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10 Facts about German Reunification

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1. The reunification of Germany occurred in 1990, when the German Democratic Republic (GDR/East Germany) joined the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG/West Germany) to form the reunited Germany. The unification process is referred to by Germans as, die Wende (The Turning Point.). When East and West Germany became one, it was referred to as German […]

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10 Facts About the Stamp Act of 1765

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What was the Stamp Act all about? The Stamp Act of 1765 was imposed on the American colonies by the British government. This Parliamentary tax on American colonies was the first internal tax levied on the colonies and the first time the British government attempted to exert their power and control over the colonial powers. […]

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10 Facts About Koalas

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Koalas aren’t really bears at all! Koalas’ closest living relative is the wombat. They are marsupial mammals.  They are considered marsupials because they carry their babies in a pouch. They are considered mammals because their young are born live and not hatched and the mother nurses their young. Koalas stay with their mother until they are […]

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Paul Gauguin Gallery

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Paul Gauguin (June 7, 1848 – May 8,1903) was a French Post-Impressionist artist recognized after his death for his use of colors and as a forerunner of the Symbolist movement. He was contemporary of Vincent Van Gogh, and his work influenced Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse.

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10 Fun Facts About Australia

Great Barrier Reef

There are many fun facts out there about Australia. Officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, it is one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Geographic regions of Australia drastically differ from one another.   Australia has rainforests, deserts, coastal regions, tropical and temperate forests and is surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Oceans.  Most of the population of […]

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10 Things You Need to Know about Cats

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While most people think of cats being cute and cuddly, others think that they are sneaky and sinister. Cats are fiercely independent animals that are not very high maintenance for most people. You don’t have to walk them or bathe them unless they get into something especially stinky. Here are a few things that you […]

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