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Angola 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Angola. Large oil and diamond deposits and high world market prices helped Angola maintain the strong economic growth rate of recent years. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimated Angola's growth to 23 percent in 2007, but at the same time criticized the lack of transparency in the operations of state oil and diamond companies. Very large sums are believed to disappear in the pockets of the governing body. The government announced that the country no longer needs foreign financial assistance and canceled negotiations with the IMF. According to CountryAAH, Luanda is the capital city of Angola. The value of this year's oil production was estimated at over US $ 30 billion; more than the OECD's total assistance to Africa in 2006. Most of Angola's debt of USD 2.3…
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Andorra 2007

Europe
Yearbook 2007 Andorra. Prime Minister Albert Pintat Santolària refurnished the government in May. According to CountryAAH, Andorra is the capital city of Andorra. The number of ministers was reduced from eleven to nine. Two ministers retained their previous post, five were given new duties and two were added. Andorra weather in March, April and May According to Bridgat.com, average daily temperatures between 10 ° C and 16 ° C can be expected over the next three months. In Andorra la Vella it gets warmest in May, while March is noticeably cooler. Andorra - Andorra la Vella Andorra la Vella Andorra la Vella, capital of Andorra; 19,800 residents (2019). Andorra la Vella, located at Gran Valira in the southern part of the country, is an expansive commercial and tourist center, whose…
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Algeria 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Algeria. In January, the armed Islamist group GSPC (Groupe Salafiste pour la Prédication et le Combat) changed its name to al-Qaeda's organization in the Islamic Maghreb (al-Qaeda in Maghreb). Under its new identity, the group stepped up its armed struggle against the government, its troops and against employees at foreign companies. Several actions were typically coordinated in al-Qaeda. For example, on April 11, 33 people in three simultaneous suicide attacks in the capital. At the same time, similar attacks occurred in Morocco and Tunisia. The violence continued during the fall; Al Qaeda, for example, took assumes responsibility for two assaults - September 6 in Batna and September 8 in the port of Dellys - which required a total of at least 50 lives. GSPC's founder Hassan Hattab, who…
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Albania 2007

Europe
Yearbook 2007 Albania. The ruling right-wing coalition suffered a stinging defeat when municipal elections were held in February. The opposition bloc, led by the Socialist Party PSSH, won in a majority of municipalities, including the capital Tirana. The government coalition only won in one major city: Shkodër. As a result of the weak result, Prime Minister Sali Berisha re-furnished the government in March. One of the small parties, the Christian Democratic PDK, left the government coalition in May. According to CountryAAH, Tirana is the capital city of Albania. The reason was stated to be that the dominant Democratic Party PDS has broken a promise not to stand in an election district in the municipal elections. The departure was of no decisive importance; PDK had only two mandates and no ministerial…
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Aland 2007

Europe
Yearbook 2007 Aland. This fall's election to the Åland Lagting became a major victory for the Liberals, who went from opposition to leadership to the Landscape Board in the self-governing Å. The center produced a mandate for eight, but the leader Roger Nordlund was allowed to leave the land council post and was instead elected as the Lagtinget's president. The major losers of the election were the Social Democrats who lost half of their seats and stayed on three. The Social Democrats resigned from the government, which instead became a purely bourgeois coalition with liberals and center parties.   In 2006, Finland and Å lost in the European Court of Justice the fight to sell snus on Finnish territory. From the turn of the year, therefore, a new Åland laying…
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Afghanistan 2007

Asia
Yearbook 2007 Afghanistan. In the sixth year after the fall of the fundamentalist Taliban regime, peace seemed increasingly remote. Struggles occurred daily throughout the year between the two international forces and resistance movements, mainly the Taliban militia, but especially during the second half of the war, intensified especially in the southern and eastern provinces. The difference between the foreign forces, the US-led "war alliance" Operation Persistent Freedom and the NATO-led "peace alliance" ISAF, also became less and less. In the fall of 2006, 12,000 American soldiers were transferred to ISAF and in February an American general took over the command of the NATO-led force in which Sweden also participates. NATO commander Jaap de Hoop Scheffer publicly said he does not believe in any military solution to the conflict. The number…
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European Union 2007

Europe
Yearbook 2007 European Union. Here are some of the events and decisions within the EU that were noted in 2007. During the year, the EU expanded from 25 to 27 nations. Acrylamide. The EU's three-year acrylamide project HEATOX (Heat-induced food toxicants), led by Lund University, was completed in November. The project involved 24 organizations from 14 countries, and the aim was to develop knowledge on a broad front to solve or reduce the problems with acrylamide. Among other things, Sweden's five participating organizations have developed a safe method of analysis for the determination of acrylamide levels in foods, shown on methods that can reduce acrylamide formation in potato products and breads, and have shown that blood tests are better than dietary surveys in epidemiological studies to estimate cancer risk. The…
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Africa Geography

Africa Geography

Africa
Climate As a whole, Africa is the warmest continent. Despite Africa having a symmetrical position around the equator (between 35 degrees north and 35 degrees south), there are major differences in the climate zones. Farther north and south there are zones of Mediterranean climate. Africa's hottest regions are in southern Sahara with maximum temperatures in many places of more than 50 degrees and annual average temperatures of 28 degrees. Due to radiation in clear desert air, there are large variations in day and night temperatures. South of the equator, the climate zones are more complicated due to topographic conditions and greater influence from the sea. In central areas there is savanna climate. Desert climate prevails in a narrow strip along the west coast of Namibia, while large stretches of east…
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Asia History

Asia History

Asia
The kingdoms of the Mongols Around 1200, Genghis-khan laid the foundation for a Mongol Empire which, under Kublai-khan, covered most of Asia except Japan and Southeast Asia. This in turn led to a more lively relationship with Europe. During the Yüan dynasty, China ruled China until 1368. The last major Mongol conquests of Timur Lenk affected India, Iran and Asia Minor, but did not last long. A descendant founded in 1526 the Great Mogul Kingdom in India, which before the decay of the 18th century included both Northern India and Deccan. Only the Sepoy uprising in 1858 ended this kingdom. As population increased according to Countryaah, about 1250 a new Turkish tribe emerged in the Ottomans, who were expelled from Central Asia by the Mongols. They founded Ottoman Turkey and…
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Europe Geography

Europe
Regions of Europe The countries of the European continent are distributed in regions established according to spatial and economic criteria. This division is due to the fact that Europe does not have homogeneous characteristics throughout its territory. Thus, the regions group territories with similar characteristics to facilitate the study of these areas. One of the classifications divides Europe into four regions: Northern Europe: it is the region located at the northern tip of the continent and corresponds to the area with the lowest temperatures among European countries. Basically, it corresponds to the territory of Scandinavia and the Nordic countries such as Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania. Central-Eastern Europe: this is the region that corresponds to the countries of the former Soviet Union that have become independent, such as…
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North America Wildlife

North and Central America
North America - Wildlife To the north, in Canada and Alaska, there are many circumpolar species that are also known from Europe and Siberia, such as polar bears, brown bears, wolves, wolves, elk, and reindeer and red deer, which in North America are called respectively. caribou and wapiti. Further south, the North American fauna is reminiscent of the European and temperate Asian faunas: although they are often different species, they are closely related. This similarity is the reason why all these northern areas are considered to be the same animal geographic region, the Holarctic region (see also the Nearctic region). However, North America also houses species that have immigrated from South America via the Panama Sea, and that do not have close relatives in Europe and Asia, such as punk…
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Latin America Music and Dance

South America
According to Countryaah, South America has a land area of 17,850,000 square kilometers, accounting for about 12% of the world’s land area. Country Upcoming elections Turnout Argentina Parliamentary elections 2021, presidential elections 2023 81% in the 2019 presidential election; 78 percent in the 2017 congressional election Bolivia presidential and parliamentary elections 2025 88 percent in presidential and parliamentary elections (2020) Brazil presidential and congressional elections 2022 79.7 percent in the election October 7, 2018 Chile presidential and congressional elections 2021 47 percent in the congressional election and 1st round of the presidential election 2017, 48.5 percent in the 2nd round of the presidential election 2017 Colombia presidential and congressional elections 2022 53 percent in the 2018 presidential election, 49 percent in the 2018 congressional election Ecuador 2nd round of presidential…
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Oceania Countries and Regions

Oceania
Oceania (Prehistory & History - War & Bombing) World War II reinforced the strategic and economic importance of Oceania. The populations of the colonies of Melanesia and Micronesia were involuntarily involved in the fighting between Japan and the Allied forces led by the United States, while the southeastern Melanesian and many of the Polynesian islands served as supply and base areas. For the first time, the inhabitants of Oceania became acquainted with an incredible material wealth and met with mutual respect and sympathy with the many foreign soldiers, which stimulated the desire for independence. After World War II, the United States, Britain and France conducted more than 250 nuclear weapons tests on coral islands in Micronesia and Polynesia. In 1963, the United States and Britain stopped the trials, while France,…
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