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Union Army

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

Although the United States had a regular army of 16,000 career soldiers when the Civil War began, throughout the conflict it placed chief reliance on an ad hoc force of ...

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Spartakiads

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

Forms of mass activity that were promoted in the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s, combining competitive athletics and gymnastics and public pageants in cultural spectacles driven by...

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waterskiing

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

The act of moving along, or planing on, the surface of water standing on two flat skis, or boards, attached to the feet, and pulled along by a line attached to the rear of a powerboat....

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