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Cor Caroli AK-91 - History

Cor CaroliThe brightest star in the constellation Caroli.(AK-91: dp. 4,023, 1. 441& 39;6& 34; b. 56& 39;11& 34;, dr. 28& 39;4& 34;; s.12.5 k.; cpl. 198; a. 1 5;& 39;, 1 3& 34;; cl. Crater)Cor Caroli (AK-91) was launched 19 March 1943 as Betsy Ross by Permanente Metals Corp., Yard No. 2, Richmond, Calif.
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The United Nations and the Congo

The United Nations' role in the Congo crisis between 1960 and 1964 saw its largest deployment of men and some of its most controversial actions. Until 1960, the Congo had been a colony of Belgian but in 1960, Belgian announced that it was giving the Congo its independence. Belgian gave the Congo just five months to get itself ready for independence despite the fact that it was clearly unprepared for such a task.
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Haile Selassie and the League of Nations

APPEAL TO THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS Haile Selassie June 1936 “I, Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, am here today to claim that justice which is due to my people, and the assistance promised to it eight months ago, when fifty nations asserted that aggression had been committed in violation of international treaties.
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Japan and rocket technology

Headway in rocket development came in Japan. Fearing American bombers after the attack on Pearl Harbour in December 1941, Japanese scientists at the Naval Technical Research Unit produced solid-fuel rockets that could be used as surface-to-air missiles. Their size varied from 10lb to 55lb and they were called 'Funryu'.
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