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Why the State of Israel was created

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Why the State of Israel was created Israel is a relatively small country in terms of area and population. On the other hand, it is strong technologically, economically, militarily and politically. Set in the middle of the Islamic world, it has gone through several wars during its short existence and is practically constantly struggling with various skirmishes and incidents. Why did the state of Israel even come into being and why is there so much fuss about it in the region? Read more

Why the Inca Empire fell

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Why the Inca Empire fell The Inca Empire was the largest American empire before the arrival of the Spaniards. During its greatest glory, its population numbered over 10 million people and its area corresponded to the area of today's Mexico, which is the 13th largest country in the world. Nevertheless, the Inca Empire fell only a few years after its discovery by the Spaniards. Was only a small group of Spanish conquerors really behind its demise, or did something else cause its downfall? Read more

Why did the Aztec empire fall

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Why did the Aztec empire fall We were taught in elementary schools that the great American civilizations, namely the Aztec, Mayan, and Inca, perished shortly after the arrival of the Spaniards, in which the locals saw the Gods. However, this rumor was born only in the minds of some Spanish propagandists. But why aren't these nations today what they used to be? What really happened after the arrival of the Spaniards? Were the Spaniards the main driving force behind the fall of the Aztec Empire? Read more

Why mammoths became extinct

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Why mammoths became extinct Mammoths were the majestic inhabitants of the northern hemisphere from Western Europe through North Asia to North America. From skeletal remains, paintings in caves and modern scientific methods, we know for sure that they lived close to people and were even hunted for meat. Why aren't they among us today? Did they become extinctinct by human, global warming, or was the cause completely different? Read more

Why is the Ode to Joy the anthem of the European Union

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Why is the Ode to Joy the anthem of the European Union The Ode to Joy, the fourth and last movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, became the anthem of the Council of Europe in 1972 and of the European Community in 1985. Eight years later, the anthem was adopted by the then European Union. But why did the choice fall on this symphony? Read more

Why was Astana renamed Nur-Sultan

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Why was Astana renamed Nur-Sultan On March 23, 2019, an official decree, signed at the time by the interim President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Tokaev, was issued to rename the capital Astana to Nur-Sultan. The Kazakh capital was renamed again after more than 20 years. Nur-Sultan has been renamed a total of five times during its 190-year history. What is the history of the names of this capital and what led to the current renaming? Read more

Why did dinosaurs become extinct

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Why did dinosaurs become extinct When the phrase "extinction of dinosaurs" is said, most of us have probably the idea of a giant asteroid hitting Earth, obscuring sunlight, cooling the planet, and the death of animal species due to lack of food. But is this idea correct? And did the dinosaurs really die out? Read more

Why are the United States and Saudi Arabia allies

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Why are the United States and Saudi Arabia allies The alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia could be counted among the most bizarre alliances of the powers in the world. There are perhaps no more ideologically opposing allies than these two. On the one hand, there is a republic where lawmakers swear on the Bible, on the other hand, there is an absolute monarchy that promotes the most radical form of Islam called Wahhabism, whose members, largely directly from the Saudis, are behind the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. But how did this alliance come into being and what are the main reasons for its persistence to this day? Read more

Why is Russian spoken in Kazakhstan

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Why is Russian spoken in Kazakhstan In Kazakhstan, and other post-Soviet republics of Central Asia, Russian is spoken, along with the local language. Russian is the second official language in Kazakhstan, and even more people in Kazakhstan speak Russian (75 %) than Kazakh (64.4 %). In recent years, however, the Kazakh government has been trying to divert and build its own stronger identity in various ways away from the influence of Russian culture. But why does the Russian language dominate Kazakhstan? How far does the beginnings of the Russian language go in there? Read more

Why the Great Wall of China was built

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Why the Great Wall of China was built The Great Wall of China is not a single wall. These are a number of longer or shorter sections that originated from the 8th century BC until the fall of the Ming Dynasty in 1644. But what were the reasons for the construction of the largest fortification complex in human history? Read more