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landslide

(Encyclopedia) landslide, rapid slipping of a mass of earth or rock from a higher elevation to a lower level under the influence of gravity and water lubrication. More specifically, rockslides are…

mudflow

(Encyclopedia) mudflow: see landslide.

earthflow

(Encyclopedia) earthflow: see landslide.

Awami League

(Encyclopedia) Awami League, political organization in Pakistan and Bangladesh. It was founded in 1949 as an opposition party in Pakistan and had a moderately socialist ideology. The Awami [people…

Christie, Perry Gladstone

(Encyclopedia) Christie, Perry Gladstone, 1943–, Bahamian political leader. A member of the Progressive Liberal party, he practiced law for several years before serving (1977–2017; as an independent…

Orbán, Viktor

(Encyclopedia) Orbán, Viktor vk´ôr ôr´bän, 1963–, Hungarian political leader. A lawyer, Orbán was (1988) one of the founders of Fidesz, a liberal democratic youth group that under his leadership (…

Sarez, Lake

(Encyclopedia) Sarez, Lake, 37 mi (60 km) long, on the Murgab River, E central Tajikistan, in the Pamir 80 mi (129 km) NE of Khorugh. Sarez was formed (1911) when an earthquake caused a landslide…

Manley, Michael Norman

(Encyclopedia) Manley, Michael Norman, 1924–97, prime minister of Jamaica (1972–80, 1989–92); son of Norman Manley. A leader of the socialist People's National party, he was first elected to…

Torrijos Espino, Martín Erasto

(Encyclopedia) Torrijos Espino, Martín Erasto, 1963–, Panamanian political leader, president of Panama (2004–), b. Panama City. The son of Gen. Omar Torrijos Herrera, he studied economics and…

Bolger, James

(Encyclopedia) Bolger, James bl´jr, 1935–, New Zealand political leader. A sheep rancher, he entered Parliament in 1972 as a member of the National party. In Robert Muldoon's government, he…