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KingAragorn

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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2007 7:14:42 AM

Name any place, city, state, region, country, etc. in alphabetic order
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Venezuela
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Pielededrac
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University of Coimbra,
is a Portuguese public university in Coimbra, Portugal. Established in 1290 in Lisbon, it went through a number of relocations until it was moved permanently to its current city in 1537, being one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world, the oldest university of Portugal, and one of its largest higher education and research institutions. On 22 June 2013, UNESCO added the university to its World Heritage List.

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Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Pielededrac
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Stonehenge,
is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England, about 2 miles west of Amesbury and 8 miles north of Salisbury. One of the most famous sites in the world, Stonehenge is the remains of a ring of standing stones set within earthworks.

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CatskillHiker
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Rhine Gorge, Germany
(scenic deep river gorge between Koblenz and Bingen, known for its castles, history, legends, and vineyards)

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Pielededrac
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Queluz National Palace,
is a Portuguese 18th-century palace located at Queluz, a freguesia of the modern-day Sintra Municipality, in the Lisbon District.

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CatskillHiker
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Petra
(Ruins of the ancient Nabataean capital city, located in Jordan. It has been a featured location in many movies including Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)

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Pielededrac
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Odessa National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet,
is the oldest theatre in Odessa, Ukraine. The Theatre and the Potemkin Stairs are the most famous edifices in Odessa.

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Niagara Falls. One of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

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Machu Picchu,
is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru.

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Lascaux Caves, in the Dordogne area of France
(known for their Paleolithic paintings)

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Konark Sun Temple,
is a 13th-century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda), at Konark, in Odisha, India. It is believed that the temple was built by king Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty around AD 1250.

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Jog Falls

Jog Falls, Gerosoppa Falls or Joga Falls is the second-highest plunge waterfall in India, Located in Sagara taluk, these segmented falls are a major tourist attraction. They are also called Gersoppa Falls and Jogada Gundi.

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CatskillHiker
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Iguazu Falls
(a massive collection of waterfalls in the Iguazu River on the border of Argentina and Brazil)

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Pielededrac
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Hagia Sophia,
is a former Greek Orthodox patriarchal basilica (church), later an imperial mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey.

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CatskillHiker
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Great Wall of China: China; with some sections in North Korea
(sometimes cited as the longest building in the world)

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Pielededrac
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Fruska Gora,
is a mountain in north Srem. Most of it is located within Srem, Serbia, but a smaller part on its western side overlaps the territory of Croatia. Sometimes, it is also referred to as jewel of Serbia, due to its beautiful landscape protection area, nature and its picturesque countryside.

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Everest, Mount

Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmatha and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 9:26:32 AM

Delta Works,
is a series of construction projects in the southwest of the Netherlands to protect a large area of land around the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta from the sea.

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CatskillHiker
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 1:57:42 AM

Canadian Rockies (mountain range)

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Pielededrac
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Belize Barrier Reef,
is a series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize.

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mafandoi
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Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon rainforest, also known in English as Amazonia or the Amazon Jungle, is a moist broadleaf forest that covers most of the Amazon Basin of South America.

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 9:00:47 AM

Zimbabwe, independent since 1980.

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Bungee
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 1:54:56 AM

I couldn't find any X country.

Yemen - gained its independence from Britain in 1967


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CatskillHiker
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Western Australia
(originally called he Swan River Colony by the British and later renamed the Western Australia Colony. It became independent with the rest of Australia in 1901.)

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Moe23
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Vanuatu - island group split with France. Independence in 1980.

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Pielededrac
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United Arab Emirates, independent since 1971.

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The Brits should have kept it.............!

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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 2:38:34 PM


  Tanzania

Ruled by the UK as Tanganyika from the first World War (most of former German East Africa). Independent from 9 December 1961. Annexed Zanzibar 26 April 1964; renamed Tanzania on 29 October 1964.
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Swaziland, independent since 1968.

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Rhodesia

Initially, the territory was referred to as "South Zambezia", a reference to the River Zambezi, until the name "Rhodesia" came into use in 1895. This was in honor of Cecil Rhodes, the British empire-builder and key figure during the British expansion into southern Africa.

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Qatar
(became a British protectorate in 1916 following the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of WW1; and became independent in 1971)

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Pakistan

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CatskillHiker
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Ontario
(Originally known as Upper Canada and later as Canada West when ruled by the British. It became known as the province of Ontario as part of the independent Dominion of Canada in 1867.)

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mafandoi
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New Zealand

In 1840, representatives of the British Crown and Maori Chiefs signed the Treaty of Waitangi, making New Zealand a British colony.

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Maldives, independent since 1965.

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CatskillHiker
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Lesotho, independent since 1966

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Pielededrac
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Kenia, independent since 1963.

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Jamaica
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Once a Spanish possession known as Santiago, in 1655 it came under the rule of England (later Great Britain), and was called Jamaica. It achieved full independence from the United Kingdom on 6 August 1962
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Ireland, independent since 1921.

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Hong Kong - It was transferred from British control twice:

After China's defeat in the First Opium War (1839–42) against the British Empire, Hong Kong became a British colony with the perpetual cession of Hong Kong Island, followed by Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 and a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. After it was occupied by Japan during the Second World War (1941–45), the British resumed control until 30 June 1997. As a result of the negotiations between China and Britain, Hong Kong was transferred to the People's Republic of China under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration. The city became China's first Special Administrative Region on 1 July 1997 under the principle of "one country, two systems".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong
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Guyana, independent since 1966.

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Fiji, a British crown colony from 1874-1970.

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Egypt - under the British rule from 1882, when it was occupied by British forces, until 1956.


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Dominica - independent nation since 1978

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Canada, an independent Dominion since 1867

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Pielededrac
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Botswana in southern Africa, independent since 1966.

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hnofer17
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 4:40:53 AM

Australia

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CatskillHiker
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Zambezi River, flows through 9 nations of southern Africa

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Pielededrac
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 10:05:34 AM

Youngs River, Oregon.

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Xihan River

The Xihan or Western Han River is a northern tributary of the Jialing River, itself a tributary of the Yangtze. Within China, it is also known as the "Rhinoceros River".

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Willamette River in Oregon is a major tributary of the Columbia River.


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