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The European powers of the era created Belgium in 1830. They cut the Southern part of the Netherlands off. This Southern part was only added to the Netherlands in 1815 after the defeat of Napoleon...
This article features 10 different things that you can do when you visit the country of Panama aside from visiting the Panama Canal.
America’s early and extensive development of its transportation systems is what helped it became a true world power in the decades leading up to World War I, after which the United States took its place amount the global élite of developed nations. Development of America’s waterways into a commercial and private transportation network of rivers, lakes, and canals was its first public works projects.
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All around the world people are seeing that their governments do not represent them. Here are some things to do to beat the global system
This article attempts to confront one of today's most challenging questions--what has happened to home life? You may be shocked to learn how price manipulation plays a strong role in the deconstruction of family living. I think that anyone who is raising a family today (or desires to) will find this narrative important and interesting to their tomorrows to come.
One of the great murder mysteries of all time involves the Kansas family of the late 19th century, "The Bloody Benders". In this group of cooperative killers was an enigmatic, attractive young woman, a self-professed Spiritualist with the alias "Kate Bender". The mystery is not about the family's murders, however; the mystery is what happened to the Benders after they were about to be discovered.
Especially if you're older this article will bring back some great memories for you as it did for me...but for people of all ages, who are fans of standup, this fast read will intrigue and entertain. Comedians: The Great Masters is just a fun and often funny piece to enjoy.
The young virgin of the 3rd century, Philomena, carried a following for centuries among devout Catholics. But, was this 13-year-old saint real? Or, was she the construct of an overly devoted early 19th-century Neapolitan nun, Sister Maria Luisa di Gesu?
One of the lesser-considered outrages committed by the Nazis during World War II was the confiscation of cultural artifacts from plundering. Among these great works of stolen art were many that were stashed away and never recovered. Others were destroyed, either inadvertently or intentionally. Russia's Amber Room-literally an entire showcase space made almost entirely of amber-was one such great work that was taken and then lost by the Nazis after their failed invasion of Russia.
Already, genetic engineering has sparked much controversy as debates rage on whether it is safe to modify the genetic information of living organisms or whether funding should be put into this research or used for something else. New developments in the genetics field has created even more controversy as to if we should use these new techniques despite the fact it will impact individual lives or even the whole society. On the one hand, procedures such as these can potentially save the lives of individuals born with genetic defects or even prevent babies with such defects from being born. These new developments range from being used for cosmetic reasons to designing the appearance of one's own child to aiding infertile adults who want their own blood-related children. With benefits such as these, however great they may be must always be weighed against the consequences. It must be asked if parents have the right to use technology which gives their child specified characteristics at birth or in the case of "savior siblings" have another baby to provide tissues/cells which can cure an already sick child. In this level 3 Edexcel extended project I looked into the field of genetics, focusing specifically on recent advancements in its technology its implications for the future. The project eventually achieved grade A and was 1 point away from an A*. This article will exclude the abstract and evaluation.
Joseph Carey Merrick lived his life in Victorian England as a "human novelty exhibit". As the infamous "Elephant Man" Merrick's grotesque appearance was sufficent to incite public outrage; he made women faint at the sight of him. Beneath his hideous deformities, however, lay the spirit of a sensitive, albeit wounded soul, with intelligence and respect for other living things, including those who'd wronged him.
46 years after her death, the Catholic Church beatified Bernadette, the first step toward canonization as a saint. During the years of investigation, her life and her death were examined in detail. Her body was exhumed more than once, and initially found free of advanced decomposition, a condition known as "incorruptibility".
The mannish 17th century queen of Sweden, Christina, was anomolous in her day. Preferring men's clothing, engaging in manly pursuits, and a scholar, she also abdicated to pursue an interest in Catholicism (illegal in Sweden then). Her androgynous appearance, attachments to at least one woman, and failed "love" interests in men have led many to believe she may have been a hermaphrodite.