Middle East Overview

Middle East Overview

The Middle East is located at the confluence of the continents that form the Old World: Asia, Africa and Europe. It presents a coastline full of cutouts and geographic accidents, being surrounded by seas and oceans: to the north, Black and Caspian seas; to the south, the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea (part of […]

Oceania Overview

Oceania Overview

Oceania is formed by fourteen independent countries and 16 territories formed by thousands of islands spread over the Pacific Ocean, belonging to several countries, such as the USA, the United Kingdom, France and a North American state ( Hawaii ). Oceania can be divided into three major groups of islands: Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia. Melanesia: […]

Africa Economy

Africa Economy

The main occupation in Africa is agriculture; it employs over half of the population. Measured as a share of GDP, agriculture’s contribution to the monetary economy is 20% (1990). The industrial sector employs approximately 5% and contributes 16% of GDP. Thus measured, the service sector is of the greatest importance with approximately 45% of GDP. […]

Europe History - Middle Ages

Europe History: Middle Ages

In the mid-700’s, Arab expansion reached its peak. In the centuries before the year 1000, Europe was divided into a Western Roman Catholic-Latin and an Eastern Grass Orthodox-Byzantine Christian culture. In addition, Islam had gained a foothold in southwestern Europe, and pagan cultures prevailed in northern and eastern Europe. The Muslims had invaded the south […]

Flags of Asia 2

Flags of Asia

East Timor The flag derives from Fretilin in 1975. The black represents four centuries of colonial oppression, and the arrowheads are reminiscent of the struggle for independence. The red symbolizes the blood that the people have sacrificed in the freedom struggle. The white star represents the hope of the future. Vietnam The flag gained official […]