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Taiwan Government - History
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Taiwan Government - History

TAIWANTaiwan is an emerging democracy. It just completed its first transition from the control of the former ruling party. Taiwan has an unicameral legislature and independent judiciary.CURRENT GOVERNMENTPresidentChen, Shui-bianVice PresidentLu, AnnettePres., Executive Yuan (Premier)Yu, Shyi-KunVice Pres.

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What Is Absolute Location, and Can You Find Yours?

Absolute location refers to a specific, fixed point on the Earth's surface as expressed by a scientific coordinate system. It is more precise than the relative location, which describes where a place is located using other places nearby. A relative location can be as general as "west of the highway" or as specific as "100 North First Street.
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10 Fun and Interesting Chemistry Facts

There are certain facts that every chemistry buff should know. How many of these fun and interesting facts do you already have stored in your brain? Test Your Knowledge Chemistry is the study of matter and energy and the interactions between them. It is a physical science that is closely related to physics, which often shares the same definition.
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Afrofuturism: Imagining an Afrocentric Future

What would the world look like if European colonialism, Western Enlightenment rational ideas, a Western universalism that is not inclusive of that which is not Western - if all of this were not the dominant culture? What would an Afrocentric view of humanity and of Africa and the people of the African diaspora look like, rather than a view from the Eurocentric gaze?
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Biography of Queen Elizabeth I, Virgin Queen of England

Elizabeth I (Born Princess Elizabeth; September 7, 1533-March 24, 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 1558 to 1603, the last of the Tudor monarchs. She never married and consciously styled herself as the Virgin Queen, wedded to the nation. Her reign was marked by immense growth for England, especially in world power and cultural influence.
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Cetaceans: Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

The word cetacean is used to describe all whales, dolphins and porpoises in the order Cetacea. This word comes from the Latin cetus meaning "a large sea animal," and the Greek word ketos , meaning "sea monster." There are about 89 species of cetaceans. The term "about" is used because as scientists learn more about these fascinating animals, new species are discovered or populations are re-classified.
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The Ancient Greek Underworld and Hades

What happens after you die? If you were an ancient Greek, but not too deep-thinking a philosopher, the chances are you would have thought you went to Hades or the Greek Underworld. The Afterlife or Hereafter in the mythology of ancient Greece and Rome takes place in an area often referred to as the Underworld or Hades (although sometimes the location is described as a distant portion of the earth): The Underworld , because it is in the sunless regions under the earth.
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Facts About Anne Bonny and Mary Read, Fearsome Female Pirates

During the Golden Age of Piracy (1700-1725), legendary pirates like Blackbeard, Bartholomew Roberts, and Charles Vane commanded mighty ships, terrorizing any merchant unfortunate enough to cross their path. Yet two of the most famous pirates from this age served on a third-rate pirate ship under a second-rate captain, and they never held an important position on board such as quartermaster or boatswain.
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How to Find the Pisces Constellation in the Night Sky

The Pisces constellation can be seen from nearly all points on Earth. Pisces has a storied history and is one of the constellations of the Zodiac, a set of star patterns that lies along the apparent path of the Sun against the sky throughout the year. The name "Pisces" comes from the Latin plural for "fish.
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'To Kill a Mockingbird' Summary

Published in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird is one of the most influential novels of the 20th century. It tells a story of racism, moral courage, and the power of innocence that has influenced several generations' ideas about justice, race relations, and poverty. Part 1 (Chapters 1-11) To Kill a Mockingbird is narrated by Jean Louise Finch, a 6-year-old girl usually referred to by her nickname, Scout.
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'The Alchemist' Quotes

The New York Times panned The Alchemist as “more self help than literature,” and while that has a sliver of truth, this characteristic makes for a very quotable book. “That hasn't hurt it with readers,” the writer concedes. In fact, since its publication in 1988, the book has gone on to sell more than 65 million copies.
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'The Lost World,' Arthur Conan Doyle's Dinosaur Classic

First published in Strand Magazine in 1912, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World explored the idea that prehistoric life might still exist in unexplored areas of the globe. Part science fiction, part adventure story, the novel marks a significant shift in Doyle's writing, as he temporarily put aside the famous Sherlock Holmes to introduce professor Challenger, a physical, rude, bear-like man who would feature in several subsequent works.
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Model Place Descriptions

In each of these four paragraphs, the authors use precise descriptive details to evoke a distinctive mood as well as to convey a memorable picture. As you read each one, notice how place signals help establish cohesion, clearly guiding the reader from one detail to the next. The Laundry Room "The windows at either end of the laundry room were open, but no breeze washed through to carry off the stale odors of fabric softener, detergent, and bleach.
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25 Essay Topics for American Government Classes

If you are a teacher searching for essay topics to assign to your U.S. government or civics class or looking for ideas, do not fret. It is easy to integrate debates and discussions into the classroom environment. These topic suggestions provide a wealth of ideas for written assignments such as position papers, compare-and-contrast essays, and argumentative essays.
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Complete List of Transition Words

Once you have completed the first draft of your paper, you will need to rewrite some of the introductory sentences at the beginning and the transition statements at the end of every paragraph. Transitions, which connect one idea to the next, may seem challenging at first, but they get easier once you consider the many possible methods for linking paragraphs together-even if they seem to be unrelated.
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E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web"

First published on October 15, 1952, "Charlotte's Web" is a popular children's book written by acclaimed American author E.B. White and illustrated by Garth Williams that deals with themes of the nature of friendship, loss, fate, acceptance, and renewal. The story centers on a pig named Wilbur and the unlikely but deep friendship he shares with an uncommonly talented spider named Charlotte.
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What Is Chain of Custody? Definition and Examples

In criminal and civil law, the term “chain of custody” refers to the order in which items of evidence have been handled during the investigation of a case. Proving that an item has been properly handled through an unbroken chain of custody is required for it to be legally considered as evidence in court.
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Biography of Sophie Germain

Sophie Germaine dedicated herself early to becoming a mathematician, despite family obstacles and lack of precedent. The French Academy of Sciences awarded her a prize for a paper on the patterns produced by vibration. This work was foundational to the applied mathematics used in construction of skyscrapers today, and was important at the time to the new field of mathematical physics, especially to the study of acoustics and elasticity.
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What Is Mylar?

What is Mylar? You may be familiar with the material in shiny helium-filled balloons, solar filters, space blankets, protective plastic coatings or insulators. Here's a look at what Mylar is made of and how Mylar is made. Mylar Definition Mylar is the brand name for a special type of stretched polyester film.
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What Is Model-Dependent Realism?

Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow discuss something called "model-dependent realism" in their book The Grand Design . What does this mean? Is it something they made up or do physicists really think about their work this way? What Is Model-Dependent Realism? Model-dependent realism is a term for a philosophical approach to scientific inquiry which approaches scientific laws based on how well the model does at describing the physical reality of the situation.
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The Life of Madame de Pompadour, Royal Mistress and Advisor

Madame de Pompadour (December 29, 1721-April 15, 1764) was a French noblewoman and one of Louis XV's primary mistresses. Even after her time as the king's mistress came to an end, the Madame de Pompadour remained an influential friend and advisor to the king, especially as a patron of arts and philosophy.
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