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Lake Burley Griffin print that page

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Griffin designed the lake with many geometric motifs, so that the axes of his design lined up with natural geographical landmarks in the area. However, government authorities changed his original plans and no substantial work was completed before he left Australia in 1920. His scheme remained

Economy of Barbados print that page

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Since achieving independence in 1966, the island nation of Barbados has transformed itself from a low-income economy dependent upon sugar production, into an upper-middle-income economy based on tourism and the offshore sector. Barbados went into a deep recession in the 1990s after 3 years

George McGovern print that page

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McGovern grew up in Mitchell, South Dakota , where he was a renowned debater. He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Forces upon the country's entry into World War II and as a B-24 Liberator pilot flew 35 missions over German-occupied Europe . Among the medals awarded him was a Distinguished

Australian rock print that page

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In the mid 1950s American rockabilly and rock and roll music was taken up by local musicians and it soon caught on with Australian teens, through movies, records and from 1956, television. EMI had dominated the Australasian record market since the end of WWII, and they made British music

Basketball print that page

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then resume dribbling). Various violations are generally called "fouls". Disruptive physical contact (a personal foul ) is penalized, and a free throw is usually awarded to an offensive player if he is fouled while shooting the ball. A technical foul may also be issued when certain infractions

History of Greenland print that page

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several centuries. Denmark-Norway nonetheless claimed the territory, and, after centuries of no contact between the Norse Greenlanders and their Scandinavian brethren, it was feared that the Greenlanders had lapsed back into paganism ; so a missionary expedition was sent out to reinstate

Zhou Enlai print that page

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A skilled and able diplomat, Zhou served as the Chinese foreign minister from 1949 to 1958. Advocating peaceful coexistence with the West after the stalemated Korean War , he participated in the 1954 Geneva Conference and helped orchestrate Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China . He helped

Nguyễn Văn Thiệu print that page

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Born in the southern coast town of Phan Rang , Thiệu was the descendent of the Trần Đình dynasty of Annamese nobles. Thiệu initially joined the communist-dominated Việt Minh of Hồ Chí Minh but quit after a year and joined the Vietnamese National Army (VNA) of the French-backed

Seymour Hersh print that page

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His work first gained worldwide recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War , for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting . His 2004 reports on the US military 's mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison

George Washington Carver print that page

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Carver's reputation is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts , soybeans and sweet potatoes , which also aided nutrition for farm families. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source