Africa's richest countries
In modern statistics, the country's wealth is considered to be based on the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita per year. According to this indicator, Equatorial Guinea occupies the first…

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Why is the symbol of Canada a maple leaf?
It is believed that this is not just a maple leaf, but a leaf of sugar maple-a tree that grows only in North America, where it is extracted from the…

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Why do earthquakes occur in Japan?
If we take the question literally, then earthquakes in Japan occur for the same reason as in other countries – because of sudden breaks in the earth's crust with the…

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Why is Myanmar called Burma?

The country received the name Burma at the end of the XIX century, when British colonizers came there.

In 1989, the military who came to power returned the country’s original name of Myanmar, as it is called by most indigenous people.

The new name is officially recognized by the UN and most of the world’s States, including Russia.

However, some States – the United States, Western European countries, and the Burmese opposition-do not recognize the name Myanmar, since the country was renamed unconstitutionally, without a decision of the Parliament, and use the name Burma in documents.

The climate in Phuket
Phuket island is located in a tropical zone in the South-West of Thailand, so the climate is warm and humid. Monsoon winds blow here most of the year. It is…

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Why was France called France?
French belongs to the family of romance languages, that is, originated on the basis of the Latin language, which was spoken in Ancient Rome. The name "Francia" in Latin means…

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Why is Myanmar called Burma?
The country received the name Burma at the end of the XIX century, when British colonizers came there. In 1989, the military who came to power returned the country's original…

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How to choose a radio for tourism?
It is almost impossible to get lost in the forest or in an unfamiliar area, having a good portable radio station (walkie-talkie) with the ability to communicate with other groups…

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