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Postby ohlia » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:02 am

Sugar, Banana export

Greenland
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Postby skin » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:32 am

Viking farms

Albania
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Postby ohlia » Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:43 am

Only men may be heads of household, and only men may inherit family wealth. Also marriages are usually arranged at birth.

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Postby Bedford » Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:35 pm

Where Reagan kicked ass and took names. :headbang:

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Postby Valleysailor » Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:04 pm

(had to look it up, but ...) an overseas department of France comprising Grande-Terre and Basse-Terre and smaller islands in the Leeward Is. of the West Indies, first colonized in 1635. Capital: Basse-Terre
Population: 421,000
I have no idea what I would associate with this.

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Postby ohlia » Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:42 pm

Mull - wildlife and bright painted houses

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Postby Bedford » Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:02 pm

candy canes

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Postby StVandal » Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:51 am

Māori

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Postby skin » Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:48 am

Salvador Allende

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Postby Bedford » Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:37 pm

Freedom Fighters

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Postby mdkilmer » Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:47 pm

Downfall of Japanese carrier fleet.


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Postby skin » Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:11 am

Before Cook got his butt over to Botany bay, Australia was known as 'New Holland' (Named by Abel Tasman).

Abel Tasman, after naming New Holland, floated south east for a while and stumbled upon anotherlandmass, which he named:

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Postby Makinamess » Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:08 am

Lambs (baby sheep) and fantastic scenery (I heard it was where they filmed Lord of the Rings)

Eire
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Postby skin » Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:14 am

During the Great Famine (1845-1849) the population was decreased by 2,5 million: 1 million deaths and 1,5 million migrated, of which a large number ended up in Canada and the US.

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Postby Bedford » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:57 pm

oil

*Chad*
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Postby salamandrina » Tue Apr 03, 2007 11:40 am

Chad:Due to its distance from the sea and its largely desert climate, the country is sometimes referred to as the "Dead Heart of Africa"

the Azores
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Postby ohlia » Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:45 pm

Azores
Some of the world's tallest Mountains

Yemen
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Postby Bedford » Fri Apr 06, 2007 4:50 pm

money

*Curacao*
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Postby ohlia » Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:22 pm

Curacao
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Mexico
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Postby StVandal » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:15 am

Dirt. There's a lot of it there. I know.. I've seen it.

Do countries of the past count? How about:
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