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9/11

9/11   Reference library

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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

Aaland Islands

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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Some 6,500 islands in the Gulf of Bothnia, between Finland and Sweden. They were part of Sweden until 1809, when, together with Finland, they were annexed by Russia. After the collapse of ... More
Abacha, Sani

Abacha, Sani (20 Sept. 1943)   Quick reference

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Born in northern Nigeria of the Hausa people, he was educated at the local government college before entering the army in ...

Abbas, Ferhat

Abbas, Ferhat (24 Aug. 1899)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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A student of chemistry, he founded a Muslim students' association in 1924. Abbas fought in the French army from 1939...

Abbas, Mahmoud

Abbas, Mahmoud (26 Mar. 1935)   Quick reference

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Born in a town near the Sea of Galilee, he fled to Syria in 1948, and studied both in Damascus and in Moscow. After his return he co-founded ...

Abbott, Tony

Abbott, Tony (4 Nov. 1957)   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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Born in the UK, he arrived in Australia with his parents in 1960. He studied economics and law at the University of Sydney, and then, as a Rhodes scholar, went to Oxford University and ... More
Abboud, Ibrahim

Abboud, Ibrahim (26 Oct. 1900)   Quick reference

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Educated at Gordon College, Khartoum, he became a soldier and, after distinguished service with the British army in World War II, became a general in ...

Abd al-Ilah ibn Ali ibn Hussein

Abd al-Ilah ibn Ali ibn Hussein (1913)   Quick reference

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The grandson of *Hussein ibn Ali, he became regent of Iraq for his 4-year-old cousin *Faisal II, after the death of his brother-in-law, King Ghazi in ...

Abd el-Krim

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Educated at Fes, he became a teacher and journalist, and then rose through the ranks of the Spanish administration of northern Morocco to become chief justice for Mellila district in ... ... More
Abdication Crisis

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This crisis in the British establishment was provoked by King *Edward VIII's desire to marry a twice-divorced American, ...

Abdullah Bin-Abd-al-Aziz al-Saud

Abdullah Bin-Abd-al-Aziz al-Saud (1924)   Quick reference

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The son of *Ibn Saud, he was educated at the court. In 1962 he became commander of the National Guard, and in ...

Abdullah ibn Hussein

Abdullah ibn Hussein (1882)   Quick reference

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Son of *Hussein ibn Ali, Sharif of Mecca, with his father and brother *Faisal, he led the *...

Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein

Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein (30 Jan. 1962)   Quick reference

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The oldest son of King *Hussein and his second, English-born wife, he was educated at Sandhurst, Oxford, and Georgetown University before joining the Jordanian army. In ...

Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Tunku

Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Tunku (8 Feb. 1903)   Quick reference

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A son of the Sultan of Kedah, the Tunku was educated at schools in Bangkok and Alor Setar, and then at the Penang Free School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge. He entered Kedah ... More
Abe Shinzō

Abe Shinzō (21 Sep. 1954)   Quick reference

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The grandson of Prime Minister *Kishi Nobusuke, he graduated in political sciences from Seikei University and took up a position at Kobe Steel Company. He became an assistant to his ... More
Abiola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale

Abiola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (24 Aug. 1937)   Quick reference

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A Yoruba, he studied at the University of Glasgow (1961–3) before becoming a business manager, advancing to become vice-president of ITT Africa and Middle East, as well as chairperson of ... More
Abkhazia

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A Caucasian territory which was part of the Soviet Union as an Autonomous Soviet Republic within *Georgia. In April 1991...

Aborigines, Australian

Aborigines, Australian   Reference library

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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

Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders

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The original inhabitants of Australia, whose existence there is thought to go back some 40,000 years. They were semi-nomadic hunters whose value systems included common use, and a ... More
Abortion

Abortion   Reference library

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[This entry includes two subentries, an overview and a discussion of abortion in the United States. See also

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