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War of 1812

The War of 1812 was fought between the United States of America and Great Britain and its colonies, Upper and lower Canada and Nova Scotia, from 1812 to 1815 on land and sea. The Americans declared war on Britain on June 18, 1812, for a combination of reasons: Outrage at the impressment (seizure) of thousands of American sailors, frustration at British restraints on neutral trade while Britain warred with France, and anger at British support for native attacks along the frontier which conflicted with American expansion and settlement into the Old Northwest.
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Ehrenstein illusion

Previous (Egyptology) Next (Eidetic reduction) Ehrenstein illusion The Ehrenstein illusion is an optical illusion in which a circle appears at the end points of a series of lines. The Ehrenstein illusion is one of the most popular subjective contour illusions-illusions that create the impression of a shape even though a large portion of the contour is nonexistent.
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Metamorphic rock

Metamorphic rock is produced deep beneath the Earth's surface when a pre-existing rock type, called the protolith , is transformed under conditions of high temperatures and pressures. The protolith may be sedimentary rock, igneous rock, or older metamorphic rock, and the transformation may involve physical changes, chemical changes, or both.
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International Union for Conservation of Nature

Previous (International Standard Serial Number) Next (International Women's Day) The IUCN headquarters in Gland, Switzerland The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a global environmental organization with a membership of more than 1,000 governmental and non-governmental organizations, over 1,000 professional staff in 60 offices worldwide, and about 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 nations.
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Denis Fonvizin

Denis Ivanovich Fonvizin (Russian: Денис Иванович Фонвизин) (April 14, 1744? - December 1, 1792) is the only playwright of the Russian Enlightenment whose plays are still staged today. His main works are two satirical comedies which mock contemporary Russian gentry. The Enlightenment in Russia came in response to that of Western Europe and was led by those who wanted to introduce more Western social, political and cultural ideas into Russian life.
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Seongjong of Goryeo

Seongjong of Goryeo (960-997; reigned 981-997) was the sixth emperor of the medieval Korean empire of Goryeo. He was the second son of Daejong, and a grandson of Emperor Taejo (태조; 太祖), the founder of the Goryeo Dynasty. He ascended the throne in 981 after Gyeongjong (경종; 景宗), the fifth ruler of the Goryeo dynasty, stepped down.
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