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  • 161performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …

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  • 162Ukraine — /yooh krayn , kruyn , yooh krayn/, n. a republic in SE Europe: rich agricultural and industrial region. 50,684,635; 223,090 sq. mi. (603,700 sq. km). Cap.: Kiev. Russian, Ukraina. Formerly, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. * * * Ukraine… …

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  • 163Woodrow Wilson: The Fear of Monopoly — ▪ Primary Source              The campaign of 1912 pitted four remarkable men against each other for the presidency, all of them with significant reform backgrounds. William Howard Taft, the incumbent, had the support of the regular Republicans… …

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  • 164Common Agricultural Policy — European Union This article is part of the series: Politics and government of the European Union …

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  • 165Media and Publishing — ▪ 2007 Introduction The Frankfurt Book Fair enjoyed a record number of exhibitors, and the distribution of free newspapers surged. TV broadcasters experimented with ways of engaging their audience via the Internet; mobile TV grew; magazine… …

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  • 166POPULATION — THE JEWISH POPULATION Growth by Aliyah In 1882 the Jewish population of Ereẓ Israel numbered some 24,000, roughly 5% of the total, and about 0.3% of the world Jewish population. Since then there has been an almost continuous flow of aliyah, which …

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  • 167Galileo Galilei — For other uses of Galileo , see Galileo (disambiguation). For other uses of Galileo Galilei , see Galileo Galilei (disambiguation) …

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  • 168Paraguay — Paraguayan, adj., n. /par euh gwuy , gway /; Sp. /pah rddah gwuy /, n. 1. a republic in central South America between Bolivia, Brazil, and Argentina. 5,651,634; 157,047 sq. mi. (406,750 sq. km). Cap.: Asunción. 2. a river in central South America …

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  • 169Portugal — /pawr cheuh geuhl, pohr /; Port. /pawrdd too gahl /, n. a republic in SW Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, W of Spain. (Including the Azores and the Madeira Islands) 9,867,654; 35,414 sq. mi. (91,720 sq. km). Cap.: Lisbon. * * * Portugal… …

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  • 170Romania — /roh may nee euh, mayn yeuh/, n. a republic in SE Europe, bordering on the Black Sea. 21,399,114; 91,699 sq. mi. (237,500 sq. km). Cap.: Bucharest. Romanian, România /rddaw mu nyah/. * * * Romania Introduction Romania Background: Soviet… …

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  • 171România — /rddaw mu nyah/; Eng. /roh may nee euh, mayn yeuh/, n. Romanian name of ROMANIA. * * * Romania Introduction Romania Background: Soviet occupation following World War II led to the formation of a Communist peoples republic in 1947 and the… …

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  • 172Hypnotism — • The nervous sleep, induced by artificial and external means, which has been made the subject of experiment and methodical study by men of science, physicians or physiologists Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Hypnotism     Hypn …

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  • 173The Brehon Laws —     The Brehon Laws     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Brehon Laws     Brehon law is the usual term for Irish native law, as administered in Ireland down to almost the middle of the seventeenth century, and in fact amongst the native Irish until… …

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  • 174FOLKLORE — This entry is arranged according to the following outline: introduction …

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  • 175CULTURAL LIFE — Introduction The movement for the return to Zion which emerged as a force at the end of the 19th century was based on a variety of motivations, including the political – the demand for an independent homeland where the Jews could forge their own… …

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  • 176Jew — A Jew (Hebrew: יְהוּדִי, Yehudi (sl.); he. יְהוּדִים, Yehudim (pl.); Ladino: ג׳ודיו, Djudio (sl.); ג׳ודיוס, Djudios (pl.); Yiddish: ייִד, Yid (sl.); yi. ייִדן, Yidn (pl.)) [According to the The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language …

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  • 177Marshall Plan — Labeling used on aid packages The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was the large scale American program to aid Europe where the United States gave monetary support to help rebuild European economies after the end of… …

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  • 178Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica —   Title page of Principia , first edition (1687) Original title …

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  • 179The Blitz — London Blitz redirects here. For the London based American football team, see London Blitz (American football). For other uses, see Blitz (disambiguation). The Blitz Part of Second World War, Home Front …

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  • 180Millennium Development Goals — MDG redirects here. For other uses, see MDG (disambiguation). The Millennium Development Goals are a UN initiative …

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