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Geography, Social Studies

10 Facts about German Reunification

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

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 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 Fun Facts about Paul Revere

The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Paul Revere, born 1734, played an important part of the start of the Revolutionary War. A supporter of Independence, Revere took part in many forms of protest against the British. He is most famous for his ride to warn colonists that the British were preparing an attack. 1.  Two Paul Reveres! Not many people know, […]

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10 Facts About the Samurai

Japanese Samurai in armor

  1. One Who Serves The word Samurai, translated literally, means this, and it is something that the Samurai warrior would live by. Samurai were originally known as horse riding archers but evolved over time to focus more on melee combat and sword fighting. 2. Samurai Start Small Starting at a young age, some only […]

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10 Facts about King Tut

King Tut Ankh Amun Golden Mask

  1. Name While most people call the him King Tut, his actual name was Tutankhamen. His name means Living image of Amun. Amun was a local deity to Thebes. He was the God of wind and the King of the Gods. His original name was Tutankhaten, or Living image of Aten. His father had […]

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10 Surprising Facts about the Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China Tower

The Great Wall of China is an amazing landmark. You may have seen a picture of the wall, but do you really know about it? Here we examine some surprising things you may not know about the Great Wall. 1. What is the Great Wall of China? The Great Wall of China is a huge […]

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