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Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

Afghanistan hit the world's headlines in 1979. Afghanistan seemed to perfectly summarise the Cold War. From the west's point of view, Berlin, Korea, Hungary and Cuba had shown the way communism wanted to proceed. Afghanistan was a continuation of this. In Christmas 1979, Soviet paratroopers landed in Kabal, the capital of Afghanistan.
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Hitler Youth Movement

The Hitler Youth was a logical extension of Hitler's belief that the future of Nazi Germany was its children. The Hitler Youth was seen as being as important to a child as school was. In the early years of the Nazi government, Hitler had made it clear as to what he expected German children to be like: “The weak must be chiselled away.
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Medieval Kings and Queens

Medieval England was lead by eight Medieval kings and one queen. Medieval England started in 1066 with William the Conqueror gaining the English throne after his victory at the Battle of Hastings. 1377 is usually seen as the end of Medieval England. Tapisserie de Bayeux - Scène 1 : le roi Édouard le Confesseur Search More results…King / Queen Years on throne Edward the Confessor 1042 - 1066 Harold of Wessex 1066 William I 1066 - 1087 William Rufus (William's son) 1087 - 1100 Henry I 1100 - 1135 Stephen (Henry I's nephew) 1135 - 1141 Empress Matilda 1141 - 1142 Stephen (reclaims the thrown) 1142- 1154 Henry II 1154 - 1189 Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) 1189 - 1199 John 1199 - 1216 Henry III 1216 - 1272 Edward I 1272 - 1307 Edward II 1307 - 1327 Edward III 1327 - 1377 Related Posts 1066 1066 is considered one of those dates in Medieval England which is difficult to forget.
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Proportional Representation

Proportional Representation (PR) as a title covers a wide variety of electoral systems where seats in parliament are more or less in proportion to votes cast. British Politics has used forms of proportional representation in elections for devolution in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. A form of proportional representation was used in the London mayoral election as well.
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Gamal Abdel Nasser

Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt was born in 1918 and died in 1970. Nasser was a pivotal figure in the recent history of the Middle East and played a highly prominent role in the 1956 Suez Crisis. Nasser has been described as the first leader of an Arab nation who challenged what was perceived as the western dominance of the Middle East.
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Trade Unions and Nazi Germany

When Hitler came to power in January 1933, he saw trade unions as exercising more power over the workers than he could. Therefore, trade unions were seen as a challenge to be dispensed with. Hitler knew that he needed the workers to be on his side but he could not allow trade unions to exert the potential power they had.
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