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  Second Life | What is Second Life?
Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely created by its Residents.
Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by millions of Residents from around the globe.
From the moment you enter the World you'll discover a vast digital continent, teeming with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunity.
secondlife.com /whatis   (139 words)

  Map - Losses in World War Two
Not only was the Second World War the bloodiest conflict in human history, it was probably more costly than any three previous wars combined.
Boosting the body count of the war was the savagery with which civilian population was treated.
Aside from showing just how costly the Second World War was, these maps also indicate the radically different levels of technology at which the armies fought.
users.erols.com /mwhite28/ww2-loss.htm   (366 words)

 Second World War
The value of the second campaign, fought in Borneo in 1945, to the overall war effort remains the subject of continuing debate.
Over 30,000 Australian servicemen were taken prisoner in the Second World War and 39,000 gave their lives.
Second World War Nominal Roll prepared by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, contains information from the service records of approximately one million individuals who served during the Second World War.
www.awm.gov.au /atwar/ww2.htm   (1105 words)

 Second World Home
Second World is a dynamic non profit arts organization combining media and music and art for a better world.
Second World's nucleus is it's fairly traded art projects, which help bridge the gap between the "First" and "Third World."
Second World was founded in 1997 by Valerie Parker-Diallo with hopes to connect those in search of a more equitable world economy together in the name of one common mission: to preserve fast fading indigenous cultures, and in turn keep a piece of our humanity intact in these globalized times...
www.second-world.com /home.html   (299 words)

 The Second World War - Veterans Affairs Canada
The Second World War lasted six terrible years and left a legacy of death and destruction.
It was truly a world war encircling the globe from the Atlantic to the Pacific and touching the far reaches of the Arctic.
It was in the defence of Hong Kong in 1941 that Canadian soldiers were first committed to battle during the Second World War.
www.vac-acc.gc.ca /general/sub.cfm?source=history/secondwar   (484 words)

 The Second World War Experience Centre - World War Two Personal Experiences on the Home Front and on active service ...
Our mission: To collect and encourage access to the surviving testimony of men and women who lived through the years of the Second World War and to ensure that different audiences share and learn from the personal recollections preserved in the collection.
His mother treasured his last letter and after her death, her family donated it to the Centre to be preserved in our archive.
Jack Grinham served in Jedburgh teams, parachuting into enemy territory to conduct sabotage, guerrilla warfare and to assist local resistance forces.
www.war-experience.org   (312 words)

 WarMuseum.ca - Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War: The History of World War 2
The world would have to live with weapons that had the potential to kill millions in moments and indeed to kill the whole human race.
That prospect was increased when a Cold War rose out of the Second World War, and pitted the Communist Soviet Union, suspicious of the West and intent on protecting itself from further attacks on its soil, against democratic capitalist countries such as the United States and Canada.
The Second World War led to technological innovations such as synthetic rubber, the computer, affordable trans-Atlantic aviation, plastics and synthetic fibres, radar and the jeep.
www.warmuseum.ca /cwm/newspapers/intro_e.html   (485 words)

  Amazon.com: The Second World War (Six Volume Boxed Set): Books: Winston S. Churchill,John Keegan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To measure the importance of The Second World War, it is worth remembering that there are no parallel accounts from either of the other Allied leaders, Roosevelt and Stalin.
Churchill's six-volume history of World War II -- the definitive work, remarkable both for its sweep and for its sense of personal involvement, universally acknowledged as a magnificent historical reconstruction and an enduring work of literature.
The Second World War by Winston S. Churchill is THE work on the conflict.
www.amazon.com /Second-World-War-Six-Boxed/dp/039541685X   (2099 words)

  Third World definition
The underdevelopment of the third world is marked by a number of common traits; distorted and highly dependent economies devoted to producing primary products for the developed world and to provide markets for their finished goods; traditional, rural social structures; high population growth; and widespread poverty.
In 1980, the earth's population was estimated at 4.4 billion, 72 percent of it in the third world, and it seemed likely to reach 6.2 billion, 80 percent of it in the third world, at the close of the century.
The Second World was the Communist world led by the USSR.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /General/ThirdWorld_def.html   (2614 words)

 The Second World
The second world is composed by the middle class, the kind of people that cant buy a 100K USD Ferrari (like the wealthiest) but can afford a 30K or 20K car, something that for the poorest is nearly impossible.
In other words, the second world is made up by most of the middle class in any developed or semi-developed nation, while the third world is made up by the more poverty stricken parts of the world population, no matter where they are.
Third world was pretty much everyone else, though sometimes some Latin American nations were considered “second world” because some were not as poor as “third world” nations, but not as wealthy as typical Western Europeans, at least as measured in per capita income.
www.gnn.tv /threads/8872/The_Second_World   (1075 words)

The belligerents of the Second World War are usually considered to belong to either of the two blocs: the Axis and the Allies.
Resistance during World War II occurred in every occupied country by a variety of means, ranging from non-cooperation, disinformation and propaganda to hiding crashed pilots and even to outright warfare and the recapturing of towns.
The end of World War II is seen by many as marking the end of the United Kingdom's position as a global superpower and the catalyst for the emergence of the United States and the Soviet Union as the dominant powers in the world.
www.speedace.info /ww2.htm   (10442 words)

 First, Second, and Third World
The use of the terms First, the Second, and the Third World is a rough, and it's safe to say, outdated model of the geopolitical world from the time of the cold war.
"Second World" refers to the former communist-socialist, industrial states, (formerly the Eastern bloc, the territory and sphere of influence of the Union of Soviet Socialists Republic) today: Russia, Eastern Europe (e.g., Poland) and some of the Turk States (e.g., Kazakhstan) as well as China.
The fourth world : an Indian reality (amazon link to the book), the term refers to nations (cultural entities, ethnic groups) of indigenous peoples living within or across state boundaries (nation states).
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/third_world_countries.htm   (715 words)

 Amazon.ca: Second World War: Books: John Keegan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John Keegan's, "The Second World War," is a detailed overview of the greatest conflict in history.
Second World War is an outstanding analysis of the major campaigns fought in World War II.
John Keegan's The Second World War is a one-volume general history of the 1939-45 conflict, and it should be read more as an introductory text rather than a comprehensive "this-is-the-book-that-explains-the-whole-darned-thing" opus.
www.amazon.ca /Second-World-War-John-Keegan/dp/014011341X   (2100 words)

 Second World Summary
The terms First World, Second World, and Third World, can be used to divide the nations of Earth into three broad categories.
The term "Second World" has largely fallen out of use because the circumstances to which it referred largely ended with the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, and also because the popularity of its sister phrase "Third World" has divided the world between rich and poor in many people's minds.
After World War II, people began to speak of the NATO and Warsaw Pact countries as two major blocs, often using such terms as the "Western bloc" and the "Eastern bloc".
www.bookrags.com /Second_World   (615 words)

 Second Life: Ihre Welt. Ihre Fantasie.
CNN enters the virtual world of Second Life
Second Life jobs fair pays off for KPMG
Second Life: A Virtual Universe for Real E...
secondlife.com /world/de   (40 words)

 Woize International Enters Virtual World of Second Life
Besides offering a collaborative, immersive, and open-ended entertainment experience, Second Life allows its inhabitants to make real money in a virtual environment, as the in-world currency can be converted to US dollars at several online Linden Dollar exchanges.
Since opening to the public in 2003, the virtual world of Second Life has grown explosively and is now inhabited by a total of 3,529,746 people from around the globe, as stated on http://www.secondlife.com as of February 12th, 2007.
In January, Reuters reported that Sweden announced that it plans to be the first country to open an embassy in the virtual world.
www.about-smart-phones.com /woize_international_enters_virtual_world_of_second_bgbd.aspx   (1342 words)

 The History Place - World War Two in Europe Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: )
- World War One ends with German defeat.
U.S. in World War II in the Pacific
Terms of use: Private home/school non-commercial, non-Internet re-usage only is allowed of any text, graphics, photos, audio clips, other electronic files or materials from The History Place.
www.historyplace.com /worldwar2/timeline/ww2time.htm   (1796 words)

 XHTML 1.0: The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)
This specification defines the Second Edition of XHTML 1.0, a reformulation of HTML 4 as an XML 1.0 application, and three DTDs corresponding to the ones defined by HTML 4.
This document is the second edition of the XHTML 1.0 specification incorporating the errata changes as of 1 August 2002.
By migrating to XHTML today, content developers can enter the XML world with all of its attendant benefits, while still remaining confident in their content's backward and future compatibility.
www.w3.org /TR/xhtml1   (5149 words)

 WarMuseum.ca - Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War: The History of World War 2
The world would have to live with weapons that had the potential to kill millions in moments and indeed to kill the whole human race.
That prospect was increased when a Cold War rose out of the Second World War, and pitted the Communist Soviet Union, suspicious of the West and intent on protecting itself from further attacks on its soil, against democratic capitalist countries such as the United States and Canada.
The Second World War led to technological innovations such as synthetic rubber, the computer, affordable trans-Atlantic aviation, plastics and synthetic fibres, radar and the jeep.
www.civilization.ca /cwm/newspapers/intro_e.html   (485 words)

 Staehli wins second world championship - Boston.com
Two-time Olympic bronze medalist Gregor Staehli won the skeleton gold medal at the World Bobsled and Skeleton Championships on Saturday for his second world title.
Lund was the world's top-ranked men's slider last season before a positive doping test triggered by an anti-baldness medication ruled him out of the Turin Games in February.
American pair Steve Holcomb and Brock Kreitzburg, who lead the World Cup standings, were fourth in 2:13.74 after being hampered by gusty winds at the start.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2007/01/27/staehli_wins_second_world_championship   (279 words)

 The Second World War - The Churchill Centre
Winston Churchill’s The Second World War is a peerless conjunction of subject and author.
It stimulated the free nations of the world to heroism and sacrifice, while battering and twisting their institutions.
As the generations that lived through the Second World War fall to what Lincoln called "the silent artillery of time," and as history replaces memory, we have to make sure that our histories are real—saving the world, not Saving Private Ryan.
www.winstonchurchill.org /i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=469   (466 words)

 The Second World War Links
The BBC's education pages on the Second World war.
A useful collection of pictures from the era of the Second World War.
A detailed explanation of the process of conscription in the Second World War.
www.schoolshistory.org.uk /secondworldwarlinks.htm   (313 words)

 New World Notes
In the first part of "Unimpeachable Offense", I mentioned the Gorean subculture of Second Life in passing, and only because one of the Residents I chose at random to interview happened to be a "slave" within the group.
And after all, the floating billboards are still in-world even now, and like barnacles, tend to attract still more signs, sometimes political, sometimes in protest of the original signs, sometimes advertisements and religious proselytizing.
As Second Life continues to grow and creations within it become increasingly valuable there is no doubt that we will continue to see all manner of behavior, including both fair use and infringement.
secondlife.blogs.com /nwn   (5068 words)

 GI -- World War II Commemoration   (Site not responding. Last check: )
World War II ended on September 2, 1945 with the formal surrender of Japan aboard the U.S. battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of the war, we have put together what we believe to be the definitive collection of World War II historical materials on the Web.
We have compiled three World War II air war mini-documentaries.
www.grolier.com /wwii/wwii_mainpage.html   (149 words)

 More on the second world war | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
February 14: A Nazi submarine sunk off Norway at the end of the second world war is to be buried in the sea bed so that its cargo of toxic mercury will not contaminate the coast, the government said yesterday.
October 24, George Monbiot: Statues of canine 'heroes' from the second world war are still being unveiled while the deaths of Iraqi civilians go unrecorded.
Archive special: Here we present a selection of articles about the second world war that were originally published in in the Manchester Guardian from Hitler's rise to power in 1933 to Japan's surrender in 1945.
www.guardian.co.uk /secondworldwar/0,14058,1085469,00.html   (1008 words)

 The ICRC and the Second World War
During the Second World War, only Latin America and a number of neutral European countries were spared by the fighting.
Apart from the logistical problems to be overcome in such a vast area, the ICRC was to face immense difficulties in reaching prisoners of war held by Japan.
As in the first world war, one of the ICRC's first steps after hostilities broke out in 1939 was to establish a clearing house for information on prisoners.
www.icrc.org /web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/section_second_world_war?OpenDocument   (1320 words)

 Countries of the Second World   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The term "Second World" refers to the former communist-socialist, industrial states, the territory and sphere of influence of the Union of Soviet Socialists Republic.
*** This countries are considered sometimes being part of the Second World, the relatively high-income Communist countries or those with centrally planned economies in which the government owns the means of production.
Countries of the World: A - C
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/second_world.htm   (196 words)

 Stone & Stone: News and Information
Retired Col. Thell Fisher—who served as a USMC officer in combat on Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Saipan—died on 8 February in California at the age of 89.
If you've self-published a military-related title about World War II, especially if you're a veteran writing about your wartime experiences, please send us information so we can add you to the Directory.
Stone & Stone Second World War Books annually selects new releases for the Editor's Choice awards, aka the "Stonies," as the best books of the year.
www.sonic.net /~bstone   (1940 words)

 History of Switzerland - Swiss history : The Second World War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Swiss population and the Second World War
Everywhere, where the order is to hold, it is the duty of conscience of each fighter, even if he depends on himself alone, to fight at his assigned position.
Before and during the Second World War, Switzerland's main goal was to preserve its independence and to stay out of the fighting.
www.swissworld.org /eng/swissworld.html?siteSect=809&sid=4103374&rubricId=16090   (601 words)

 The Second World War (Black Experience chapter 10 cont )
The Second World War As ominous war clouds began to gather over Europe in the late 1930s, most Americans were preoccupied with domestic problems resulting from the Depression.
Even the German defeat in the First World War did not persuade ardent nationalists to be content with the victories they had already achieved.
The Second World War began to affect Americans long before the country was actually drawn into the fighting.
www.rit.edu /~nrcgsh/bx/bx10b.html   (2600 words)

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