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  Encyclopedia: Eurasia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Eurasia is the landmass composed of the continents of Europe and Asia.
Eurasia is also used in international politics as a neutral way to refer to organizations of or affairs concerning the post-Soviet states.
Eurasia A subregion is a conceptual unit which derives from a larger region or continent and is usually based on location.
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 The West African Federation
From its beginnings, the West African Federation was in a privileged position relative to most of the rest of Africa, since it retained a close association with the European Confederation along with the smaller and more vulnerable former French colonies in the Caribbean, and in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Although West Africa was spared along with the rest of the African continent from the Third World War, West Africa did suffer terribly from the famine intentionally provoked by President Chang of the United States.
West Africa's recovery from the 1982-1983 period accelerated in the 1990's, as the revival of agriculture and international trade coincided with an increase of remittances from West Africans in the European Confederation.
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 History of West Eurasia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
West Eurasia is an area bounded by the Sahara and the Indian Ocean to the south, the Atlantic to the west, and the Arctic Ocean to the north.
None the less, the steppes have, for much of history, been lowly populated and so the interaction of West Eurasia with East Eurasia had been indirect.
To the West of the Parthians, the Tocharian speaking Kushans had established an Empire that extended into India some of whose rulers adopted Buddhism.
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 History of Eurasia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The history of Eurasia is the collective history of four distinct peripheral coastal regions, East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe linked by the interior mass of the Eurasian steppe.
The earliest known such central expansion out of the steppe is that of the Indo-Europeans which spread their languages into the Middle East, India, Europe, and in the Tocharians to the borders of China.
Throughout their history, up to the development of gunpowder all the four areas would be repeatedly menaced by the nomads from the steppe.
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 Europe - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea, and to the east by the Ural Mountains and the Caspian Sea (for more detailed description see Geography of Europe).
Those territories of Russia lying west of the Ural Mountains and north of the main Caucasus watershed are considered as part of Europe.
European Turkey comprises territory to the west and north of the Bosporus and the Dardanelles straits.
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 Eurasia - Simple English Wikipedia
Eurasia is a continental land area in the northern part of the Earth You get Eurasia by adding Europe to Asia.
West Eurasia is Europe and the Middle East.
Historians sometimes add North Africa to West Eurasia because the Sahara Desert divides North Africa from the other parts of Africa and it is as difficult to cross as a sea.
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 History of Eurasia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia Cambridge, MA: Belknap 725 pp., $35...
April 2005 China Marches West is a history of the Qing empire's expansion on its...
The history of Eurasia can be seen as the distinct histories of four peripheral coastal regions, East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe linked by the interior mass of the Eurasian steppe.
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 West Indies Encyclopedia, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Caribbean, (Spanish: Caribe) or the West Indies is a group of countries and islands in the Caribbean Sea.
The name "West Indies" originates from Christopher Columbus' idea that he had landed in the Indies (then meaning all of south and east Asia) when he had in fact reached the Americas.
British West Indies / Anglophone_Caribbean - Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands
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 Migratory Birds and Spread of West Nile Virus in the Western Hemisphere
We present an overview of the association of West Nile virus with birds, focusing in particular on the advent and movement of the virus in the Western Hemisphere.
West Nile virus was first isolated and identified as a distinct pathogen from the blood of a woman in the West Nile region of Uganda in 1937 (10).
Furthermore, although the virus may remain enzootic for years awaiting environmental conditions that favor an epidemic (36), the usual pattern in southern Eurasia is one of isolated outbreaks, apparently resulting from importation of active virus by migratory birds into an area with appropriate climatic, vector, and amplifying host conditions (7).
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 The criticism towards the West and the future of Russia-Eurasia
Only the distinct history of every concrete ethnos and super-ethnos is real, and the reason is that each of them has its own passionate energy, its own behavioral stereotypes, and its own system of values.
The so-called "common history" is only a mechanical sum of the different super-ethnos' history knowledge, because, from the ethnological point of view, the mankind is not a phenomenological community.
What happened in Russia at the beginning of the 20th century was the subject of the west European history at the end of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th century.
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 Foreign Affairs - How the West Won: History That Feels Good Usually Isn't - David Frum
Of the five major and the nine minor domesticatable animals, 13 are indigenous to Eurasia, one (the llama) is indigenous to South America, and none are indigenous to North America, Australasia, or sub-saharan Africa.
But while writing quickly spread throughout Eurasia, it was unable to make the much shorter hop from Mexico, which had a writing system, to the Andes or the mouth of the Mississippi, where sophisticated agricultural societies could have made use of it.
History should not be written with the intent to help: it is scholarship, not social work, and its only criterion of success is truth.
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 S. M. Burstein. 2002. Current Trends in Ancient History in American Schools. CAH Occasional Papers 1 (online edition)
Ancient history, in contrast, has suffered relatively little thanks to its location predominantly in history departments and the recent expansion of its place in K–12 public education as a result of the adoption of new standards based social studies curricula in various states.
Two years earlier, West had pointed out that a textbook "should give room only to incidents and movements which the student—with the teacher's aid—can articulate with the life of to-day, or which are essential to the understanding of conditions that can be so articulated" (1920: iv).
The history curricula outlined in the California framework was made permanent with the adoption of legislatively mandated subject matter content standards in history by the California State Board of Education in 1998.
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 Encyclopedia: History of Eurasia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Eurasia is the combined land mass of Europe and Asia.
Eurasia can be geographically defined by subtracting Africa from the great land mass of Africa-Eurasia.
Eurasia was also a fictional country comprising approximately the same land area in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, excluding the British Isles (controlled by Oceania); and Eastasia, which was formed when China conquered the territory to its south, and presumably Japan as well.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/History-of-Eurasia   (678 words)

 History by region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There has long been a tradition of sub-dividing history by country.
It has increasingly come to be realized that historical trends and patterns are not confined within borders, thus looking at the history of larger and smaller regions, that are often more vaguely defined, but can be looked at as a single group.
History of the west coast of North America
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 Encyclopedia topic: History of West Eurasia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Significant movements of people have entered the region from the East across the steppe (Extensive plain without trees (associated with eastern Russia and Siberia)) s.
A section of them crossed over into Anatolia the next year and the area where they were to settle became known as Galatia (An ancient country in central Asia Minor).
History of Eurasia (additional info and facts about History of Eurasia)
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 History Along the Coastal Zone of Southern Eurasia
The history of social power in territory is thus the secret to the history of change in claims about, beliefs in, and concepts of geographical boundedness.
For Guha, agency among people in the hills is embedded in histories of interaction, conflict, and negotiation among different groups in the hills and the plains, within a long history of what used to be called "integration" or "the agrarian system," now extended by Guha to embrace the mountains as well as the plains.
The history of the Bhils is therefore both a separate, localized, subaltern history and also a part of a history of the Bhils' connectedness to other localities of power and identity, each of which has its own internal history of agency and identity.
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 History of Eurasia: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Throughout their history, up to the development of gunpowder (A mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks) all the four areas would be repeatedly menaced by the nomads from the steppe.
The Iron Age ((archeology) the period following the Bronze Age; characterized by rapid spread of iron tools and weapons) made large stands of timber essential to a nation's success because smelting iron required so much fuel, and the pinnacles of human civilizations gradually moved as forests were destroyed.
In part this is linked to technological developments, such as the mouldboard plough (A farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing), that made life in once retarded areas more bearable.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/H/Hi/History_of_Eurasia.htm   (514 words)

 Gene Expression: History Archives
Later on, we all know the history of the French Revolution, turning against the Church, and eventually the faith of the Church with the "Cult of Reason." A generation before Frederick the Great of Prussia was an openly irreligious and heathen autocrat (though he came from a Calvinist family who ruled a Lutheran land).
This is the ordinary domain of history; and Diamond is wrong to dismiss it as a mere reflection of differences of population densities arising from the initial domestication of different plants and animals in different parts of the world.
As such, the Church is often presented in High School history classes and histories for popular consumption as an oppressor of totalitarian dimensions, one that smothered all free thought, all inquiry, all science, and all knowledge until the bright light of the Reformation brought tolerance and pluralism.
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 ipedia.com: Europe Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Europe is a continent whose boundaries are generally regarded as being: the Atlantic Ocean in the west,...
Together with Asia, Europe forms the supercontinent Eurasia, of which Europe is the western fifth.
Many of the states in Europe took their present form in the aftermath of World War I. After World War II, and until the end of the Cold War, Europe was divided into two major political and economic blocks: Communist nations in Eastern Europe and capitalistic countries in Western Europe.
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Eurasia is alternatively considered to be a continent, or a supercontinent composed of the continents of Europe and Asia.
This is controversial, as many historians perceive much of Southern Europe, South Asia and West Asia as historically closer to each other than either being close to their northern counterparts, creating a very accurate South Eurasia.
The earth sciences, with a more precise definition of continent, more frequently consider Eurasia to be a continent in and of itself.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/e/eu/eurasia.html   (262 words)

 Igniting the Caribbean's Past: Fire in British West Indian History, by Bonham C. Richardson. Introduction.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In the end, the principal virtue of studying fire in Caribbean history is that it emphasizes and underscores the material circumstances of lives lived there in the past.
To be sure, most West Indians in the late 1800s lived their entire lives on a single island.
So far as most local British officials and British planters in the islands were concerned, a withdrawal of the regular British troops, who had always been on hand or at least nearby to protect them from their own fl laborers, was, to say the least, unsettling.
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 Moving Continents: Images of Continental Drift
During this period West Virginia was a tropical coastal swamp covered by forests of primitive trees which lived, died, and accumulated to form thick peat beds.
The Jurassic Period followed (213 million years ago) marked by the onset of sea floor spreading which caused a dramatic resurgence in continental drift, culminating in the gradual breakup of the supercontinent.
The study of continental drift, it's history and the forces that cause it, constitutes the branch of geology known as Plate Tectonics.
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 Did geography give Eurasia an advantage? - World History & Geography
According to Diamond, Eurasia's advantages lay in prehistory when Eurasia was endowed by nature with a large suite of domesticable plants and animals and a long east-west orientation that facilitated the exchange of species, technologies and diseases.
You are less convinced about his thesis that Eurasia's east-west orientation provided a relative advantage regarding the diffusion of technologies, etc. I believe you acknowledged that the axis theory does seem to apply in some instances; maize, for example.
The key point in Diamond is that Eurasia had a larger suite of potentially domesticable animals; it did not have more plants and animals generally than the Americas (it probably had and has fewer plants, maybe fewer animals).
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 EurasiaNet Eurasia Insight - The West: Friend or Foe for Russia?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
But criticism from the West in response to this latest get-tough campaign is unlikely to fall on fertile ground.
Andrei Kokoshin, chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, told the September 2-5 Novgorod forum that the West had deceived both the Soviet Union and Russia in the name of greater openness.
He was Research Scholar at the Institute of Russian History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1988-1997; a Visiting Scholar at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, 1995, and a Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University, New York, 2000.
www.eurasianet.org /departments/insight/articles/eav091304.shtml   (1123 words)

 Chinese Cultural Studies: Concise Political History of China
The title of emperor was used for the first time in Chinese history to set the Ch'in ruler apart--as the ruler of the unified land--from the kings, the heads of the earlier, smaller states.
Because of the barbarian occupation of northern China the second half of the Sung rule was confined to the area south of the Huai River.
The formidable Mongol armies, conquerors of Eurasia as far west as eastern Europe and of Korea in the east, descended on the Southern Sung.
acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu /~phalsall/texts/chinhist.html   (16949 words)

 Grade Seven - Content Standards (CA Dept of Education)
Understand the intellectual exchanges among Muslim scholars of Eurasia and Africa and the contributions Muslim scholars made to later civilizations in the areas of science, geography, mathematics, philosophy, medicine, art, and literature.
Describe the role of the trans-Saharan caravan trade in the changing religious and cultural characteristics of West Africa and the influence of Islamic beliefs, ethics, and law.
Know the history of the decline of Muslim rule in the Iberian Peninsula that culminated in the Reconquista and the rise of Spanish and Portuguese kingdoms.
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 History by region: Just the facts...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
There has long been a tradition of sub-dividing history by country (additional info and facts about history by country).
History of the Levant (additional info and facts about History of the Levant)
History of the west coast of North America (additional info and facts about History of the west coast of North America)
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