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  1. Proletariat (3268 bytes)
    1: The '''proletariat''' (from [[Latin]] ''proles'', offspring) is a term used...
    17: ... and argued that although the government of the [[Soviet Union]] claimed to be [[Marxist]], the distinct c...
  2. United Nations (29685 bytes)
    1: ... and/or some international diplomatic recognition from selected states, but are not UN members. For mo...
    5: The term "united nations" was coined by [[Franklin D. Roosevelt]] during [[World War II]], to ...
    20: ...nited Kingdom]], the [[United States]], and the [[Soviet Union|USSR]] met to elaborate the plans at the [[...
    24: ... — [[Republic of China]], [[France]], the [[Soviet Union]], [[United Kingdom]], and the [[United Sta...
    26: ... land purchased by an 8.5 million dollar donation from [[John D. Rockefeller, Jr.]], and designed by a...
  3. Trombone (15819 bytes)
    6: The word ''trombone'' derives from [[Italian language|Italian]] ''tromba'' —...
    12: ...]] in English. This was not a distinct instrument from the trombone, but rather a different name used ...
    14: ...ugh the size of a trombone choir can vary greatly from five or six to 20 or more members).
    18: ...que music|Baroque]]) literature is often borrowed from other instruments, usually [[cello]] or [[basso...
    26: ...s almost completely extended. Extending the slide from one position to the next lowers the pitch by on...
  4. Balalaika (5108 bytes)
    18: ...ique is the use of the [[left]]-hand [[thumb]] to fret notes on the bottom string, particularly on the...
    24: ...om [[Central Asia]], from whence several kinds of fretted long-necked [[chordophone]]s stem, including...
    26: ... Asian instruments described above. Similarly, [[fret]]s on earlier balalaikas were made of animal gu...
    28: ...particularly with the ''[[skomorokh]]s'', sort of free-lance musical [[jester]]s whose tunes ridiculed...
    30: ...l, is quite difficult to reconcile when one is confronted with the fact that at various times in Russi...
  5. Eurasia (4541 bytes)
    2: [[Image:Eurasia.jpg|right|thumb|African-Eurasian aspect of [[the Blue Marble|Earth]]]...
    3: ...organizations of or affairs concerning the [[post-Soviet states]].
    9: ...graphically separated from each other as they are from Europe.
    11: ...d into [[West Eurasia]] (often including [[North Africa]]) and [[East Eurasia]], and they are further ...
    13: ... most Asian migrants traditionally tended to come from the Pacific-rim countries, thus the contrasting...
  6. Africa (35389 bytes)
    1: ...graphic.jpg|thumb|A satellite composite image of Africa]]
    3: '''Africa''' is the [[world]]'s second-largest [[contine...
    6: ...onAfrica.png|thumb|World map showing location of Africa]]
    8: ...ontinent, as the [[Africa (province)|province of Africa]] with its capital [[Carthage]], corresponding...
    10: The origin of ''Afer'' may either come from:
  7. Europe (23835 bytes)
    6: ...the third largest continent after [[Asia]] and [[Africa]]. The population of Europe is roughly 705,500...
    13: ...which means "sunrise" and is the land to the east from a [[Mesopotamian]] perspective.
    18: ...g large colonial empires with vast holdings in [[Africa]], [[the Americas]], and [[Asia]].
    20: ...to power and set out on a conquest, forming a new French empire that soon collapsed. After these conqu...
    22: ...Economic Consequences|aftermath of World War I]]. From the end of [[World War II]] through the end of ...
  8. Asia (16910 bytes)
    4: ...defined by subtracting the [[Europe]]an peninsula from Eurasia. [[geology|Geologically]] and [[geograp...
    6: ...sia and Europe: the demarcation between Asia and Africa is the [[isthmus]] of [[Suez Canal|Suez]]. The...
    12: ...o the Semitic word 'erebu', which means "to set". From a Middle Eastern perspective, the east (Asia) i...
    24: ...rderline cases between Asia and Europe, Asia and Africa and Asia and Oceania.
    43: * Former [[Soviet]] states in the [[Caucasus]] region.
  9. United States (59108 bytes)
    36: established_dates = From [[Great Britain]]<br> [[July 4]], [[1776]]<br>[...
    58: ...on of the Americas]], [[thirteen colonies]] split from Great Britain and formed the United States, the...
    60: ... the [[Emancipation Proclamation]], mandating the freedom of all slaves in states in rebellion, though...
    62: ...e U.S. acquired a number of overseas possessions, from [[Cuba]] to the [[Philippines]], though it gave...
    66: ...two "[[superpower]]s". With the [[collapse of the Soviet Union]], the U.S. emerged as the world's leading ...
  10. Economy of Afghanistan (14517 bytes)
    1: ...cess to these basic necessities by prioritizing infrastructure development, education, housing develop...
    4: ...ed much of the underdeveloped country's limited infrastructure and disrupted normal patterns of econom...
    6: ... the IMF to US$6.5 billion, after adding proceeds from [[opium]] products.
    11: ...as did the disruption to transportation resulting from ongoing conflict.
    13: ...rated further due to damage and neglect resulting from war and the absence of an effective central gov...
  11. Ethiopia (20233 bytes)
    1: ...aintained independence during the [[Scramble for Africa]], and continued to do so until [[1936]], when...
    40: ...gdom|British]]) [http://www.civicwebs.com/cwvlib/africa/ethiopia/pankhurst/history_of_northern_ethiopi...
    59: ...at powers of his time. It was at this time that [[Frumentius]] introduced [[Christianity]] into the co...
    61: ...r]]), basing their claims on their direct descent from [[Solomon]] and the queen of [[Sheba]].
    67: ... the southern entrance of the Red Sea, was bought from the local sultan in March 1870 by an Italian co...
  12. Netherlands (35958 bytes)
    12: ...motto = ''Je Maintiendrai''<br>([[French language|French]]: "I will maintain")|
    14: ...es = [[Dutch language|Dutch]], [[Frisian language|Frisian]] <sup>1</sup> |
    40: established_dates = [[Eighty Years' War|From Spain]]<br/>[[May 23]], [[1568]]<br/>[[January ...
    64: After gaining formal independence from the [[Spanish Empire]] under [[Philip IV of Spa...
    68: ...xembourg seceded because its laws prevented women from becoming Head of State. Luxembourg turned to th...
  13. Turkmenistan (10788 bytes)
    34: | From [[Soviet Union]]<br/>&nbsp;[[October 27]], [[1991]]<br/>&n...
    48: ...tan''', once known as the ''[[Turkmen SSR|Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic]]'' is a country in [[Central ...
    52: ...has been populated since ancient times, as armies from one empire to another decamped on their way to ...
    60: ...epublics of the Soviet Union|republics]] of the [[Soviet Union]] in [[1924]]. At this time the modern bord...
    62: ...ndence. It has kept its [[Communist Party of the Soviet Union|Communist]] leader, [[Saparmurat Niyazov]] ...
  14. Kazakhstan (26806 bytes)
    1: ...an is also a former republic of the now extinct [[Soviet Union]].
    3: ...ww.stat.kz/en/info/stat-bul/stbr&e0303.pdf], down from 16,464,464 in [[1989]] [http://www.stat.kz/ru/d...
    49: | '''[[Collapse of the Soviet Union|Independence]]'''&nbsp;- Declared&nbsp;-
    50: | From [[Soviet Union]], [[December 16]], [[1991]]
    70: ...an since the [[1st century BC|first century BC]]. From the [[4th century|fourth century AD]] through t...
  15. Greece (54754 bytes)
    1: ...cially influential in [[Europe]], [[Asia]] and [[Africa]].
    11: ...#932;&#927;&#931;<br>''([[Greek language|Greek]]: Freedom or Death)''
    29: ...]'''<br>&nbsp;- Declared<br>&nbsp;- Recognised || From the [[Ottoman Empire]]<br/>[[25 March]] [[1821]...
    42: | '''[[National anthem]]''' || [[Hymn to Freedom]]
    52: ...especially influential in [[Europe]], [[Northern Africa]] and the [[Middle East]]. Today, Greece is a ...
  16. Azerbaijan (15031 bytes)
    2: ...h an eastern coast on the [[Caspian Sea]]. It has frontiers with [[Russia]] in the north, [[Georgia (c...
    39: | '''[[Collapse of the Soviet Union|Independence]]'''<br/>&nbsp;&ndash; Date
    40: | From [[Soviet Union]]<br/>&nbsp;[[30 August]] [[1991]]
    54: ...an." The most common theory is that it is derived from "Atropatan." [[Atropat]] was the [[satrap]] at ...
    71: ...ies]]. It also underwent a brief period of feudal fragmentation in the mid-18th to early 19th centurie...
  17. People's Republic of China (40848 bytes)
    1: ...y, it remains a one-party [[authoritarian]] state from its true communist days.
    15: ...time in a century, and there was development of infrastructure, industry, healthcare, and education, w...
    19: ...r. Mao remained head of the Party but was removed from day to day management of economic affairs which...
    23: ...ut) and a much wider range of personal rights and freedoms for average Chinese as evidence of the succ...
    27: ...ost Chinese dissidents living abroad, many people from Hong Kong or Taiwan, ethnic minorities like Tib...
  18. Germany (46412 bytes)
    1: ...[[Austria]] and [[Switzerland]], to the west by [[France]], [[Belgium]], the [[Netherlands]] and [[Lux...
    13: ...[[German language|German]]: Unity and Justice and Freedom)
    15: ...tschen]]<br>3rd stanza (''Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit'')
    51: ...[[Romany language|Romany]] and [[Frisian language|Frisian]] are officially recognised and protected as...
    61: ...[[prince-elector]]s of the [[Holy Roman Empire]]. From ''Bildatlas der Deutschen Geschichte'' by Dr Pa...
  19. Kyrgyzstan (23226 bytes)
    1: ... capital is [[Bishkek]]. Once a republic of the [[Soviet Union]], Kyrgyzstan has been independent since 19...
    35: sovereignty_type = [[History of the Soviet Union (1985-1991)|Independence]] |
    37: established_dates = From the [[Soviet Union]]<br> [[31 August]] [[1991]]<br> [[December...
    52: ...led along the [[Yenisey River]], where they lived from the [[6th century|6th]] until the [[8th century...
    56: ...lic]]. On [[December 5]], [[1936]], the [[Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic]] (SSR) was established as a f...
  20. Slovakia (19892 bytes)
    56: ...vs. Federal Republic of Germany or [[France]] vs. French Republic.
    63: ...tained a chain of outposts around the [[Danube]]. From 20 to 50 AD, the Kingdom of [[Vannius]], a barb...
    67: ...hs]] (from the 14th century), and [[Hungarians]] (from the late Middle Ages).
    69: A huge population loss resulted from the invasion of the [[Mongols]] in 1241 and the...
    71: ...especially in rural areas. As the Turks retreated from Hungary in the 18th century, Slovakia's influen...

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