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  • 81Timeline of the Indonesian National Revolution (1945-1950) — This is the Timeline of Indonesian National Revolution (1945 1950)1945*early 1945: Small, mostly Dutch, commando units parachute into northern Sumatra. August*15 August: The Japanese surrender brings the fighting in World War II to an official… …

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  • 82Outburst (mining) — An outburst is the sudden and violent ejection of coal, gas and rock from a coal face and surrounding strata in an underground coal mine. When outbursts occur, they can be very serious events, possibly even resulting in multiple fatalities.… …

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  • 83Council of Mantua (1459) — Pius II, convenor of the council The Council of Mantua of 1459[1], or Congress of Mantua, was a religious meeting convoked by Pope Pius II, who had been elected to the Papacy in the previous year and was engaged in planning war against the… …

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  • 84Organizational dissent — is the expression of disagreement or contradictory opinions about organizational practices and policies (Kassing, 1998). Since dissent involves disagreement it can lead to conflict, which if not resolved, can lead to violence and struggle. As a… …

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  • 85Balkanize — Balkanization, n. Balkanism, n. /bawl keuh nuyz /, v.t., Balkanized, Balkanizing. 1. to divide (a country, territory, etc.) into small, quarrelsome, ineffectual states. 2. (often l.c.) to divide (groups, areas, etc.) into contending and usually… …

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  • 86brazil — /breuh zil /, n. brazilwood. [1350 1400; ME brasile < ML < It < Sp brasil, deriv. of brasa live coal (the wood being red in color) < Gmc; see BRAISE] * * * Brazil Introduction Brazil Background: Following three centuries under the rule of&#8230; …

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  • 87Brazil — Brazilian /breuh zil yeuhn/, adj., n. /breuh zil /, n. a republic in South America. 164,511,366; 3,286,170 sq. mi. (8,511,180 sq. km). Cap.: Brasília. Portuguese and Spanish, Brasil. Official name, Federative Republic of Brazil. * * * Brazil&#8230; …

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  • 88Cambodia — /kam boh dee euh/, n. a republic in SE Asia: formerly part of French Indochina. 11,163,861; 69,866 sq. mi. (180,953 sq. km). Cap.: Phnom Penh. Formerly, People s Republic of Kampuchea, Khmer Republic. * * * Cambodia Introduction Cambodia&#8230; …

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  • 89china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …

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  • 90China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …

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  • 91Clement XI — (Giovanni Francesco Albani) 1649 1721, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1700 21. * * * ▪ pope original name  Giovanni Francesco Albani   born July 23, 1649, Urbino, Papal States died March 19, 1721, Rome  pope from 1700 to 1721.       Of noble birth,&#8230; …

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  • 92Ethelred II — /eth euhl red /, ( the Unready ) A.D. 968? 1016, king of the English 978 1016. * * * or Aethelred Unraed known as Ethelred the Unready born 968? died April 23, 1016, London King of the English (978–1013, 1014–16). He became king after his half&#8230; …

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  • 93India — /in dee euh/, n. 1. Hindi, Bharat. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950.&#8230; …

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  • 94international relations — a branch of political science dealing with the relations between nations. [1970 75] * * * Study of the relations of states with each other and with international organizations and certain subnational entities (e.g., bureaucracies and political&#8230; …

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  • 95Iran — /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&#8230; …

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  • 96Italy — /it l ee/, n. a republic in S Europe, comprising a peninsula S of the Alps, and Sicily, Sardinia, Elba, and other smaller islands: a kingdom 1870 1946. 57,534,088; 116,294 sq. mi. (301,200 sq. km). Cap.: Rome. Italian, Italia. * * * Italy&#8230; …

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  • 97ne'er-do-well — /nair dooh wel /, n. 1. an idle, worthless person; a person who is ineffectual, unsuccessful, or completely lacking in merit; good for nothing. adj. 2. worthless; ineffectual; good for nothing. [1730 40] Syn. 1. idler, loafer, wastrel. * * * …

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  • 98Somalia — Somalian, adj., n. /soh mah lee euh, mahl yeuh/, n. an independent republic on the E coast of Africa, formed from the former British Somaliland and the former Italian Somaliland. 9,940,232; 246,198 sq. mi. (637,653 sq. km). Cap.: Mogadishu.&#8230; …

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  • 99void — voidness, n. /voyd/, adj. 1. Law. having no legal force or effect; not legally binding or enforceable. 2. useless; ineffectual; vain. 3. devoid; destitute (usually fol. by of): a life void of meaning. 4. without contents; empty. 5. without an&#8230; …

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  • 100Bagyidaw — died October 1846 Seventh monarch of the Alaungpaya dynasty (r. 1819–37) of Myanmar. Bagyidaw was an ineffectual king, but his general, Maha Bandula, convinced him to pursue a policy of expansion in northeastern India. His conquest of Assam and&#8230; …

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