The Dissolution of Yugoslavia: The History of the Yugoslav Wars and the Political Problems that Led to Yugoslavia’s Demise examines how the multicultural nation broke apart in the 1980s and 1990s...you will learn about the Yugoslave Wars like never before.In the wake of World War I, as the political boundaries of Europe and the Middle East were redrawn, the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, initially known as the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, came into existence with a monarch as its head of state. Confirmed at the 1919 Versailles Conference, the “first” Yugoslavia was a particularly fragile enterprise, and there was almost constant tension between the majority Serbs and the other Yugoslav nationalities, especially the Croats. As a result, the Kingdom was a land of political assassinations, underground terrorist organizations, and ethnic animosities. In 1929, King Alexander I suspended democracy and ruled as a dictator until he himself was assassinated in 1934.During his reign, Tito managed to quash the intense national feelings of the diverse groups making up the Yugoslavian population, and he did so through several methods. He managed to successfully play the two superpower rivals, the United States and Soviet Union, off against each other during the Cold War, and in doing so, he maintained a considerable amount of independence from both, even as he additionally received foreign aid to keep his regime afloat. All the while he remained defiant, once penning a legendary letter to Joseph Stalin warning the Soviet dictator, “To Joseph Stalin: Stop sending people to kill me! We've already captured five of them, one of them with a bomb and another with a rifle... If you don't stop sending killers, I'll send a very fast working one to Moscow and I certainly won't have to send another.”Internal issues plagued the country in its final years and Tito had tinkered with Yugoslavia’s constitution on several occasions. His final attempt, in 1974, s 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137445/bk_acx0_137445_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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Woody Creek is gearing up for its centenary celebrations - but for many of its townspeople, it's just another reminder of the old days, when life was more simple, before so-called progress, technology and a growing population roared through the town, altering everything in its wake. Not for Georgie, though. Long encumbered by responsibility for her half-sister, Margot, she's looking towards the future and more changes. Not having managed to move on from running Charlie's grocery store yet, as the clock ticks over to 1970, she's determined that the time has come. She's not the only one of Jenny's children who's grown up and is moving on. As a six-year-old, little Jimmy Morrison was stolen from Woody Creek by his grandfather, and is now farther away than ever from his estranged birth mother and sisters. Having inherited an estate in the United Kingdom, he's determined to make a new life for himself. If only he could shake off his one terrible attachment to Australia.... For Cara, Woody Creek has been the source of the most devastating news of her life, and a terrible mistake that cannot be undone. She's vowed never to step foot into the place again. But the old timber town has a way of getting under people's skins. And as it draws the much-loved cast of Woody Creek characters back into its grip, confessions, discoveries and truths seem set to explode in the most dramatic of showdowns.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Deidre Rubenstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001925/bk_boli_001925_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Americans had few things to celebrate during the Barbary Wars or the War of 1812, but one of them was the growing prestige of the US Navy, and among those who were instrumental in its development, few were as influential as Stephen Decatur, Jr. Decatur had an impact on nearly every war America fought in between the 1780s until his death in 1820, and his stardom ensured that he was a fixture among Washington, DC's elite in his own lifetime.While generals like Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman received the lion's share of the credit for Union victories, especially in the Western Theater, naval forces were instrumental in the capture of New Orleans and Vicksburg, as well as at Fort Donelson and Fort Henry, and Farragut was immediately recognized for his service. Congress made him the nation's first Rear Admiral in history in 1862, and Farragut would also go on to become the first man in the history of the US Navy to attain the rank of Admiral. Similarly, Porter was recognized throughout the Civil War for his service, even as he was subjected to the kind of politicking that marked the war effort in Washington, and he became just the second man in the history of the US Navy to attain the rank of Admiral. He would also have a distinguished career after the war as he helped reform the Navy.The Spanish-American War was famously labeled a "splendid little war" by John Hay, US Ambassador to the United Kingdom, in a letter to Theodore Roosevelt, and while it is often overlooked today due to its brief and one-sided nature, the conflict produced one of the most popular military heroes in American history. A former veteran of various naval engagements in the Civil War, Dewey managed to find himself in charge of the Asiatic Squadron, and in its most famous battle at Manila Bay, Dewey scored a decisive victory that destroyed Spain's Pacific fleet and subdued Manila's shore batteries while suffering just one American death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory T. Luzitano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/182765/bk_acx0_182765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Atomic Kitten is an English girl group from Liverpool, first established in 1997. Created by Andy McCluskey, the trio include Natasha Hamilton, Liz McClarnon, and Jenny Frost who replaced Kerry Katona after her leaving in 2001. Atomic Kitten gained a large fan base across Europe, in particular the United Kingdom and Germany. Atomic Kitten also managed to gain fanbases in Asia, New Zealand and Australia, and to a lesser extent, Canada and South Africa. Atomic Kitten had three UK number one singles, Whole Again, the fourth best selling single by a girl group of all time, Eternal flame, a song originally recorded by The Bangles, and The Tide Is High, a song originally recorded by The Paragons and later by Blondie. They also had two UK number one albums, Right Now, a re-issue of their debut album, and Feels So Good, both going double platinum in the UK alone. Atomic Kitten have sold over 10 million records worldwide. These sales come from 6.2 million singles and 3.8 million albums.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Isidor Zuckermann (May 21, 1866 1946) was an Austrian businessman. He was born near Kamenetz-Podolsk in modern-day Ukraine, and emigrated with his family to the United Kingdom in 1939. He died in Keswick, Cumbria in 1946. He is interred in St. John's Church Cemetery, Keswick.Zuckermann was CEO of the Aktiengesellschaft für Mühlen-und Holzindustrie (Mill and Wood Industry Stock Corporation) in Vienna from 1894 to 1938. At the end of World War I, and the breakup of the Austrian Hungarian Empire with the resulting political and financial chaos, Zuckermann and his company participated within a business combination of other wood, timber, and plywood companies under the organization umbrella of Foresta AG that was managed through the Banca Commerciale Italiano, now the Banca Intesa. This participation was primarily active in the early to middle 1920s.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In the United Kingdom the term 'Country Park' has a special meaning. There are over 400 Country Parks in England alone. Most Country Parks were designated in the 1970s, under the Countryside Act 1968 with the support of the former Countryside Commission. In more recent times there has been no specific financial support for country parks directly, and fewer have been designated. Most are managed by local authorities, although other organisations and private individuals can also run them. There is nothing to stop anyone opening a site and calling it a Country Park, although they might not receive recognition from the Countryside Agency. Indeed there are quite a few such parks in existence, some of which are very far from what one might normally expect a country park to be.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The SS Blairspey was a steam merchant ship that saw service during the Second World War. She was part of the ill-fated convoy SC-7, but despite being hit by at least three torpedoes from two different U-boats, managed to reach port. Blairspey was built by the Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ardrossan, was launched on 5 September 1929 and completed in October 1929. She was operated by George Nisbet & Co and was homeported in Glasgow. On the outbreak of the Second World War she was used to carry important war material to the United Kingdom. Her first convoy was SC-7, which sailed from Sydney, Nova Scotia on 5 October 1940. She sailed from Rimouski, Quebec to join the convoy at Sydney, carrying a cargo of timber. Having crossed the North Atlantic it was intended that she would continue on to Grangemouth.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Welsh nationalism refers to a nationalist stance applied to Wales or the ethnic Welsh people. It emphasizes the distinctiveness of Wales in its language, culture, and history. It is generally associated with a desire for greater self-determination for Wales or for Welsh independence from the United Kingdom. Through most of its history before the Anglo-Norman Conquest, Wales was divided into several kingdoms. From time to time, rulers such as Hywel Dda and Rhodri the Great managed to unify many of the kingdoms, but their lands were divided on their deaths. Incursions from the English and Normans also amplified divisions between the kingdoms. In the 12th century, Norman king Henry II of England exploited differences between the three most powerful Welsh kingdoms, Gwynedd, Powys, and Deheubarth, allowing him to make great gains in Wales.