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COVID-19 pandemic in Uruguay

The first cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uruguay were reported on 13 March by the Ministry of Public Health. As of March 2020 there is an ongoing outbreak in Uruguay, with the first few cases imported from Italy and Spain.

                                               

COVID-19 pandemic in Venezuela

As part of an ongoing worldwide pandemic, the first two patients with COVID-19 in Venezuela were confirmed on 13 March 2020; the first death was reported on 26 March.

                                               

History of Vietnam

The history of Vietnam begins around 2.700 years ago. Successive dynasties based in China ruled Vietnam directly for most of the period from 207 BC until 938 when Vietnam regained its independence. Vietnam remained a tributary state to its larger ...

                                               

COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam

The COVID-19 pandemic spread to Vietnam on 23 January 2020, when its first known case of COVID-19 was reported. As of 21 February 2021 the country had 2.383 confirmed cases, 1.717 recoveries, and 35 deaths. More than 1.7 million tests have been p ...

                                               

Typhoon Haiyan

Typhoon Haiyan is one of the strongest tropical cyclones in history. It formed on November 2, 2013, in the western Pacific Ocean. It began east-southeast of Pohnpei. The storm later hit the Philippines with extremely high winds and a strong storm ...

                                               

Ho Chi Minh

Suffering from diabetes and heart problems, Hồ Chi Minh died on the morning of September 2, 1969, of a heart attack. In his will he said he wished to be cremated and have his ashes be buried in hills in the north, center, and south of Vietnam. Af ...

                                               

Names of Vietnam

遂 交 南方,為子孫基 址 / Toai giao Nam phương, vi tử ton tru chỉ Ứng Thieu, Han quan nghi ; Thai Bình ngu lãm chap. 157. 交趾 昔未有郡縣之時,土地有雒田,其田從潮水上下,民墾食其田,因名為雒民,設雒王、雒侯,主諸郡縣。縣多為雒將,雒將銅印青綬 Th ...

                                               

Republic of Vietnam Military Forces

The Republic of Vietnam Military Forces or RVNMF, were the official armed defense forces of the Republic of Vietnam, popularly known as South Vietnam, a state that existed from 1955 to 1975 in the southern half of what is now the Socialist Republ ...

                                               

Typhoon Molave (2020)

Typhoon Molave, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Quinta, was a powerful typhoon that impacted the Philippines and later Vietnam in October 2020, becoming the strongest to strike Vietnam since Typhoon Damrey in 2017. The eighteenth named storm ...

                                               

Tropical Storm Agatha (2010)

Tropical Storm Agatha was a weak but devastating tropical cyclone which brought severe flooding across Central America. It was the deadliest Eastern Pacific storm since Hurricane Pauline in 1997. Agatha was the first storm of the 2010 Eastern Pac ...

                                               

Francisco Pizarro

Francisco Pizarro Gonzalez, Marques de los Atabillos was a Spanish conquistador. Today, he is known as the conqueror of the Inca Empire. He also founded Lima, La Ciudad de los Reyes, capital of Peru. Pizarro was born in Trujillo, Extremadura, Spain.

                                               

Mesoamerican chronology

Looking at the history of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica one can see some rather different periods between the first humans and the early Colonial period in the end.

                                               

Takalik Abaj

Takalik Abaj is an ancient ruin in Guatemala; it used to be called Abaj Takalik. It is one of several Mesoamerican sites that have Olmec and Maya features. The site was inhabited the during the Preclassic and Classic periods, from the 9th century ...

                                               

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan was a city in pre-Columbian America. At the time it was most populated, it was the largest known city there at the time, housing over 100.000. This was from about the 1st century to about the 5th century. The city is about 40km away f ...

                                               

Zapotec civilisation

The Zapotec civilization was an indigenous pre-Columbian civilization. It was mainly in the Valley of Oaxaca of southern Mesoamerica. Archaeologists think their culture goes back at least 2500 years. The Zapotec left traces at the ancient city of ...

                                               

Arab Spring

The Arab Spring is a term used in the media for the revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests, riots, and civil wars in the Arab world that began on 18 December 2010. The protesters were angry that their countries did not give them many r ...

                                               

Arab Winter

During the Arab Winter there was a resurgence of authoritarianism, absolute monarchies and Islamic extremism. The Arab Winter started in 2014 and happened four years after the Arab Spring. It includes civil wars, mounting regional instability, ec ...

                                               

Carthage

Carthage is an ancient city-state in what is now Tunisia. It began as a Phoenician colony. Carthage at the height of its power was the foremost power in the Mediterranean Sea, controlling parts of Spain, Sicily, North Africa, Sardinia, and the Ba ...

                                               

Greco–Persian wars

The Greco–Persian Wars were a series of wars fought between Classical Greece and Persias Achaemenid Empire in the 5th century BC. The struggle lasted 50 years, from 499–449. Herodotus wrote a history of the war. Fifty years before the war started ...

                                               

History of Arabia

Arabia is home to the Arabs, who herded animals as nomads for thousands of years. In 610, Muhammad, an Arab from Mecca, claimed that God was speaking to him. The early Arabs worshipped many gods, but Muhammad said that there was only one God. Muh ...

                                               

Judea

Judea or Judaea is the ancient name of the mountainous surrounding Jerusalem. Its location falls in present-day Israel and the Palestinian West Bank.

                                               

Seleucus I Nicator

Seleucus I Nicator was one of the generals friends of Alexander who were given, or took control of, his empire. Having served as an infantry general under Alexander, he eventually took the title of basileus. He set up the Seleucid Empire over muc ...

                                               

Cultural icon

A cultural icon can be a symbol, logo, picture, name, face, person, building, or other image. It is easily recognized and generally represents an object or idea with great cultural significance to a wide cultural group. It has a special status as ...

                                               

Romanticism

Romanticism is a movement, or style of art, literature and music in the late 18th and early 19th century in Europe. The movement said that feelings, imagination, nature, human life, freedom of expression, individualism and old folk traditions, su ...

                                               

Noble savage

The noble savage is an old term. "Savage" is a new term. The term noble savage is an idea people had: Without civilization, humans are essentially good; it is civilization that makes them act in bad ways. The idea started in the 17th century and ...

                                               

Concert of Europe

The Concert of Europe was a group of countries in Europe who worked together and agreed on policies to maintain a steady balance of power which included alliances between the great powers in 1814 and 1914. The member countries were the United Kin ...

                                               

Numen

Numen, pl. numina, is a Latin term. It is used for "divinity", a "divine presence" or a "divine will." The Latin authors defined it as follows. Cicero writes of a "divine mind", a god "whose numen everything obeys," and a "divine power" "which pe ...

                                               

List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients

The Medal of Honor was first presented in the American Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill creating the medal. When it started it was for the United States Navy. It was signed on December 21, 1861. It was "to be bestowed upon such ...

                                               

List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: A–F

This is a complete alphabetical list of Medal of Honor recipients during the American Civil War. This list only has the people with last names starting from A–F. Many of the medals received during the Civil War were for capturing or saving regime ...

                                               

List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: G–L

This is a complete alphabetical list of Medal of Honor recipients during the American Civil War. Many of the medals presented during the Civil War were for capturing or saving regimental flags. At that time regimental flags served as the rallying ...

                                               

List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: M–P

This is a complete alphabetical list of Medal of Honor recipients during the Civil War. Many of the medals presented during the Civil War were for capturing or saving regimental flags. During this time regimental flags served as the rallying poin ...

                                               

List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: Q–S

The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration presented by the United States government. It is bestowed on members of the United States armed forces. To receive it they must distinguish themselves "…conspicuously by gallantry and intrepid ...

                                               

List of American Civil War Medal of Honor recipients: T–Z

This is a complete alphabetical list of Medal of Honor recipients during the American Civil War. Many of the medals presented during the Civil War were for capturing or saving regimental flags. At this time regimental flags served as the rallying ...

                                               

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Cedar Creek

The Battle of Cedar Creek was fought near Middletown, Virginia on October 19, 1864. The battle was the decisive engagement of Major General Philip Sheridan’s Valley Campaigns of 1864. It was the largest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley. Twe ...

                                               

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Battle of Opequon

The Battle of Opequon was more commonly known as the Third Battle of Winchester. It was fought in Winchester, Virginia on September 19, 1864. It happened during the Valley Campaigns of 1864 in the American Civil War. Fourteen Union Army enlisted ...

                                               

List of Medal of Honor recipients for the Second Battle of Fort Fisher

The Second Battle of Fort Fisher was a joint assault by Union Army and naval forces. It was against the Confederate Fort Fisher. The fort was located outside Wilmington, North Carolina. The battle was near the end of the American Civil War. The b ...

                                               

Governor-General of Australia

The Governor-General of Australia is the representative in Australia of Australias head of state, Queen Elizabeth II. The current Governor-General is David Hurley. The Governor-General of Australia is a powerful person in the country. The Governo ...

                                               

List of Byzantine Emperors

This is a list of the Emperors of the late Eastern Roman Empire, called Byzantine by modern historians. This list does not include many of the emperors that rules with someone else. The title of all Emperors before Heraclius was Augustus, but oth ...

                                               

List of heads of state of the Free City of Danzig

The Free City of Danzig existed between 1920 and 1939. The City had its own post office, currency and citizenship, but it was not independent: it was administered directly by the League of Nations, represented by a High Commissioner. The city was ...

                                               

List of English monarchs

The King of England was the supreme head of state and head of government of the Kingdom of England. This is a list of the Kings and Queens of the Kingdom of England from 924 until England and Scotland joined together in 1707.

                                               

List of monarchs of Eswatini

This article lists the monarchs of Eswatini. The King of Eswatini also known as Ingwenyama rules alongside the Queen Mother also known as Ndlovukati. The role of the king has historically been as the head or father of the nation while the Queen M ...

                                               

List of French monarchs

Ruled from the start of the Frankish Kingdom in 486 to 1870. During most of its history, France was ruled by kings. Four Carolingian monarchs were also Roman Emperors and the Bonapartes were Emperors of the French. This article lists all rulers t ...

                                               

List of General Secretaries of the Soviet Union

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was the top position in the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. As the leader of the only legal political party, the General Secretary served as both the head of government and head of ...

                                               

President of Germany

The President of Germany is the head of state of the Federal Republic of Germany. His functions are mostly supervising and representative, because of the negative experiences with the office of its predecessor the Reich President. The president i ...

                                               

Heads of state of the Gambia

This is a list of the heads of state of The Gambia, from the independence of The Gambia in 1965 to the present day. From 1965 to 1970 the head of state under the Gambia Independence Act 1964 was the Queen of The Gambia, Elizabeth II, who was also ...

                                               

President of Iran

The President of Iran is the head of government of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The president is chosen by direct popular vote, that is the voters choose the president, they do not vote for other people to choose as in the USA. Unlike other coun ...

                                               

List of kings of Carthage

Until 308 BC, Carthage was ruled, at least officially, by Monarchs. Monarchs of Carthage, 814 BC-308 BC unknown Dido 814-c.760 BC -queen Malchus c.556-c.550 BC Hanno I c.580-c.556 BC Magonids Hamilcar I c.510-480 BC Mago III 375-344 Himilco I in ...

                                               

List of heads of state of India

This is a list of the heads of state of India, from the independence of India in 1947 to the present day. The current head of state of India is Ram Nath Kovind, elected in 2017 after being nominated by BJP, the party run by Prime Minister Narendr ...

                                               

List of monarchs of Mercia

The Kingdom of Mercia was an important monarchy in the English Midlands from the 6th century to the 10th. From the mid-7th century until it ceased to exist as a kingdom, Mercia was the most powerful of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. Some of its rulers ...

                                               

List of monarchs of Wessex

This is a list of monarchs of Wessex until 927. For later monarchs, see the List of English monarchs. Details for many of the later English monarchs are confirmed by a number of sources. But the earliest kings of Wessex predate many written sourc ...