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The Western world , also known as the West and the Occident (from Latin : occidens "sunset, west"; as contrasted with the Orient ), is a term referring to the countries of the Americas , as well all countries of Western (including Greece and Cyprus ) [ 1 ] , Northern , and Central Europe

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evolution. One section of it was the first urban underground passenger-carrying railway in the world , for although the Atlantic Avenue Tunnel in New York , opened in 1844, is sometimes called the world 's oldest subway tunnel", this had no stations and was used for long-distance as well

Western Front (World War I) print that page


Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the German Army opened the Western Front by first invading Luxembourg and Belgium , then gaining military control of important industrial regions in France . The tide of the advance was dramatically turned with the Battle of the Marne . Both

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The Western Pipe and Steel Company (abbreviated WPS ) was an American manufacturing company that is best remembered today for its construction of ships for the Maritime Commission in World War II. It also built ships for the U.S. Shipping Board in World War I and took part in the construction

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The Western Front of the European Theatre of World War II encompassed, Denmark , Norway , Luxembourg , Belgium , the Netherlands , France , and West Germany. [ 10 ] The Western Front was marked by two phases of large-scale ground combat operations. The first phase saw the capitulation

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Since its founding in 1978, the organization has focused on protecting the rights of refugees , supporting human rights defenders around the world , and pressing for the U.S. government’s full participation in the international human rights system. In recent years, the organization also has

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George F. Kennan print that pageTimeline of George F. Kennan


policies that he had seemingly helped launch. By mid-1948, he was convinced that the situation in Western Europe had improved to the point where negotiations could be initiated with Moscow. The suggestion did not resonate within the Truman administration, and Kennan's influence was increasingly

Armed Forces of Liberia print that page


same generally low levels of effectiveness common to most of the armed forces in the developing world . For most of the Cold War , the AFL saw little action, apart from a reinforced company group which was sent to ONUC in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 1960s. This changed with

Swansea and Mumbles Railway print that page


limestone from the quarries of Mumbles to Swansea and to the markets beyond, it carried the world 's first fare-paying railway passengers on the day the British Parliament abolished the transportation of slaves from Africa . It later moved from horse power to steam locomotion, and finally

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The White-headed Capuchin ( Cebus capucinus ), also known as the White-faced Capuchin or White-throated Capuchin , is a medium-sized New World monkey of the family Cebidae , subfamily Cebinae . Native to the forests of Central America and the extreme north western portion of South America