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Alcatraz Island (The Prison)
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... fence topped with barbed wire surrounded the entire structure. The cell house was three stories of reinforced concrete. Elevated gun galleries were built at each end of the cell house. Inmates were monitored constantly by guards on a central walkway surrounded by bars. All doors on the island were electronically operated and were designed to slam and let the inmate know the guards were in total control. Coming back from work inmates were checked eleven times and had to get through three metal detectors. Then in their cells they were counted up to thirty times a day (Stuller 87). Well-behaved inmates could spend their Saturday and Sunday afternoons watching a movie ...

Toledo Bend
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... to the public along this man-made reservoir. Toledo Bend is one of the fastest growing resorts in America. Furthermore, Toledo Bend serves as most of the border between Texas and Louisiana. The lake is peaceful and full of fish waiting to be caught. Toledo Bend is also becoming a peaceful haven for retirees. Community centers are located throughout the lake, especially by the fascinating hydroelectric power plant. Assuredly, to the parents who have young children, many marinas are located along the lakefront. One in particular, is called the J & L Marina. This marina is a child's dream and a parents romance getaway. The marinas are equipped with log ...

Thailand: My Perspective
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... of heaven. As for urban delights, the huge metropolis of Bangkok, although it can alarm you with its chaos and size, tends to charm visitors with its energy and cultural treasures. Thailand is an easy country to travel in, with efficient transport, cheap accommodation, and a delicious national cuisine. The Thais are renowned for their friendliness and hospitality to strangers. Although they're often depicted as fun-loving, happy-go-lucky folk (which they often are), they are also very strong-minded and have struggled for centuries to preserve their spirit of independence. Thailand's two coastlines and countless islands attract schools of water babies. Divi ...

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... North-East is Vienna, Austria's capital and largest city, where about a fifth of the people live. Population Austria has a population of about 7ę million. Most Austrian's choose to live in the lower east areas of the country and just south of the Danube River. Also the capital and largest city, more than one and a half-million of the Austrian population lives in Vienna. Other cities with more than 100,000 people living in them consist of Graz, Innsbruck, Linz, and Scuzburg. Culture Austrians do not like being classified as Germans, Austria is basically Germanic in language and ethnic association. Some minorities include 40,000 Croats, 70,000 Solv ...

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... New provinces were added in the East as Rome exploited local disputes to conquer Greece and Asia Minor in the 2d century BC and Egypt in the first (after the defeat and suicide of Antony and Cleop atra, 30 BC). All the Mediterranean civilized world up to the disputed Parthian border was now Roman, and remained so for 500 years. " Less civilized regions were added to the Empire: Gaul (conquered by Julius Ceaser, 56-49 BC), Britain (43 AD) and Dacia , NE of the Danube (117 AD)."(1:721) " The original republican government, with democratic features added in the fourth and fifth centuries BC, deteriorated under the pressures of empire and class conflict (Gracc ...

A Trip To Panama City
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... was shipped to Spain. The original city was sacked and burned in 1671 by a group of buccaneers led by Henry Morgan. The city was rebuilt within a year, this time on a peninsula 18 miles away and surrounded by a strong wall. This old Spanish city is now the in the middle downtown Panama City. Panama City is an international melting pot and its eating choices range from American fast food to excellent internationall cuisine. Eager to begin our sightseeing, we grabbed lunch at a nearby McDonald's after checking in then caught a bus. The buses in Panama are a tourist attraction in themselves. They are brightly painted, hung with fringe, and have constantly bl ...

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... for the first time and cities also began to appear, This is called the Cultural Revolution and is the greatest known cultural change in the history of . Because of the n climate and geography the n people began to domesticate animals and rely on agriculture.1 In only a short time a mixed farming-herding economy had developed in this area.2 Although the land was fertile, irrigation was essential. Because the n climate didnít have rain for almost eight months of the year and the flood stage was so late in the season, it was essential to prepare dikes and levees to protect the fields.3 Irrigation is the artificial watering of land to sustain plant growth by diverting ...

What Was It Like To Live In Rome?
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... does not reward him for his honesty and labor. In addition, he implies that normal people like himself have no chance of surviving living in the city as he says that he will "have less today than yesterday" and by tomorrow "that will have dwindled still more" (Beatty, p. 222). He is implying that vice is rewarded as a result of social outrages while the poor get poorer and the rich get richer. According to Juvenal, "men do not easily rise whose poverty hinders their merit" (Beatty, p. 225). Juvenal goes on to depict the physical dangers that exist in the city. According to him, people are always afraid of dangers such as fires, collapses of buildings, noisy and ...

Lincoln, Nebraska
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... The University of Nebraska was founded in Lincoln in 1869. The city is also the home of Nebraska Wesleyan University and Union College. The State Capitol, designed by the architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and completed in 1932, has a central tower that rises 400 feet (120 meters) from a massive two-story base and is considered a showpiece of American government architecture. `The Sower', a statue symbolizing Nebraska's farms, stands atop the tower. Museums include the State Museum of History, the University of Nebraska's Christlieb Western Art Collection, and the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, designed by architect Philip Johnson. Pioneers Park inclu ...

Quebec, The Province, The People, The History
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... Britain in the Treaty of Paris of 1763. The mass majority of Quebec's population today use French as their first language. Beginning in the 1960s the Quebecois (French-speaking residents of Quebec) made strong efforts to preserve their French heritage as well as to gain additional powers for the province, which led to conflicts with the national government that have yet to be fully resolved. This is apparent in the recent "Referendum" where theQuebecois tried to get Quebec special provincial concederations based on the fact the mass majority of Quebec residents speak French. Quebec is the largest of all the Canadian provinces. Its large area of 1,540,680 sq km (5 ...

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