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Nigeria - Country In West Africa

Nigeria – Country in West Africa

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Nigeria: The Country in West Africa You'll Fall In Love With: Nigeria is a country in West Africa with a population of more than...
Biafria War (1967 – 1970)

Biafra War (1967 – 1970)

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Instability is chronic in Nigeria and much of what happened in the past resonates today. Between 1967 and 1970, a civil and secessionist war took place in what is called Federal Republic of Nigeria that showed the fragility of the inherited borders in Africa and the terrible coexistence between the different ethnic groups, leaving, among various consequences, and according to different calculations, 500,000 - 2,000,000 victims (or more, others indicate, up to three million people) in that failed independence.
Middle Ages

Late Middle Ages | Definition, History, Summary & Characteristics

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The Late Middle Ages was the last stage of the Middle Ages. It lasted approximately from the end of the 11th century to the second half of the 15th century, which is why it is situated between the High Middle Ages and the Modern Age.
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Treaty of Verdun: Definition, History & Consequences

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The Treaty of Verdun was a treaty signed in August 843 AD by the descendants of the Emperor Charlemagne, after the death of his son Luis, the Pious. The objective of this was to end the succession struggles between the grandsons of Charlemagne, Lotario, Luis and Carlos, for the Crown of the Carolingian Empire.
Judaism

Judaism: Definition, History, Beliefs, Features & Symbols

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Judaism is the oldest monotheistic religion in existence, and along with Christianity and Islam, one of the three Abrahamic religions originating in the Middle East.

Reasons For Colonialisation of West Africa

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European colonialisation of Africa, and indeed, the whole continent of Africa, was not accidental as it was motivated by several factors which are...

Reasons For Adoption Of Policy Of Association In French West Africa

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There were certain political developments within and outside France that led to the shift from assimilation to association.

Merits and Demerits of Colonialism

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Colonialism | Pros and Cons of British and French Colonial Administrations In West Africa As emphasised in our previous article, three different colonial powers had...
Romanesque Art

Romanesque Art: History, Characteristics & Facts

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Romanesque Art Romanesque Art - Artistic style that spread throughout much of Europe, between the 11th and 13th centuries AD. What is Romanesque Art? Romanesque is an artistic style that...
Byzantine Empire

Byzantine Empire: Definition, History & Characteristics

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Byzantine Empire also known as the Eastern Roman Empire or Byzantium that lasted for 10 centuries after the fall of the Western. It was one of the great empires in history. Its name, which began to be used in the 16th century, comes from Byzantium, the ancient city on which its capital, Constantinople, was founded.
Carolingian Empire

Carolingian Empire: History, Economy & Characteristics

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The Carolingian Empire was a state of the Early Middle Ages, founded by the Frankish King Charlemagne, who ruled it between 768 and 814. The foundations of this empire were laid by his father, Pepin the Short, who in 751 overthrew the last king of the Frankish dynasty of the Merovingians. The new monarch was crowned by Pope Stephen II, who granted him the right to hereditary succession.
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Lutheranism: Definition, History, Beliefs, Features & Facts

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Lutheranism is a religious trend derived from Catholicism, founded by the German monk and theologian Martin Luther, in the early 16th century. Lutheranism is one of the branches of the Protestant Reformation, which also includes Calvinism, Anglicanism, Anabaptism, and Presbyterianism.
Mongol Empire

Mongol Empire: Meaning, History, Emperor & Decline

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The Mongol Empire was an imperial state of Central Asia, founded in 1206 by Genghis Khan, who managed to impose his authority over all Mongolian tribes. It is the second largest empire in history, after the British Empire, as it covered some 24,000,000 km². It included the present territories of Mongolia, China, Korea, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan Kazakhstan, and parts of Turkey and Russia. It stretched from the Danube River in Europe to the Korean (South & North) Peninsula in Asia.
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Fall of Constantinople: Meaning, History, Causes & Consequences

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The fall of Constantinople was the Ottoman Empire's invasion of Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, also known as the Byzantine Empire. This historical event occurred on May 29, 1453 and signified the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern Age. The beginnings of this event date from the time of the Christian crusades, when in 1204, during the fourth crusade, they took the city by storm and annexed it to the Latin empire.
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Difference Between Baptist and Lutheran

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Lutheran and Baptist are two of the main subsections of Christianity that fall under the umbrella of one of the main divisions of this religion called Protestant. Both sects are considered reformists since they demonstrated against the bad practices of the Church and tried to change them for a better one. Lutherans are the followers of the German friar Martin Luther who rose up against the bad practices and corrupt system of the Catholic churches.
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Crusades: Definition, History, Religion & Characteristics

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The crusades were military and religious campaigns promoted by the Papacy to regain the Holy Land, which had fallen to the Muslims. There were 9 expeditions and they took place between 1096 and 1291. The most important were the first, the third and sixth, as they allowed the temporary recovery of the city of Jerusalem and the establishment of several Christian kingdoms in the Middle East. All the others ended in resounding failures.
Anglicanism

Anglicanism: Definition, History & Beliefs

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Anglicanism is a Christian religious doctrine derived from Catholicism, which began in England during the 16th century. Its founder was King Henry VIII (1509 - 1547), who, in the context of the Protestant Reformation, separated England from the authority of the Roman Church, for political and personal reasons.
Pharisees: Definition, History, Legacy & Features

Pharisees: Definition, History, Legacy & Features

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Pharisees: Definition, History, Legacy & Features of Pharisee Pharisees - Political and religious movement belonging to Judaism. Who were the Pharisees? The Pharisees were a political and...
Features of Imperialism (Causes and Consequences)

Features of Imperialism | Causes and Consequences

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Imperialism - Process that took place between 1875 and 1914 and was characterized by the great development of industrial capitalism and the colonial expansion of the great powers of Europe over Africa, Asia and the Pacific islands.