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Hawaii: Prologue Of History

... sugar, and pineapple, founded in 1895. This economic oligarchy ruled Hawaii with a velvet glove and a steel grip. With members on all important corporate boards, they controlled all major commerce, including banking, shipping, insurance, hotel development, agriculture, utilities, and wholesale and retail merchandising. Anyone trying to buck the system was ground to dust, finding it suddenly impossible to do business in the islands. The Big Five were made up of the islands' oldest and most well-established haole families; all included bl ...

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The Essential Nile

... needed to do was to "put seeds in the mud, have pigs trample the seeds down into the ground, and when the time came, harvest the crop." Essentially, the river was important to the well- being of the cities, and was a vital source for irrigation. Not only did the river provide a steady flow of water, its flooding also provided fertile silt. Planted in this fertile soil, crops grew abundantly and allowed for the facilitation and development of surpluses. Beginning about 5000 B.C.E., farming had already been instituted along the banks ...

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Israel

... Islam, and Christianity. There is a lot of conflict between the three religions. This has been going on for many years, and still is. Mostly every week, you hear of shootings, bombings, and terrorism in Israel. On September 25, Netanyahu (who is the president of Israel) had another opening to a very old tunnel made, so it would be easier for tourists to enter, and exit the tunnel. This upset some Palestinians. They started throwing rocks at Israeli police. The violence grew, and gunfire erupted on both sides. -Junior Scholastic ...

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The Chinese Culture

... earth all generally were the same. There were also gods who lived above the clouds in the heavens. And there was a huge heavenly ladder which started on a mountain and reached all the way up to heaven's door. It goes on to tell a story of a man who had two children. One was a girl and the other was a boy. They lived in a house which had a huge very thick roof. The man had built the roof so thick because it rained almost every day. He hated the rain. He knew it had its benefits but too much of it ruined his crops, destroyed his livesto ...

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Kuwait

... how it struggles to get along day by day. Kuwait, a name that has resently benn known due to it's relationship to the oil is situated at the western top of the Arabian Gulf. As seen on the map, Kuwait is sorrounded by Iraq and Saudi Arabia, all of which seem to occupy a bigger land area than this small helpful and peacful nation. Kuwait's population exeeds 1.9 million people and covers a total land area of more then 6 800 square miles. It's goverment is a constitutional monarchy led by the Amir Jabir al-Ahmad al-Jabir Al-Sabah and his c ...

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Boom Towns Of The Amazon

... change is the rapid clearing of the largest tropical rainforest in the world, which has over shadowed the genesis of new urban centers. The prototypical urban community in contemporary Amozonia is a bustling boomtown, a dynamic and sometimes short-lived frontier settlement. The change of the regionís landscape occurs in the social area of conflicts involving Indians, agricultural colonists and activists clergy, cattle ranchers miners, timber interest, governmental agents and others. These conflicts are dangerous and sometimes deadly. The ...

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Lebanon

... - at the crossroads of Asia, Europe, and Africa - Lebanon has been the center of commerce and trade for thousands of years. It has also been on the route of numerous conquering armies. With an area of 4,015 square miles, Lebanon is one of the smallest countries in the Middle East. It is smaller than every state in the United States except Delaware, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Lebanon is sandwiched between Syria in the north and east and Israel in the south. The maximum distance from the nation's northern border to the southern one is ...

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The Green Revolution In Asia

... Nam Reclamation Projects ..............................8 India.......................................................9 Other Facts ................................................9 Conclusion..................................................10 Map of China................................................11 Map of India ...............................................12 Figure #1: The Rice Plant...................................13 Figure #2: A Field in the Philippines ......................14 Figure #3 ...

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Canada - Environment And Economy

... and original trading partner. This, however, has given Canada a relative amount of safety, being too inaccessible in historic battles. Given Canada's great expanse, it was forced to create an extensive communication/transportation network, the first wind from the bellows of Canadian industry. Because of Canada's size there are a variety of industries available for cultivation, however because of this diversity no one particular industry is focused upon and none are truly achieving their economic potential. 3. The average Canadian's view of Ca ...

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Israel - The Presidential Brief

... and violent disputes between Israelis are common occurrences. No one person, the college professor, the taxi driver, or the merchant is sure that their solution to these life and death problems are the right decision. On Friday, May 14, 1948, after much deliberation the modern state of Israel was voted into existence by the United Nations. Finally the Jews around the world had a country to call their own. Unfortunately, the road ahead of them was not an easy or peaceful one. There are many organizations that have dedicated their ex ...

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Ecuador

... 1970's. Ecuador is a part of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). In Portovelo El Oro Province, Workers mine gold. Ecuador also produces copper and sulfur. Agriculture Agriculture employs the most people in Ecuador than any other economic activity. In the Coastal Lowlands, bananas, beef, cacao, coffee, corn, milk, oranges, potatoes, rice, sugarcane, and wheat are most of the crops that are grown there. Crops that are grown on the haciendas in the Andes Highlands are grains, vegetables, and pyrethrum- group of s ...

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