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9/11

9/11   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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655 words
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The term “9/11” is shorthand for the events of 11 September 2001. On that date, four U.S. planes were

Aborigines, Australian

Aborigines, Australian   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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2,102 words
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Indigenous occupation of the Australian continent dates back to 50,000 to 60,000 years ago, with full occupation, across all environmental

Abortion

Abortion   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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[This entry includes two subentries, an overview and a discussion of abortion in the United States. See also

Advertising

Advertising   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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[This entry includes two subentries, an overview of advertising worldwide and a discussion of advertising in the United States.

Afghanistan

Afghanistan   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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Afghanistan's location connecting Central Asia with South Asia has affected its history profoundly, as conquerors have invaded it and various

Afghanistan

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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2019
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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1,264 words
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A poor, mountainous central Asian country which has struggled to find stability, between persistent interference from outside powers on the one hand, and the domestic religiousness of the ... More
African Americans

African Americans   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Current Version:
2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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2,925 words
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African American history in the United States constitutes a legacy involving self-determination and struggles for freedom. It is, in part,

Agriculture

Agriculture   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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[This entry includes seven subentries: See also

AIDS and HIV

AIDS and HIV   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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AIDS and HIV are acronyms for “acquired immune deficiency syndrome” and for the “human immunodeficiency virus.” HIV is the virus

Air Transport

Air Transport   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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1,925 words
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The term “transport” customarily includes air transport, land transport, and sea transport, but the first of these categories has existed,

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