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What is the difference between the United Kingdom, England, Great Britain, and Britain?

I'm going to start off using high-level terms and get more specific as the post goes on. I'll also be using the terms island,...
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Is there an Old Zealand?

New Zealand was named after the westernmost Dutch province named Zeeland. So, technically, Zealand is the "old Zealand." The first Western explorer to discover what...
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How many World War 2 veterans are still alive?

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 389,292  of the roughly 16 million American World War II veterans are still alive as of...
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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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How many people live in Antarctica?

The population of Antarctica fluctuates between 1,000 and 4,000 people, depending on the time of the year. For the most part, there are two types of...

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