Northern Europe

Northern Europe

Northern Europe is the northern part of the European continent. This region has been defined differently from time to time, but according to Countryaah, it includes: The Nordic countries or Scandinavia, ie. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as the Åland Islands, the Faroe Islands and occasionally Greenland and Svalbard. DENMARK FINLAND GREENLAND (Denmark) ICELAND NORWAY SWEDEN The Baltic countries, ie. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. ESTONIA LATVIA LITHUANIA…

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Sweden Economy Overview

Sweden Economy

The construction of the first power plants and the opening of the railways allowed the use of local resources, first wood, of iron then, the latter sector in which the mining activity already practiced in the Middle Ages was resumed and strengthened; in the steel industry, however, the introduction of very advanced technologies played a decisive role in the sign of what was then – and still remains – one…

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Finland Culture and Traditions

Finland Culture and Traditions

CULTURE The cultural events of Finland are mainly influenced by two types of factors: climatic and historical ones. From the historical point of view, the recent independence of the country certainly weighs, and the fact that before 1917 it was always under the control of the two powerful neighbors Sweden and Russia. On the other hand, even the extreme manifestations of the climate in these areas could not fail to…

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London Cityscape Part 2

London Cityscape 2

The Gothic Revival direction represented by A. W. Pugin received its first manifestation in the new building of the Parliament building (1837 ff., Including Westminster Hall, with Big Ben; UNESCO World Heritage Site) by Sir C. Barry. Around the middle of the century, the churches All Saints, Margaret Street (1850–59), and Saint James-the-Less in Westminster (1858–61) followed, and by G. G. Scott the Saint Pancras Station with the associated neo-Gothic…

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London Cityscape Part 1

London Cityscape 1

Only parts of the Roman Londinium have so far been excavated and identified. The profane basilica (commercial and administrative center), a hall structure (160 × 50 m), was probably built under Trajan or Hadrian built on the north side of the forum. The first stone forum was built in 80 AD (renewed around 100 AD in five times its size). The Governor’s Palace at the Forum (at Cannon Street Station)…

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London History

London History

The area of ​​London was already settled in the Mesolithic (finds on the cathedral hill of Saint Paul’s; other finds here from the Bronze Age). The Roman Londinium was founded after the invasion of Britain by Emperor Claudius in AD 43 at the same time as the construction of the first bridge (about 500 m downstream of today’s London Bridge). It quickly developed into a naval and customs station and…

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London Economy

London Economy

London is the financial, commercial, administrative and political center of Great Britain and a major industrial city. With around 86% of the workforce, the service sector is the most important economic sector. Together with New York, London is the world’s leading financial metropolis; A large number of foreign banks, among them the most important in the world, illustrate the still outstanding position as an international financial center (London Stock Exchange).…

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London, United Kingdom

London, United Kingdom

London [English l ʌ ndən], capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in southern England, with (2017) 8,830,000 residents (Urban Area 10.5 million residents) and 1,572 km 2 one of the largest Cities of Europe. Since 1965 made restructuring and expansion through incorporations London is made up of only 2.9 km 2 large City of London, the old town center, and 32 London boroughs, the boroughs.…

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Northern Ireland Conflict Part 3

Northern Ireland Conflict 3

In the regional parliament elections in March 2007, the DUP (30.1%) and Sinn Féin (26.2%) emerged as the winners. Under the pressure of a British ultimatum (the threat of the complete dissolution of the self-governing institutions), the two formerly warring parties agreed to form a government. On May 8, 2007, I. Paisley (DUP) was sworn in as First Minister and M. McGuinness (Sinn Féin) as his deputy. With the formation…

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Northern Ireland Conflict Part 2

Northern Ireland Conflict 2

On February 22, 1995, a British-Irish master plan was presented in Belfast as the basis for the all-party negotiations on Northern Ireland, in which the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain agreed to give up their claims to sovereignty over Northern Ireland (further key points: election of a new Belfast parliament by the Northern Irish population, establishment of a pan-Irish authority). In the elections for a body for peace talks…

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