• Beijing population 2016
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  • Shanghai population 2016
    Although official data is not yet available, the population of Shanghai in 2016 is estimated to be just over 24.1 million people. This makes Shanghai ...
  • Chongqing population 2016
    Depending on whether you are counting the city proper, or the wider urban area, or the municipal area, the population of Chongqing is either 8.5 ...
  • Guangzhou population 2016
    The latest available data (from 2014) shows that the population of Guangzhou was 13,080,500. Unfortunately no official population statistics are yet available for 2015 or ...
  • What continent is Russia in?
    When a country has borders with Poland in the West and Japan in the East, it gives rise to the question – just what continent ...
  • What was the Cold War?
    The Cold War was a conflict between the United States of America (and its allies) and the Soviet Union (and its allies). The conflict began ...
  • Why did Napoleon invade Russia?
    Napoleon’’s invasion of Russia in 1812 was a disaster. The campaign started well as Napoleon and his Grande Armée pushed into Russia and even briefly ...
  • Catherine the Great Biography
    Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia between 9 July 1762 and November 17, 1796. Catherine seized power from her husband, Peter III, in a coup ...
  • What was the Yalta Conference?
    The Yalta Conference was a meeting between the Soviet, US and British heads of state, held from 4-11 February 1945. Recognising that the defeat of ...
  • Oleg of Novgorod
    Oleg of Novgorod, also known as Oleg Veshchy (Oleg the Prophet) was a Varangian prince. He is widely recognised as the founder and first ruler ...
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