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Russification

Russification was the name given to a policy of Alexander III. Russification was designed to take the sting out of those who wanted to reform Russia and to bind all the Russian people around one person - the tsar. Russification was first formulated in 1770 by Uvarov. He defined three areas of Russification - autocracy, orthodoxy and 'Russian-ness'.
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The Provisional Government

The Provisional Government The Provisional Government is the name given to the government that led Russia from March 1917 to November 1917. Throughout its existence, the Provisional Government met at the Tauride Palace. By July it was led by Alexander Kerensky - the man who had informed the Duma on March 11th that 25,000 troops were on the way to support them.
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Moral Panic

Moral panic is a term used to describe media presentation of something that has happened that the public will react to in a panicky manner. Moral panic has a tendency to exaggerate statistics and to create a bogey-man, known as a folk-devil in sociological terms. In recent years moral panic and media presentation have covered a wide-ranging number of topics from HIV/AIDS in the 1980's to asylum seekers into the UK in the 2000's.
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America and Rocket Technology

America also put a great deal of effort into rocket research. By the spring of 1945, the US Navy alone had 1,200 factories that worked on rocket production. However, America's acquisition of Wernher von Braun and his input into America's post-war rocket development, has tended to overshadow the work done by America during the war.
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The Fall of Saigon

Saigon, capital city of South Vietnam, fell to North Vietnamese forces on April 30 th 1975. The fall of Saigon (now Ho Chin Minh City) effectively marked the end of the Vietnam War. After the introduction of Vietnamisation by President Richard Nixon, US forces in South Vietnam had been constantly reduced leaving the military of South Vietnam to defend their country against the North.
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2006 Midterms Analysis

Midterms have always been used for voters to express their concerns with the current government and the 2006 midterms were no exception. The healthy state of affairs in Congress - from the Republican Party's point of view - pre-elections is no longer the case with the Democrats in control of the House (where they will have the first female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi) and with the support of two Independent Senators, control of the Senate.
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