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Pacific Rim

(Encyclopedia) Pacific Rim, term used to describe the nations bordering the Pacific Ocean and the island countries situated in it. In the post–World War II era, the Pacific Rim has become an increasingly im...

Netherlands Antilles Overview

(Encyclopedia) Netherlands Antilles, former autonomous country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands consisting of several islands in the West Indies. Earlier known as the Dutch West Indies and Netherlands West I...

New Zealand Overview

(Encyclopedia) New Zealand zē´lənd [key], island country (2015 est. pop. 4,615,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is We...

Countries in Africa

The Question: How many countries are in Africa? The Answer: There are 47 countries on the African continent, including the dispu…

Are There Trees in Iceland?

The Question: I would like to know where in Iceland trees grow. In what city or cities can they be found? The Answer: There aren…

Spanish-American literature

(Encyclopedia) Spanish-American literature, the writings of both the European explorers of Spanish America and its later inhabitants. See also Spanish literature ; Portuguese literature ...

U.S.-Cuba Relations

World > International Relations With only 90 miles separating them, Cuba and the United States have shared, at worst, a tumultuous history and, at best, an uneasy relationship. …