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  • 1despotism — n. 1. Autocracy, absolutism, dictatorship, absolute power. 2. Tyranny, arbitrary or capricious rule, oppression. 3. Overpowering control, overweening influence …

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  • 2Germany — • History divided by time periods, beginning with before 1556 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Germany     Germany     † …

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  • 3western Africa, history of — Introduction       history of the region from the 11th century to the present.       A reasonable body of sources for the writing of western African history begins to be available about AD 1000. Three centuries earlier, the Arabs (Arab) had… …

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  • 4HEBREW LITERATURE, MODERN — definition and scope beginnings periodization …

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  • 5Italian literature — is literature written in the Italian language, particularly within Italy. It may also refer to literature written by Italians or in Italy in other languages spoken in Italy, often languages that are closely related to modern Italian. Early… …

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  • 6Luther, Martin — • Leader of the great religious revolt of the sixteenth century in Germany; born at Eisleben, 10 November, 1483; died at Eisleben, 18 February, 1546 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Luther, Martin      …

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  • 7Luther —     Martin Luther     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Martin Luther     Leader of the great religious revolt of the sixteenth century in Germany; born at Eisleben, 10 November, 1483; died at Eisleben, 18 February, 1546.     His father, Hans, was a… …

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  • 8Martin Luther —     Martin Luther     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Martin Luther     Leader of the great religious revolt of the sixteenth century in Germany; born at Eisleben, 10 November, 1483; died at Eisleben, 18 February, 1546.     His father, Hans, was a… …

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  • 9J. Robert Oppenheimer — J. Robert Oppenheimer, c. 1944 Born …

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  • 10Prince von Metternich —     Prince Klemens Lothar Wenzel Von Metternich     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Prince Klemens Lothar Wenzel Von Metternich     Statesman; born at Coblenz, 15 May, 1773; died at Vienna, 11 June, 1859; son of Count Georg, Austrian envoy of the Court …

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  • 11Murray Rothbard — Murray Newton Rothbard Rothbard circa 1994 Full name Murray Newton Rothbard Born March 2, 1926(1926 03 02) Bronx, New York, United States Died …

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  • 12Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig — Douglas Haig redirects here. See also Douglas Haig (disambiguation). The Earl Haig Earl Haig Nickname …

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  • 13Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor — Joseph Benedikt Anton Michael Adam (March 13 1741ndash February 20, 1790) was Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to 1790. He was the eldest son of Empress Maria Theresa and her husband, Francis I.… …

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  • 14Constantine the Great — • Information on the Roman emperor Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Constantine the Great     Constantine the Great     † …

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  • 15On the Genealogy of Morality — On the Genealogy of Morals   Title page of the first edition …

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  • 16Characters of StarCraft — Major and recurring characters from the military science fiction series StarCraft are listed below, organised by respective species and most commonly affiliated faction within the fictional universe. The story of the StarCraft series revolves… …

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  • 17Introduction —    When Burma (Myanmar) achieved independence from British colonial rule in 1948, many observers viewed it with its high standards of education and abundant natural resources as one of the Asian countries most likely to achieve economic… …

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  • 18parasite — parasite, sycophant, favorite, toady, lickspittle, bootlicker, hanger on, leech, sponge, sponger all signify a person who is supported or sustained or seeks support or sustenance, usually physical but sometimes social or intellectual, from… …

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  • 19Livia — Julio Claudian dynasty caption=A cult statue of Livia represented as Ops, with sheaf of wheat and cornucopia, first centuryLivia Drusilla, after 14 AD called Julia Augusta (Classical Latin: LIVIA•DRVSILLA, IVLIA•AVGVSTA [Aut|E. Groag, A. Stein, L …

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  • 20Song Jiaoren — This is a Chinese name; the family name is Song. Song Jiaoren President of Kuomintang In office 1912 1913 Preceded by …

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