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Number of words: 5779 - Number of pages: 22

.... which lies between the Bay of Campeche and the Gulf of Tehuantepec. The prominent topographical feature of the country is the central plateau, a continuation of the plains of the southwestern United States. Comprising more than half the total area of , the plateau slopes downward from the west to the east and from the south, where the elevation varies from about 1830 to 2440 m (about 6000 to 8000 ft) above sea level, to the north with an elevation of about 1070 to 1220 m (about 3500 to 4000 ft). Two large valleys form notable depressions in the plateau: the Bolsó .....

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.... was divided. Many Koreans had been displaced by Japanese colonization and others by the establishment of the 38th parallel border line. Korea was not an axis power. It is difficult to understand why Korea would have to be divided as was Germany. At first, Korea was supposed to be unified with a multilateral administration. But the cold war changed the United States' mission to unilateral containment of the spread of Soviet communism. Supported by the Soviets, North Korea attacked South Korea in June of 1950. The South Koreans pushed into North Korea .....

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.... abroad. is a country far from being land- locked, with 9 major ports including Genoa, Trieste, Taranto, Venice, Savona, and Naples. has been historically important since Roman times, and millions of tourists are attracted each year to its ancient cities and art treasures. Modern is an important industrial nation and a leading member of the european community, also known as the "EC". 's principal trading partners are other members of the EC, especially Germany and France. 's government was originally a republic, then was a monarchy, then a republic .....

Alexander's Empire
Number of words: 1858 - Number of pages: 7

.... that Athenians could not understand it. Macedonia remained an outland. Growth of trade in the early fourth century promoted the rise of several cities, yet when Perdiccas III, king of Macedonia, fell in 359 B.C. while fighting the Illyrians the seaboard of his state was largely under Athenian control or in the hands of the Chalcidian league, grouped about Olynthus. Philip (382-36), brother of the dead king, was made regent for the infant heir, soon set aside his nephew, and became outright king. Once power was his, the young monarch swiftly brough .....

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.... narrow valleys, underground caverns and rivers. Most of the surface rivers are short, swift flowing and descend quickly to the coast and consist of a series of rapids and waterfalls. The island is ringed by plains separated by mountain and sea. The country is divided into three counties. They are Cornwall to the west, Middlesex is central, and Surrey is to the east. Middlesex is the largest county. Jamaica is also divided into 14 parishes which are basically like provinces or states. The parishes are Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Thomas, Portland, St. .....

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.... have become lethargic and inefficient because of the shelter from international competition. 1965: The Maquiladoras Program To help its manufacturing sector, settled the 's Border Industrialization Program. The BIP allows US and foreign companies to ship components and production equipment into , free of duty, for assembly or processing utilizing Mexican labor. These Mexican facilities are commonly referred to as Maquiladoras, or in-bond assembly plants. The BIP sought to attract foreign manufacturing facilities, technology and know-how. Over the past .....

Hawaii: Prologue Of History
Number of words: 2624 - Number of pages: 10

.... to do business in the islands. The Big Five were made up of the islands' oldest and most well-established haole families; all included bloodlines from Hawaii's own nobility and ali'i. They looked among themselves for suitable husbands and wives, so breaking in from the outside even through marriage was hardly possible. The only time they were successfully challenged prior to statehood was when Sears, Roebuck and Co. opened a store on Oahu. Closing ranks, the Big Five decreed that their steamships would not carry Sears's freight. When Sears threatened .....

Latin America
Number of words: 416 - Number of pages: 2

.... life. However, for three centuries, eighteen of them lived under the complete political, social, and religious dominance of Spain, while Brazil was under Portugal. Spain and Portugal were much alike and from 1580-1640 were united. Influence of Geography on Life The location of each country helps to explain its psychology and national interest and polices. Mexico, next door to the United States, is influenced by the wealth and customs of its northern neighbor. Argentina, peopled largely by Latins, is drawn to Europe, to which it sells its meat and wheat. .....

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