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Apartheid

Apartheid was a political and social system in South Africa during the era of White minority rule. It enforced racial discrimination against non-Whites, mainly focused on skin colour and facial features. This existed in the twentieth century, fro ...

                                               

Bantustan

A Bantustan was a territory set aside for South Africas black inhabitants during apartheid. Ten Bantustans were established in South Africa and ten more in South-West Africa, with the goal of creating nation states for the black tribes of Africa. ...

                                               

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination is an international treaty against racism and racial segregation as one of the series of international human rights law. The United Nations adopted the convention on 21 December ...

                                               

Sharpeville massacre

The Sharpeville massacre was when a crowd of between 5.000–7.000 black people protested at the police station in Sharpeville, South Africa on March 21, 1960. The police started shooting into the crowd. A total of 69 people were killed including 8 ...

                                               

COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed by Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize to have spread to South Africa on 5 March 2020. The first known case was a South African returning from Italy.

                                               

2002 FIFA World Cup

The 2002 FIFA World Cup was a football sporting event that was held in South Korea and Japan from May 31 to June 30, 2002. 32 teams took part from many countries. Brazil won the trophy after beating Germany in the final by a score of 2-0. 69.029 ...

                                               

COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea

The number of confirmed cases increased on 19 February by 20, and on 20 February by 58 or 70, giving a total of 346 confirmed cases on 21 February 2020.

                                               

4Minute

4Minute is a five-member South Korean K-pop girl group. Its members are Nam Ji-hyun, Heo Ga-yoon, Jeon Ji-yoon, Kim Hyun-ah and Kwon So-hyun. They belong to Cube Entertainment in Korea. Far Eastern Tribe Records in Universal Music Japan is respon ...

                                               

Sechs Kies

Sechs Kies is a South Korean band formed in 1997 with six members by Daesung Enterprise in order to top H.O.T. The group is known today as one of the founding groups of K-pop and for being the first major groups to break up. In 2016, the members ...

                                               

Incheon

Incheon is a major port city in South Korea and famous for Incheon International Airport. Incheon is 28 km from the nation’s capital, Seoul. It is at 126° 37´ east longitude and 37° 28´ north latitude, the same latitude as San Francisco, Washingt ...

                                               

Noryangjin station

Noryangjin Station is a train station of Gyeongbu Line, and subway station of Seoul Subway Line 1 and Line 9. Noryangjin Station was first opened as station of Gyeongin Line, the first rail line in South Korea. At first opening, the station was t ...

                                               

Molotov-Ribbentrop pact

The Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, otherwise known as the Nazi-Soviet Pact, was signed by Vyacheslav Molotov and Joachim von Ribbentrop on 23 August 1939. The agreement promised that neither the Soviet Union nor Nazi Germany would attack each other. A ...

                                               

Kyshtym disaster

The Kyshtym disaster was a radiation contamination disaster on 29 September 1957, in Mayak, a nuclear plant in Russia. It measured as a Level 6 disaster on the International Nuclear Event Scale. Mayak is the name for a number of nuclear facilitie ...

                                               

Chernobyl disaster

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear disaster which occurred on April 26, 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Pripyat, Ukraine. At that time, Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union. This event was one of the worst accidents in the history ...

                                               

History of the Soviet Union (1985-1991)

The history of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991 covers the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The dissolution of the Soviet Union describes its end as a separate country. The Soviet Union had many regions called "republics". They all belonged to ...

                                               

Iberian Union

The Iberian Union was a state that governed the Iberian peninsula between 1580 and 1640. After the young king of Portugal and his uncle died, three of their relatives fought the War of the Portuguese Succession. Philip II of Spain won, thus linki ...

                                               

Pinckneys Treaty

Pinckneys Treaty is a treaty between Spain and the United States. It is also known as Treaty of San Lorenzo or Treaty of Madrid. It defined the boundaries of the United States with the Spanish colonies and guaranteed the United States navigation ...

                                               

Adams–Onis Treaty

The Adams-Onis Treaty was a treaty between Spain and the United States of America in 1819. This treaty gave the state of Florida to the United States. It settled a standing border dispute between the two countries. It established the U.S- Mexican ...

                                               

COVID-19 pandemic in Spain

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was first confirmed to have spread to Spain on 31 January 2020, when a German tourist tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 in La Gomera, Canary Islands. By 13 March, cases had been confirmed in all 50 provinces of the coun ...

                                               

William the Silent

William I of Orange-Nassau was an important leader of the Dutch rebellion against the Spanish in the Eighty Years War. He was the first leader of the Netherlands. He held the title of Prince of Orange. William of Orange is better known as William ...

                                               

Girona Cathedral

The Cathedral of Saint Mary of Girona is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Girona, located in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. Its interior includes the widest Gothic nave in the world. It has a width of 22 metres. In size it is seco ...

                                               

Hanging Houses of Cuenca

The Casas Colgadas, also known as Casas Voladas, Casas del Rey is a complex of houses located in Cuenca, Spain. Houses of this kind were frequent along the eastern border of the ancient city in the past. They hang on the cliffs over the Huecar Ri ...

                                               

La Seo Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Savior is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Zaragoza, Spain. It is part of the World Heritage Site Mudejar Architecture of Aragon.

                                               

Madrid

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. Madrid is in the middle of Spain, in the Community of Madrid. The Community is a large area that includes the city as well as small towns and villages outside the city. 7 million people live in the ...

                                               

Oviedo Cathedral

The Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Saviour or Cathedral of San Salvador is a Roman Catholic cathedral and minor basilica in the centre of Oviedo, in the Asturias region of northern Spain. Many styles of architectural styles were used ...

                                               

Spanish–American War

The Spanish–American War was a war fought between Spain and the United States of America in 1898. The war was fought in part because many people wanted Cuba, one of the last parts of the Spanish Empire, to become independent. Many Americans also ...

                                               

2004 Sri Lanka tsunami train wreck

The 2004 Sri Lanka tsunami train wreck was the largest single rail disaster in history. It was caused by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

                                               

2011 Cricket World Cup

The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup. It was played in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. It was Bangladeshs first time co-hosting a World Cup. All matches in the World Cup were given One Day International status. All mat ...

                                               

COVID-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka

The COVID-19 pandemic was first confirmed in Sri Lanka on 27 January 2020, after a 44-year-old Chinese woman from Hubei Province in China was admitted to the National Institute of Infection Diseases. As of 13 May 2020, 889 confirmed cases have be ...

                                               

Eelam War III

The Eelam War III began on 19 April 1995 when the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam sank two Sri Lankan naval craft in Sri Lanka. This was the third armed conflict between the military of Sri Lanka and the Tamil Tigers. There were also Eelam Wars ...

                                               

Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam is an organization. They fought the Sri Lankan Civil War against the Government of Sri Lanka for an independent Tamil state in Sri Lanka called Tamil Eelam. LTTE are also known as the Tamil Tigers. The group w ...

                                               

COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden

The first case when a woman returning from Wuhan tested positive. On 26 February, following outbreaks in Italy and in Iran, multiple travel-related appeared in Sweden. The disease began to spread in the country was on 9 March in the Stockholm reg ...

                                               

Alvsborg County

Alvsborg County was a county in southern Sweden, with the seat in Vanersborg. It was established in 1634, and disestablished on 31 December 1997, following the establishment of Vastra Gotaland County.

                                               

Gothenburg and Bohus County

Gothenburg and Bohus County was a county in southern Sweden, with the seat in Gothenburg. It was established in 1680, and disestablished on 31 December 1997, following the establishment of Vastra Gotaland County.

                                               

Kristianstad County

Kristianstad County was a county in southern Sweden, with the seat in Kristianstad. It was established in 1719, and disestablished on 31 December 1996, following the establishment of Skåne County.

                                               

Malmohus County

Malmohus County was a county in southern Sweden, with the seat in Malmo. It was established in 1719, and disestablished on 31 December 1996, following the establishment of Skåne County.

                                               

Skaraborg County

Skaraborg County was a county in southern Sweden. The seat was first in Skara, then in Mariestad from 1660. It was established in 1634, and disestablished on 31 December 1997, following the establishment of Vastra Gotaland County.

                                               

Swiss Minaret controversy

As of 2009, there is a controversy in Switzerland about the construction of minarets. A minaret is a tower-like structure belonging to a mosque. Its main use is to call the worshippers to prayer, much like a belltower of a Christian church. On 1s ...

                                               

1928 Winter Olympics

The 1928 Winter Olympics, officially known as the II Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1928 in St. Moritz, Switzerland. The 1928 Games were the first true Winter Olympics held on its own and not as a part of a Summer Olympics. The preceding 1924 ...

                                               

Appenzell Ausserrhoden

Appenzell Ausserrhoden is a canton of Switzerland. Appenzell Ausserrhoden is in the northeast of Switzerland, next to the cantons of St. Gallen and Appenzell Innerrhoden.

                                               

Bern

Bern is the capital city of Switzerland. It is also the capital of the canton of Bern. As of early 2006, 127.000 people live in the city.

                                               

Canton of Schwyz

Schwyz was one of the first cantons of Swiss canton. The capital is Schwyz and the main language is German 91%. It has an area of 908 km² and 130200 inhabitants. Schwyz is near to Lucerne.

                                               

Syrian civil war

The Syrian civil war, also known as the Syrian uprising, or Syrian crisis, is an ongoing armed conflict in Syria. The Baath government is fighting against people who want to remove this government. The conflict began on 15 March 2011, with demons ...

                                               

Al-Nusra Front

Al-Nusra Front or Jabhat al-Nusra, known as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham is one of the organizations fighting in the Syrian Civil War. Since July 2016, it has also been known as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. It has also been called al-Qaeda in Syria or al-Qaeda ...

                                               

1999 Jiji earthquake

Chi-Chi earthquake, also known as the 921 earthquake, was an earthquake in central Taiwan. The earthquake happened on September 21, 1999 at 1:47 am local time. It measured 7.3 on the Richter scale. The epicentre of the earthquake was at 23.87°N 1 ...

                                               

COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan

The COVID-19 pandemic in Taiwan is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2. The pandemic has had a much smaller impact in Taiwan, with a total of seven deaths as of 28 N ...

                                               

Taipei

Taipei City is the capital city of the Republic of China, known by most people simply as Taiwan. It is the largest city in Taiwan. It has a humid subtropical climate. Its population in 2014 was about 2.7 million people. Its mayor is Ko Wen-je. Ta ...

                                               

COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand

The first reported local transmission was confirmed on 31 January. The number of cases remained low throughout February, with forty confirmed by the end of the month. Cases had a sharp increase in mid-March. Confirmed cases rose to over a hundred ...

                                               

Kanchanaburi Province

Kanchanaburi) is the largest of the western provinces of Thailand. Tourists are attracted by the history of its ancient civilisation and the World War II Bridge over the River Khai also spelt "Khwae".

                                               

Wat Phrasri Rattana Sasadaram

Wat Phrasri Rattana Sasadaram or Wat Phra Kaew, the "Temple of the Emerald Buddha", is one of the most sacred Buddhist temples in Thailand. It is in the grounds of the Grand Palace. It is the only temple in Bangkok that does not have monks. This ...