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Which Countries Still Have Active Landmines?
 
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The shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri is the latest tragedy to result from police using lethal force. Why are police allowed to shoot to kill? Why not "shoot to wound" instead? Learn More: New Developments in Understanding the Behavioral Science Factors in the "Stop Shooting" Response http://www.forcescience.org/stopshooting.html "A law enforcement officer can use deadly force with a firearm in a variety of circumstances." FOURTH AMENDMENT: AN OVERVIEW http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/fourth_amendment Tennessee v. Garner 471 U.S. 1 (1985) http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/471/1/case.html TIMES SQUARE SHOOTING: This Is Why Police Shoot To Kill http://www.businessinsider.com/times-square-shooting-why-police-shoot-to-kill-2012-8 "Police Officers don't shoot to wound." Shooting to wound http://www.pfoa.co.uk/110/shooting-to-wound "Do police officers really have to kill people when they shoot them? Couldn't they be more humane and just aim for arms or legs?" Was it legal for Darren Wilson to shoot Michael Brown? http://www.vox.com/2014/8/13/5994305/michael-brown-case-investigation-legal-police-kill-force-murder "On August 15, six days after the death of Michael Brown, the Ferguson Police Department finally identified the officer who shot Brown as Darren Wilson." Watch more TestTube! » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Tweet @NowThisNews on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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FULLSTERKUR: An Original Film By Rogue / 8K
 
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FULLSTERKUR is the third documentary in a collection of films produced by Rogue Fitness, exploring strength culture around the world, connected specifically by the ancient tradition of stone lifting. Nestled at the doorstep of the Arctic Circle, the country of Iceland is uniquely acquainted with the relationship between strength and survival. For hundreds of years, men and women were challenged to overcome harsh weather and endless winter nights by developing their own distinct physical and mental fortitude—passed down from the age of the Vikings, and iconically represented by the lifting of heavy stones. Today, on an island with a population of just over 300,000, a disproportionate number of the world’s greatest strength athletes still call Iceland home. The film features some of the modern stars of Iceland strength, including Magnus Ver Magnusson, Hafthor Bjornsson, and Annie Thorisdottir. But it also sheds light on strength culture’s early roots in the region, from the traditions of the Vikings and Sagas to the lives of farmers and fishermen. Explore the Stones: roguefitness.com/fullsterkur
Views: 326652 Rogue Fitness
Reward - The Pure Land  Backcountry Nordic Skiing & Winter Bushcraft, overnight in the Alps
 
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Deep virgin powder. The Music is Hayling by FC Kahuna.
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1972 Ski Doo Elan
 
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Chestermere Lake Bike Park April 7-2016
 
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Calgary BMX riders visit Chestermere Lake bike park. Thanks to ALL #permissiontoplay
Views: 1203 John Rajic
5 Most Disturbing Videos On LiveLeak
 
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LiveLeak is an internet video platform that showcases world events no matter how innocent or graphic. Some of these videos have the ability to send a chill up anyone's spine and make them question what kind of a world they live in. Now without further adue, these are the Most Disturbing Videos on LiveLeak. Follow Me On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/NightmareFives Music by Myuuji Poltergeist- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkAtIeHZ4wo Nightmares- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rW-ArkecW0 If for some reason you want to see these videos, here they are. 5: https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bb4_1283184704 4: https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b43_1320971902 https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=181_1429709085 3: https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=719_1500828088 2: https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=334_1310250809 1: https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f73_1495989583 While you're down here, why don't you check out some more videos. If you like creepy stuff, this is the channel for you! 5 Horrifying Things Caught On Live Stream https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=9DQs-6t8Qj4 5 Internet Challenges That Ended In Death https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=zZPu2LkQfOU 5 Scariest Voicemails Ever Recieved https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oaV-46iPmQ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTBF... This video isn't intended to shock or to be sensational. Rather, this video is intended to document what you can find on the internet, more specifically, LiveLeak, no matter how disturbing. All material in this video that can be considered "disturbing" has been censored. 5 Animal overpopulation, especially among dogs, is a huge problem throughout the world, but this isn't a way to fix it. A woman is seen throwing dogs into a river. The dogs seem to be, at the most, a few weeks old. The entire litter most likely died from either trauma or drowning after being thrown. The video was first posted with details about the girl the discription with the hopes of bringing her to justice, LiveLeak later wrote in the video discription that the woman responsible, Katja Pushnick was found, and that they condem any threats or injury toward Puschnik as action has already been taken against her by the proper athorities. 4 Motorcycle accidents are arguably worse than car accidents because of the limited ability for a motorcycle to protect the rider. Several videos exist on liveleak of victims of motorcycle accidents dead from a variety of different situations. One in particular shows a man with their head embedded in a telephone pole after crashing into it at over 100 mph. Another video shows a girl of an undetrmined age missing half of her leg following an accident. Compared to other videos like this one, the girl is lucky only to have lost her leg instead of her life. 3 A woman by the name of Obdulia Sanchez was live streaming herself driving her SUV along with her 14 year old sister, Jacqueline Sanchez, along with a friend. They crashed after veering off to the side of the road. Obdulia's sister was ejected and killed during the accident, but Obdulia herself was okay. Instead of attempting to help her sister or even the others in the car, Sanchez thought the best thing to do was to pose with her sister's lifeless body for those watching her stream. Obdulia was eventually charged with vehicular manslaughter and DUI as her blood alcohol levels were more than 9 times over the legal limit for those under 21 years old. 2 This video shows the aftermath of a car crash with a flatbed truck and a few cars. The crash appears to be fatal as bodies are strewn across the road. One body was possibly seen decapitated. One of the most disturbing parts of the video is a man on the side of the road presumably holding his child as he clings on to life. The child is seen with a major head injury as brain tissue can be seen. Beyond this video, nothing has been reveal regarding the crash such as the cause of the crash and the number of fatalities and injuries. 1 In Punjab, India, a 15 year old girl along with her grandfather were walking to tuition classes when the teen was hit by a truck. She is seen, split in half at the waist. The girl's mother shows up later in the video, horrified at the scene around her. She is heard yelling "my daughter" several times. Surprisingly enough, the teen survived despite the severe blood loss and trauma caused by the accident.
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Tom Sandberg
 
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I met the living & legendary photographer of Norway personally near my house! He gave me his personal album portfolio with autograph & personal details! So awesome!!! He's so down to earth! For real!
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Soviet Norway: Lenin rocks the Arctic
 
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Russia's vast territory extends over both land and sea, even reaching into foreign lands. A tiny part of the Spitzbergen Archipelago, officially belonging to Norway, is governed by Russian law. RT took a trip to Russia's remote and icy outpost. Russia took over coal-mining interests on the territory of the Spitsbergen Archipelago from the Dutch authorities during the Soviet period. And since the collapse of the USSR, the area has become even more important for Russia. RT on Twitter: http://twitter.com/RT_com RT on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
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DESTROY THE WORLD | Infectonator 3 #1
 
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Are you ready to destroy the world in Infectonator 3! ► TOUR TICKETS: https://www.jacksepticeyetour.com ►Twitter : https://twitter.com/Jack_Septic_Eye ►Instagram: http://instagram.com/jacksepticeye ►Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jacksepticeye Game Link ► https://store.steampowered.com/app/666570/Infectonator_3_Apocalypse/ Edited by Pixlpit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHsjBlPYou_k7FgMKLCo5JA Outro animation created by Pixlpit: https://www.youtube.com/user/pixlpit Outro Song created by "Teknoaxe". It's called "I'm everywhere" and you can listen to it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPtNBwMIQ9Q
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Julian Assange: UK, Sweden Have Attempted to 'Undermine' System
 
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Speaking to the press in the United Kingdom on Feb. 5, Julian Assange spoke about the diplomatic effect of the United Nation's decision that he has been "arbitrarily detained." http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/v/julian-assange-uk-sweden-have-attempted-to-undermine-system/
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"The Spirit of Chinese Brushwork" promotional video
 
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"The Spirit of Chinese Brushwork" promotional video. It presents Chinese contemporary brush and ink calligraphy and painting artists. It introduces an art exhibition with the same title which opens at World Expo in Milan, in July, 2015. It uses multimedia technologies and other advanced forms of presentation. The video was created by Ihavebao Culture Communication Co. Ltd.
Views: 1048 Patrycja Fudalej
Minecraft - Winter Olympics - PART 2
 
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Sorry that it took so long for the second part but here it is! :) Check out Part 1 ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5gQPLfIUw8 There are three sports in this video. Skiing, speed skating and curling. SUBSCRIBE ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0T0Mje0CvnKKgeZm_lrsig MINECRAFT ► https://minecraft.net TWITTER ► https://twitter.com/zaper114 Thanks for watching! If you liked it give it a like and subscribe to my channel to watch more videos.
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Spinosaurus fishes for prey | Planet Dinosaur | BBC
 
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Check out BBC Earth on BBC online - http://www.bbc.com/earth/world John Hurts tells the stories of the biggest, deadliest and weirdest Dinosaurs ever to walk the Earth. Massive carnivorous hunter Spinosaurus hunts the giant fresh water fish Onchopristis. Planet Dinosaur tells the stories of the biggest, deadliest and weirdest creatures ever to walk the Earth, using the latest fossil evidence and immersive computer graphics. Narrated by John Hurt. Visit http://www.bbcearth.com for all the latest animal news and wildlife videos BBC Earth Facebook http://www.facebook.com/bbcearth (ex-UK only) BBC Earth Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bbcearth Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://bit.ly/ydxvrP BBC Earth Channel: http://www.youtube.com/BBCEarth Latest BBC Earth videos: http://bit.ly/y1wtbi
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Cabala by Ophiel
 
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Utah Olympic Park - Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics Host - FULL TOUR (Park City, Utah)
 
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FULL TOUR of Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah! This video includes everything but the indoor ski museum. Many events from the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics were hosting here such as: the Bobsleigh, ski jump and Luge! There are also a lot of activities to do here during the off-season, check it out! The Utah Olympic Park is a winter sports park built for the 2002 Winter Olympics, and is located 28 miles (45 km) east of Salt Lake City near Park City, Utah, United States. During the 2002 games the park hosted the bobsleigh, skeleton, luge, ski jumping, and Nordic combined events.[1] It still serves a training center for Olympic and development level athletes. Other facilities in addition to the ski jumps and bobsled track located on site include a 2002 Winter Olympics and Ski Museum, day lodge, summer aerial training splash pool, ziplines, and a mountain coaster. Video Title: Utah Olympic Park - Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics Host - FULL TOUR (Park City, Utah) Video File Created Date: 08 April 2016 (Video may or may not have been captured on this date, it shows the date the video was last converted.) -- Video Uploaded and Managed using YouTube Bulk Uploader for the Lazy! -- Manage and Auto-Tag your YouTube videos offline... Then upload! -- http://ginkosolutions.com/youtube-bulk-uploader/ -- GinkoSolutions.com
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SlinCraze inspires Sámi youth with rap music
 
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Nils Rune Utsi, the Norwegian rapper known as SlinCraze, composes lyrics in his native language to create awareness for the Sámi population in northern Scandinavia. SlinCraze visited the UN for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and gave a performance to an eager crowd.
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Street View's New Look on Google Maps Australia
 
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Check out the new experience of Street View on Google Maps. Learn the new ways to enter Street View, look at our full screen mode, navigate through driving directions, and more. Street View is a feature of Google Maps that allows you to quickly and easily view and navigate high-resolution, 360 degree street level images of various cities in Australia. See at http://maps.google.com.au/streetview
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30K Facebook likes Q&A with Erik Almas
 
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Erik Almas Answering questions asked on Facebook
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4 Year Old's First Time Ziplining! 😦   Park City, Utah: Traveling with Kids
 
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Zip lining for the first time at Park City Utah. Visiting the Utah Olympic Park where we did the extreme tubing, obstacle courses and zipline. We also checked out Park City Museum and had lunch at Riverhorse Provisions. Look Who's Blogging is the best family travel vlog that explores the West from the kids' perspective. We visit amusement parks, museums, festivals, and other family friendly attractions. Subscribe so you won't miss an episode of our YouTube kids travel videos! Subscribe ►http://bit.ly/1lOxNUq Watch more episodes ►http://bit.ly/1lOHlPd Facebook ►http://on.fb.me/1GUJoRi Twitter ►http://bit.ly/1D1xLn2 Pinterest ►http://bit.ly/1nmbx9C Instagram ►http://bit.ly/1nF3jL6 Visit Park City | Go Park City | Things to do in Park City | Park City Day Trip | Park City Weekend Getaway | Travel Park City | Park City Attractions | Park City Utah | Park City with Kids | Park City Travel Tips | Park City Travel Guide | Park City Things to Do | Park City Blog | Park City Vlog | Park City Vacation Kids travel vlog - Family Travel Vlog - Best Travel Vlogs - Travel Vlogs - Travel Vlog - Best Kids Travel Vlog - Best Family Travel Vlog - Traveling with Kids - Travel with Kids - Traveling with Kids - Family Friendly Vlogs - Kid Friendly Videos - Family Friendly Videos #familytravel #travelwithkids #parkcity
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JERSEY BOY | DailyVee 039
 
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HAD A GREAT TIME AT PROPELLER FEST IN JERSEY. watch all of my journey as an entrepreneur HERE: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfA33-E9P7FA-A72QKBw3noWuQbaVXqSD music featured in this DAILYVEE: ♫Music By Ashon - https://soundcloud.com/volorean 💿 DailyVee Selects: https://soundcloud.com/garyvee/sets/dailyvee-selects -- Thank you for watching this video. I hope that you keep up with the daily videos I post on the channel, subscribe, and share your learnings with those that need to hear it. Your comments are my oxygen, so please take a second and say ‘Hey’ ;). -- ► Subscribe to My Channel Here http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=GaryVaynerchuk -- Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients across the company’s 5 locations. Gary is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, 4-time New York Times Bestselling Author, and has been named to both Crain’s and Fortune’s 40 Under 40 lists. Gary is the host of the #AskGaryVee Show, a business and marketing focused Q&A video show and podcast, as well as DailyVee, a docu-series highlighting what it’s like to be a CEO, investor, speaker, and public figure in today’s digital age. Make sure to stay tuned for Gary’s latest project Planet of the Apps, Apple’s very first video series, where Gary will be a judge alongside Will.I.Am, Jessica Alba, and Gwyneth Paltrow. ---- Follow Me Online Here: Instagram: http://instagram.com/garyvee Facebook: http://facebook.com/gary Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/garyvee Website: http://garyvaynerchuk.com Soundcloud | https://soundcloud.com/garyvee/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/garyvee Medium: http://medium.com/@garyvee Planet of the Apps | http://planetoftheapps.com Podcast : http://garyvaynerchuk.com/podcast Wine Library : http://winelibrary.com Subscribe to my VIP Newsletter for exclusive content and weekly giveaways here: http://garyvee.com/GARYVIP
Views: 72045 GaryVee
Contemporary Cabinets of Curiosity: Artist Mark Dion
 
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Presented January 27, 2013 at the Nasher Sculpture Center. In this slide-show, harking back to personal holidays and expeditions prior to digital photography, Artist Mark Dion unpacks his practice of examining the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. Since the early 1990s, Mark Dion has been appropriating archaeological and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, the artist creates works that address distinctions between objective scientific methods and subjective influences. By locating the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature, Dion questions the authoritative role of the scientific voice in contemporary society. Mark Dion was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1961. He received a BFA (1986) and an honorary doctorate (2003) from the University of Hartford, School of Art, Connecticut. The artist’s spectacular and often fantastical curiosity cabinets, modeled on Wunderkabinetts of the sixteenth century, exalt atypical orderings of objects and specimens. By locating the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature, Mark Dion questions the authoritative role of the scientific voice in contemporary society. He has received numerous awards, including the ninth annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001). He has had major exhibitions at Miami Art Museum (2006); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004); the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2003); and Tate Gallery, London (1999). 'Neukom Vivarium' (2006), a permanent outdoor installation and learning lab for the Olympic Sculpture Park, was commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum. Dion lives and works in Pennsylvania. The Nasher Sculpture Center’s ongoing 360 Speaker Series features conversations and lectures on the ever-expanding definition of sculpture. Guests are invited to witness first-hand accounts of the inspiration behind some of the world’s most innovative artwork, architecture and design. Find out more about the 360 Speaker Series and view presentation by past speakers at http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/360 Stay in touch with the Nasher Sculpture Center via social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NasherSculptureCenter Twitter: https://twitter.com/nashersculpture Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/nashersculpture/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nashersculpturecenter/ Periscope: http://www.periscope.tv/nashersculpture The 360 videography project is supported by Suzanne and Ansel Aberly. This support enables digital recording of all 360 Speaker Series programs and the creation of an online archive for learners of all ages.
Russian Federation | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia 00:05:32 1 Etymology 00:07:19 2 History 00:07:28 2.1 Early history 00:09:14 2.2 Kievan Rus' 00:12:33 2.3 Grand Duchy of Moscow 00:14:49 2.4 Tsardom of Russia 00:19:10 2.5 Imperial Russia 00:24:38 2.6 February Revolution and Russian Republic 00:26:13 2.7 Soviet Russia and civil war 00:27:46 2.8 Soviet Union 00:31:41 2.8.1 World War II 00:36:03 2.8.2 Cold War 00:40:19 2.9 Russian Federation 00:47:10 3 Politics 00:47:19 3.1 Governance 00:49:28 3.2 Foreign relations 00:54:06 3.3 Military 00:57:02 3.4 Political divisions 00:59:52 4 Geography 01:01:04 4.1 Topography 01:04:56 4.2 Climate 01:07:07 4.3 Biodiversity 01:08:19 5 Economy 01:15:44 5.1 Energy 01:18:19 5.2 External trade and investment 01:19:12 5.3 Agriculture 01:21:22 5.4 Transport 01:26:09 5.5 Science and technology 01:32:23 5.6 Space exploration 01:34:41 5.7 Water supply and sanitation 01:35:25 5.8 Corruption 01:38:01 6 Demographics 01:43:21 6.1 Largest cities 01:43:29 6.2 Ethnic groups 01:43:55 6.3 Language 01:45:19 6.4 Religion 01:55:31 6.5 Health 01:57:25 6.6 Education 01:59:19 7 Culture 01:59:27 7.1 Folk culture and cuisine 02:02:48 7.2 Architecture 02:06:16 7.3 Visual arts 02:09:16 7.4 Music and dance 02:12:01 7.5 Literature and philosophy 02:15:32 7.6 Cinema, animation and media 02:19:16 7.7 Sports 02:26:13 7.8 National holidays and symbols 02:30:11 7.9 Tourism 02:33:06 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.840215070640857 Voice name: en-AU-Wavenet-C "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Russia (Russian: Росси́я, tr. Rossiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijə]), officially the Russian Federation (Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, tr. Rossiyskaya Federatsiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijskəjə fʲɪdʲɪˈratsɨjə]), is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), Russia is by a considerable margin the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 146.77 million people as of 2019, including Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is one of the largest cities in the world and the second largest city in Europe; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. However, Russia recognises two more countries that border it, Abkhazia and South Ossetia, both of which are internationally recognized as parts of Georgia. The East Slavs emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde in the 13th century. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities and achieved independence from the Golden Horde. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, wh ...
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Best european brothel
 
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Journalist visited Pascha - very popular German brothel in Cologne, biggest in Europe and one of top 5 brothels . Unlike North America , you can buy and sell sex in Germany therefore brothels are legal. Watch Pascha brothel movie online - prices ,prostitutes, clients. Pascha in Cologne offer flat rates and money-back guarantee for customers who are not fully satisfied.
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From Travels In Alaska by John Muir - FULL AudioBook - Naturalism & Outdoor Adventure
 
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From Travels In Alaska by John Muir - FULL Audio Book - SUBSCRIBE to Greatest Audio Books: http://www.youtube.com/GreatestAudioBooks - Become a FRIEND: Facebook: Google+: - READ along by clicking (CC) for Closed Caption Transcript! - LISTEN to the entire audiobook for free! Chapter listing and length: From Travels In Alaska by John Muir -- 00:17:52 Read by Jason Mills This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer visit librivox.org.
Views: 10658 Greatest AudioBooks
L'aventure d'un Viking 33 - Début du moulin
 
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Playlist "L'aventure d'un Viking" : http://goo.gl/uEKv7D Aujourd'hui on se retrouve pour mon aventure solo sur Minecraft.Objectif, survivre dans se monde hostile et s'enfuir par la mer. Les objectifs de cette aventure sont plus bas dans la description, si vous avez d'autres idées n'hésitez pas ;-). Obejctifs : - Construire une ferme avec pastèques, carottes, pomme de terres. - Créez un ensemble d'outils en diamants et les enchanter au niveau 30. - Construire une maison d'architecture Viking en bord de mer. - Construire un Drakkar avec dans la cale : 10 blocs de Diamants 20 blocs de Redstones 30 blocs d'Or 40 blocs de Fer Playlist mise à jour : http://goo.gl/cya6Li ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Twitter : http://goo.gl/1NYWDq Ma Chaîne : http://goo.gl/GGK3pO
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Russia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Russia Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Russia (Russian: Росси́я, tr. Rossiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijə]), officially the Russian Federation (Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, tr. Rossiyskaya Federatsiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijskəjə fʲɪdʲɪˈratsɨjə]), is a country in Eurasia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 144.5 million people as of 2018, excluding Crimea. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country. Russia's capital, Moscow, is the largest metropolitan area in Europe proper and one of the largest cities in the world; other major cities include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Extending across the entirety of Northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. The East Slavs emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodox Christianity from the Byzantine Empire, beginning the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Russian culture for the next millennium. Rus' ultimately disintegrated into a number of smaller states; most of the Rus' lands were overrun by the Mongol invasion and became tributaries of the nomadic Golden Horde in the 13th century. The Grand Duchy of Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities, achieved independence from the Golden Horde. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, which was the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland on the west to Alaska on the east.Following the Russian Revolution, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the world's first constitutionally socialist state. The Soviet Union played a decisive role in the Allied victory in World War II, and emerged as a recognized superpower and rival to the United States during the Cold War. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first human-made satellite and the launching of the first humans in space. By the end of 1990, the Soviet Union had the world's second largest economy, largest standing military in the world and the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, twelve independent republics emerged from the USSR: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Baltic states regained independence: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania; the Russian SFSR reconstituted itself as the Russian Federation and is recognized as the continuing legal personality and a successor of the Soviet Union. It is governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia's economy ranks as the twelfth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015. Russia's extensive mineral and energy resources are the largest such reserves in the world, making it one of the leading producers of oil and natural gas globally. The country is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Russia is a great power as well as a regional power and has b ...
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History of Western civilization | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: History of Western civilization Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Western civilization traces its roots back to Europe and the Mediterranean. It is linked to the Roman Empire and with Medieval Western Christendom which emerged from the Middle Ages to experience such transformative episodes as the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, scientific revolution, and the development of liberal democracy. The civilizations of Classical Greece and Ancient Rome are considered seminal periods in Western history; a few cultural contributions also emerged from the pagan peoples of pre-Christian Europe, such as the Celts and Germans, as well as some significant religious contributions derived from Judaism and Hellenistic Judaism stemming back to Second Temple Judea, Galilee, and the early Jewish diaspora; and some other Middle Eastern influences. Christianity and Roman Catholicism has played a prominent role in the shaping of Western civilization, which throughout most of its history, has been nearly equivalent to Christian culture. (There were Christians outside of the West, such as China, India, Russia, Byzantium and the Middle East). Western civilization has spread to produce the dominant cultures of modern Americas and Oceania, and has had immense global influence in recent centuries in many ways. Following the 5th century Fall of Rome, Western Europe entered the Middle Ages, during which period the Catholic Church filled the power vacuum left in the West by the fall of the Western Roman Empire, while the Eastern Roman Empire (or Byzantine Empire) endured in the East for centuries, becoming a Hellenic Eastern contrast to the Latin West. By the 12th century, Western Europe was experiencing a flowering of art and learning, propelled by the construction of cathedrals and the establishment of medieval universities. Christian unity was shattered by the Reformation from the 16th century. A merchant class grew out of city states, initially in the Italian peninsula (see Italian city-states), and Europe experienced the Renaissance from the 14th to the 17th century, heralding an age of technological and artistic advance and ushering in the Age of Discovery which saw the rise of such global European Empires as those of Spain and Portugal. The Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the 18th century. Under the influence of the Enlightenment, the Age of Revolution emerged from the United States and France as part of the transformation of the West into its industrialised, democratised modern form. The lands of North and South America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand became first part of European Empires and then home to new Western nations, while Africa and Asia were largely carved up between Western powers. Laboratories of Western democracy were founded in Britain's colonies in Australasia from the mid-19th centuries, while South America largely created new autocracies. In the 20th century, absolute monarchy disappeared from Europe, and despite episodes of Fascism and Communism, by the close of the century, virtually all of Europe was electing its leaders democratically. Most Western nations were heavily involved in the First and Second World Wars and protracted Cold War. World War II saw Fascism defeated in Europe, and the emergence of the United States and Soviet Union as rival global powers and a new "East-West" political contrast. Other than in Russia, the European Empires disintegrated after World War II and civil rights movements and widescale multi-ethnic, multi-faith migrations to Europe, the Americas and Oceania lowered the earlier predominance of ethnic Europeans in Western culture. European nations moved towards greater economic and political co-operation through the European Union. The Cold War ended around 1990 with the collapse of Soviet imposed Communism in Central and Eastern Europe. In the 21st century, the Western World retains significant global economic power and influ ...
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Things Mr. Welch is No Longer Allowed to do in a RPG #1-2450 Reading Compilation
 
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A list of things that Mister Welch is no long allowed to do in a tabletop rpg game. From Dungeons and dragons, call of cthulu, Pathfinder, Star Wars, and many other tabletop games and modules! 2450 entries in all! If you wish to see more from Eastside Show SCP (Eastside Steve), be sure to subscribe today for the latest videos! https://goo.gl/KekHSK The complete reading compilation of "Things Mr. Welch is No Longer Allowed to do in a RPG" numbers 1-2540! Enjoy the insanity, featuring RPG loop holes, insanity, and all sorts of table top shenanigans! Read along with me! ♣Read along: http://theglen.livejournal.com/389635.html TVtropes page: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG "Pixel Peeker Polka - slower" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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mm2 tour (1028) RMS Titanic sinking 鐵達尼號 沉沒 泰坦尼克號 奧林匹克級郵輪
 
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RMS Titanic (/taɪˈtænɪk/) was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Of the 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. The largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, the RMS Titanic was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster. Under the command of Edward Smith, who went down with the ship, Titanic carried some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe seeking a new life in North America. A high-power radiotelegraph transmitter was available for sending passenger "marconigrams" and for the ship's operational use. Although Titanic had advanced safety features such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors, there were not enough lifeboats to accommodate all of those aboard due to outdated maritime safety regulations. Titanic only carried enough lifeboats for 1,178 people—slightly more than half of the number on board, and one third of her total capacity. After leaving Southampton on 10 April 1912, Titanic called at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown (now Cobh) in Ireland before heading west to New York.[2] On 14 April, four days into the crossing and about 375 miles (600 km) south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. ship's time. The collision caused the ship's hull plates to buckle inwards along her starboard side and opened five of her sixteen watertight compartments to the sea; the ship gradually filled with water. Meanwhile, passengers and some crew members were evacuated in lifeboats, many of which were launched only partially loaded. A disproportionate number of men were left aboard because of a "women and children first" protocol for loading lifeboats.[3] At 2:20 a.m., she broke apart and foundered—with well over one thousand people still aboard. Just under two hours after Titanic sank, the Cunard liner RMS Carpathia arrived at the scene, where she brought aboard an estimated 705 survivors. The disaster was greeted with worldwide shock and outrage at the huge loss of life and the regulatory and operational failures that had led to it. Public inquiries in Britain and the United States led to major improvements in maritime safety. One of their most important legacies was the establishment in 1914 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), which still governs maritime safety today. Additionally, several new wireless regulations were passed around the world in an effort to learn from the many missteps in wireless communications—which could have saved many more passengers.[4] The wreck of Titanic, first discovered over 70 years after the sinking, remains on the seabed, split in two and gradually disintegrating at a depth of 12,415 feet (3,784 m). Since her discovery in 1985, thousands of artefacts have been recovered and put on display at museums around the world. Titanic has become one of the most famous ships in history; her memory is kept alive by numerous works of popular culture, including books, folk songs, films, exhibits, and memorials. 鐵達尼號(英語:RMS Titanic,中國大陸譯作泰坦尼克號[1])是一艘奧林匹克級郵輪,於1912年4月處女航時撞上冰山後沉沒。鐵達尼號是同級的3艘超級郵輪中的第2艘,與姐妹船奧林匹克號和不列顛號一度為白星航運公司的乘客們提供快速且舒適的跨大西洋旅行。[2] 鐵達尼號由位於北愛爾蘭貝爾法斯特的哈蘭·沃爾夫船廠興建,是當時最大的客運輪船,由於其規模相當一艘現代航空母艦,因而號稱「上帝也沉沒不了的巨型郵輪」。在鐵達尼號的處女航中,從英國南安普敦出發,途經法國瑟堡-奧克特維爾以及愛爾蘭昆士敦,計劃橫渡大西洋前往美國紐約市。但因為人為錯誤,於1912年4月14日船上時間夜裡11點40分撞上冰山;2小時40分鐘後,即4月15日凌晨02點20分,船裂成兩半後沉入大西洋,死亡人數超越1500人,堪稱20世紀最大的海難事件,同時也是最廣為人知的海難之一。
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Lithuania | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Lithuania Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Lithuania ( (listen); Lithuanian: Lietuva [lʲɪɛtʊˈvɐ]), officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublika), is a country in the Baltic region of northern-eastern Europe. Since its independence, Lithuania has been referred to as one of the Baltic states. It is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, to the east of Sweden and Denmark. It is bordered by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) to the southwest. Lithuania has an estimated population of 2.8 million people as of 2017, and its capital and largest city is Vilnius. Other major cities are Kaunas and Klaipėda. Lithuanians are a Baltic people. The official language, Lithuanian, along with Latvian, is one of only two living languages in the Baltic branch of the Indo-European language family. For centuries, the southeastern shores of the Baltic Sea were inhabited by various Baltic tribes. In the 1230s, the Lithuanian lands were united by Mindaugas, the King of Lithuania, and the first unified Lithuanian state, the Kingdom of Lithuania, was created on 6 July 1253. During the 14th century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania was the largest country in Europe; present-day Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, and parts of Poland and Russia were the territories of the Grand Duchy. With the Lublin Union of 1569, Lithuania and Poland formed a voluntary two-state union, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Commonwealth lasted more than two centuries, until neighbouring countries systematically dismantled it from 1772 to 1795, with the Russian Empire annexing most of Lithuania's territory. As World War I neared its end, Lithuania's Act of Independence was signed on 16 February 1918, declaring the founding of the modern Republic of Lithuania. In the midst of the Second World War, Lithuania was first occupied by the Soviet Union and then by Nazi Germany. As World War II neared its end and the Germans retreated, the Soviet Union reoccupied Lithuania. On 11 March 1990, a year before the formal dissolution of the Soviet Union, Lithuania became the first Baltic state to declare itself independent, resulting in the restoration of an independent State of Lithuania. Lithuania is a member of the European Union, the Council of Europe, eurozone, Schengen Agreement, NATO and OECD. It is also a member of the Nordic Investment Bank, and part of Nordic-Baltic cooperation of Northern European countries. The United Nations Human Development Index lists Lithuania as a "very high human development" country.
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England | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/England 00:02:55 1 Toponymy 00:06:43 2 History 00:06:52 2.1 Prehistory and antiquity 00:11:39 2.2 Middle Ages 00:17:18 2.3 Early modern 00:22:57 2.4 Late modern and contemporary 00:27:36 3 Governance 00:27:45 3.1 Politics 00:30:52 3.2 Law 00:32:40 3.3 Regions, counties, and districts 00:36:16 4 Geography 00:36:25 4.1 Landscape and rivers 00:39:55 4.2 Climate 00:41:25 4.3 Major conurbations 00:42:39 5 Economy 00:48:18 5.1 Science and technology 00:51:24 5.2 Transport 00:54:44 6 Healthcare 00:56:55 7 Demography 00:57:04 7.1 Population 01:00:37 7.2 Language 01:03:41 7.3 Religion 01:08:03 8 Education 01:12:06 9 Culture 01:12:15 9.1 Architecture 01:15:15 9.2 Folklore 01:17:57 9.3 Cuisine 01:20:34 9.4 Visual arts 01:23:00 9.5 Literature, poetry, and philosophy 01:26:15 9.6 Performing arts 01:29:53 9.7 Cinema 01:32:38 9.8 Museums, libraries, and galleries 01:34:28 10 Sports 01:45:33 11 National symbols 01:48:28 12 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.8598710302989776 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-D "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world. The English language, the Anglican Church, and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world – developed in England, and the country's parliamentary system of government has been widely adopted by other nations. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world's first industrialised nation.England's terrain is chiefly low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there is upland and mountainous terrain in the north (for example, the Lake District and Pennines) and in the west (for example, Dartmoor and the Shropshire Hills). The capital is London, which has the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. England's population of over 55 million comprises 84% of the population of the United Kingdom, largely concentrated around London, the South East, and conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East, and Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century.The Kingdom of England – which after 1535 included Wales – ceased being a separate sovereign state on 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland (through another Act of Union) to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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Portugal | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Portugal 00:03:51 1 Etymology 00:05:31 2 History 00:05:40 2.1 Prehistory 00:09:19 2.2 Roman Lusitania and Gallaecia 00:12:00 2.3 Germanic kingdoms: Suebi and Visigoths 00:17:14 2.4 Islamic period and the Reconquista 00:19:40 2.5 County of Portucale 00:22:59 2.6 Afonsine era 00:25:56 2.7 Joanine era and Age of Discoveries 00:29:37 2.8 Iberian Union, Restoration and early Brigantine era 00:32:44 2.9 Pombaline era and Enlightenment 00:37:45 2.10 Napoleonic era 00:40:57 2.11 Constitutional monarchy 00:44:35 2.12 First Republic and Estado Novo 00:48:00 2.13 Carnation Revolution and European integration 00:53:19 3 Geography 00:55:24 3.1 Climate 01:00:53 3.2 Biodiversity 01:05:19 4 Government and administration 01:07:04 4.1 Presidency of the Republic 01:08:04 4.2 Government 01:09:18 4.3 Parliament 01:10:13 4.4 Law and drug policy 01:12:19 4.5 LGBT+ rights in Portugal 01:13:16 4.6 Law enforcement 01:13:50 4.7 Administrative divisions 01:15:40 4.8 Foreign relations 01:18:34 4.9 Military 01:21:31 4.10 Government finance 01:25:00 5 Economy 01:30:23 5.1 Primary sector 01:34:26 5.2 Secondary sector 01:35:32 5.3 Tertiary sector 01:38:04 5.4 Quaternary sector 01:41:34 5.5 Transport 01:45:56 5.6 Energy 01:48:05 6 Demographics 01:53:14 6.1 Urbanization 01:53:22 6.2 Metropolitan areas and Functional Urban Area (FUA) 01:53:39 6.3 Immigration 01:55:58 6.4 Religion 01:58:03 6.5 Languages 02:00:04 6.6 Education 02:03:57 6.7 Health 02:07:32 7 Culture 02:08:28 7.1 Architecture 02:09:13 7.2 Cinema 02:09:57 7.3 Literature 02:11:08 7.4 Cuisine 02:13:25 7.5 Music 02:16:45 7.6 Visual arts 02:18:10 7.7 Sport 02:22:23 8 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Portugal (Portuguese: [puɾtuˈɣal]), officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa [ʁɛˈpuβlikɐ puɾtuˈɣezɐ]), is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments. Portugal is the oldest state on the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times. The Pre-Celts, Celts, Carthaginians and Romans were followed by the invasions of the Visigoths and Suebi Germanic peoples. Portugal as a country was established during the Christian Reconquista against the Moors who had invaded the Iberian Peninsula in 711 AD. Despite attempts at independence since its foundation as a county in 868, only after the Battle of São Mamede in 1128, where Portuguese forces led by Afonso Henriques defeated forces led by his mother, Teresa, the County of Portugal affirmed its sovereignty and Afonso styled himself Prince of Portugal. He would later be proclaimed King of Portugal at the Battle of Ourique in 1139 and was recognised as such, by neighbouring kingdoms, on the Treaty of Zamora, in 1143.In the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal established the first global empire, becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers. During this period, today referred to as the Age of Discovery, Portuguese explorers pioneered maritime exploration, notably under royal patronage of Prince Henry the Navigator and King John II, with such notable voyages as Bartolomeu Dias' sailing beyond the Cape of Good Hope (Cabo da Boa Esperança) (1488), Vasco da Gama's discovery of the sea route to India (1497–98) and the European discovery of Brazil (1500). During this time Portugal monopolized the spice trade, and the empire expanded with military campaigns in Asia. However, events such as the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, the Industrial Revolution, the Seven Years' War, the country's occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Bra ...
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How much value does Service Design create / Birgit Mager / Episode #2
 
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Can we measure how much value Service Design creates? This and more in this episode of the Service Design Show featuring Birgit Mager. Leave a comment below with your thoughts and subscribe ➜ https://goo.gl/TMTBiF ---------------------------------------- 📺 EPISODE GUIDE 02:17 - Global Service Design Conference 2016 in Amsterdam 04:23 - What is your first memory of Service Design 07:46 - How can we make sure that the uniqueness of Service Design will be saved 12:52 - The Service Design Day on June 1st 2016 #SDDay 18:08 - How much value does Service Design create 27:02 - Birgits beginners tip 28:35 - Question for the viewers ---------------------------------------- ABOUT BIRGIT MAGER @BiSDN ➜ https://goo.gl/0ZYsTk Birgits profile at the Service Design Network ➜ https://goo.gl/jsWFVK LINKS FROM THE SHOW Service Design Network ➜ https://goo.gl/C9OpCV Service Design Global Conference 2016 ➜ https://goo.gl/4usf68 #SDDay / Service Design Day ➜ https://goo.gl/XVUv6H ---------------------------------------- 🔔 NEVER MISS AN EPISODE Subscribe to the channel and always stay one step ahead in Service Design ➜ https://goo.gl/TMTBiF 🎙️ LISTEN TO THE PODCAST Listen to the Service Design Show on your daily commute! * SoundCloud ➜ https://go.servicedesignshow.com/podcast * iTunes ➜ https://go.servicedesignshow.com/itunes 🚀 THE UNIVERSITY Take your Service Design skills to the next level. https://go.servicedesignshow.com/university ---------------------------------------- On the Service Design Show we discuss how to make a POSITIVE IMPACT through design. If you're interested in Service Design, Design Thinking, Customer Experience, Business Innovation, Organisational Change and Creative Leadership we'd love to have you subscribe and join us! 🔔 SUBSCRIBE ➜ https://go.servicedesignshow.com/subscribe
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Uzbekistan | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Uzbekistan Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Uzbekistan (US: ( listen), UK: , Uzbek: Oʻzbekiston, pronounced [ozbekiˈstɒn], Russian: Узбекистан), officially also the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbek: Oʻzbekiston Respublikasi/Ўзбекистон Республикаси, Russian: Республика Узбекистан), is a landlocked country—the only doubly landlocked one (i.e. surrounded solely by other landlocked countries)—in Central Asia and one of the only two in the world. The sovereign state is a secular, unitary constitutional republic, comprising 12 provinces, one autonomous republic, and a capital city. Uzbekistan is bordered by five landlocked countries: Kazakhstan to the north; Kyrgyzstan to the northeast; Tajikistan to the southeast; Afghanistan to the south; and Turkmenistan to the southwest. What is now Uzbekistan was in ancient times part of the Iranian-speaking region of Transoxiana. The first recorded settlers were Eastern Iranian nomads, known as Scythians, who founded kingdoms in Khwarezm (8th–6th centuries BC), Bactria (8th–6th centuries BC), Sogdia (8th–6th centuries BC), Fergana (3rd century BC – 6th century AD), and Margiana (3rd century BC – 6th century AD). The area was incorporated into the Persian Empire and, after a period of Macedonian Greek rule, was ruled mostly by Persian dynasties. The Muslim conquest in the 7th century converted the majority of the population, including the local ruling classes, into adherents of Islam. During this period, cities such as Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara began to grow rich from the Silk Road. The local Khwarezmian dynasty, and Central Asia as a whole, were decimated by the Mongol invasion in the 13th century. After the Mongol Conquests, the area became increasingly dominated by Turkic peoples. The city of Shahrisabz was the birthplace of the Turco-Mongol warlord Timur, also known as one of Genghis Khan's grandchildren, who in the 14th century established the Timurid Empire and was proclaimed the Supreme Emir of Turan with his capital in Samarkand. The area was conquered by Uzbek Shaybanids in the 16th century, moving the centre of power from Samarkand to Bukhara. The region was split into three states: Khanate of Khiva, Khanate of Kokand, and Emirate of Bukhara. It was gradually incorporated into the Russian Empire during the 19th century, with Tashkent becoming the political center of Russian Turkestan. In 1924, after national delimitation, the constituent republic of the Soviet Union known as the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic was created. Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, it declared independence as the Republic of Uzbekistan on 31 August 1991. Uzbekistan has a diverse cultural heritage due to its storied history and strategic location. Its first major official language is Uzbek, a Turkic language written in the Latin alphabet and spoken natively by approximately 85% of the population. Russian has widespread use as a governmental language; it is the most widely taught second language. Uzbeks constitute 81% of the population, followed by Russians (5.4%), Tajiks (4.0%), Kazakhs (3.0%), and others (6.5%). Muslims constitute 79% of the population while 5% of the population follow Russian Orthodox Christianity, and 16% of the population follow other religions or are non-religious. A majority of Uzbeks are non-denominational Muslims. Uzbekistan is a member of the CIS, OSCE, UN, and the SCO. While officially a democratic republic, by 2008 non-governmental human rights organizations defined Uzbekistan as "an authoritarian state with limited civil rights".Following the death of Islam Karimov in 2016, the second president, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, started a new course, which was described as a A Quiet Revolution and Revolution from Above. He stated he intended to abolish cotton slavery, systematic use of child labour, exit visas, to introduce a tax reform, create four new free economic zones, as well as amnestied some political prisoners. The relations with neighboring countries of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan drastic ...
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Erik Almas & SLR Lounge - Interview
 
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Erik Almas talking to SLR Lounge in London. Interviewed by Neda Dion. http://www.nedadion.com/
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Vermont | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Vermont 00:03:43 1 Etymology 00:04:39 2 Geography 00:06:53 2.1 Cities 00:07:17 2.2 Largest towns 00:07:33 2.3 Climate 00:09:42 2.4 Geology 00:11:45 2.5 Fauna 00:14:23 2.6 Flora 00:15:39 3 History 00:15:48 3.1 Native American 00:17:00 3.2 Colonial 00:20:34 3.3 Sovereignty 00:22:06 3.4 Revolutionary War 00:23:19 3.5 Admission to the Union 00:24:59 3.6 The Civil War 00:26:08 3.7 Postbellum era to present 00:26:18 3.7.1 Demographic changes 00:27:07 3.7.2 Natural disasters 00:28:17 3.7.3 Political changes 00:29:53 4 Demographics 00:30:02 4.1 Population changes 00:31:50 4.1.1 Birth data 00:32:17 4.2 Population characteristics 00:33:22 4.3 Vermont speech patterns 00:34:52 4.4 Religion 00:35:00 5 Economy 00:38:23 5.1 Personal income 00:39:29 5.2 Agriculture 00:40:20 5.2.1 Dairy farming 00:43:08 5.2.2 Forestry 00:45:40 5.2.3 Other 00:46:47 5.3 Manufacturing 00:47:17 5.4 Health 00:47:59 5.5 Housing 00:50:08 5.6 Labor 00:51:16 5.7 Insurance 00:52:10 5.8 Tourism 00:55:45 5.9 Quarrying 00:56:50 5.10 Non-profits and volunteerism 00:57:21 6 Transportation 00:59:44 6.1 Major routes 01:00:09 6.1.1 North–south routes 01:02:25 6.1.2 East–west routes 01:04:41 6.2 Rail 01:05:12 6.3 Bus 01:05:20 6.3.1 Intercity 01:06:13 6.3.2 Local 01:08:39 6.4 Ferry 01:09:02 6.5 Airports 01:09:54 7 Media 01:10:03 7.1 Newspapers of record 01:10:47 7.2 Broadcast media 01:11:47 8 Utilities 01:11:56 8.1 Electricity 01:14:22 8.2 Communication 01:15:08 9 Law and government 01:16:18 9.1 Finances and taxation 01:20:10 9.2 Politics 01:20:58 9.2.1 State politics 01:26:22 9.2.2 Federal politics 01:29:48 10 Public health 01:34:48 11 Education 01:36:25 11.1 Higher education 01:37:25 12 Culture 01:39:52 12.1 Sports 01:40:00 12.1.1 Winter sports 01:40:47 12.1.2 Baseball 01:41:15 12.1.3 Basketball 01:41:45 12.1.4 Football 01:42:09 12.1.5 Hockey 01:42:32 12.1.6 Soccer 01:42:56 12.1.7 Motorsport 01:43:50 13 State symbols 01:44:42 14 Notable Vermonters 01:44:58 14.1 Residents 01:46:22 14.2 In fiction 01:47:38 15 Vermont sights 01:47:47 16 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Vermont ( (listen)) is a state in the New England region of the Northeastern United States. It borders the U.S. states of Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire to the east, New York to the west, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. Vermont is the second-smallest by population and the sixth-smallest by area of the 50 U.S. states. The state capital is Montpelier, the least populous state capital in the United States. The most populous city, Burlington, is the least populous city to be the most populous city in a state. As of 2015, Vermont was the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States. It was ranked as the safest state in the country in 2016.For thousands of years indigenous peoples, including the Mohawk and the Algonquian-speaking Abenaki, occupied much of the territory that is now Vermont and was later claimed by France's colony of New France. France ceded the territory to Great Britain after being defeated in 1763 in the Seven Years' War. Thereafter, the nearby colonies, especially the provinces of New Hampshire and New York, disputed the extent of the area called the New Hampshire Grants to the west of the Connecticut River, encompassing present-day Vermont. The provincial government of New York sold land grants to settlers in the region, which conflicted with earlier grants from the government of New Hampshire. The Green Mountain Boys militia protected the interests of the established New Hampshire land grant settlers against the newly arrived settlers with land titles granted by New York. Ultimately, a group of settlers with New Hampshire land grant titles established the Vermont Republic in 1777 as an independent state during the American Revolutionary War. The Vermont Republic partially abolished slavery before any of the other states. Vermont then became the fourteenth state to be admitted to the newly established United States in 1791. Vermont ...
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Andalusia | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Andalusia Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Andalusia (; Spanish: Andalucía [andaluˈθi.a]; Portuguese: Andaluzia) is an autonomous community in southern Spain. It is the most populous and the second largest in area of the autonomous communities in the country. The Andalusian autonomous community is officially recognised as a "historical nationality". The territory is divided into eight provinces: Almería, Cádiz, Córdoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaén, Málaga and Seville. Its capital is the city of Seville (Spanish: Sevilla). Andalusia is located in a privileged area in the south of the Iberian peninsula, in south-western Europe, immediately south of the autonomous communities of Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha; west of the autonomous community of Murcia and the Mediterranean Sea; east of Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean; and north of the Mediterranean Sea and the Strait of Gibraltar. Andalusia is the only European region with both Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines. The small British overseas territory of Gibraltar shares a three-quarter-mile land border with the Andalusian province of Cádiz at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar. The main mountain ranges of Andalusia are the Sierra Morena and the Baetic System, consisting of the Subbaetic and Penibaetic Mountains, separated by the Intrabaetic Basin. In the north, the Sierra Morena separates Andalusia from the plains of Extremadura and Castile–La Mancha on Spain's Meseta Central. To the south the geographic subregion of Upper Andalusia lies mostly within the Baetic System, while Lower Andalusia is in the Baetic Depression of the valley of the Guadalquivir.The name "Andalusia" is derived from the Arabic word Al-Andalus (الأندلس). The toponym al-Andalus is first attested by inscriptions on coins minted in 716 by the new Muslim government of Iberia. These coins, called dinars, were inscribed in both Latin and Arabic. The etymology of the name "al-Andalus" has traditionally been derived from the name of the Vandals; however, a number of proposals since the 1980s have challenged this contention. Halm in 1989 derived the name from a Gothic term, *landahlauts, and in 2002, Bossong suggested its derivation from a pre-Roman substrate. The region's history and culture have been influenced by the native Iberians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Visigoths, Byzantines, Jews, Romani, Muslim Moors and the Castilian and other Christian North Iberian nationalities who reconquered and settled the area in the latter phases of the Reconquista. Andalusia has been a traditionally agricultural region, compared to the rest of Spain and the rest of Europe. However, the growth of the community especially in the sectors of industry and services was above average in Spain and higher than many communities in the Eurozone. The region has a rich culture and a strong identity. Many cultural phenomena that are seen internationally as distinctively Spanish are largely or entirely Andalusian in origin. These include flamenco and, to a lesser extent, bullfighting and Hispano-Moorish architectural styles, both of which are also prevalent in other regions of Spain. Andalusia's hinterland is the hottest area of Europe, with cities like Córdoba and Seville averaging above 36 °C (97 °F) in summer high temperatures. Late evening temperatures can sometimes stay around 35 °C (95 °F) until close to midnight, with daytime highs of over 40 °C (104 °F) common. Seville also has the highest average annual temperature in mainland Spain and mainland Europe (19.2 °C), closely followed by Almería (19.1 °C).
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Norway  - Wiki
 
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Norway n rwe NAWR way Norwegian Norge Bokm l or Noreg Nynorsk officially the Kingdom of Norway is a sovereign state and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandin... Creative Commons 2.0 Wikipedia.com Beta Test
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England | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: England Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world. The English language, the Anglican Church, and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world – developed in England, and the country's parliamentary system of government has been widely adopted by other nations. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world's first industrialised nation.England's terrain is chiefly low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there is upland and mountainous terrain in the north (for example, the Lake District and Pennines) and in the west (for example, Dartmoor and the Shropshire Hills). The capital is London, which has the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. England's population of over 55 million comprises 84% of the population of the United Kingdom, largely concentrated around London, the South East, and conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East, and Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century.The Kingdom of England – which after 1535 included Wales – ceased being a separate sovereign state on 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland (through another Act of Union) to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
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Anchorage, Alaska | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Anchorage, Alaska 00:01:55 1 History 00:08:03 2 Geography 00:10:21 2.1 Cityscape 00:10:29 2.2 Wildlife 00:12:10 2.3 Climate 00:15:30 3 Demographics 00:19:45 3.1 Languages 00:21:06 4 Economy 00:26:51 5 Arts 00:28:52 6 Sports 00:32:47 7 Parks and recreation 00:32:56 7.1 Parks, gardens, and wildlife refuges 00:33:41 7.2 Recreational facilities 00:34:01 7.3 Points of interest 00:34:09 8 Government and politics 00:37:03 8.1 Public safety 00:39:21 9 Education 00:41:02 10 Notable people 00:42:32 11 Media 00:43:56 12 Health and utilities 00:46:36 13 Transportation 00:46:46 13.1 Major Highways 00:47:10 13.1.1 Highway to Highway 00:47:56 13.2 Public transit 00:48:26 13.3 Rail 00:49:30 13.4 Air transport 00:50:34 14 Sister cities 00:50:53 15 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Anchorage (officially called the Municipality of Anchorage; Dena'ina: Dgheyaytnu) is a unified home rule municipality in the U.S. state of Alaska. With an estimated 298,192 residents in 2016, it is Alaska's most populous city and contains more than 40 percent of the state's total population; among the 50 states, only New York has a higher percentage of residents who live in its most populous city. All together, the Anchorage metropolitan area, which combines Anchorage with the neighboring Matanuska-Susitna Borough, had a population of 401,635 in 2016, which accounts for more than half of the state's population. At 1,706 square miles of land area, the city is larger than the smallest state, Rhode Island, at 1,212 square miles.Anchorage is in the south-central portion of Alaska, at the terminus of the Cook Inlet, on a peninsula formed by the Knik Arm to the north and the Turnagain Arm to the south. The city limits span 1,961.1 square miles (5,079.2 km2) which encompass the urban core, a joint military base, several outlying communities and almost all of Chugach State Park.Due to its location, almost equidistant from New York City, Frankfurt, and Tokyo, Anchorage lies within ​9 1⁄2 hours by air of nearly 90% of the industrialized world. For this reason, the Anchorage International Airport is a common refueling stop for many international cargo flights and home to a major FedEx hub, which the company calls a "critical part" of its global network of services.Anchorage has won the All-America City Award four times: in 1956, 1965, 1984–85, and 2002, by the National Civic League. It has also been named by Kiplinger as the most tax-friendly city in the United States.
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Ukraine | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Ukraine Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Ukraine (Ukrainian: Україна, translit. Ukrayina; Ukrainian pronunciation: [ukrɑˈjinɑ]), sometimes called the Ukraine, is a country in Eastern Europe. Excluding Crimea, Ukraine has a population of about 42.5 million, making it the 32nd most populous country in the world. Its capital and largest city is Kiev. Ukrainian is the official language and its alphabet is Cyrillic. The dominant religions in the country are Eastern Orthodoxy and Greek Catholicism. Ukraine is currently in a territorial dispute with Russia over the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Including Crimea, Ukraine has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the largest country entirely within Europe and the 46th largest country in the world. The territory of modern Ukraine has been inhabited since 32,000 BC. During the Middle Ages, the area was a key centre of East Slavic culture, with the powerful state of Kievan Rus' forming the basis of Ukrainian identity. Following its fragmentation in the 13th century, the territory was contested, ruled and divided by a variety of powers, including Lithuania, Poland, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Russia. A Cossack republic emerged and prospered during the 17th and 18th centuries, but its territory was eventually split between Poland and the Russian Empire, and finally merged fully into the Russian-dominated Soviet Union in the late 1940s as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1991 Ukraine gained its independence from the Soviet Union in the aftermath of its dissolution at the end of the Cold War. Before its independence, Ukraine was typically referred to in English as "The Ukraine", but most sources have since moved to drop "the" from the name of Ukraine in all uses.Following its independence, Ukraine declared itself a neutral state; it formed a limited military partnership with Russia and other CIS countries while also establishing a partnership with NATO in 1994. In 2013, after the government of President Viktor Yanukovych had decided to suspend the Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement and seek closer economic ties with Russia, a several-months-long wave of demonstrations and protests known as the Euromaidan began, which later escalated into the 2014 Ukrainian revolution that led to the overthrow of Yanukovych and the establishment of a new government. These events formed the background for the annexation of Crimea by Russia in March 2014, and the War in Donbass in April 2014. On 1 January 2016, Ukraine applied the economic component of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area with the European Union.Ukraine is a developing country and ranks 84th on the Human Development Index. As of 2018, Ukraine has the lowest personal income and the second lowest GDP per capita in Europe. It also suffers from a very high poverty rate and severe corruption. However, because of its extensive fertile farmlands, Ukraine is one of the world's largest grain exporters. Ukraine also maintains the second-largest military in Europe after that of Russia. The country is home to a multi-ethnic population, 77.8 percent of whom are Ukrainians, followed by a very large Russian minority, as well as Georgians, Romanians, Belarusians, Crimean Tatars, Jews, Bulgarians and Hungarians. Ukraine is a unitary republic under a semi-presidential system with separate powers: legislative, executive and judicial branches. The country is a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, the GUAM organization, and one of the founding states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
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Game Changers | 2 of 4 | Gender, Sports, and Health/Wellness || Radcliffe Institute
 
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GENDER, SPORTS, AND HEALTH/WELLNESS Brian Hainline (6:34), senior vice president, Sports Science Institute; chief medical officer, National Collegiate Athletic Association; clinical professor of neurology, NYU School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine Travis T. Tygart (20:42), chief executive officer, US Anti-Doping Agency Parissa Safai (37:55), associate professor, Faculty of Health, York University Moderated by Cheri A. Blauwet (1:09), assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital; 2004 Paralympic gold medalist (800m, track and field) PANEL DISCUSSION (53:51) AUDIENCE Q&A (1:04:52)
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Pacific Northwest | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Pacific Northwest Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Pacific Northwest (PNW), sometimes referred to as Cascadia, is a geographic region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and (loosely) by the Cascade Mountain Range on the east. Though no official boundary exists, the most common conception includes the Canadian province of British Columbia and the U.S. states of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Broader conceptions reach north into Southeast Alaska and Yukon, south into northern California, and east of the Continental Divide to include Western Montana and parts of Wyoming. Narrower conceptions may be limited to the northwestern US, or to the coastal areas west of the Cascade and Coast mountains. The variety of definitions can be attributed to partially overlapping commonalities of the region's history, culture, geography, society, and other factors. The Northwest Coast is the coastal region of the Pacific Northwest, and the Northwest Plateau (also commonly known as "the Interior" in British Columbia and the Inland Empire in the United States) is the inland region. The term "Pacific Northwest" should not be confused with the Northwest Territory (also known as the Great Northwest, a historical term in the United States) or the Northwest Territories of Canada. The region's largest metropolitan areas are Greater Seattle, Washington, with 3.8 million people; Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, with 2.5 million people; and Greater Portland, Oregon, with 2.4 million people.A key aspect of the Pacific Northwest is the US–Canada international border, which the United States and the United Kingdom established at a time when the region's inhabitants were composed mostly of indigenous peoples. The border—in two sections, along the 49th parallel south of British Columbia and the Alaska Panhandle west of northern British Columbia—has had a powerful effect on the region. According to Canadian historian Ken Coates, the border has not merely influenced the Pacific Northwest—rather, "the region's history and character have been determined by the boundary".
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Alberta | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Alberta Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Alberta ( (listen)) is a western province of Canada. With an estimated population of 4,067,175 as of 2016 census, it is Canada's fourth most populous province and the most populous of Canada's three prairie provinces. Its area is about 660,000 square kilometres (250,000 sq mi). Alberta and its neighbour Saskatchewan were districts of the Northwest Territories until they were established as provinces on September 1, 1905. The premier has been Rachel Notley since May 2015. Alberta is bounded by the provinces of British Columbia to the west and Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories to the north, and the U.S. state of Montana to the south. Alberta is one of three Canadian provinces and territories to border only a single U.S. state and one of only two landlocked provinces. It has a predominantly humid continental climate, with stark contrasts over a year; but seasonal temperature average swings are smaller than in areas further east, due to winters being warmed by occasional chinook winds bringing sudden warming.Alberta's capital, Edmonton, is near the geographic centre of the province and is the primary supply and service hub for Canada's crude oil, the Athabasca oil sands and other northern resource industries.About 290 km (180 mi) south of the capital is Calgary, the largest city in Alberta. Calgary and Edmonton centre Alberta's two census metropolitan areas, both of which have populations exceeding one million, while the province has 16 census agglomerations.Tourist destinations in the province include Banff, Canmore, Drumheller, Jasper, Sylvan Lake and Lake Louise.
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Minnesota | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Minnesota 00:02:20 1 Etymology 00:03:12 2 Geography 00:04:10 2.1 Geology 00:07:44 2.2 Flora and fauna 00:09:44 2.3 Climate 00:11:01 2.4 Protected lands 00:12:12 3 History 00:18:27 4 Cities and towns 00:19:57 5 Demographics 00:20:06 5.1 Population 00:22:42 5.2 Religion 00:24:22 6 Economy 00:25:49 6.1 Industry and commerce 00:27:37 6.2 Energy use and production 00:28:16 6.3 State taxes 00:29:34 7 Culture 00:29:43 7.1 Fine and performing arts 00:30:59 7.2 Literature 00:31:53 7.3 Entertainment 00:33:45 7.4 Popular culture 00:36:05 8 Health 00:38:06 9 Education 00:39:42 10 Transportation 00:42:27 11 Law and government 00:42:46 11.1 Executive 00:43:48 11.2 Legislature 00:46:27 11.3 Judiciary 00:47:37 11.4 Regional 00:48:20 11.5 Federal 00:49:37 11.6 Tribal 00:51:03 12 Politics 00:54:57 13 Media 00:57:07 14 Sports, recreation and tourism 00:57:46 14.1 Organized sports 01:02:49 14.2 Tourism 01:05:10 14.3 Outdoor recreation 01:06:45 15 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Minnesota ( (listen)) is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord (French: Star of the North). Minnesota is the 12th largest in area and the 22nd most populous of the U.S. states; nearly 60% of its residents live in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area (known as the "Twin Cities"), the center of transportation, business, industry, education, and government, and home to an internationally known arts community. The remainder of the state consists of western prairies now given over to intensive agriculture; deciduous forests in the southeast, now partially cleared, farmed, and settled; and the less populated North Woods, used for mining, forestry, and recreation. Minnesota was inhabited by various indigenous peoples for thousands of years prior to the arrival of Europeans. French explorers, missionaries, and fur traders began exploring the region in the 17th century, encountering the Dakota and Ojibwe/Anishinaabe tribes. Much of what is today Minnesota was part of the vast French holding of Louisiana, which was purchased by the United States in 1803. Following several territorial reorganizations, Minnesota in its current form was admitted as the country's 32nd state on May 11, 1858. Like many Midwestern states, it remained sparsely populated and centered on lumber and agriculture. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, a large number of European immigrants, mainly from Scandinavia and Germany, began to settle the state, which remains a center of Scandinavian American and German American culture. In recent decades, immigration from Asia, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America has broadened its demographic and cultural composition. The state's economy has heavily diversified, shifting from traditional activities such as agriculture and resource extraction to services and finance. Minnesota's standard of living index is among the highest in the United States, and the state is also among the best-educated and wealthiest in the nation.
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Norway n rwe NAWR way Norwegian Norge Bokm l or Noreg Nynorsk officially the Kingdom of Norway is a sovereign state and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandin... Creative Commons 2.0 Wikipedia.com Beta Test
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Norway | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Norway 00:04:23 1 Etymology 00:08:12 2 History 00:08:21 2.1 Prehistory 00:10:44 2.2 Bronze Age 00:12:14 2.3 Iron Age 00:13:51 2.4 Migration period 00:15:35 2.5 Viking Age 00:18:26 2.6 Civil war and Norway at its greatest extent 00:22:14 2.7 Kalmar Union 00:24:54 2.8 Union with Denmark 00:27:02 2.9 Union with Sweden 00:32:30 2.10 Dissolution of the union 00:33:48 2.11 First and Second World Wars 00:38:00 2.12 Post-World War II history 00:41:37 3 Geography 00:45:58 3.1 Climate 00:49:23 3.2 Biodiversity 00:51:31 3.3 Environment 00:52:30 4 Politics and government 00:59:10 4.1 Administrative divisions 01:00:55 4.2 Largest cities 01:01:03 4.3 Judicial system and law enforcement 01:03:58 4.4 Foreign relations 01:05:40 4.5 Military 01:07:07 5 Economy 01:11:55 5.1 Resources 01:17:33 5.2 Transport 01:21:36 6 Demographics 01:21:45 6.1 Languages 01:25:39 6.2 Population 01:28:29 6.3 Migration 01:31:08 6.4 Religion 01:38:28 6.5 Health 01:39:49 6.6 Education 01:40:39 7 Culture 01:41:17 7.1 Human rights 01:44:02 7.2 Cinema 01:45:58 7.3 Music 01:49:29 7.4 Literature 01:52:48 7.5 Research 01:54:08 7.6 Architecture 01:56:22 7.7 Art 01:57:44 7.8 Cuisine 01:58:47 7.9 Sports 02:01:41 8 International rankings 02:02:00 9 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Norway (Norwegian: Norge (Bokmål) or Noreg (Nynorsk); Northern Sami: Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic country in Northwestern Europe whose core territory comprises the western and northernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard are also part of the Kingdom of Norway. The Antarctic Peter I Island and the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island are dependent territories and thus not considered part of the kingdom. Norway also lays claim to a section of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land. Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometres (148,747 sq mi) and a population of 5,312,300 (as of August 2018). The country shares a long eastern border with Sweden (1,619 km or 1,006 mi long). Norway is bordered by Finland and Russia to the north-east, and the Skagerrak strait to the south, with Denmark on the other side. Norway has an extensive coastline, facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea. King Harald V of the Dano-German House of Glücksburg is the current King of Norway. Erna Solberg became prime minister in 2013 and was reelected in September 2017. Erna Solberg replaced Jens Stoltenberg who was the prime minister between 2000 and 2001 and 2005–2013. A unitary sovereign state with a constitutional monarchy, Norway divides state power between the Parliament, the cabinet and the Supreme Court, as determined by the 1814 Constitution. The kingdom was established as a merger of a large number of petty kingdoms. By the traditional count from 872, the kingdom has existed continuously for 1,145 years, and the list of Norwegian monarchs includes over sixty kings and earls. From 1537 to 1814, Norway was a part of the Kingdom of Denmark-Norway, and from 1814 to 1905, it was in a personal union with the Kingdom of Sweden. Norway was neutral during the first World War. Norway remained neutral until April 1940 when the country was invaded and occupied by Germany until the end of World War II. Norway has both administrative and political subdivisions on two levels: counties and municipalities. The Sámi people have a certain amount of self-determination and influence over traditional territories through the Sámi Parliament and the Finnmark Act. Norway maintains close ties with both the European Union and the United States. Norway is a founding member of the United Nations, NATO, the European Free Trade Association, the Council of Europe, the Antarctic Treaty, and the Nordic Council; a member of the European Economic Area, the WTO, and the OECD; and a part of the Schengen Area. Norway maintains the Nordic welfare model with universal health care and a comprehensive social security system, and its ...
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