13Dec
By: Autumn On: December 13, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

Turkey has made the news lately for allowing over 100,000 Syrian refugees into its borders. However, this country is not often in the news for a good reason. Learn more about Turkey's history here.

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13Dec
By: Autumn On: December 13, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

You may have heard about the mining strikes in South Africa, but you might not know the history of this country. Even if you know the facts behind apartheid, not everyone is aware of what led up to it. Get an idea of South Africa’s most important facts if you...

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13Dec
By: Autumn On: December 13, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

Ecuador has been in the news lately since WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been staying in the Embassy of Ecuador in London. But that doesn’t mean those keeping up with the news are aware of the many interesting facts about Ecuador.

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13Dec
By: Autumn On: December 13, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

As you watch the Olympics this year, you may have seen athletes from Liechtenstein, a small country near Switzerland. In fact, it is the smallest country to win an Olympic medal, though this occurred during a winter Olympics. Although Liechtenstein is tiny, its history is anything but boring.

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13Dec
By: Autumn On: December 13, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

Paraguay has recently been in the news after its Congress suddenly ousted President Fernando Lugo. Reportedly, the Obama administration has not reacted very strongly for or against this unexpected action. In fact, many US citizens are unsure of what to think, possibly because they have little knowledge of Paraguay’s...

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13Dec
By: Julia On: December 13, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

Ukraine has been in the news recently for two different incidents -- one involving Parliamentary fistfights, and the other, racist attacks at soccer matches. These two newsworthy events shed some light on the complicated history of Ukraine.

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13Dec
By: Julia On: December 13, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

Located in Southeast Asia between the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the Philippines is composed of more than 7,000 islands. Although it has had a turbulent political history, about 93 percent of the population is literate, one of the highest literacy rates in the developing world.

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 2

The Uruguayan government has fostered stability in the country by providing advanced education and social security benefits, as well as passing liberal laws on social issues. Today, Uruguay has one of the highest urbanization and literacy rates in South America as well as the lowest poverty and population growth rates.

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

Situated in the westernmost part of Africa, Senegal includes a desert in the north and a tropical climate in the south. Considered one of Africa’s model democracies, Senegal is currently in the midst of a contentious presidential election.

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

Hungary has attracted criticism lately from the European Union for passing controversial new laws that the EU believes are suggestive of authoritarianism. As you read about Hungary in the news, keep in mind this short version of the country's history.

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