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Allies Of World War II
The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations
United Nations
from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers
Axis powers
during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as seeking to stop German, Japanese and Italian aggression. At the start of the war on 1 September 1939, the Allies consisted of France, Poland and the United Kingdom, and dependent states, such as British India. Within days they were joined by the independent Dominions
Dominions
of the British Commonwealth: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.[1] After the start of the German invasion of North Europe till the Balkan Campaign, the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, and Yugoslavia joined the Allies
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French Third Republic
The French Third Republic
French Third Republic
(French: La Troisième République, sometimes written as La IIIe République) was the system of government adopted in France
France
from 1870, when the Second French Empire
Second French Empire
collapsed, until 1940, when France's defeat by Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
in World War II
World War II
led to the formation of the Vichy
Vichy
government in France. It came to an end on 10 July 1940. The early days of the Third Republic were dominated by political disruptions caused by the Franco-Prussian War
Franco-Prussian War
of 1870–71, which the Republic continued to wage after the fall of Emperor Napoleon III
Napoleon III
in 1870
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Canada
Coordinates: 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95CanadaFlagMotto: A Mari Usque Ad Mare  (Latin) (English: "From Sea to Sea")Anthem: "O Canada"Royal anthem: "God Save the Queen"[1]Capital Ottawa 45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.400°N 75.667°W / 45.400; -75.667Largest city TorontoOfficial languagesEnglish FrenchEthnic groupsList of ethnicities74.3% European 14.5% Asian 5.1% Indigenous 3.4% Caribbean and Latin American 2.9% African 0.2% Oceanian[2]ReligionList of religions67.2% Christianity 23.9% Non-religious 3.2% Islam 1.5% Hinduism 1.4% Sikhism 1.1% Buddhism 1.0% Judaism 0.6% Other -[3]Demonym CanadianGovernment Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy[4]• MonarchElizabeth II• Governor GeneralJulie Payette• Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau• Chie
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Joseph Stalin
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin[note 1] (18 December 1878 – 5 March 1953) was a Soviet revolutionary and politician of Georgian ethnicity. Governing the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953, he served as General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
from 1922 to 1952 and as Premier of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
from 1941 to 1953. Initially heading a collective one-party state government, by 1937 he was the country's de facto dictator. Ideologically a Marxist and a Leninist, Stalin helped to formalise these ideas as Marxism– Leninism
Leninism
while his own policies became known as Stalinism. Raised into a poor family in Gori, Russian Empire, as a youth Stalin joined the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party
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Warsaw Pact
The Warsaw
Warsaw
Pact, formally known as the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance,[1] was a collective defence treaty signed in Warsaw, Poland
Poland
among the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and seven Soviet satellite states of Central and Eastern Europe
Central and Eastern Europe
during the Cold War. The Warsaw
Warsaw
Pact was the military complement to the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CoMEcon), the regional economic organization for the socialist states of Central and Eastern Europe
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NATO
"A mind unfettered in deliberation" "L'esprit libre dans la consultation"[2]Formation 4 April 1949; 69 years ago (1949-04-04)Type Military allianceHeadquarters Brussels, BelgiumMembership29 states Albania Belgium Bulgaria Canada Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Turkey United Kingdom United StatesOfficial languageEnglish French[3]Secretary GeneralJens StoltenbergChairman of the NATO
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Kingdom Of Bulgaria
Royal anthem "Anthem of His Majesty the Tsar" Химн на Негово Величество Царя  (Bulgarian) Himn na Negovo Velichestvo Tsarya  (transliteration)The Kingdom of Bulgaria in 1942.Capital SofiaLanguages BulgarianReligion Bulgarian OrthodoxGovernment Constitutional monarchyTsar (King) •  1908–1918 Ferdinand I •  1918–1943 Boris III •  1943–1946 Simeon IIChairman of the Council of Ministers •  1908–1911 Aleksandar Malinov (first) •  1944–1946 Kimon Georgiev (last)Legislature National AssemblyHistorical era World War I, interwar period, World War II •  Independence declared 5 October (o. s
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Finland
Finland
Finland
(/ˈfɪnlənd/ ( listen); Finnish: Suomi [suo̯mi] ( listen); Swedish: Finland
Finland
[ˈfɪnland]), officially the Republic
Republic
of Finland
Finland
(Finnish: Suomen tasavalta, Swedish: Republiken Finland)[7] is a sovereign state in Northern Europe. The country has land borders with Sweden
Sweden
to the northwest, Norway
Norway
to the north, and Russia
Russia
to the east. To the south is the Gulf of Finland
Finland
with Estonia
Estonia
on the opposite side
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Republic Of Cuba (1902–1959)
The Republic
Republic
of Cuba
Cuba
(Spanish: República de Cuba) of 1902 to 1959, refers to the historical period in Cuba
Cuba
from 1902, when Cuba
Cuba
seceded from US rule in the aftermath of the Spanish–American War
Spanish–American War
that took Cuba
Cuba
from Spanish rule in 1898, until communist revolutionaries took power in 1959. The official form of government was representative democracy though at times it was controlled by a military junta or otherwise unelected government. After becoming head of the armed forces in 1933, colonel Fulgencio Batista
Fulgencio Batista
played a dominant role in Cuban politics over the next decades
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Commonwealth Of The Philippines
The Commonwealth of the Philippines
Philippines
(Spanish: Commonwealth de Filipinas,[1][3] Tagalog: Komonwelt ng Pilipinas) was the administrative body that governed the Philippines
Philippines
from 1935 to 1946, aside from a period of exile in the Second World War
Second World War
from 1942 to 1945 when Japan occupied the country. It replaced the Insular Government, a United States
United States
territorial government, and was established by the Tydings–McDuffie Act. The Commonwealth was designed as a transitional administration in preparation for the country's full achievement of independence.[10] During its more than a decade of existence, the Commonwealth had a strong executive and a Supreme Court
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Mexico
Coordinates: 23°N 102°W / 23°N 102°W / 23; -102United Mexican States Estados Unidos Mexicanos  (Spanish)FlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Himno Nacional Mexicano" (English: "Mexican National Anthem")Capital and largest city Mexico
Mexico
City 19°26′N 99°08′W / 19.433°N 99.133°W / 19.433; -99.133Official languagesNone at federal level[b] Spanish (de facto)Recognized regional languagesSpanish 68 native languages[1]National language Spanish[b]Religion83% Roman Catholicism 10% Other Christian 0.2% Othe
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Dominican Republic
Coordinates: 19°00′N 70°40′W / 19.000°N 70.667°W / 19.000; -70.667Dominican Republic República Dominicana  (Spanish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Dios, Patria, Libertad" (Spanish) "God, Homeland, Freedom"Anthem: Quisqueyanos Valientes Valiant Quisqueyans Capital and largest city Santo Domingo 19°00′N 70°40′W / 19.000°N 70.667°W / 19.000; -70.667Official languages SpanishEthnic groups 87.5% Dominican 10.2% Haitian 2.3% otherDemonym Dominican Quisqueyano (colloquial)[1]Government Unitary presidential republic[2]• PresidentDanilo Medina• Vice PresidentMargarita Cedeño de FernándezLegislature Congress• Upper houseSenate• Lower houseChamber of DeputiesIndependence• from
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Vargas Era
The Vargas Era
Vargas Era
(Portuguese: Era Vargas; Brazilian Portuguese: ['ɛɾɐ 'vaɾgɐs]) is the period in the history of Brazil
Brazil
between 1930 and 1945, when the country was under the dictatorship of Getúlio Dornelles Vargas. The Brazilian Revolution of 1930
Brazilian Revolution of 1930
marked the end of the Old Republic. President Washington Luís
Washington Luís
was deposed; the swearing-in of President-elect Julio Prestes
Julio Prestes
was blocked, on the grounds that the election had been rigged by his supporters; 1891 Constitution
Constitution
was abrogated, National Congress was dissolved and the provisional military junta ceded power to Vargas
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Ethiopian Empire
The Ethiopian Empire
Empire
(Amharic: የኢትዮጵያ ንጉሠ ነገሥት መንግሥተ, Mängəstä Ityop'p'ya), also known as Abyssinia (derived from the Arabic al-Habash),[10] was a kingdom that spanned a geographical area in the current state of Ethiopia
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Union Of South Africa
The Union of South Africa
South Africa
(Dutch: Unie van Zuid-Afrika, Afrikaans: Unie van Suid-Afrika) is the historic predecessor to the present-day republic of South Africa. It came into being on 31 May 1910 with the unification of four previously separate British colonies: the Cape, Natal, Transvaal and Orange River colonies
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Dominion Of New Zealand
The Dominion
Dominion
of New Zealand
New Zealand
was the historical successor to the Colony of New Zealand. It was a constitutional monarchy with a high level of self-government within the British Empire. New Zealand
New Zealand
became a separate British Crown colony in 1841 and received responsible government with the Constitution Act in 1852. New Zealand chose not to take part in Australian Federation
Australian Federation
and became the Dominion
Dominion
of New Zealand
New Zealand
on 26 September 1907, Dominion
Dominion
Day, by proclamation of King Edward VII
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