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Zhou Enlai print that pageTimeline of Zhou Enlai


A skilled and able diplomat, Zhou served as the Chinese foreign minister from 1949 to 1958. Advocating peaceful coexistence with the West after the stalemated Korean War , he participated in the 1954 Geneva Conference and helped orchestrate Richard Nixon's 1972 visit to China . He helped

Censorship in the United States print that page


In general, freedom of speech is considered an integral American value, as protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution . This freedom, though fundamental, has also been accompanied since its enshrinement with contest and controversy. For instance, restraints increased

London Necropolis Company print that page


The London Necropolis Company (LNC), formally the London Necropolis & National Mausoleum Company until 1927, [ note 1 ] was a cemetery operator established by Act of Parliament in 1852 in reaction to the crisis caused by the closure of London's graveyards in 1851. The LNC intended to

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The Chernobyl disaster (locally Катастрофа Чернобыля, Chornobyl Catastrophe ) was a nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine (officially Ukrainian SSR ), which was under the direct jurisdiction of the central Moscow

Procedural memory print that page


The difference between procedural and declarative memory systems was first explored and understood with simple semantics . Psychologists and Philosophers began writing about memory over a century ago. "Mechanical memory" was first noted in 1804 by Maine de Biran . William James , within his

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An operational amplifier ("op-amp") is a DC - coupled high- gain electronic voltage amplifier with a differential input and, usually, a single-ended output. [ 1 ] An op-amp produces an output voltage that is typically hundreds of thousands times larger than the voltage difference between

History of Venezuela print that page


This article discusses the history of Venezuela . See also the history of South America . Contents 1 Pre-Columbian period 2 Spanish period 3 Venezuelan independence 3.1 Juntas and the First Republic 3.2 The campaign of 1813 and the end of the Second Republic 3.3 Stalemate

Land value tax print that page


A land value tax (or site valuation tax ) is a levy on the unimproved value of land . It is an ad valorem tax on land that disregards the value of buildings , personal property and other improvements . A land value tax ( LVT ) is different from other property taxes , because these are taxes

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A tractor is a vehicle specifically designed to deliver a high tractive effort (or torque) at slow speeds, for the purposes of hauling a trailer or machinery used in agriculture or construction . Most commonly, the term is used to describe a farm vehicle that provides the power and traction

London Necropolis railway station print that page


Although it had its own branch line into Brookwood Cemetery, most of the route of the London Necropolis Railway ran on the existing London and South Western Railway (LSWR). Consequently, a site was selected in Waterloo , near the LSWR's recently-opened London terminus at Waterloo Bridge station