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The state of Pennsylvania, full name Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is located in the northeastern region of the United States of America. It is bordered by Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, New York, New Jersey and Canada. Although it is the 33rd largest state in the country it is the 6th largest state by population with an estimated 12.7 million people. The largest city in the state is Philadelphia with about 6 million people residing within the metropolitan area. The state of Pennsylvania played host to many of the important events in early US history. Let’s take a look a brief history of the formation of the state Pennsylvania.
Wyoming is a state in the north western region of the United States. It shares a border with 6 other states including; Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah and Idaho. It is the 10th largest state by area, but has the smallest population of any state in the country. Wyoming is home to parts of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, which gives it a very diverse geography. Most of the Yellowstone National Park can be found within the state. The capital of Wyoming is Cheyenne, which is also the largest city in the state. If you want to know when Wyoming became a state, continue reading to find out.
Nebraska is a landlocked state in the Midwest of the United States. It is bordered by the states of South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming. It is the 16th largest state in the United States with a total area of 200,520 km2 (77,354 sq mi). The state boasts a population of approximately 1.8 million people and about 400,000 of these people live in Omaha, which is the largest city in Nebraska. Let’s take a brief look at the history and founding of this state.
The war in Afghanistan is part of the larger War on Terror led by the United States and the United Kingdom with support from other military organizations. The intention of the war was to remove terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda from the country as well as ending the Taliban regime to create a democratic country. The war was a direct response to the September 11 attacks on the United States.
Louisiana is a state located the United States. The capital city of Louisiana is Baton Rouge and the largest city in the state is New Orleans. The total population of the state is approximately 4.5 million people. The state has had a truly multicultural history and the area has both been a Spanish and French colony before joining the United States. Interestingly, Louisiana was named after the French King Louis XIV and the Louisiana Territory, at that time, reached all the way to include a small part of modern day Canada.
The French Revolution began due to the unfair and terrible treatment of a large proportion of the French population known as the third estate. 97% of the people of France worked hard to feed their families and made little to no money doing it. On top of that they did not own the land that they worked, and their work benefited the wealthy and filled their pockets with gold. They were required to pay rent, dues and taxes leaving them with very little money to even dream of owning their own land.
The Great Depression was a time of severe economic depression in the decade prior to World War 2. It is held as the example for how far the global economy can decline. It left hundreds of thousands of people without a job and forced the closure of many businesses as tax revenue, personal income, profits and prices dropped. Banks closed their doors as they lost immeasurable amount of money in the stock market crash. International trade also decline by as much as 2/3rds. Many countries who relied on heavy industry suffered huge financial blows to their economy and construction halted in many countries the world over.
The Russian Revolution is the name given to a set of revolutions that happened in Russia during 1917. Prior to these revolutions Russia had been ruled by a royal family who had absolute power over the country of Russia and the church. The catalyst of the first revolution in February of 1917 was the heavy military set back that had occurred during the First World War. Much of the army thought that their leadership was inadequate and was in a state of munity. The leadership fop the army felt that they did not have the power to suppress the revolt by the people and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, the last Tsar of Russia, abdicated. In the chaos that happened after this abdication a provisional government was set up from the members of the imperial parliament. They were allowed to remain in control as long as they granted certain rights, such as some government and military control, to the Soviet factions present in the country. This resulted in a period of dual power where the provisional government held state power, but the national network of Soviets, led by socialists, had the allegiance of the lower-class citizens and the political left.
The Roman Empire at its largest extent covered approximately 6.5 million square kilometers of land mass. It had some 88,000,000 people within its borders. It political capital was the city of Rome in Italy. The Roman Empire is thought to have been the most powerful empire in the world with many countries falling under its invasion forces. It was ruled by a sole Emperor and a political Senate. Due to the vastness of the Empire and its great cultural, scientific and economic advances The Roman Empire has had a remarkable influence on the development of language, religion, architecture, philosophy, law, and forms of government in Europe. Its influences have extended beyond Europe to other countries due to the expansion of the European countries throughout the modern world.
The Vietnam War was a sad and unnecessary time in the history of a number of countries including South Vietnam, the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand, and Laos. It was a war that was fought against the rising tide of communism that was spreading throughout Asian countries. The communist philosophy was seen as a major threat to global stability.