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Rocky Mountain House

were of such high quality and detail that they continued to be regarded as authoritative well into the mid-20th century. in fact, Thompson’s drawings of the upper portion of the Missouri River were incorporated into a map for the Lewis and Clark expedition that followed seven years later.thumb 400px David Thompson navigated the entire length of Columbia River in 1811. Map of Columbia and its tributaries showing modern political boundaries (Image:Columbiarivermap.png) Mountain men, primarily


Zinder

that continuity was more important than change in the colonial period, and that Niger was never effectively governed by the French. When independence came, Fluglestad says this came from the pressure of outside forces (other colonies, world events) not the pressure of a modern political class, which in the 1950s simply did not exist in Niger. Despite this, only the Tuareg (Tuareg people) and Toubou pastoralists in the sparsely populated north and east have generated movements


Samarra

;Leick, Gwendolyn (2001), "Mespotamia: the Invention of the City" (Allen Lane) Population right 350px thumb The first farmers from Samarra (File:Sumer1.jpg) migrated to Sumer, and built shrines and settlements at Eridu. In spite of the importance of this region, genetic studies on the Sumerians are limited and generally restricted to analysis of classical markers due to Iraq's modern political instability. It has been found that Y-DNA Haplogroup J2 (Haplogroup J2 (Y-DNA)) originated in Northern Mesopotamia (Assyria). Sumerians and haplogroup J - DNA Forums N. Al-Zahery et al, "Y-chromosome and mtDNA polymorphisms in Iraq, a crossroad of the early human dispersal and of post-Neolithic migrations," Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2003) It is speculated by some archaeologists that Sumerian speakers were farmers who moved down from the north, after perfecting irrigation agriculture there note there is no consensus among scholars on the origins of the Sumerians . The Ubaid pottery of southern Mesopotamia has been connected via Choga Mami Transitional ware to the pottery of the Samarra period culture (c. 5700 – 4900 BC C-14 (Radiocarbon dating)) in the north, who were the first to practice a primitive form of irrigation agriculture along the middle Tigris River and its tributaries. The connection is most clearly seen at Tell Awayli (''Oueilli'', ''Oueili'') near Larsa, excavated by the French in the 1980s, where 8 levels yielded pre-Ubaid pottery resembling Samarran ware. Farming peoples spread down into southern Mesopotamia because they had developed a temple-centered social organization for mobilizing labor and technology for water control, enabling them to survive and prosper in a difficult environment. wikipedia:Samarra


Zhengzhou

St. Louis, United States Xi'an Railway Station covers 597 thousand square meters, has 5 passenger platforms


Khartoum

and is housed in the impressive century old Palace Cathedral. The palace contains many relics and pieces related to Sudan's administrative and modern political history, from paintings of Sir Gordon Pasha to the Presidential cars of more recent rulers. *'''The Changing of the Guard''' This is a ceremony held on the first Friday of every month, where the Black guard and the White Guard of the Presidential Palace swap over. The Ceremony is performed near the South Gate of the Palace


Vojvodina

of Serbia in 1945. Instead of the previous name (Danube Banovina), the region regained its historical name of Vojvodina, while its capital city remained Novi Sad. When final borders of Vojvodina were defined, Baranja was assigned to Croatia, while northern part of Mačva region was assigned to Vojvodina. Modern political status thumb right Government of Vojvodina (File:Izvršno veće.jpg) , government building in Novi Sad At first, the province enjoyed only a small level of autonomy


East Timor

the occupation range from 60,000 to 200,000. The artists whose work depicts war have encompassed all the conflicts in which Australians have been called to combat. The Australian tradition of Australian official war artists "official war artists"


Sichuan

. To the west of Kunming, the Guangtong-Dali Railway extends off the Chengdu-Kunming Line to Dali (Dali City) (Xiaguan Town). thumb right The Bonpa monastery of Narshi Gonpa at Ngawa, Sichuan Province, China. (Image:Narshi Gonpa Ngawa Sichuan China.jpg) Ethnic Tibet is not confined culturally to modern political Tibet (Tibet Autonomous Region). The broader area of ethnic Tibet also includes to the east, parts of the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Gansu and Yunnan; to the west, the Indian regions of Ladakh, Lahul and Spiti and the Baltistan region of Pakistan; to the south, Bhutan, Sikkim, parts of northern Nepal, the Mustang (Mustang District), Dolpo, Sherpa (Sherpa people) and Tamang regions of eastern Nepal and the extreme north-west of Assam. Distribution and habitat Goas are native to the Tibetan plateau, and are widespread throughout the region, inhabiting terrain between Commons:Category:Sichuan WikiPedia:Sichuan Dmoz:Regional Asia China Sichuan


Empire of Japan

was misinterpreted as a declaration that the Empire of Japan should ignore the ultimatum), atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki (atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) on 6 and 9 August 1945, respectively. was an administrative post not of Cabinet rank in the government of the Empire of Japan. The Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal was responsible for keeping the Privy Seal of Japan and State Seal of Japan. With the rise of the 1917 revolution (Russian Revolution of 1917), the Altay attempted to make their region a separate Burkhanist republic called Oryot, but their support for the Mensheviks during the Civil War (Russian Civil War) led to the venture's collapse after the Bolshevik victory and the rise of Stalin. In the 1940s, the Altay were accused of being pro-Japanese (Empire of Japan), and the word "oyrot" was declared counterrevolutionary. By 1950, Soviet industrialization (History of the Soviet Union (1927-1953)#Planning) policies brought Russian immigrants reducing the proportion of Altay from 50% to 20% of the population. "Altay", Centre for Russian Studies, NUPI, retrieved 17 October 2006 Ethnic Altaians currently make up about 31% of the Altai Republic's population. Altai Republic :: official portal At 11pm Trans-Baikal time on August 8, 1945, Soviet foreign minister Molotov (Vyacheslav Molotov) informed Japanese ambassador Sato (Naotake Satō) that the Soviet Union had declared war on the Empire of Japan, and that from August 9 the Soviet Government would consider itself to be at war with Japan. Soviet Declaration of War on Japan, August 8, 1945. (Avalon Project at Yale University) At one minute past midnight Trans-Baikal time on August 9, 1945, the Soviets commenced their invasion simultaneously on three fronts to the east, west and north of Manchuria. The operation was subdivided into smaller operational and tactical parts: *Khingan-Mukden Offensive Operation (August 9, 1945 - September 2, 1945)


Gibraltar

in Gibraltar#1972 election 1972 , as candidate of the Integration with Britain Party (IWBP). The IWBP leader, and then Chief Minister, Sir Robert Peliza, was the mover in 1969 of the Preamble to the Constitution (Gibraltar Constitution Order 1969)


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