Bulgaria Overview
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Bulgaria Overview

GENERAL Official name of the state Republic of Bulgaria. Capital Sofia. Geography According to a2zgov, Bulgaria borders the Danube and Romania to the north, the Black Sea to the east, Turkey and Greece to the south, and Serbia and Macedonia to the west. The mountains of the Balkans run through the country all the way […]

Latvia Overview
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Latvia Overview

GENERAL Official name of the state Republic of Latvia. Capital Riga. Geography According to a2zgov, Latvia is a Baltic state, it lies on the Baltic Sea and borders Estonia in the north, Lithuania in the south, the Russian Federation in the east and Belarus in the southeast. 43% of the country’s area is forested. There […]

Latvia Economy
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Latvia Economy and Communication

ECONOMY Business etiquette Business cards are usually exchanged and appointments should be made in advance. According to areacodesexplorer, business in Latvia is done in a formal manner. A business outfit is expected. A suit for men, a costume for women. Modern companies prefer a more casual outfit. At the beginning of the meeting people shake […]

Eating in Latvia
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Shopping and Eating in Latvia

SHOP Overview The local amber is of good quality. Inexpensive imitations are also often available. The coastal town of Liepājas is known for its amber jewelers, who process the popular amber into modern pieces of jewelry. Other popular souvenirs are handicrafts (including wicker baskets and pottery) and linen textiles. Latvian beer, Riga’s Black Balsam (dark […]

South America Economy
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South America Economy

With the very high, geologically young Andes in the west, the extensive plains with their huge river systems in the interior and the lower, geologically old mountains in the east, there are great similarities to North America in terms of structure and surface shape. Climate and vegetation, on the other hand, are determined by the […]

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Sweden Culture and Food

Typical Sweden A holiday home in Sweden Many Swedish families own a holiday home. This is mostly due to a lake or the sea. One spends the weekends there and especially the summer holidays. The holiday home is called Stuga in Swedish. Often the Stuga is a wooden house. It is traditionally painted in Falun […]

Ukraine Early History
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Ukraine Early History

Prehistory and early history Around 45,000 years ago, Neanderthals lived in what is now Ukraine. In the 6th millennium BC As everywhere in Europe, people settled down. Different cultures developed such as the Dnepr-Don culture, the Cucuteni-Tripolje culture or the Yamnaja culture. Each of these cultures had their own characteristics. Peoples who settled here over […]

United Kingdom Wildlife
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United Kingdom Wildlife and Economy

Great Britain Animals and Plants What animals live in the UK? There are many species of birds in the UK but few large mammals. Wild boar, brown bear and wolf were exterminated. Red deer, roe deer, fallow deer, fox and badger live in the remaining forests. Hedgehogs, moles, shrews and rabbits find their way into […]

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History of Austria from the 19th Century to the First World War

Austrian Empire (1804-1867) In 1792 Franz II came to the Roman-German throne. He was the last emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German nation. In 1804 Napoleon was crowned Emperor of the French. He demanded that Austria should recognize the imperial title. In return, Franz could then become Emperor of Austria. Franz accepted […]

History of Germany from 1945 to the Present Day
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History of Germany from 1945 to the Present Day

Allied occupation (1945-1949) So Germany had lost the Second World War. The winners were the Allies, i.e. Great Britain, France, the USA and the Soviet Union. They then divided Germany into four zones of occupation. The capital Berlin was also divided into four “sectors” and each assigned to one of the four countries. The eastern […]