Canary islands, 39,244,195; 194,988 sq. mi. (505,019 sq. km). Cap.: Madrid. Spanish, España. * * * Spain Introduction Spain Background: Spain s powerful world empire of the 16th and… …

    Universalium

  • 194Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan, adj., n. /sree lahng keuh, lang keuh, shree / an island republic in the Indian Ocean, S of India: a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 18,762,075; 25,332 sq. mi. (65,610 sq. km). Cap.: Colombo. Formerly, Ceylon. Arabic, Serendip.… …

    Universalium

  • 195Calendar of 1996 — ▪ 1997 JANUARY JANUARY 1       King Fahd cedes power       Still experiencing the effects of a stroke suffered in November 1995, Saudi Arabia s King Fahd, who also held the post of prime minister, ceded temporary power to Crown Prince Abdullah,… …

    Universalium

  • 196Calendar of 2002 — ▪ 2003 January I will not wait on events while dangers gather. I will not stand by as peril draws closer and closer. The United States of America will not permit the world s most dangerous regimes to threaten us with the world s most destructive… …

    Universalium

  • 197Calendar of 2003 — ▪ 2004 January So long as there is a single Brazilian brother or sister going hungry, we have ample reason to be ashamed of ourselves. Lula, in his inaugural address as president of Brazil, January 1 January 1       The Socialist Lula (Luiz… …

    Universalium

  • 198Legislative Assembly of Ontario — Assemblée législative de l Ontario Type Type Unicameral …

    Wikipedia

  • 199History of North Carolina — This article is about the history of the U.S. state of North Carolina. For information on the state today, see North Carolina. Map of the coast of Virginia and North Carolina, drawn 1585–1586 by Theodor de Bry, based on map by John White of the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 200Chronology of official languages policy in Canada — Official bilingualism dates back, in various forms, to Canadian Confederation in 1867. However, for many years English occupied a de facto privileged position, and French was not fully equal. The two languages have gradually achieved a greater… …

    Wikipedia