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Why is it called THE Ukraine and not just Ukraine?

When Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union (USSR), some Soviets referred to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (UkSSR) as "the Ukraine." However, since...
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Is plastic used in plastic surgery?

No, plastic is not generally used in plastic surgery. Like many other English medical terms, the origin of the word 'plastic' is Greek. It comes...
Why is Holland also called the Netherlands and the people there are called Dutch

Why is Holland also called the Netherlands and its people called Dutch?

The official name of the Netherlands is the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is often referred to as Holland due to its two largest...
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Why is there so much oil in the Middle East?

There isn't necessarily more oil in the Middle East; it's just the most cost-effective place to extract oil from due to it having ideal conditions...
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How many possible license plate number combinations are there?

Each state can have 2,176,782,336 different license plate numbers if the plates are six characters in length and all 26 letters and all 10...

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