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  • 1 Cease-Fires —    (1989 )    An important development in relations between the central government and ethnic minority armed groups in the Border Areas occurred in 1989 with the signing of cease fire agreements between the State Law and Order Restoration Council …

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  • 2 Cease-Fire Groups —    Between 1989 and the late 1990s, 22 major and minor ethnic armed groups signed cease fires with the State Law and Order Restoration Council/State Peace and Development Council:    • Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA, 1989)    •… …

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  • 3 United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …

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  • 4 Military Affairs — ▪ 2009 Introduction        Russia and Georgia fought a short, intense war in 2008, fueling global fears of a new Cold War. On August 7 Georgia launched an aerial bombardment and ground attacks against its breakaway province of South Ossetia.… …

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  • 5 Ireland — Irelander, n. /uyeur leuhnd/, n. 1. John, 1838 1918, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman and social reformer, born in Ireland: archbishop of St. Paul, Minn., 1888 1918. 2. Also called Emerald Isle. Latin, Hibernia. a large western island of the British …

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  • 6 Gaza War — Part of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and Arab–Israeli conflict Map of Gaza …

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  • 7 Introduction —    When Burma (Myanmar) achieved independence from British colonial rule in 1948, many observers viewed it with its high standards of education and abundant natural resources as one of the Asian countries most likely to achieve economic… …

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  • 8 Battle of Lwów (1918) — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Lwów caption=Fights for the Łyczaków Cemetery on a painting by Wojciech Kossak partof=Polish Ukrainian War date=November 1, 1918 June 1919 place=Lwów result=Polish victory combatant1=flagicon|Ukraine… …

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  • 9 UNITED NATIONS (UN) — UNITED NATIONS (UN), a worldwide organization of states established in 1945, in the wake of World War II, with a view, primarily, to maintain international peace and security and also bring about cooperation among nations in the economic, social …

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  • 10 United Nations — 1. an international organization, with headquarters in New York City, formed to promote international peace, security, and cooperation under the terms of the charter signed by 51 founding countries in San Francisco in 1945. Abbr.: UN Cf. General… …

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  • 11 Lebanese Civil War — The Martyr s Square statue in Beirut, 1982, during the civil war Date 13 A …

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  • 12 truce — truce, *cease fire, armistice, peace are comparable when they mean a state of suspension of hostilities or an agreement for suspending hostilities. The first three terms are commonly interchangeable and each of them can sometimes replace peace,… …

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  • 13 Gaza Strip — This article is about the geography, demographics, and general history of the Gaza Strip. For the geopolitical area, see Palestinian territories. For other uses, see Gaza (disambiguation). Gaza Strip قطاع غزة Qiṭāʿ Ġazzah …

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  • 14 United Nations Protection Force — The United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), was the first UN peacekeeping force in Croatia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina during the Yugoslav wars. It existed between the beginning of UN involvement in February 1992, and its restructuring into …

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  • 15 Nepalese Civil War — Nepali Civil War Map of Nepal Date 13 February 1996 – 21 November 2006 Location …

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  • 16 History of Nagorno-Karabakh — Ancient history The region of Nagorno Karabakh (ancient name, Artsakh, Արծախ) falls within the lands occupied by peoples known to modern archaeologists as the Kura Araxes culture, who lived between the two rivers bearing those names. Little is… …

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  • 17 World Affairs — ▪ 2004 Introduction Dominating the international scene in 2003 were the U.S. led war in Iraq and the worldwide reaction to the invasion, which occurred without the sanction of the UN Security Council; the ouster of Charles Taylor in Liberia; the… …

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  • 18 Nepal — /neuh pawl , pahl , pal , nay /, n. a constitutional monarchy in the Himalayas between N India and Tibet. 22,641,061; ab. 54,000 sq. mi. (140,000 sq. km). Cap.: Katmandu. * * * Nepal Introduction Nepal Background: In 1951, the Nepalese monarch… …

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  • 19 IRAQ — IRAQ, country in S.W. Asia (for period prior to 634 C.E. see mesopotamia and babylonia ). The Diaspora of Iraq was one of the most ancient of the Jewish people. The Jews came to Babylon after the destruction of the First Temple (586 B.C.E.), or… …

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  • 20 Chechnya — [chech′nē ə] ethnic region in the N Caucasus, Russia: since 1991 its status as a political subdivision of the Russian Federation has been disputed by the Chechens * * * Chech·nya (chĕchʹnē ə, chĕch nyäʹ) A region of southwest Russia in the… …

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