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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

Christopher Riches [[missing key: and]] Jan Palmowski


Published online September 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191802997 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780191802997.001.0001

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Aaland Islands

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

in A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 112 words.

Some 6,500 islands in the Gulf of Bothnia, between Finland and Sweden. They were part of Sweden until 1809, when, together with Finland, they were annexed by Russia. After the collapse of...

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Abacha, Sani (20 Sept. 1943)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 196 words.

Born in northern Nigeria of the Hausa people, he was educated at the local government college before entering the army in ...

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Abbas, Ferhat (24 Aug. 1899)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 132 words.

A student of chemistry, he founded a Muslim students' association in 1924. Abbas fought in the French army from 1939...

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Abbas, Mahmoud (26 Mar. 1935)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 484 words.

Born in a town near the Sea of Galilee, he fled to Syria in 1948, and studied both in Damascus and in Moscow. After his return he co-founded ...

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Abbott, Tony (4 Nov. 1957)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 261 words.

Born in the UK, he arrived in Australia with his parents in 1960. He studied economics and law at the University of Sydney, and then, as a Rhodes scholar, went to Oxford University and...

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Abboud, Ibrahim (26 Oct. 1900)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 102 words.

Educated at Gordon College, Khartoum, he became a soldier and, after distinguished service with the British army in World War II, became a general in ...

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Abd al-Aziz al-Saud

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 6 words.

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Abd al-Ilah ibn Ali ibn Hussein (1913)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 123 words.

The grandson of *Hussein ibn Ali, he became regent of Iraq for his 4-year-old cousin *Faisal II, after the death of his brother-in-law, King Ghazi in ...

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Abd el-Krim (1882)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 187 words.

Educated at Fes, he became a teacher and journalist, and then rose through the ranks of the Spanish administration of northern Morocco to become chief justice for Mellila district in ...

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Abdication Crisis ((UK))

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 175 words.

This crisis in the British establishment was provoked by King *Edward VIII's desire to marry a twice-divorced American, ...

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Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, Tunku (8 Feb. 1903)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 418 words.

A son of the Sultan of Kedah, the Tunku was educated at schools in Bangkok and Alor Setar, and then at the Penang Free School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge. He entered Kedah...

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Abdullah Bin-Abd-al-Aziz al-Saud (1924)

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 158 words.

The son of *Ibn Saud, he was educated at the court. In 1962 he became commander of the National Guard, and in ...

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Abdullah ibn Hussein (1882)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 171 words.

Son of *Hussein ibn Ali, Sharif of Mecca, with his father and brother *Faisal, he led the *...

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Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein (30 Jan. 1962)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 256 words.

The oldest son of King *Hussein and his second, English-born wife, he was educated at Sandhurst, Oxford, and Georgetown University before joining the Jordanian army. In ...

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Abe Shinzō (21 Sep. 1954)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 481 words.

The grandson of Prime Minister *Kishi Nobusuke, he graduated in political sciences from Seikei University and took up a position at Kobe Steel Company. He became an assistant to his father,...

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Abiola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (24 Aug. 1937)

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 124 words.

A Yoruba, he studied at the University of Glasgow (1961–3) before becoming a business manager, advancing to become vice-president of ITT Africa and Middle East, as well as chairperson of...

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Abkhazia

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 291 words.

A Caucasian territory which was part of the Soviet Union as an Autonomous Soviet Republic within *Georgia. In April 1991...

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Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders ((Australia))

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 545 words.

The original inhabitants of Australia, whose existence there is thought to go back some 40,000 years. They were semi-nomadic hunters whose value systems included common use, and a spiritual...

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abortion

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 474 words.

The premature termination of pregnancy by removal of the foetus from the womb. It has been strongly opposed by many religions which emphasize the sanctity of human life from the day of...

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Abu Dhabi

Christopher Riches and Jan Palmowski.

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945). 6 words.

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