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a state powerful enough to influence events throughout the world

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Later, the other major European powers of the period like the Dutch, the English, the Denmark and the French reached the land through the new sea route back-to-back.
eUroPe LITTLE Slovakia proved a thorn in the side of the major European powers as it inconveniently voted down plans to expand the eurozone bailout.
NEW European powers to supervise banks and financial institutions in the wake of the economic crisis must not be used to undermine national sovereignty, an MEP warned.
At the end of the 19th century, European powers controlled 90 percent of Africa.
The European powers (including Britain) that divided up Africa between themselves encouraged, sponsored and supplied arms for tribal conflicts as a matter of policy.
KOSOVARS danced in the streets as Britain, the US and major European powers said they would recognise their newly-declared independence from Serbia.
affected the Italian states and the cultural life of Italy, and affected the European powers as well" (ix), a goal which is amply fulfilled in the range of topics and issues covered by the essays.
Why do you think the European powers split up the Ottoman Empire as they did, with little thought given to ancient tribal ethnic, and religious differences?
The European Powers of Construction 2006 is an annual report from business advisor Deloitte into construction company performance.
In this collection of essays, individual topics include the role of finance, tactics and strategy, the Adriatic fortifications against "the infidel," political restructuring in the writings of Machiavelli and Guicciardini, the fate of ducal families, the change in the role of the Papacy amongst European powers, changes in Milanese constructions of citizenship, questions of sovereignty between France and Genoa, the crisis of courtly culture, Italy as paradise (or not) in French texts, secular music in Florence and Rome, and the effects of the wars on Italian universities.
It stated: "On [January 26] the IAEA's [International Atomic Energy Agency] 35-nation board of governors will consider arguments from the European powers and the United States that Iran must be sent to the Security Council for resuming uranium enrichment research.
Even acting together, the major European powers would be unable to take anything more than "low level" military action without the help of the USA, said Lord Robertson.
That means giving the city the same tax break as the Scottish Highlands and Islands, and using existing European powers to ensure that Heathrow Airport restores the Liverpool flight slots we so unf ortunatel y lost 13 years ago.
The Dutch maintained trade ties with China through their colony on Java, while other European powers depended on good relations with Asian powers in order to maintain trading facilities.
He specifically mentioned theological disputes over the inculturation of Christianity in China and support given to the Catholic Church by European powers which were hostile to Beijing.
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