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bicameral system

(Encyclopedia) bicameral system bīkăm´ərəl [key], governmental system dividing the legislative function between two chambers, an upper, such as the U.S. Senate and the British…

Charles XV

(Encyclopedia) Charles XV, 1826–72, king of Sweden and Norway (1859–72), son and successor of Oscar I. A liberal and popular ruler, he consented to many reforms, including the creation…

Folketing

(Encyclopedia) Folketing fôl´kətĭng [key], national parliament of Denmark. Formerly the lower house of the bicameral Rigsdag, it became the sole parliamentary body in 1953. It shares…

Lancaster House conference

(Encyclopedia) Lancaster House conference, series of three meetings (1960, 1962, 1963) in which Kenya's constitutional framework and independence were negotiated. In 1960 lack of…

Nagaland

(Encyclopedia) Nagaland nä´gəlănd [key], state (2001 provisional pop. 1,988,686), 6,365 sq mi (16,485 sq km), NE India. It is a wild, forested, and undeveloped region bounded by…

Paraíba

(Encyclopedia) Paraíba pərīē´bə [key], state (1991 pop. 3,201,114), 21,765 sq mi (56,371 sq km), NE Brazil, on the Atlantic Ocean. The capital is João Pessoa . The state extends…

Telangana

(Encyclopedia) Telangana, state (2011 pop. 35,286,757), 44,340 sq mi (114,840 sq km), S central India. Created in 2014 from NW Andhra Pradesh , it is bordered by Maharashtra (N),…

Andhra Pradesh

(Encyclopedia) Andhra Pradesh än´drə prä´dāsh [key], state (2011 pop. 49,386,799), 61,855 sq mi (160,205 sq km), SE India, on the Bay of Bengal. The state was created in 1956 from the…

Cortes

(Encyclopedia) Cortes kôr´tĕz, Span. kōr´tās [key], representative assembly in Spain. The institution originated (12th–13th cent.) in various Spanish regions with the Christian…

Pará

(Encyclopedia) Pará pərä´ [key], state (1996 pop. 5,552,783), 474,896 sq mi (1,229,981 sq km), N Brazil, in the lower Amazon River basin bordering on the Guianas and the Atlantic Ocean…