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  1. Rio de Janeiro (14538 bytes)
    1: ...ut the city called Rio de Janeiro. For the state with the same name, see [[Rio de Janeiro (state)]].''
    5: ...aneiro_LE2002059_lrg.jpg|thumb|250px|A NASA satellite image of Rio de Janeiro]]
    7: ...arly [[Brazilian Carnival|Carnival]] celebration. It also has the biggest forest inside an urban regio...
    9: ...ntry's capital until 1960, when [[Bras´┐Ża]] took its place.
    13: ...ra was actually the mouth of a river, they called it "Rio de Janeiro", which means January River.
  2. Theodora (11th century) (2075 bytes)
    2: ...ek]] Θεοδώρα, literally meaning "Gift of God", lived [[981]] - [[Au...
    4: ...] in [[1028]]. Though living in retirement she excited Zoë's jealousy, and on a pretext of conspi...
    6: ...also led to Theodora's installment as co-empress with her sister. After two months of active participa...
    8: ...s noble families that lasted from [[1056]] till [[1081]].
  3. Eudocia Macrembolitissa (2682 bytes)
    1: ...stantinople]], whose sister married John Macrembolites.
    3: ... own, but nevertheless was considered co-emperor with his younger brother, while Eudocia ran the admin...
    5: ...ocia and Michael were declared co-emperors, until it was known that Romanus had survived and was retur...
    7: ...fter the accession of [[Alexius I Comnenus]] in [[1081]].
  4. Alexandra Kollontai (3203 bytes)
    1: ...ллонта́й — born '''Domontovich''', До&#...
    5: ...Lenin]] in [[1903]], Kollontai did not side with either faction. However, she came to dislike aspects...
    7: ...omen's lives in the [[Soviet Union]], fighting illiteracy and educating women about the new marriage, ...
    11: ...after which Kollontai was more or less totally politically sidelined.
    15: ...me, though as a diplomat serving abroad, she had little or no influence in government policy or operat...
  5. Anna Comnena (3243 bytes)
    3: ...upon Alexius I during his last illness to disinherit his son John and give the crown to Anna's husband...
    5: ...c Greek|Atticism]] characteristic of the period, with the result that the language is highly artificia...
    12: * Anna Comnena, ''The Alexiad'', edited and translated by E.R.A. Sewter. Harmondsworth:...
    13: * John France, "[http://www.deremilitari.org/RESOURCES/PDFs/FRANCE2.PDF Anna Comnena, t...
  6. Valentina Tereshkova (2387 bytes)
    7: ...ok 19 years until the second woman, [[Svetlana Savitskaya]] flew into space. None of the other four in...
    9: ...n the [[Central Committee of the CPSU|Central Committee of the Communist Party]]. In [[1997]] she was ...
  7. Sofia Gubaidulina (8325 bytes)
    3: ...ervatory with Nikolay Peyko until 1959, and then with Shebalin until 1963.
    5: ...ing|tunings]]. She was supported, however, by [[Dmitri Shostakovich]], who in evaluating her final exa...
    7: ...d Astreja, a folk-instrument improvisation group with fellow composers Victor Suslin and Vyacheslav Ar...
    9: ...T. S. Eliot]], using the text from the poet's spiritual masterpiece ''[[Four Quartets]]''.
    11: ...nternationale Bachakademie Stuttgart project to write a piece for the Passion 2000 project in commemor...
  8. Balalaika (5108 bytes)
    1: ... is a stringed instrument of [[Russia]]n origin, with a characteristic [[triangle|triangular]] body an...
    14: ...wo lower [[string]]s being [[tune]]d to the same pitch).
    16: ...prima, and secunda balalaikas are ideally strung with gut (or, today, usually [[nylon]]) [[string]]s o...
    18: ...izes. One can play the prima with a plectrum, but it is considered rather [[heterodox]] to do so.
    20: ... to the gigantic size of the contrabass' strings, it is not uncommon for the plectrum to be made of a ...
  9. James Watt (5753 bytes)
    15: ...s in [[Soho, Birmingham|Soho]], near Birmingham, with [[Matthew Boulton]] to manufacture his improved ...
    23: ...ghout the working cycle of the engine, so showing its efficiency.
    27: ...er engineers, until his patents expired in 1800. With his partner Matthew Boulton he battled against r...
    29: ...wer output of steam engines, his version of the unit being equivalent to 550 foot-pounds per second (a...
    34: ...t, humans might have continued to provide power.) It was also essential in later [[transport]]ation ad...
  10. Space exploration (14877 bytes)
    1: ...on the moon in the [[space race]] between the [[United States]] and the [[Soviet Union]].
    4: ...that would be done. During the [[20th century]], with the development of adequate propulsion technolog...
    10: ==Orbiting and reaching space==
    11: .... The United States sometimes uses a 50 mile definition. (See [[boundary to space]].)
    13: ...n orbit on [[November 3]], [[1957]]. The first orbital flight made by a human being was [[Vostok 1]], ...
  11. Albania (24647 bytes)
    1: ...diterranean]] country in southeastern [[Europe]]. It is bordered by [[Montenegro]] in the north, [[Kos...
    21: | '''[[Capital]]'''<br><br>&nbsp;- Population:<br>&nbsp;- [[Co...
    36: ...pulation]]'''<br>&nbsp;- Total: <br>&nbsp;- [[Density]]:
    39: ...P|2003]])<br>&nbsp;- GDP/capita<br>&nbsp;- GDP/capita
    40: ...,230 ([[List of countries by GDP (Nominal) per capita|Nominal]])
  12. World War II (58065 bytes)
    2: ...in [[World War I]] were involved in World War II. It was the most extensive and expensive armed confli...
    4: ...ich date the war began is also debated, cited as either the German [[Polish September Campaign|invasio...
    6: ... it continued in China. In Europe, the war ended with the surrender of Germany on [[8 May]] [[1945]] (...
    8: ...ments in [[Pingfan]]. As a case of [[total war]], it involved the "[[home front]]" and [[Strategic bom...
    10: ... led to its democratization, and China came to split into the Communist [[People's Republic of China]]...
  13. Russia (28007 bytes)
    2: ...pulation, following [[China]], [[India]], the [[United States]], [[Indonesia]], [[Brazil]], [[Pakistan...
    13: ...d gradually merged with [[Slavs]]. The Slavs constituted the bulk of the population from the [[8th cen...
    15: ...d was quite prosperous, due to diversified trade with both Europe and Asia.
    17: ...and Duchy of [[Lithuania]] and [[Poland]]. The political dissolution of Kievan Rus divided the [[Russi...
    19: ...at affected the rest of the country. Nevertheless it had to fight the Germanic crusaders who attempted...
  14. Politics of Russia (78325 bytes)
    1: {{Politics of Russia}}
    2: .... [[Constitution of Russian Federation|A new constitution]], creating a strong presidency, was approve...
    4: ...e branches was partially resolved by the new constitution, the two branches continued to represent fun...
    8: ...d population. Ethnic Russians dominated Soviet politics and government; they also controlled local adm...
    10: ...led to the election of new republic legislatures with substantial blocs of pro-reform representatives.
  15. William I of England (8753 bytes)
    7: ...am the Bastard''', he was the [[Illegitimacy|illegitimate]] and only son of [[Robert the Magnificent]]...
    9: No authentic portrait of William has been found. In the patriotic print...
    14: ... dealing with threats of rebellion and invasion. With the assistance of King Henry, William finally se...
    16: ... Seine-Maritime|Eu]], Normandy (now in [[Seine-Maritime]]). He was 26, she was 22. Their marriage prod...
    23: ...e under duress and so may have felt free to break it.
  16. Byzantine coinage (4605 bytes)
    4: ...) of these coins featured a highly stylized portrait of the emperor while the reverse (back) featured ...
    6: ...nth centuries. Small transactions were conducted with bronze coinage throughout this period.
    8: ...ational commerce until the eleventh century, when it began to be debased under successive emperors beg...
    10: ... Near East) and later Venetian and other northern Italian coinage.
    12: ... 1400, Byzantine coinage became insignificant, as Italian money became the predominant circulating coi...
  17. Taiga (2576 bytes)
    1: ...75;&#1072;&#769;) is a [[biome]] characterized by its [[conifer]]ous forests. In [[Canada]], the term ...
    3: ...ree]]s, and species which need them, can survive. It is a northern subarctic and humid [[ecozone|bioge...
    5: ...ed Thrush]] [[bird migration|migrate]] to this habitat to take advantage of the long summer days and a...
    9: Relatively few mammals can cope with the harsh winters. Those that can include [[Moos...
    11: ...]], slowing the rate at which the area returns to its natural state.
  18. Nikola Tesla (29894 bytes)
    10: ...<br /> [[Smiljan]], [[Gospic|Gospi&#263;]], [[Military Frontier]], [[Habsburg Monarchy]] (now [[Croat...
    13: | [[January 7]], [[1943]] <br /> [[New York City]], [[New York]], [[USA]]
    16: ...k in the [[United States]], became an American [[citizen]] in 1891. [[Tesla patents|His patents]] and ...
    18: ...ake real these plans, while others made fortunes with his [[invention]]s.
    20: ... and concepts are just only recently coming to fruition. His legacy can been seen across [[Modern worl...
  19. List of autonomous entities (9309 bytes)
    1: ...territory, usually giving autonomy to ethnic minorities or isolated areas.
    10: | 1 autonomous city
    51: | rowspan=5 | [[Italy]]
    79: ...p;&ndash; Altajdyng/&#1040;&#1083;&#1090;&#1072;&#1081;&#1076;&#1099;&#1085;&#1075;)
    87: ...giaj Mochk/&#1043;i&#1072;&#1083;&#1075;i&#1072;&#1081; &#1052;&#1086;&#1093;&#1082;)
  20. List of Byzantine Emperors (11779 bytes)
    3: ...e traditional Roman imperial title of "Augustus" with "Basileus", the Greek word for "Emperor", and di...
    31: ... of a grand-nephew of Justin I; Count of the Excubitors under Justin II; adopted by Justin II in 574
    43: *[[Justinian II]] Rhinotmetus (the Slit-nosed) (668-711, ruled [[685]] - [[695]]) &ndash;...
    77: *[[Constantine VII]] Porphyrogenitus (the Purple-born) (905-959, ruled [[913]] - [[9...
    83: *[[Constantine VIII]] Porphyrogenitus (960-1028, ruled [[1025]] - [[1028]]) &ndash; s...

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