Asia

India History

Most of the people of India live in villages. Agricultural production has become specialized, but India does not have the historical or natural conditions of being an agricultural country. As late as the 19th century, half of the Indian population lived in larger and smaller cities and were engaged in crafts and industry. Especially the […]

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Georgia History

Prehistory Several finds of early individuals of the genus Homohas been made in Georgia. The Paleolithic (older Stone Age) is well known through numerous surveys of cave settlements and open settlements. The Late Paleolithic (c. 40,000-9000 BC) is particularly well represented in the western part of the country. Mesolithic settlement can also be occupied in […]

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East Timor History

Prehistory The island of Timor, during the recent ice age, was one of the most important land areas over which Australia was populated some 50,000 years ago. While Australia and New Guinea formed a contiguous land area, the Sahul, as well as the Indonesian island world with Southeast Asia, Timor remained an island due to […]

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Cyprus History

Prehistory The oldest traces of human presence in Cyprus have been found on the Akrotiri Peninsula on the south coast of the island, where the native dwarf forms of forest elephant and hippopotamus were hunted and exterminated around 10,000 BC. Objects from a hunter and gatherer culture have been traced in the Tremithos Valley in […]

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China History

Prehistory Systematic archaeological activity in China first began in the 1920s; before that, the knowledge of the country’s material past had to a not insignificant extent been derived from the plundering of graves and holy sites. A native ancient academy of knowledge was founded in 1928. By 1921, however, the remains of primitive people had […]

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Cambodia History

Cambodia’s history covers the period up to around 1990. Archaeological finds show that the areas northwest of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Cambodia have been inhabited in Neolithic times. Historical time in Cambodia begins with Funan Empire (50-500 CE.), Who was succeeded by Chenla (500-800) and Angkor (800-1431). From 1594 to 1800, Cambodia was […]

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Brunei History

Brunei is one of the oldest state institutions on Borneo and was in the past a hub of Southeast Asian trade. Written evidence exists for early contacts with India and China, at least since the late 900s. In connection with the commercial boom of the 14th century, Islam spread along the trade routes. Brunei then […]

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Bhutan History

New Delhi authorities cooperated on several occasions with the government of Bhutan to control the exiled opposition politicians who resided in northern India, and several demonstrations against the government of Thimbu were halted. Bhutan in turn assisted by supporting India internationally. Bhutan agreed with India and Libya on the ban on nuclear testing. In early […]

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Bangladesh History

Throughout the centuries, the area has been a northeastern outer zone, far from the center of power, in the Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim kingdoms, as well as in British India. Until 1947, Bengal was an integrated area, consisting of present Bangladesh and what is now the Indian state of West Bengal. Bengal has primarily belonged […]

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Bahrain History

Prehistory Bahrain is mentioned as Dilmun in Sumerian wedge writing documents from the 21st century BC. A Danish archaeological expedition has, among other things, found a walled city with an area of 17 ha from about 2000 BC, when the island of Bahrain was an intermediate station for trade between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley. […]

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Azerbaijan History

The Azerbaijani population is a conglomerate, a secular fusion of the ancient peoples of the East Caucasus. In the area we know today as Azerbadjan originated in the 9th century BCE the states of Mana, Caucasian Albania and Atropotena – from the latter the name Azerbadjan is derived. General Atropates proclaimed the independence of this […]

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Armenia History

See abbreviationfinder for geography, history, society, politics, and economy of Armenia. The dissatisfaction with the social conditions – where unemployment reached 20% of the working people – and the oppression faced by the opposition, led to the decline of Ter-Petrosan. The president resigned in March 1998, having been left behind by the leading personalities of […]

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Afghanistan History

Prehistory Findings from the Middle Paleolithic have been made, but the knowledge of this and subsequent phases of the Stone Age is still (1996) very uneven. First from about 4000 BC there is a fuller Late Nite political material from southern Afghanistan (Qanda Valley). At that time, the region was part of a trade and […]