Australia Animals and Plants Part 2

Australia Animals and Plants Part 2

Marsupial Marsupials are also called marsupials and are a subclass of mammals. The difference to the so-called “higher mammals” is that they are born as embryos and so would not be viable at all. They then only grow in the mother’s pouch and are nourished by her. There are 320 species of marsupials in total, most of them in Australia and New Guinea, but some can also be found in…

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Marshall Islands Overview

Marshall Islands Animals

Animals and Plants What is growing there? The soils of the Marshall Islands contain few nutrients. There are only a few species in plants and animals. Because only plants that can tolerate a lot of salt can grow on the Marshall Islands. On the one hand, there is the coconut palm, which, like on many other islands in the Pacific, has to feel good despite the high salt content. The…

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Australia Animals and Plants Part 1

Australia Animals

Why do many plants only grow in Australia? The Australian continent has developed independently for millions of years. The result is a great diversity of flora and fauna. A total of around 22,000 plant species grow in Australia. A large part of it – around 85 percent – is actually only available here. In the case of the eucalyptus and acacia trees alone, we differentiate between 600 and 1000 different…

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Nauru Children and School

Nauru Children

Children and School Do the children go to school in Nauru? Around 600 children go to school on Nauru, a country in Oceania defined by itypejob. There are three primary schools and two secondary schools on site. There are also some kindergartens. Schooling is compulsory for children in Nauru up to the tenth grade. Until then, they should attend school. Then the children can go to school for another two…

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Nauru Animals and Plants

Nauru Animals

Animals and Plants What is living there on Nauru? There are almost no larger animals on Nauru, a country in Oceania defined by indexdotcom. Insects and seabirds such as the banded frigate are among the animal species that can be discovered there. By the way, frigate birds are under special protection and are mainly used for fishing on Nauru. They can orient themselves very well and convey messages like pigeons.…

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Samoa Economy

Samoa Economy

Economy What is grown in Samoa? Samoa has no mineral resources, so other sources of income have to support the economy: Most of the people in Samoa work in agriculture and in the timber industry. Copra, taro, yams, cocoa and coffee, fish, beer and above all wood are the goods that Samoa exports. Fishing in Samoa is also very important. Many people grow products that they live on, primarily sweet…

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Kiribati Overview

Kiribati Children

Children and School Child labor is normal Children in Kiribati usually have to help a lot around the house. They work in agriculture or help with fishing. Schooling is free in Kiribati and there is a compulsory school encyclopedia. Children should go to school until the age of 15. 93 out of 100 children go to school in Kiribati. The number of people who cannot read and write is 6…

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Solomon Islands Overview

Solomon Islands Children

Economy Cutting down tropical timber has consequences Most of the people in the Solomon Islands work in agriculture. They grow products in order to process and eat them themselves, but there are also products for export. The inhabitants of the Solomon Islands primarily plant coconuts, cassava, sweet potatoes, rice and bananas for their own needs. Copra and palm oil are important for export, as well as cocoa and fish. Tropical…

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Palau Overview

Palau Economy

Economy Agriculture and self-sufficiency Many people on Palau work in agriculture and are largely self- sufficient with the cultivation of cassava, coconuts, bananas and sweet potatoes. Fishing also plays a role in the livelihood of the people. Only coconuts, copra and a little fish are actually exported. There is almost no industry. But Palau has to import many products, especially machinery, gasoline and food. The residents buy these in shops…

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Syria Everyday Life

Syria Syriatel

Currency: SYP Syrian pound Exchange rate: 1 EUR is approx. 588.94 SYP (January 2019) Time zone: UTC + 3 Country code (phone): 00963 Climate (for capital): Mediterranean Housing and supply The cost of living is quite low for Europeans due to the exchange rate, but can fluctuate considerably due to the current crisis situation. Due to the civil war, which has been affecting the country considerably since 2011, one must…

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Travel to Syria

Taxis in Damascus Syria

Entry and residence regulations A visa must be applied for at the Syrian Embassy in Berlin or the Syrian Honorary Consulate in Hamburg before entering the country. The applicant’s passport must not have an Israeli entry stamp or an entry stamp from border crossings to and into Israel (Allenby- / King Hussein Bridge between Israel and Jordan and Taba / Sinai border between Israel and Egypt). Visas are only issued…

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Syria Education and Health

Syria Education

Education No major reforms have taken place in the Ottoman Empire. At the turn of the century there were private schools, mostly French and some initiated by Arabs. There were Christian mission schools in the cities, the leaders of which were often Arabs. The Koran schools were widespread in smaller places and also in the cities and there were some religious universities. The Republic of Faisal 1919/1920 planned to expand…

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Syria Culture

Syria Culture

Damascus – UNESCO World Heritage Site Damascus is considered to be one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. The origins go back to the 5th millennium BC. The city is a high oasis that was fed by the Barada and Awaj rivers. The city’s green belt, the Ghouta, supplied the city with agricultural products and fruit. The cultural development after the ’67 war Influenced by the defeat in…

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Syria Social Structure

Market in Amouda in northern Syria

Women and society Traditional women’s meeting Due to the gender segregation, women use their own traditions. The following quasi-institutionalized women’s meetings are taking place in the cities – although a decline has been recorded due to the increasing employment of women. Subhia: Informal Morning Visit (Coffee Gossip) This is a social tradition that is practiced by all women – regardless of their religion. Men are excluded from it. According to…

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Syria Religions and Ethnicities

Syria Umayyad Mosque at night

Current situation Due to the military clashes between sections of the Syrian opposition and the regime, the situation of the population has deteriorated dramatically in recent years. Over 4.8 million refugees are now registered abroad; in fact, far more people have left the country. The number of internally displaced people is estimated at over seven million. According to historyaah, life expectancy has fallen from 70 to 55 years in the…

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Syria Products and Production Methods

Water wheel in Hama Syria

Products and production methods In ancient times, olive oil, wine, cedar wood, purple-adorned fabrics, furniture with ivory inlays and glass products were exported to Rome from the Roman province of Syria, and spices and silk of Indian and Chinese origin came from here. The so-called “damask” has been supplied to Europe since the High Middle Ages. Only the olives and the textiles have retained their importance. According to homosociety, Syria…

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Syria Development Efforts

Tobacco is dried near Lattakia Syria

Millennium Development Goals: Poverty, Poverty Reduction, etc. In September 2000, the ” Millennium Conference ” took place in New York, at which representatives from more than 180 countries committed themselves to achieving eight goals by 2015: eradicate extreme poverty and hunger to enforce comprehensive compulsory education to empower women and achieve equality to minimize child mortality improve preventive health care and health care for mothers prevent the further spread of…

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Syria Economic Sectors II

Syria Agriculture on the Euphrates

Telecommunications industry According to the “International Telecommunication Union”, Syria had the fifth weakest telephone network in the Middle East before the war began. The whole country should not be networked until 2013. Mobile telephony was also comparatively poorly developed. Syriatel alone accounted for more than 50 percent of the market. In mid- 2004, the company spoke of around 820,000 customers. At the end of June 2007, according to the company,…

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Syria Economic Sectors I

Syria Roman mill on the Orontes

Under the rule of the Ba’ath Party, most of the larger companies in Syria were nationalized. Around 16 percent of all workers are employed in agriculture and industry, and 65 percent in the service sector. Since taking office, President Bashar al-Assad has in particular tackled the development of a private or partially privatized economic sector and facilitated foreign imports and investments. Since then, Syria has officially been in the “transformation”…

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Syria War Economy

The Syrian economy before the uprising

Estimated GDP: US $ 38 billion (estimated 2018) Per capita income (purchasing power parity): 2579 US $ (estimated 2019) Human Development Rank (HDI): 155 under 189 (2017) Share of poverty (less than $ 2 per day): 75% Distribution of income (Gini coefficient): n / a Economic transformation index: (BTI) Rank 128 (of 129) (2018) Syrian war economy According to militarynous, the civil war is destroying the economy in Syria. Today…

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Syria Opposition Groups

Map of Syria

Opposition In addition to the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the militant opposition is shaped by Islamist organizations that are either close to the Islamic States (IS) or Al-Qaeda. Free Syrian Army (FSA) According to naturegnosis, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) is the armed arm of the group “National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces” and is by no means a uniform organization. It is an alliance of different organizations,…

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Syria 2011 Uprising

Location of Syria

The 2011 uprising The civil war in Syria was triggered by the initially peaceful protests against the regime. People called for social reforms and political freedoms and the rule of law. However, the regime struggled with reforms and very soon responded with violence to protesters’ demands. There are riots. The uprising had meanwhile spread to all cities except Aleppo and Damascus. The reluctant reforms that followed could no longer calm…

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Syrian Foreign Policy

Syrian Foreign Policy

Syria and the Lebanese Civil War When the Lebanese left and the Palestinian organizations saw an election victory in 1976 in Lebanon, the civil war between the Palestinians, the Forces Lebanaises and the Kataib (Christian-Maronite militias) had just started. Syria now intervened in the civil war in favor of the Maronites. Syria, which had no mandate to invade, was mandated by the Arab League to act as a peacekeeping force…

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Syria Media and Human Rights

Syrian national flag

Alphabetized adults: 80% (2010, no current data) most important religion: Islam (Sunnis) other important religious communities: Christians, Alawis, Druze, Ismailis Urban population: 56% Life expectancy (female / male): 75/69 (2018) Gender Inequality Index: 136 of 160 (2018) Number of births: 2.92 / woman (2016) Media According to payhelpcenter, there is no independent media landscape in Syria. State and private media, which were founded especially since Bashar al-Assad took office in…

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