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The Act of Union

in Modern Ireland

March 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Regional and National History; Political Geography. 4783 words.

‘The Act of Union’ covers the period of history leading up to the Act of Union in 1801. Ireland was a rural society at that time. People were largely Catholic, but Protestants owned most of...

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Afghanistan

in World Flags

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Geography. 41 words.

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Afghanistan

Peter Stalker.

in A Guide to Countries of the World

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Geography. 940 words.

Still a battleground between the Taliban and government and NATO forces.

Afghanistan is a largely mountainous country: more than half

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Afghanistan

Christopher Riches and Peter Stalker.

in A Guide to Countries of the World

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Geography. 1356 words.

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Land area: 653,000 sq. km

People: Pashtun 42%, Tajik 27%, Hazara 9%, Uzbek 9%, Aimak 4%,...

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Albania

Peter Stalker.

in A Guide to Countries of the World

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Geography. 876 words.

One of the poorest of the former communist states, Albania is now moving towards the European Union

Though Albania is

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Albania

in World Flags

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Geography. 1 words.

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Albania

Christopher Riches and Peter Stalker.

in A Guide to Countries of the World

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Geography. 1155 words.

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Land area: 29,000 sq. km

People: Albanian 83%, Greek 1%, Other 1%, Unspecified !5% (as...

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Algeria

in World Flags

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Geography. 45 words.

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Algeria

Peter Stalker.

in A Guide to Countries of the World

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Geography. 951 words.

Algeria has a stable military-backed government but is facing social unrest

Algeria has a narrow coastal plain which is regularly

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Algeria

Christopher Riches and Peter Stalker.

in A Guide to Countries of the World

P ublished online September 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Geography. 1263 words.

Basic information

Land area: 2,382,000 sq. km

People: Arab-Berber 99%, other 1%

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