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c. 3000 BCE

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c. 2500 BCE

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c. 2400 BCE

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c. 1750 BCE

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c. 1000 BCE

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Go to Tyre in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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c. 970 BCE

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c. 950 BCE

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c. 650 BCE

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c. 350 BCE

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299 BCE

Go to Seleucids in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World (1 ed.)

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c. 200 BCE

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106 BCE

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64 BCE

Go to Silk Road in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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c. 10 BCE

Go to Pax Augusta (‘The Augustan [or Roman] Peace’) in The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

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c. 100

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c. 150

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c. 700

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c. 825

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c. 910

Go to Marco Polo (c.1254–1324) in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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c. 1000

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Go to Salt Trade in Encyclopedia of Africa (1 ed.)

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1082

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1087

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c. 1150

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Go to Livonia (Estonia-Latvia, USA) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (2 ed.)

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1159

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c. 1250

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c. 1275

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c. 1300

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c. 1320

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1324

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c. 1330

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1345

Go to Bruce, Edward (d. 1318) in A Dictionary of British History (1 rev ed.)

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c. 1350

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1446
c. 1480

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1487

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1492

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c. 1500
1502
1503
1505
1511
1512
1548
c. 1550

Go to Portobelo (Panama) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (2 ed.)

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1555

Go to Russia Company in A Dictionary of British History (1 rev ed.)

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1557
c. 1570

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1579

Go to Drake, Sir Francis in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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1587

Go to Venice in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1595

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1600
1602

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1608

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1613
c. 1625
1633

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1638
1641
1644
1650
1651

Go to Navigation Acts in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1658
c. 1660

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1661

Go to Sweden (and USA) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (2 ed.)

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1664

Go to Colbert, Jean Baptiste (1619–83) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1668

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c. 1675

Go to Kakiemon in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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c. 1690
1693

Go to Brazil (and USA) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (2 ed.)

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1694

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1696
c. 1700

Go to Peter I (1672–1725) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1710
1717

Go to Law, John (1671–1729) in The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French (1 ed.)

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c. 1720

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Go to Law, John (1671–1729) in The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French (1 ed.)

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1764
1765
1767
1771

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1773

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1776
1781
1784
1791

Go to Hamilton, Alexander in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military (1 ed.)

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1799

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1800
1802
1803

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1805

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1806
1807

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1808

Go to American Fur Company in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1810

Go to Vanderbilt, Cornelius (1794–1877) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1811

Go to Astoria (Oregon/USA) in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (2 ed.)

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1812
1814
1815
1817

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1818

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1819
1821

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1825

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1833
1837
1842
1844
1845
1848

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1849

Go to Forty-niners in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (1 ed.)

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1851

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1854

Go to Perry, Matthew Calbraith (1794–1858) in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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1857
1859

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1863
1867

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1869
1870

Go to Rockefeller, John D. (1839–1937) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1875

Go to Iron and Steel Industry. in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1877

Go to Railroad Strikes of 1877. (July 1877) in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1878
1879
1880
1881
1882
1884

Go to Duke, James (1856–1925) in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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Go to United Fruit Company in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (1 ed.)

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1885

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1886

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1887

Go to Interstate Commerce Act in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1888
1889

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Go to Carnegie, Andrew (1835–1919) in The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature (1 ed.)

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1890

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1892

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1893

Go to Free Silver Movement. in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1896

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1898

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1899

Go to Veblen, Thorstein (1857–1929) in The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy (2 rev ed.)

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c. 1900

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1901

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1902

Go to Drago doctrine in A Dictionary of Law (7 ed.)

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1903


1905

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1906

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1907

Go to Federal Reserve Act (1913) in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1908

Go to petroleum industry in The Oxford Companion to the Earth (1 ed.)

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1909

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1910

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Go to Arden, Elizabeth (1878–1966) in The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management (1 ed.)

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1911

Go to Rockefeller, John D. (1839–1937) in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1912

Go to Chanel, Coco (1883–1971) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1913

Go to Ford, Henry (1863–1947) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Brillo pad noun in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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1914

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Go to Gulbenkian, Calouste Sarkis (1869–1955) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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Go to Clayton Act in A Dictionary of Economics (3 ed.)

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Go to Panama Canal in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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c. 1915

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1916

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Go to Boeing, William Edward (1881–1956) in The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management (1 ed.)

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1917

Go to Lenin, Vladimir Ilich (22 Apr. 1870) in A Dictionary of Political Biography (1 rev ed.)

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1918

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1919

Go to Winnipeg General Strike in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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Go to Steel Strike of 1919. in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1920

Go to Steel Strike of 1919. in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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Go to Meccano (1901) in A Dictionary of Modern Design (1 ed.)

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1921

Go to New Economic Policy in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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1922

Go to Reader's Digest, the (1922) in The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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1923

Go to Time (1923) in The Oxford Companion to American Literature (6 ed.)

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1924

Go to Germany in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History (1 ed.)

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1925

Go to gold standard in Dictionary of the Social Sciences (1 ed.)

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1926


1927

Go to Hearst, William Randolph (1863–1951) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1929

Go to Five-Year Plans, Soviet in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World (1 ed.)

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1930

Go to Innis, Harold (1894–1952) in The Oxford Companion to Canadian History (1 ed.)

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1931

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1932

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Go to land annuities in The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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1933

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Go to Tennessee Valley Authority in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1935

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1935-1938

Go to Depression, the Great (1929–33) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1936

Go to Jarrow March in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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1938

Go to Cárdenas, Lázaro (1895–1970) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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Go to Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud (b. 24 Nov. 1880) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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Go to Dust Bowl in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (1 ed.)

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1944

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1946
1948

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1951

Go to Arbenz Guzmán, Lt. Col. Jacobo (1913) in A Dictionary of Political Biography (1 rev ed.)

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Go to Iran in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (1 ed.)

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1952

Go to Monnet, Jean (1888–1979) in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics (3 ed.)

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1956

Go to synthesizer in The Oxford Companion to Music (1 rev ed.)

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1957

Go to Rome, Treaty of (25 May 1957) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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1958

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1959
1960

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1962

Go to Walton, Sam (1918–1992) in The Oxford Companion to United States History (1 ed.)

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1968
1973

Go to oil crisis in A Dictionary of Economics (3 ed.)

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1975

Go to Microsoft in A Dictionary of Computing (6 ed.)

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1976

Go to Apple Inc. in A Dictionary of Computing (6 ed.)

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1978

Go to winter of discontent in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics (3 ed.)

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1980

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1981
1983

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1987

Go to Black Monday (19 Oct. 1987) in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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1991

Go to Maastricht Treaty in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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1993

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1994

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1996

Go to Gates, Bill (1955– ) in Who's Who in the Twentieth Century (1 ed.)

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1998

Go to Brazil in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History (1 ed.)

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1999

Go to euro in World Encyclopedia (1 ed.)

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2000

Go to Ireland, Republic of in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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2001

Go to Enron in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (3 ed.)

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2004

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2006

Go to YouTube in A Dictionary of Computing (6 ed.)

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2007

Go to European Union in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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2008

Go to Bush, George W. (1946– ) in A Dictionary of World History (2 ed.)

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Go to sub-prime adjective in Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Go to Iceland in A Guide to Countries of the World (3 ed.)

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2009

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2010

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2011

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Go to financial markets in A Dictionary of Economics (3 ed.)

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