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... of rugged
mountain ranges. The word “Haiti” in the language of the Arawaks, the first
inhabitants of the island, means “mountainous land.” In all, five mountain
ranges cross this country. The longest mountain range, the Massif du Nord,
runs southeastward from the Atlantic coast and crosses the border with the
Dominican Republic, where it changes its name to the Cordillera Central.
Haiti's highest peak is Pio La Selle, which at 8,793 feet above sea level
dominates the Massif de la Selle mountain range. The Chaine du Haut Piton,
runs along the northern peninsula reaching a height of 3,881 feet. The
Massif de la Hot ...
Old Madison Square Garden: Fond Recollections Of A True Landmark
... characteristics to gain popularity except for one integral landmark
that would bring the cultures together. Madison Square Garden had the exact
combination of commerce and sport to bring the people together. The friendly
confines of Old Madison Square Garden was a melting pot for not only residents
of the community, but for athletes all over the world. Athletes would come to
New York not just for competition, but also for the experiences and different
cultures (Jackson 72). Nowhere else in the world do you get what's in New York.
How all the different lifestyles can live together in harmony, for the most p ...
... for extended periods. These added ethnologic elements include the
Romans, a Mediterranean people, and the Suevi, Vandals, and Visigoths, Teutonic
peoples. Semitic elements are also present.
The population of Spain at the 1991 census was 38,872,268. The estimate for 1995
is 39,276,000, giving the country an overall density of about 202 per sq mi.
Spain is increasingly urban, with more than 80 percent of the population in
towns and cities.
The capital and largest city is Madrid (population, greater city, 1991,
3,010,492), also the capital of Madrid autonomous region; the ...
The Brief History Of Alaska
... and captured most of the Russians there. In 1804, Baranof returned to the area with a large force of Russians and Aleuts. They quickly defeated the Tlingit Indians and built New Archangel on the battle site, which later became Sitka. New Archangel soon became the largest town in Russian-America.
The Russian-American Company prospered when Baranof was the leader, but after he was replaced in 1817, it declined. The people who took over were naval officers who hardly had any interest in the business, plus competition from the Americans, Canadians, and the British also made it hard to earn a profit. In addition, ...
Architecture In India
... and sanctuaries that eventually evolved into large and complex temples and monasteries. Thousands of these temples were carved and built along the Indus Valley, the most ancient of brick and mortar and still remain in Mohenjo-daro and Harappa (now in Pakistan). Within these caves were found sculptures and pictographs similar to objects found in Mesopotamia that make historians believe that there was some kind of interrelationship of these two cultures. The carvings of the caves and rock however, appear to be synonymous with ancient India alone.
The reason why this type of architecture began in India is believed to ...
India's Economic Policy
... middle class (now numbering nearly 100,000,000), most of whose members live in the largest cities. Despite significant economic growth since independence, however, many of India's gains have been absorbed by the increasing population.
Under British rule, industrial growth in India was inhibited. Since independence, however, the country has achieved near industrial self-sufficiency. Today India produces most of its own chemicals, automobiles, steel, textiles, and even computers and television sets. Steel production has more than doubled since 1960. India is self-sufficient in iron and coal but is heavily d ...
... German desire for clarity and order, applied to the rights and
duties of the individual. It can also be described as a way of ensuring that the
events of the 1930s, particularly the rise of facism and dictatorship, will
As a result of historical roots in West Germany and past abuses by
central government, Germany is a federation. The powers of the states cannot be
reduced. Each of the federal states and Berlin has its own constitution, a
democratically elected Parliament, a government, administrative agencies and
independant courts. However, states are binding to the federal constitution, the
... officers have made up a large percentage of the members of the Communist Party’s Central Committee. In addition to its military duties, the People’s Liberation Army helps carry out party policies and programs.
has one of the world’s largest economies in terms of its total economic production. It ranks among the leading countries in terms of the gross domestic product (GDP), the value of all goods and services produced in a country within a year. The national government exercises much control over ’s economy. It owns and operates the most important industrial plants and controls most nonagricultural employ ...
Geography Of Mauritania
... and it's partners are Algeria 15%. China 6%, US 3%,
France, Germany, Spain, and Italy in which does not even make up one
percent. It's inflation rate has gone to high for anyone to afford any
products. Mauritania's few infostructures are it's single railed railways,
highways, ports, erchant marines, and small airports.
Population, Location, Area, Climate
Mauritania is located in Northern Africa, bordering the North
Atlantic Ocean, between Senegal and Western Sahara. It's geograph-ic
coordinates are 20 00 N, and 12 00 W. It's neighbors are Algeria to its
northwest, Mali to it's west, Western Saharas to i ...
The Enigma Of Atlantis
... didn't usually record events in history, have
you ever heard of passing it on from generation to generation?
Have gods ever laid before such cruel punishment on any civilization
like Plato claims was laid on Atlantis? To say that there was terrible heat,
then tidal waves, and earthquakes during a twenty four hour period of time is
Atlantis is just an island of the Greek Myths and that's all the island
of Atlantis is a myth. The idea that an island almost half the Atlantic Ocean
away (Thera) could be Atlantis is insane. According to what Plato said the
island Thera was supposed to be west of the pil ...