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Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

eliminated. A number of ministries, such as Education, were formally transferred to the two republics. However, the centralized political control by the Communist Party severely limited the effects of federalization. The 1970s saw the rise of the dissident movement in Czechoslovakia, represented (among others) by Václav Havel. The movement sought greater political participation and expression in the face of official disapproval, making itself felt by limits on work activities (up to a ban on any professional employment and refusal of higher education to the dissident's children), police harassment and even prison time. In late 1989, the country became a democratic country again through the Velvet Revolution. In 1992, the federal parliament decided to dissolve (Dissolution of Czechoslovakia) the country into the Czech Republic and Slovakia, as of 1 January 1993. Geography The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic was bounded on the West by West Germany and East Germany, on the North by the People's Republic of Poland, on the East by the Soviet Union and on the South by the People's Republic of Hungary and Austria. Administrative divisions


Vatican City

introduced on 1 January 2002—the Vatican does not issue euro banknotes. Issuance of euro-denominated coins is strictly limited by treaty, though somewhat more than usual is allowed in a year in which there is a change in the papacy.

Activities of the European Union: Summaries of legislation Because of their rarity, Vatican euro coins are highly sought by collectors. right 230px thumb St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. (Image:Place-Saint-Pierre-foule.jpg) The Mujahedeen Army, a group of insurgents in Iraq (w:Iraq) has posted a message on the Internet threatening attacks on Vatican City (w:Vatican City) in Rome, Italy (w:Rome, Italy). Vatican City (w:Vatican City) has not released the contents or details of the letter, but news agencies in Iran report that the letter contains a discussion about the United Nations (w:United Nations) resolution against Iran, which imposes sanctions. The Vatican (w:Vatican City) reported that Pope Benedict XVI (w:Pope Benedict XVI) was the first to know of the Jesuits' decision and immediately gave his required approval. The information was announced that the Pope had accepted an invitation to visit the United Kingdom (w:United Kingdom) from Prime Minister (w:Prime Minister) Gordon Brown (w:Gordon Brown). The latter had visited the Vatican City (w:Vatican City) three times and had invited the Pope to come to Great Britain in February 2009. Downing Street (w:Downing Street) is expected to confirm the arrangements later today. This visit would make the first Papal visit to the UK since Pope John Paul II (w:Pope John Paul II)'s visit in 1982. However, John Paul's visit was on a pastoral basis, so this is set to be the first state visit to the UK by a pope in that it is the first to follow an official invitation. Leaders from the Vatican (w:Vatican City) and the Muslim (w:Muslim) community around the world have deplored the vote as an attack on religious freedom. The Swiss government has also expressed shame at the result, and expects repercussions from Muslim countries with which it does business. Some politicians from other countries, however, defended the ban.


Cyprus

institutional_and_economic_framework treaties_maastricht_en.htm work Activities of the European Union publisher Europa web portal accessdate 20 October 2007 and in 1995 Austria, Finland and Sweden joined the newly established EU. In 2002, euro notes and coins replaced national currencies in 12 of the member states. Since then, the eurozone has increased to encompass 17 countries. In 2004, the EU saw its biggest enlargement to date (2004 enlargement of the European Union) when Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia joined the Union. WikiPedia:Cyprus Dmoz:Regional Middle East Cyprus Commons:Category:Cyprus


Malta

It is based on Sicilian Arabic, with influences from Italian (Italian language) (particularly Sicilian (Sicilian language)), French (French language), and more recently, English (English language). It is unique in being the only Semitic language written in the Latin alphabet in its standard form (standard language). It is the smallest official language of the EU (European Union) in terms of speakers, and the only official


Czechoslovakia

formally equal republics. However, the centralised political control by the Czechoslovak Communist Party severely limited the effects of federalisation. The 1970s saw the rise of the dissident movement in Czechoslovakia, represented among others by Václav Havel. The movement sought greater political participation and expression in the face of official disapproval, manifested in limitations on work activities, which went as far as a ban on professional employment, the refusal of higher


Slovakia

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South Africa

by the simple life that Gandhi was leading at the Sabarmati Ashram. He was impressed by the Ashram’s routine of prayer and physical work. Activities included cleaning, cooking, washing and looking after the domesticated animals. He brought his wife Jankidevi and his children to live in the Ashram. However, this close relationship and his deep involvement in the independence movement did not leave Jamnalal Bajaj with much time to spend on his newly launched business venture.


Poland

Treaty of Maastricht on European Union url http: europa.eu legislation_summaries economic_and_monetary_affairs institutional_and_economic_framework treaties_maastricht_en.htm work Activities of the European Union publisher Europa web portal accessdate 20 October 2007 and in 1995 Austria, Finland and Sweden joined the newly established EU. In 2002, euro notes and coins replaced national currencies in 12 of the member states. Since then, the eurozone has increased to encompass 17 countries. In 2004, the EU saw its biggest enlargement to date (2004 enlargement of the European Union) when Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia joined the Union. WikiPedia:Poland Commons:Category:Poland Dmoz:Regional Europe Poland


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