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Campaign Against Racial Discrimination

Group set up in 1965 to campaign against racism in Britain. Britain had entered testing phase in the immediate post‐Second World War period: the black population had increased enormously, ...

Guatemala

Guatemala   Quick reference

A Guide to Countries of the World (4 ed.)

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2016
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Encyclopedias, Geographical reference, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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...and used the army to assist in this. He also pursued cases against those responsible for genocide in the civil war, including Montt. Initially popular, he soon faced demands from peasant farmers who marched on the capital demanding faster rural development. However, his administration was corrupt and in September 2015 he resigned and was charged with corruption and bribery in relation to a customs scam, as was his vice-president; and other charges followed. This scandal developed as the campaign for the next presidential elections got under way. The...

Brazil

Brazil   Quick reference

A Guide to Countries of the World (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Encyclopedias, Geographical reference, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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2,116 words
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...around 2.3 million hectares, after which it started to rise again. Most of Brazil has a humid subtropical climate, but the land to the north-east, known as the sertão, suffers from frequent droughts. The people Brazil has been a racial melting pot since it was colonized by the Portuguese. There is little overt discrimination, but people of European origin hold the most powerful positions, followed by those of mixed race (who call themselves ‘pardo’) and blacks, with the small and declining Amerindian population the most marginalized of all. This mixture of...

Africa

Africa: c. 15 million years ago - 2011  

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2012

...Algeciras, Conference of (1906) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1900s 20th century Politics Conquest and colonization European empires from 1415 European empires in Africa French empire North Africa Europe Empires 1906 1906 Mahatma Gandhi, confronted by racial discrimination in South Africa, launches a programme of passive resistance ( satyagraha ) satyagraha A Dictionary of World History 2 Edwardian era 1900s 20th century Politics Democracy and dissent War British empire South Africa South Africa (republic) Empires 1906 1906 Transvaal is...

North America

North America: c. 30,000 years ago - 2011  

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...American literature Literature in English Fiction United States 1964 1964 Martin Luther King wins the Nobel Peace Prize for leading non-violent resistance to racial discrimination in the USA King, Jr, Martin Luther (1929–1968) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1960s 20th century Politics United States 1964 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson is elected US president in his own right, winning decisively against Republican Barry Goldwater Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908–1973) The Oxford Companion to United States History 1 1960s 20th century Politics US presidents Rulers and...

United States

United States: c. 30,000 years ago - 2011  

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...American literature Literature in English Fiction North America 1964 1964 Martin Luther King wins the Nobel Peace Prize for leading non-violent resistance to racial discrimination in the USA King, Jr, Martin Luther (1929–1968) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1960s 20th century Politics North America 1964 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson is elected US president in his own right, winning decisively against Republican Barry Goldwater Johnson, Lyndon B. (1908–1973) The Oxford Companion to United States History 1 1960s 20th century Politics US presidents Rulers and...

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