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terrorist group organized in 1996 after the Taliban took over Afghanistan and part of Osama bin Laden's international system; provides financial support for the Taliban and al-Qaeda and Jaish-i-Mohammed and assists Muslim militants around the world; estab al-Rashid Trust
English merchant who took over a shop in London that was expanded by his son into a prestigious department store (1800-1885) Charles Henry Harrod , Harrod
council in 1311-1313 that dealt with alleged crimes of the Knights Templar, planned a new crusade, and took on the reformation of the clergy Council of Vienne , Vienne
(Greek mythology) according to a Greek legend: when Pythias was sentenced to be executed Damon took his place to allow Pythias to get his affairs in order; when Pythias returned in time to save Damon the king was so impressed that he let them both live Damon and Pythias
English company formed in 1600 to develop trade with the new British colonies in India and southeastern Asia; in the 18th century it assumed administrative control of Bengal and held it until the British army took over in 1858 after the Indian Mutiny East India Company
Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975) El Caudillo , Francisco Franco , Franco , General Franco
last emperor of a united Roman Empire, he took control of the eastern empire and ended the war with the Visigoths; he became a Christian and in 391 banned all forms of pagan worship (346-395) Flavius Theodosius , Theodosius , Theodosius I , Theodosius the Great
miner who took part in the California gold rush in 1849 forty-niner
political party founded in 1911 by Sun Yat-sen; it governed China under Chiang Kai-shek from 1928 until 1949 when the Communists took power and subsequently was the official ruling party of Taiwan Guomindang , Kuomintang
town in East Sussex just south of the place where the battle of Hastings took place Hastings
battles in World War II in the Pacific (November 1943); United States Marines took the islands from the Japanese after bitter fighting Makin , Tarawa , Tarawa-Makin
heroine of the American Revolution who carried water to soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth Court House and took over her husband's gun when he was overcome by heat (1754-1932) Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley , Mary McCauley , McCauley , Molly Pitcher
Albanian soldier in the service of Turkey who was made viceroy of Egypt and took control away from the Ottoman Empire and established Egypt as a modern state (1769-1849) Mehemet Ali , Mohammed Ali , Muhammad Ali
after disputes over Texas lands that were settled by Mexicans the United States declared war on Mexico in 1846 and by treaty in 1848 took Texas and California and Arizona and New Mexico and Nevada and Utah and part of Colorado and paid Mexico $15,000,000 Mexican War
campaign in the closing days of World War II in the Pacific (April to June 1945); in savage close-quarter fighting United States marines and regular army troops took the island from the Japanese; considered the greatest victory of the Pacific campaign for Okinawa , Okinawa campaign
king of Egypt who founded the Macedonian dynasty in Egypt; a close friend and general of Alexander the Great who took charge of Egypt after Alexander died (circa 367-285 BC) Ptolemy I
chief of the Sioux; took up arms against settlers in the northern Great Plains and against United States Army troops; he was present at the battle of Little Bighorn (1876) when the Sioux massacred General Custer's troops (1831-1890) Sitting Bull
deep feeling of guilt often experienced by those who have survived some catastrophe that took the lives of many others; derives in part from a feeling that they did not do enough to save the others who perished and in part from feelings of being unworthy survivor guilt
fundamentalist Islamic militia; in 1995 the Taliban militia took over Afghanistan and in 1996 took Kabul and set up an Islamic government Taleban , Taliban
Prussia and Austria fought over Silesia and most of the rest of Europe took sides; 1740-1748 War of the Austrian Succession
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