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Volcanoes - 1,488 words
Which are the biggest (tallest and largest volume) and smallest volcanoes on Earth? The island of Hawaii is probably the largest volcano on earth. From its base (on the floor of the Pacific Ocean) to the summit of Mauna Kea (about 13 000ft) is some 30 000ft i.e. higher than Everest. The island comprises several coalescing volcanoes including Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and Kilauea. Mauna Loa alone has an estimated volume of 40 000km**3. It is impossible to say which is the smallest volcano since there are thousands of small eruptions on the ocean floor and around already established volcanoes only a few yards across. Volcanoes are caused when molten rock from within the mantle breaks through the cr ...
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Monroe Doctrine - 1,082 words
The Monroe Doctrine came in the response to the belief that Europe may take steps to restore certain colonies to Spain. Also, Britian was opposed to the idea of Spanish intervention. Its foreign secretary, George Canning, proposed an ad hoc alliance with U.S. minister Richard Rush. The Monroe Doctrine was a decision which greatly influenced the world and the was it has developed to today. James Monroe initiated this policy which was aimed to limit European expansion into the Western Hemisphere. President James Monroe first presented to Congress a set of ideas that eventually came to be known as the Monroe Doctrine. It was consisted of the following: 1.) The American colonies are no longer a ...
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British Foreign Relationships - 1,064 words
... eing taken seemingly overnight. Nearly the whole of Africa had been carved up by European powers (30% of the continent ended up in British control) over the course of less than 30 years, while it had taken over 300 years for Europe to control the Americas. During the early 1900's the global industrial revolution was in full swing and a naval arms race began between Great Britain and the United States. A treaty is eventually signed limiting the numbers and size of ships that the two countries can produce. Many Britons are poopsed to this treaty because naval superiority had always been Great Britain's main means of dominance. During this time period, the British empire reaches its peak en ...
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Amerigo Vespucci Biography, Founder Of America - 833 words
Vespucci was the one person for whom North and South America was named after. Vespucci had a wonderful life and found many things on his voyages. Amerigo Vespucci was born in Florence, Italy in March of 1451, and grew up in a considerable mansion near the river. As a young boy, Amerigo's happiest moments studying the stars. He excelled in mathematics and his hobby was copying maps. His dream as a young boy was to travel and get a better picture about what the Earth looked like. Amerigo spent half of his life as a business man hoping to strike it rich so he could explore. Amerigo was the third son, there were two older brothers, Antonio and Girolamo, the youngest was Bernardo. The parents wer ...
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Schizoprenia - 409 words
*FIRST NAME: DO NOT SHOW MY NAME IN MY PROFILE: *LOCATION: *ZIP/POSTAL CODE: *COUNTRY: Select One... USA Afganistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua & Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Azores Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bonaire Bosnia & Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Indian Ocean Ter Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Canary Islands Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Channel Islands Chile China Christmas Island Cocos Island Columbia Comoros Congo Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote DIvoire Croatia Cuba Curaco Cyprus Czech R ...
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