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Philippines - Color Map
Explore the country of Philippines with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 15:20
Philippines - Economy
The Philippines was less severely affected by the Asian financial crisis of 1998 than its neighbors, aided in part by annual remittances of $6-7 billion from overseas workers.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:13
Philippines - Flag
Learn more about the flag of the Philippines.
Jan 6, 2005, 11:56
Philippines - Geography
The country of the Philippines is located in Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:07
Philippines - Government
The capital of the Republic of the Philippines is Manila, and its government is a republic.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:10
Philippines - Introduction
The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. The islands attained their independence in 1946 after Japanese occupation in World War II.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:05
Phillipines - Learning Links
Search the directory or one of the many categories such as: Culture, Education, Government, News and Organizations.
Sep 11, 2004, 17:12
Pitcairn Islands - Color Map
Explore the country of Pitcairn Islands with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 15:22
Pitcairn Islands - Flag
Learn more about the flag of Pitcairn Islands.
Jan 6, 2005, 11:59
Pitcairn Islands - Learning Links
Facts on the country as well as more links, radio stations, genealogy, cultural items, stories, photo albums and full color maps.
Sep 10, 2004, 17:16
Poland - Color Map
Explore the country of Poland with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 15:24
Poland - Economy
Poland has steadfastly pursued a policy of economic liberalization throughout the 1990s and today stands out as a success story among transition economies. Even so, much remains to be done. The privatization of small and medium state-owned companies and a liberal law on establishing new firms has encouraged the development of the private business sector, but legal and bureaucratic obstacles alongside persistent corruption are hampering its further development.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:24
Poland - Flag
Learn more about the flag of Poland.
Jan 6, 2005, 12:04
Poland - Geography
Poland is located in Central Europe, east of Germany.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:19
Poland - Government
The capital of Poland is Warsaw, and its goverment is a republic.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:21
Poland - Introduction
Poland is an ancient nation that was conceived around the middle of the 10th century. Its golden age occurred in the 16th century. During the following century, the strengthening of the gentry and internal disorders weakened the nation. In a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland amongst themselves. Poland regained its independence in 1918 only to be overrun by Germany and the Soviet Union in World War II.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:16
Poland - Learning Links
Links to the natural environment as well as a geography section complete with maps. There are also Society, history, culture, science and education sections.
Sep 11, 2004, 17:20
Portugal - Alentejo: Portugals Cork Country
The Alentejo is a mystical place of gliding plains, sudden mountains, and the largest cork forests in the world. The Alentejos Cork Country is a lightly populated region with open horizons where the rhythm of life follows the rhythm of regional songs. And this fertile land produces more than half of the world's total cork supply.
Apr 26, 2006, 13:54
Portugal - Castles
Portugal in the Middle Ages was a crossroads of cultures, with hostile Moors to the south and rival Spanish kingdoms to the east. Today, Portugal’s more than 150 forts and castles are persisting monuments to the nation’s will to be independent.
Apr 27, 2006, 07:53
Portugal - Castles Tour: From Guimarães to Coimbra
Guimarães was Portugal’s birthplace and first capital. Coimbra was its second capital, and the seat of learning and Renaissance culture. Although the region is not rich in castles, it does possess some striking examples of medieval architecture that extend from pre-Portuguese history to the age of exploration.
Apr 27, 2006, 09:54
Portugal - Castles Tour: Granite Mountains and the Lines of the Tejo
The Beiras along the western frontier with Spain is the heart of ancient castle country, with every major town and village having some form of fortification.
Apr 27, 2006, 08:01
Portugal - Castles Tour: Lisbon and the Lines of the Tejo
The conquest of the great city of Lisbon, named for Ulysses himself, in 1147 was the turning point in Portugal’s fight against the Moors. In a century, the last Moorish enclave would fall. The castles in this area range from the pure 12th century island fortress of Almoural to the flamboyant palace-castle at Porto de Mós.
Apr 27, 2006, 08:32
Portugal - Castles Tour: The Fortified Plains of the Alentejo
The Alentejo is often described as a country within a country, due to its own history, dialect, and outlook on life. It is the cleanest and most welcoming province of Portugal. And, with its open plains and hilltop villages, it is the most haunting.
Apr 27, 2006, 09:05
Portugal - Color Map
Explore the country of Portugal with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 15:26
Portugal - Economy
Portugal has become a diversified and increasingly service-based economy since joining the European Community in 1986. Over the past decade, successive governments have privatized many state-controlled firms and liberalized key areas of the economy, including the financial and telecommunications sectors.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:34
Portugal - Flag
Learn more about the flag of Portugal.
Jan 6, 2005, 12:08
Portugal - Geography
Portugal is located in Southwestern Europe, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, west of Spain.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:30
Portugal - Government
The capital of Portugal is Lisbon, and its government is a parliamentary democracy.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:32
Portugal - Introduction
Following its heyday as a world power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence in 1822 of Brazil as a colony. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:26
Portugal - Learning Links
This site will get you started with a list of Portuguese websites, general information such as economics and a "Did you know" section.
May 7, 2005, 17:27
Portugal - Posters
Enjoy one of these beautiful posters of Portugal in your home or office.
Aug 26, 2004, 17:30
Portugal - Setúbal & The Surrounding Area
You may have heard of the VW AutoEuropa outside Setúbal, Portugal, the home of the new Volkswagen Scirocco. However, Setúbal has a lot to be proud of beyond cars.
Jul 2, 2008, 20:39
Puerto Rico - Color Map
Explore the country of Puerto Rico with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 15:27
Puerto Rico - Economy
Puerto Rico has one of the most dynamic economies in the Caribbean region. A diverse industrial sector has far surpassed agriculture as the primary locus of economic activity and income. Encouraged by duty-free access to the US and by tax incentives, US firms have invested heavily in Puerto Rico since the 1950s.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:46
Puerto Rico - Flag
Learn more about the flag of Puerto Rico.
Jan 6, 2005, 12:10
Puerto Rico - Geography
Puerto Rico is located in Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of the Dominican Republic.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:39
Puerto Rico - Government
The capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan, and its government is a commonwealth.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:43
Puerto Rico - Introduction
Populated for centuries by aboriginal peoples, the island was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1493 following Columbus' second voyage to the Americas. In 1898, after 400 years of colonial rule that saw the indigenous population nearly exterminated and African slave labor introduced, Puerto Rico was ceded to the US as a result of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917.
Jan 16, 2005, 16:37
Puerto Rico - Learning Links
Here you will find descriptions, people, history, culture, tourist information, recipes or search for more.
Sep 11, 2004, 17:36
Qatar - Color Map
Explore the country of Qatar with this helpful color map.
Jan 11, 2005, 15:29