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The Zollverein was a German customs union officially established under Prussian leadership in 1834, after the Prussians had established an internal customs union throughout their state in 1818. The Zollverein helped the economic growth of through free trade and helped it entering the Industrial Revolution. Moreover, it was an attempt of to win the struggle for control over the other states of the Confederation.

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Learn about the unbelievable amount of artillery shells that were fired during the Battle of :


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Following two months of persistent traveling, the five explorers Roald Amundsen, Helmer Hanssen, Sverre Hassel, Oscar Wisting and Olav Bjaaland arrived at their destination, ahead of their British peers.

In this picture you can see Oscar Wisting with his sled dogs at the South Pole, on December 14, 1911.

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The First World War changed 's borders forever. Countries like that had gained semi-independence were now sovereign.

However, other countries, such as and , enjoyed their independence for only a short time as it was quickly taken away from them by the Russian SFSR.

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The industrial revolution led to a strong growth in population as improvements in health—allowing more children to live—as well as an increase in the number of bearings changed the birth and mortality rate in numerous countries. Multiple cities—here only the ones from —grew increasingly larger with the consequence of them becoming megacities of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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The hunger for has existed for longer than some expect.

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As a consequence of the trench warfare on the Western Front in World War One, military leaders had to find a way to break it.
The German Army deployed specialist soldiers that were trained to use infiltration tactics to break through the lines of the opposition.

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Between the time of the French Revolution and the Franco-Prussian treaty of 1807, gained but also lost large areas.

Through the partition of , the kingdom grew bigger than it had ever been before, although not for long. ordered it to cede much of its size to other states, especially his newly formed Duchy of .

In 1807, Prussia was smaller than it had been prior to the of 1789.

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Following the end of the First Gulf War, George Herbert Walker 's approval rating rose to 89 percent.

However, in the span of one and a half year, it sank to only 29 percent because of the poor under his .

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The three Punic Wars were a series of wars between the Carthaginian Empire and the Roman Republic that occurred for over a century, beginning in 264 BCE and ending in 146 BCE.

It resulted in the destruction of , and hegemony over the western .

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In an attempt to destroy the newly-formed First Republic and, from 1799 forth, to put an end to Bonaparte's conquest, many powers formed various military alliances and waged war.

The of the First Coalition started in April 1792, but it wasn't until 1815 that they succeeded in their goal, ending the Napoleonic Wars.

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The Spanish Flu was the deadliest flu in history. Despite its name, it didn't originate from Spain.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to confirm exactly how many died in each country inasmuch as there isn't enough data.
As a consequence, the real death toll could be lower or higher.

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Cities and villages were wiped out; citizens slaughtered; diseases broke out and killed even more.

According to Warfare and Armed Conflicts: A Statistical Encyclopedia of Casualty and Other Figures, around 8 million people, most of whom were Germans, died during the war.


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