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world soul

(Encyclopedia) world soul, Lat. anima mundi, in philosophy, term denoting a universal spirit or soul that functions as an organizing principle. While many early Greek philosophers saw the world as of o...

World Bank

(Encyclopedia) World Bank: see International Bank for Reconstruction and Development .

World's View

(Encyclopedia) World's View, Zimbabwe: see Malindidzimu Hill .

Third World

(Encyclopedia) Third World, the technologically less advanced, or developing, nations of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, generally characterized as poor, having economies distorted by their dependence on the...

World War I

(Encyclopedia) World War I, 1914–18, also known as the Great War, conflict, chiefly in Europe, among most of the great Western powers. It was the largest war the world had yet seen. Causes ...

World Court

(Encyclopedia) World Court, popular name of the Permanent Court of International Justice, established pursuant to Article 14 of the Covenant of the League of Nations. The protocol establishing it was adopted ...

World Conservation Union

(Encyclopedia) World Conservation Union: see International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources .