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  Succession - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
In ecology, succession is the replacement of one biological community by another.
Succession begins with arrival of the pioneer species and leads eventually to establishment of a climax community.
Succession may be thought of as a more general term for any possible progression, as in chord progression or harmonic progression, though not all simultaneity successions are harmonic progressions.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : George II of Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
He was the second British monarch of the House of Hanover, and the last British monarch to personally lead his troops into battle.
George II succeeded to the throne at the time of his father's death on June 11, 1727, but a battle of wills continued with his son and heir, The Prince Frederick, Prince of Wales.
British dominance in India increased with the victories of Robert Clive at the Battle of Arcot and the Battle of Plassey.
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 Succession - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Succession of property at law covers the two distinct concepts of inheritance (a gift made by will or other testamentary document on death) and heirship, which applies where property passed to one or more dependants according to a formula set out in law, religion, custom or under the terms of a trust.
Succession may also apply to artificial persons, usually through corporate mergers or reorganizations.
Ecological succession refers to the often predictable series of changes in an ecological community over time after a disturbance, such as a fire, hurricane, or a small-scale disturbance such as a tree fall.
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 Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
She is married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and is the mother of the heir-apparent to the British throne, Charles, Prince of Wales.
At the time of her birth, She was third in the line of succession to the crown, behind her father and her uncle, the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII.
She was the first British monarch since the Act of Union in 1801 to be out of the country at the moment of succession.
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 The Ultimate Act of Settlement 1701 Dog Breeds Information Guide and Reference
In addition, it specifies that it is for Parliament to determine who should succeed to the throne, not the monarch.
By virtue of Article II of the Treaty of Union, which defined the succession to the British Crown, the Act of Settlement became, in effect, part of Scots Law.
As a result of the Act of Settlement, several members of the British Royal Family who have converted to Roman Catholicism or married Roman Catholics have been barred from succeeding to the Crown, though since George I no individual has been excluded from the throne on the grounds of religion.
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 Japan
He assumed the throne after the death of his father, Hirohito, on January 7 1989, formally becoming the 125th Japanese monarch on November 12 1990.
The Imperial Household Law of 1947 limits succession to males: since neither of the former Emperor Hirohito's sons have a direct male descendant, some public and parliament members perceive Chrysanthemum Throne continuity to be in jeopardy despite a line of succession seven levels deep.
Government efforts to revive economic growth have met with little success and were further hampered in 2000-2001 by the slowing of the US and Asian economies.
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 Scotland Royalty - Scottish Genealogy of the Kings & Queens Royal Family Trees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
This family line is the most ancient in Scotland's royal history, all of the successive Kings and Queens of Scotland are descended from this family root.
The Scottish line from which I am descended also intertwines with the Royalty in England through King Malcolm III's wife Princess Margaret (24th Great Grandparents), whose Grandfather was Edmund II "Ironside" King Of England, who in turn is descended from all the Welsh Kings and Queens of ancient times.
The Royal Descendants of King Malcolm often were embittered with each other over the succession of the Scottish Crown, this resulted in a feud between Robert The Bruce "The Competitor" and John Bailiol whom Sir William Wallace died supporting as the rightful heir to the throne.
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 The World Factbook 2004 -- Field Listing - Executive branch
elections: none; the monarch is chosen by a Royal Throne Council; prime minister appointed by the monarch after a vote of confidence by the National Assembly
elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 7 February 2000 (next to be held NA 2005); prime minister nominated by the president in line with the balance of power in the Assembly
chief of state: King LETSIE III (since 7 February 1996); note - King LETSIE III formerly occupied the throne from November 1990 to February 1995, while his father was in exile
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