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Places and forms of power

The Christmas Number One

One of the less-well known Christmas traditions in the UK is the countdown to the Christmas « number one »: which song will be number one in the charts for Christmas? It may seem surprising but the British take a great interest in the charts, more so than any other country in the […]

Scottish Independence referendum

The Scottish independence referendum takes place on September 18th 2014. The voters will be asked one question: « Should Scotland be an independant country? » The result of the referendum should be known on the 19th September. Today a poll (sondage) shows the « yes » side in the lead for the first time. Many people […]

Places and forms of power: Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II was  born on 21 April 1926. Today she is Queen of sixteen countries throughout the world: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. She is the queen of each country […]

Les Présidents Américains

  Diaporama des « dix meilleurs » Présidents américains selon le journal le Parisien Learn about Presidential fun facts here: http://www.history.com/topics/the-us-presidents/videos#presidential-fun-facts Other interesting facts about american Presidents here: http://www.history.com/topics/the-us-presidents/videos#founding-fathers-of-innovation Learn about the White House here: http://www.history.com/topics/the-us-presidents/videos#deconstructing-history-white-house Find out detailed information about each President here: http://www.usa4kids.com/presidents/Presidents.html