A Chronological History of Anguilla from Its Pre-Columbian Past to the Present Day

A Chronological History of Anguilla from Its Pre-Columbian Past to the Present Day

When the first English settlers arrived in Anguilla in 1650, there is no mention of Amerindians being met on the island. These early inhabitants had long since died out. There is plenty of evidence that they once occupied the island. Fragments of their pottery are found at sites around the island. Middens, ancient rubbish heaps of broken conch shells, po ...

Angola: a Brief History

Angola: a Brief History

Angola endured five centuries of Portuguese colonial rule and almost continuous war in the last forty years that has left little in the form of economic, educational and social development to benefit the Angolan people. The war also displaced an estimated 4 million people. Today, government support for social institutions is weak. Hospitals are without m ...

Country Profile: Algeria

Country Profile: Algeria

COUNTRY Formal Name: People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (Al Jumhuriyah al Jazairiyah ad Dimuqratiyah ash Shabiyah). Short Form: Algeria (Al Jazair). Term for Citizen(s): Algerian(s). Capital: Algiers, with a population of about 1.7 million, or 3 million including suburbs, in 2004. Major Cities: After Algiers, the most populous cities are Oran, Const ...

High Level Conference on Tolerance and Nondiscrimination

High Level Conference on Tolerance and Nondiscrimination

It is a great honour and a privilege for me today to be here and moderate this important session on Anti-Semitism and tolerance. I would like to start this session by telling something from the remarkable story of how Jews were historically saved in my country and always found a home in Albania. The relationship between Albanian and Jews is a case study, ...

Afghanistan: a Brief History Explains Everything

Afghanistan: a Brief History Explains Everything

A brief review of the recent history of Afghanistan explains why there are so many difficulties in the country today. To begin with, Afghanistan is a complex place; there are 20 major ethnic groups and more than 50 total, with over 30 languages spoken, although most also speak either Pastun and/or Dari. This reflects its geographical position at a cultur ...

A Concise History of Australia (Third Edition)

How and when did Australia begin? One version of the country's origins - a version taught to generations of school children and set down in literature and art, memorials and anniversaries - would have it that Australian history commenced at the end of the eighteenth century. After several centuries of European voyaging in the southern oceans, the English ...

A History of Japan, 1582–1941

The two most widely held historical images of Japan are its self-imposed isolation (sakoku) from the outside world for almost two and a half cen- turies, and admiral Perry’s challenge to it in 1853. Japan is equally known for its rapid economic growth after 1868 and, already famous for its cars, electronics and pioneeringhigh-speed trains, for becomingin ...

A History of Thailand

A History of Thailand

This lively, accessible book is the first new history of Thailandin English for two decades. Drawing on new Thai-language research, it ranges widely over political, economic, social, and cultural themes

Raising Awareness

Raising Awareness

HOLIDAYS THAT CELEBRATE WOMEN • Women’s History Month – March – The entire month of March is recognized as Women’s History Month; a time to celebrate the tremendous contributions that women have made throughout history. • International Women’s Day – March 8 – This global celebration takes place each year to celebrate women’s

Brexit

Brexit

The EU has a bumpy history 1960 Britain's first bid to join the European economic community (EEC), the predecessor of the European Union, was vetoed by French President Charles DE gaulle. 1973 British prime minister Edward Heath resumed negotiations to join the European Community, eventually becoming a member. 1975 British prime minister Harold Wilson vo ...

The 10 Most Important Moments and Events in History

The 10 Most Important Moments and Events in History

An Illustrated Guide to the 10 Events That Defined History and Changed the World Choosing the 10 most important events in history is one of the most difficult and controversial things to do. Why? Because history is more than a few hundred years long, and there is way too much bias in most lists. I’ve attempted to create a list without that bias that mana ...

The Vice Presidential Debate; Bentsen and Quayle Attack on Question of Competence to Serve in the Presidency

The Vice Presidential Debate; Bentsen and Quayle Attack on Question of Competence to Serve in the Presidency

Pressed repeatedly about his qualifications for high office, Mr. Quayle argued that his years in the Senate, where he has served since 1981, made him far more able to deal with military, foreign policy and budget questions than Gov. Michael S. Dukakis of Massachusetts, the Democratic Presidential nominee. ''Qualifications for the office of Vice President ...

Maya Civilizations

Maya Civilizations

B.C. 11,000 The first hunter-gatherers settle in the Maya highlands and lowlands. 3114 or 3113 The creation of the world takes place, according to the Maya Long Count calendar. 2600 Maya civilization begins. 2000 The rise of the Olmec civilization, from which many aspects of Maya culture are derived. Village farming becomes established throughout Maya re ...

Tank Development World War II

Tank Development World War II

As one must destructive war in human history, World War II has been remembered as the war that brought swift change to human society. Nowhere was this more felt then in the weapons that were built to bring about the defeat of a nation. The “tank” a vehicle incased in armor and made mobile by tracks fitting for a tractor was a weapon wielded by all nation ...

The Collapse of the Classic Maya Kingdoms of the Southwestern Petén: Implications for the End of Classic Maya Civilization

The Collapse of the Classic Maya Kingdoms of the Southwestern Petén: Implications for the End of Classic Maya Civilization

A long-standing problem in the study of Maya civilization is the eighth to tenth century end of the Classic Lowland Maya Civilization. The so-called “collapse” of Maya civilization has been the subject of popular speculation, as well as serious study and debate throughout the twentieth century. What must be made clear at the outset is that — in keeping w ...

The American Dream

The American Dream

The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, the set of ideals (democracy, rights, liberty, opportunity and equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers. In the definition of the Am ...