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In Southern Pakistan, on the right bank of the Indra river, there is a group of mounds and ruins that were covered with something like 30 feet of silt for centuries due to annual flooding. The archaeological find in the Sindh province showed evidence of the Harappan civilization, the earliest known urban culture of the Indian subcontinent, probably at its height around 2,500 BC. The Mohenjo-daro holds a large structure thought to have been a communal and ritual bath.

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In Japan there have been many emperors throughout the years. Currently, the emperor of Japan is Akihito who has been in power since 1989. He is the head of the Imperial family. He also is considered the leader of their country without having any government powers. He also must be symbolic of the country and unify his people. The country of Japan is known for being a country that follows many traditions.

Since there have been emperors for hundreds of years, so many people would expect for Japan to keep to this tradition which they have. Also, the emperors have continued to bear children so they have passed the royalty leadership down to their children. Emperor Akihito’s eldest grandchild is Princess Mako.

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Porus was a royal member of Pauravas. His kingdom was located in India and specifically in Punjab. During the Battle of the Hydaspes, he fought against Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great was the king of Macedon. During this time, many countries were fighting each other for more land. In this case, both of these kings were fighting each other. After Porus’s side lost, he was taken by Alexander the Great.

After talking with Porus for a while, he not only let him go, but he also allowed Porus to become part of his leading team. Usually, this doesn’t happen after fighting a battle against each other. Alexander was impressed with Porus, so that is why he made him a leader. However, after Alexander died, Porus was killed by one of Alexander’s men.

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Leninism is associated with socialism. It is the pursuit of creating a revolutionary political party and trying to get the dictator to create socialism in the country. Some of the concepts included in Leninism include anti-imperialism where the country would not attempt to take over another country’s land. Also there would be dual power and a revolutionary reaction. Democracy plays a part in Leninism.

Some of the people who began and were associated with Leninism include Karl Marx. Sometimes, Leninism is referred to as Marxism. Also, Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin played a role in Leninism. Communist was also part of Leninism. The supporters of this wanted the workers to revolt and felt that this was a step better than capitalism. It was very popular in Germany in the 19th century.

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In 1890, a census was about to be taken. Two cities were in competition with each other to have more people. These two cities were Minneapolis and St. Paul. These two cities had almost the exact amount of people. Also, Minneapolis and St. Paul were only a few miles apart in distance. In order to win this competition and have more people in their own city, the people in each city started cheating.

In Minneapolis, the people would count dead people and imaginary people who lived in imaginary houses. St. Paul also was creative by putting over 500 people at a hotel which would not have had that many rooms in it and over 200 people living at a train station. Census takers were arrested for doing this.

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One of the most brutal kings ever to live was known as the Duke of Milan. His actual name was Galeazzo Maria Sforza. He lived in the 1400s and was actually assassinated at the age of 32 most likely due to the terrible things he did during his reign. Some of the demeaning and cruel things that he did included torturing people who offended him. He also raped many woman who were daughters and wives of many nobles who lived in his kingdom.

Some of the torturing acts that he would conduct because he got angry was by nailing a man to his coffin in order to die. He also killed a priest by depriving him of food and water. Also, he would cut or pull off arms and legs of men who were in battle against him.

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The most powerful queen ever to reign in history would go to Queen Victoria. The reason for this queen being the most powerful in history is due to the amount of land in her kingdom. Queen Victoria was the queen over the United Kingdom or the British Empire. So, she was the queen of the United Kingdom and she was over the British Empire. This empire covered over 14 million square miles. Today, that would cover six of the seven continents. She was over several hundred million people. Queen Victoria rules for many years.

She was born in 1819. She started reigning in 1837 when she was merely 18 years old. Since she died in 1901, Victoria rules for over 63 years. No other monarch in British history has reigned any longer.

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In the Horrible Histories song, "We are Greek" part 1 at around 1:40, they say that they invented Lighthouses.

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The correct answer to this question is Niccolo Machiavelli. Born in 1469, Niccolo Machiavelli was a man with many talents. His resume included being a poet, playwriter, politician, philosopher, and humanist. He is known as the father of modern political science. His best-known work The Prince was released five years after his death.

In this treatise, he described behavior that was deemed immoral and made it seem reasonable and useful in politics. Machiavelli's work influenced the political realism movement and philosophers such as Hobbes, John Adams, and Rousseau. Though his influence was significant, his name was deemed as a negative term due to some of his beliefs.

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James Madison is called the Father of the Constitution. He is known to have drafted the United States Constitution. He was also in charge of creating the Bill of Rights. It is evident that a lot of people trusted him as he became the 4th father of the United States of America from 1809 - 1817.

He died in 1836 of congestive heart failure. The US Constitution is considered to be an important thing because this will allow people to live and thrive appropriately. The constitution is composed of rules and different details that have allowed the country to become successful.

There may be some changes that are made to the constitution depending on what the nation needs.

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