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  • 141Armeno-Mongol alliance — [ thumb|Cilician Armenia was bordered by the Mongol Ilkhanate to the east, and the Crusader state of the Principality of Antioch to the South, another ally of the Mongols.] The Armeno Mongol alliance [Claude Mutafian describes The Armeno Mongol… …

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  • 142Battle of N'Djamena (2008) — For other battles that occurred in N Djamena, see Battle of N Djamena. Battle of N Djamena Part of Civil war in Chad (2005–present) Date February 2–4, 2 …

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  • 143Battle of Selinus — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Selinus partof=The Sicilian Wars campaign=The Second Sicilian War caption=Punic campaign against Selinus 409 BC. Political boundaries and path of troop movement are inexact because of lack of primary… …

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  • 144Seattle SuperSonics relocation to Oklahoma City — The interior of KeyArena during the Sonics last home game in Seattle, played against the Dallas Mavericks. The Seattle SuperSonics relocation to Oklahoma City was a successful effort by the ownership group of the Seattle SuperSonics to move the… …

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  • 145Vote counting for Zimbabwean presidential election, 2008 — This article gives details about the vote counting system for the 2008 Zimbabwe presidential electionIn its preliminary report on March 30, the SADC observer mission gave the election a positive assessment, although it noted some concerns. Jose… …

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  • 146GSIS-Meralco bribery case — Infobox name = Infobox/doc title = Re: Letter of Presiding Justice Conrado M. Vasquez, Jr. on CA G.R. SP NO. 103692 [Antonio Rosete, et al. v. Securities and Exchange Commission, et al.] caption = Supreme Court of the Philippines headerstyle =… …

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  • 1472008 South Ossetia war — Part of Georgian–Ossetian conflict and Georgian–Abkhazian conflict Locat …

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  • 148brazil — /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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  • 149Brazil — 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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  • 150cañada — /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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  • 151Canada — /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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  • 152India — /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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  • 153Jesus Christ — 1. Jesus (def. 1). 2. Jesus (def. 5). * * * Introduction also called  Jesus of Galilee  or  Jesus of Nazareth   born c. 6–4 BC, Bethlehem died c. AD 30, Jerusalem  founder of Christianity, one of the world s largest religions, and the incarnation …

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  • 154Ottoman Empire — a former Turkish empire that was founded about 1300 by Osman and reached its greatest territorial extent under Suleiman in the 16th century; collapsed after World War I. Cap.: Constantinople. Also called Turkish Empire. * * * Former empire&#8230; …

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  • 155Panama — Panamanian /pan euh may nee euhn, mah /, adj., n. Panamic /pa nam ik/, adj. /pan euh mah , maw /, n. 1. a republic in S Central America. 2,693,417; 28,575 sq. mi. (74,010 sq. km). 2. Also called Panama City. a city in and the capital of Panama,&#8230; …

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  • 156Spain — /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&#8230; …

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  • 157economic planning — Use of government to make economic decisions with respect to the use of resources. In communist countries with a state planning apparatus, detailed and rigid planning results in a command economy; land, capital, and the means of production are&#8230; …

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  • 158Bismarck, Otto von — ▪ German chancellor and prime minister Introduction in full  Otto Eduard Leopold, Fürst (prince) von Bismarck, Graf (count) von Bismarck Schönhausen, Herzog (duke) von Lauenburg  born April 1, 1815, Schönhausen, Altmark, Prussia [Germany] died&#8230; …

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  • 159constitutional 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&#8230; …

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  • 160Indo-China — • The most easterly of the three great peninsulas of Southern Asia, is bounded on the north by the mountains of Assam, the Plateau of Yun nan, and the mountains of Kwang si; on the east by the province of Kwang si (Canton), the Gulf of Tong king …

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