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USA: How Each State Got Its Name


The link below is to an article that considers each state in the USA and how they got their names.

For more visit:
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/06/50-u-s-states-got-names/

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USA: Proposed States That Didn’t Happen


The link below is to an article that looks at 12 proposed states for the USA that didn’t happen.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/143276


Article: A Bit of Baltic and Polish History


The link below is to an article looking at the boundaries of the Baltic and Polish states. It looks at the history of the territory in these countries.

For more visit:
http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/576-baltic-ifs-and-polish-buts


Article: USA – How All 50 States Got Their Names


The link below is to an article that looks at how the 50 states of the USA got their names.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/132523


Today in History: 25 February 1947


Germany: Prussia is No More

On this day in 1947, the German state of Prussia was removed from the map. The complex story of Prussia and Germany came to an official end with Law #46 of the Allied Control Council following the German defeat in World War II. Prussia was divided up and formed parts of other states including both East and West Germany, as well as Poland and the Soviet Union.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prussia


Today in History – 11 May 1867


Luxembourg Independence Maintained

Luxembourg, known as the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a small country in western Europe bordered by Belgium, France and Germany. It has a population of about 500 000 people and is almost 1000 square miles (2 586 square kilometers) in size. It’s ‘life’ began as a small fortress in 963, from which a town developed and eventually the state of Luxembourg.

Luxembourg lost its initial independence in 1437 and from that point it was ruled by various states, but regained a form of independence following the defeat of Napoleon in 1815. From then however, it lost territory and was greatly reduced in size. Its independence was affirmed with two treaties, the first in 1839 and the second on this day in 1867, following what
is known as the Luxembourg Crisis.

For more on Luxembourg:
http://www.luxembourg.co.uk/
http://www.luxembourg.com/

 


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