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South Pacific Mandate
The South Pacific Mandate
South Pacific Mandate
was a League of Nations mandate
League of Nations mandate
given to the Empire of Japan
Empire of Japan
by the League of Nations
League of Nations
following World War I. The South Pacific Mandate
South Pacific Mandate
consisted of islands in the north Pacific Ocean that had been part of German New Guinea
German New Guinea
within the German colonial empire until they were occupied by Japan
Japan
during World War I. Japan governed the islands under the mandate as part of the Japanese colonial empire until World War II, when the United States
United States
captured the islands
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World War II
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Kuril Islands
The Kuril Islands
Kuril Islands
or Kurile Islands (/ˈkʊərɪl/, /ˈkjʊərɪl/, or /kjʊˈriːl/; Russian: Кури́льские острова́, tr. Kurilskiye ostrova, IPA: [kʊˈrʲilʲskʲɪjə ɐstrɐˈva] or Russian: островá Тисима, tr. ostrova Tisima; Japanese: Kuriru rettō (クリル列島, "Kuril Islands") or Chishima rettō (千島列島, "Chishima Islands")), in Russia's Sakhalin
Sakhalin
Oblast region, form a volcanic archipelago that stretches approximately 1,300 km (810 mi) northeast from Hokkaido, Japan, to Kamchatka, Russia, separating the Sea of Okhotsk
Sea of Okhotsk
from the north Pacific Ocean. There are 56 islands and many minor rocks
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Ryukyu Islands
The Ryukyu Islands
Ryukyu Islands
(琉球諸島[1], Ryūkyū-shotō, Japanese pronunciation: [ɾʲɯːkʲɯː], English: /riˈuːkjuː/[2]), more commonly known in Japanese as the Nansei Islands (南西諸島, Nansei-shotō, lit. "Southwest Islands") and also known as the Ryukyu Arc (琉球弧, Ryūkyū-ko), are a chain of Japanese islands that stretch southwest from Kyushu
Kyushu
to Taiwan: the Ōsumi, Tokara, Amami, Okinawa, and Sakishima Islands
Sakishima Islands
(further divided into the Miyako and Yaeyama Islands), with Yonaguni
Yonaguni
the southernmost. The larger are mostly high islands and the smaller mostly coral
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Korea
Korea
Korea
(/kəˈriːə/) is a historical region in East Asia; since 1945, it has been divided into two distinct sovereign states: North Korea (officially the "Democratic People's Republic of Korea") and South Korea
Korea
(officially the "Republic of Korea"). Located on the Korean Peninsula, Korea
Korea
is bordered by China
China
to the northwest and Russia
Russia
to the northeast. It is separated from Japan
Japan
to the east by the Korea Strait and the Sea of Japan
Japan
(East Sea). Korea
Korea
emerged as a singular political entity in 676 AD, after centuries of conflict among the Three Kingdoms of Korea, which were unified as Unified Silla
Unified Silla
to the south and Balhae
Balhae
to the north
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Industrialisation
Industrialisation
Industrialisation
or industrialization is the period of social and economic change that transforms a human group from an agrarian society into an industrial society, involving the extensive re-organisation of an economy for the purpose of manufacturing.[2] As industrial workers' incomes rise, markets for consumer goods and services of all kinds tend to expand and provide a further stimulus to industrial investment and economic growth.Contents1 Background 2 Social consequences2.1 Urbanisation2.1.1 Exploitation2.2 Changes in family structure3 Cur
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Lat
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United Nations
The United Nations
United Nations
(UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II
World War II
with the aim of preventing another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The headquarters of the UN is in Manhattan, New York City, and is subject to extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict
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Pacific Ocean Theater Of World War II
Pacific WarChina Pacific Ocean South-East Asia South West Pacific Japan Manchuria (1945)Mediterranean and Middle EastNorth Africa Horn of Africa Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Malta Yugoslavia Iraq Syria–Lebanon Iran Italy Dodecanese Southern FranceOther campaignsAtlantic Arctic Strategic bombing America French West Africa MadagascarContemporaneous warsChinese Civil War USSR–Japan Border Wars French–Thai Ecuadorian–Peruvian War Ili RebellionU.S. 5th Marines evacuate injured personnel during actions on Guadalcanal on November 1, 1942.USS Bunker Hill hit by two Kamikazes in thirty seconds on 11 May 1945 off KyushuThe Pacific Ocean theater, during World War II, was a major theater of the war between the Allies and the Empire of Japan
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Dalian
Dalian
Dalian
is a major city and seaport in the south of Liaoning
Liaoning
Province, China. It is the southernmost city of the Liaodong
Liaodong
Peninsula. Dalian is the province's second largest city and has sub-provincial administrative status.[5] The Shandong Peninsula
Shandong Peninsula
lies southwest across the Bohai Strait
Bohai Strait
and Korea
Korea
lies across the Yellow Sea
Yellow Sea
to the east. Today, a financial, shipping and logistics centre for Northeast Asia, Dalian
Dalian
has a significant history of being used by foreign powers for its ports. Dalian
Dalian
was previously known as both Dalniy[6] (Russian: Дальний; Dal'nii) and Dairen (Japanese: 大連)
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Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
Asia
or Southeastern Asia
Asia
is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea
New Guinea
and north of Australia.[4] Southeast Asia
Asia
is bordered to the north by East Asia, to the west by South Asia
Asia
and Bay of Bengal, to the east by Oceania
Oceania
and Pacific Ocean, and to the south by Australia
Australia
and Indian Ocean. The region is the only part of Asia that lies partly within the Southern Hemisphere, although the majority of it is in the Northern Hemisphere
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German Colonial Empire
The German colonial empire
German colonial empire
(German: Deutsches Kolonialreich) constituted the overseas colonies, dependencies and territories of Imperial Germany. The chancellor of this time period was Otto von Bismarck. Short-lived attempts of colonization by individual German states had occurred in preceding centuries, but crucial colonial efforts only began in 1884 with the Scramble for Africa. Claiming much of the left-over colonies that were yet unclaimed in the Scramble of Africa, Germany managed to build the third largest colonial empire after the British and the French, at the time.[2] Germany lost control when World War I
World War I
began in 1914 and its colonies were seized by its enemies in the first weeks of the war
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Pacific Ocean
The Pacific Ocean
Ocean
is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
in the north to the Southern Ocean
Southern Ocean
(or, depending on definition, to Antarctica) in the south and is bounded by Asia
Asia
and Australia
Australia
in the west and the Americas
Americas
in the east. At 165,250,000 square kilometers (63,800,000 square miles) in area (as defined with an Antarctic
Antarctic
southern border), this largest division of the World Ocean—and, in turn, the hydrosphere—covers about 46% of Earth's water surface and about one-third of its total surface area, making it larger than all of Earth's land area combined.[1] Both the center of the Water Hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere
Western Hemisphere
are in the Pacific Ocean
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World War I
Allied victoryCentral Powers' victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front Fall of the German, Russian, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires Russian Civil War
Russian Civil War
and foundation of the Soviet Union Formation of new countries in Europe
Europe
and the Middle East Transfer of German colonies
German colonies
and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers Establishment of the League of Nations
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League Of Nations
The League of Nations
League of Nations
(abbreviated as LN in English, La Société des Nations [la sɔsjete de nɑsjɔ̃] abbreviated as SDN or SdN in French) was an intergovernmental organisation founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War
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Pacific Islands
The Pacific Islands
Pacific Islands
are the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Three major groups of islands in the Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
are Polynesia, Micronesia
Micronesia
and Melanesia. Depending on the context, Pacific Islands
Pacific Islands
may refer to countries and islands with common Austronesian origins, islands once or currently colonized, or Oceania. The indigenous inhabitants of the Pacific Islands are referred to as Pacific Islanders.Contents1 Name ambiguity 2 Pacific islands by area (over 10,000 square kilometers) 3 List of islands3.1 Pacific islands by region3.1.1 Antarctica 3.1.2 Asia 3.1.3 North America 3.1.4 Oceania 3.1.5 South America4 See also 5 Footnotes 6 ReferencesName ambiguity[edit] In English, the umbrella term Pacific Islands
Pacific Islands
may take on several meanings
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