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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How many countries were part of the USSR?
At different times, the number of countries (called Union republics) that were part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) varied. At the time of the collapse of the…

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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 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 literally “land of the Franks”.

Until the V century BC, Gauls lived in the territory of modern France, and the country was called Gaul. Subsequently, the country was captured by the Romans, but the former name remained. Continue reading

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 the Yellow sea called yellow?
In the Western part, where the coastal zone is located, the waters of the Yellow sea do have a yellowish tinge. This is due to the fact that the sea…

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How many countries were part of the USSR?
At different times, the number of countries (called Union republics) that were part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) varied. At the time of the collapse of 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…

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