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White House

, seemed already to be planning his own move to the White House. In search of a bold political gesture, the president turned to Article II (Article Two of the United States Constitution), Section 3, of the Constitution (United States Constitution), which provides that the president "may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses of Congress , or either of them." On rare occasions, presidents have called both houses into extraordinary session to deal with urgent matters of war and economic crisis. thumb 220px right An anti-war protester shows a peace sign to the White House (Image:2005 0924 150519veesign.jpg) Protesters from around the country joined a march in Washington, D.C. organized by ANSWER Coalition (A.N.S.W.E.R.) and United for Peace and Justice to promote peace and an end to the war in Iraq. Organizers claim that around 250,000 people attended the demonstration. Police said that 150,000 was "as good a guess as any". Antiwar Fervor Fills the Streets, Petula Dvorak, ''The Washington Post'', September 25, 2005 C-SPAN, which broadcast the pre-march speeches, is said to have estimated 500,000. WikiPedia:White House, Tennessee Dmoz:Regional North_America United_States Tennessee Localities W White_House


Lebanon

the western Mediterranean and leading the Phoenician (or Punic) world. * California recall (2003 California recall): Arnold Schwarzenegger denies admiring Hitler. Arnold Schwarzenegger's denial comes days before the vote for the next governor of California. Politics : General Wesley Clark (Wesley Clark) made a bold political move and arguably a risky one by suggesting that members of the Bush (George W. Bush) administration may be liable to criminal charges in connection with the Iraq war. Mr. Clark alleges that the plans for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and other interventions in the Middle East (possibly including Lebanon and Syria), pre-dated the inauguration of the President and that the reasons for the war were misleadingly presented to the US people. *Evo Morales said that Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada, president of Bolivia, may be preparing a coup (coup d'état). (in Spanish) Lebanon No census has been conducted in Lebanon since 1932. al-Issawi, Omar (June 4, 2009). Lebanon's Palestinian refugees. Al Jazeera. It indicated a population of 861,399 Lebanese. Rolland, John C. (2003). ''Lebanon: current issues and background." Nova Publishers. p. 65. Various estimates of the population have been taken since; in 1956 it was estimated a population of 1,411,416, with 54% Christian and 44% Muslim. Conducting a census since then has been complicated by various conflicts in the 1970s and 1980s, Lebanon. Country studies. as well as by the sensitivity of religious issues. thumb left A checkpoint manned by the Lebanon Lebanese (File:Checkpoint 4, Beirut 1982.jpg) army and US Marines (United States Marine Corps), 1982. The Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990) was characterized by multiple foreign interventions. Historically, the international community would have targeted weak states for territorial absorption or colonial domination or, alternatively, such states would fragment into pieces small enough to be effectively administered and secured by a local power. However, international norms towards sovereignty changed in the wake of WWII in ways that support and maintain the existence of weak states. Weak states are given ''de jure'' sovereignty equal to that of other states, even when they do not have ''de facto'' sovereignty or control of their own territory, including the privileges of international diplomatic recognition and an equal vote in the United Nations. Further, the international community offers development aid to weak states, which helps maintain the facade of a functioning modern state by giving the appearance that the state is capable of fulfilling its implied responsibilities of control and order. Hironaka, 2005, pp. 6 The formation of a strong international law regime and norms against territorial aggression is strongly associated with the dramatic drop in the number of interstate wars, though it has also been attributed to the effect of the Cold War or to the changing nature of economic development. Consequently, military aggression that results in territorial annexation became increasingly likely to prompt international condemnation, diplomatic censure, a reduction in international aid or the introduction of economic sanction, or, as in the case of 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq, international military intervention to reverse the territorial aggression. Hironaka, 2005, p. 16 Similarly, the international community has largely refused to recognize secessionist regions, while keeping some states such as Cyprus and Taiwan in diplomatic recognition limbo. While there is not a large body of academic work examining the relationship, Hironaka's statistical study found a correlation that suggests that every major international anti-secessionist declaration increased the number of ongoing civil wars by +10%, or a total +114% from 1945-1997. Hironaka, 2005, pp. 37-40 The diplomatic and legal protection given by the international community, as well as economic support to weak governments and discouragement of secession, thus had the unintended effect of encouraging civil wars. headquarters Alexandria and Cairo in Egypt territory Egypt, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Western Pentapolis (Pentapolis (North Africa)), Libya and All Africa (Africa) possessions Middle East, Canada, United States of America, Great Britain, Western Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean Islands (Caribbean Region) The liberal trend spread to some nations in Africa in the 1990s, most prominently in South Africa. Some recent examples of attempts of liberalization include the Indonesian Revolution of 1998, the Bulldozer Revolution (5th October Overthrow) in Yugoslavia (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia), the Rose Revolution in Georgia (Georgia (country)), the Orange Revolution in Ukraine, the Cedar Revolution in Lebanon, the Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan, and the Jasmine Revolution (2010–2011 Tunisian revolution) in Tunisia. In the 20th century, many Arabs (primarily from Lebanon and Syria), Japanese (Japanese people), and, to a lesser degree, Koreans settled in the country as agricultural laborers and merchants. The Chinese, who were fleeing the Chinese Communist (People's Republic of China) People's Liberation Army (PLA), found work in mines and building railroads. The current Chinese Dominican population totals 50,000 (Asian Latin American).


Iraq

She also supports the death penalty and strongly supports the war on drugs and the United States embargo against (United States embargo against Cuba) Cuba. Snowe supported both President Clinton's involvement in Kosovo and President George W. Bush's invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq. On fiscal (fiscal policy) issues, she has voiced support for cutting taxes as economic stimulus, although she joined fellow Republican senators Lincoln Chafee and John McCain in voting against the Bush tax cuts (Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003) in 2003. However, she voted for the extension in 2011. She opposes most free trade agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA


Norway

Race and arrives first at checkpoints 8 and 9, in Rohn (Rohn, Alaska), and Nikolai (Nikolai, Alaska). *Football (soccer) UEFA Champions League, knock-out round of 16, second leg (advancing teams in '''bold'''): Political Scandinavism paralleled the 19th-century unification movements of Germany and Italy. Ola Tunander (1999).


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