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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Wedding trip to Prague
Old Prague continues to surprise many travelers, as it has done for many centuries… And at the same time attract newlyweds from all over Europe, wedding photos on the Charles…

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Why is there left-hand traffic in Japan?
The legend explains this as follows. Japanese samurai in the old days moved along narrow mountain roads with swords on the left side. And in order not to provoke a…

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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

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 was Egypt called Egypt?
Immediately it should be clarified-Egypt is a country in North Africa called only by foreigners, the Egyptians themselves and residents of other Arab countries call it Misr, officially-Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiya…

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Five of the most dangerous animal species on our planet
We often judge the danger of an animal that lives far from our home by reading books and memorable cartoons in childhood. For example, in India there are evil cobras,…

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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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