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... of propaganda but above all by the official religion. Apart from the complicated
Egyptian pantheon, the basic element of ancient Egyptian beliefs was the
conviction that life on earth is merely a brief interlude in comparison with the
Shih Huang Ti, who became the first emperor of China in 221 bc, is celebrated for
, among other things, his unification of the regulations fixing the basic units. The
basic weight, the shih, or tan, was fixed at about 60 kilograms; the two basic ...
Many governments also maintain what are called "social assistance" programs,
which afford protection for those persons who are not covered under basic
programs or whose income from such basic programs does not meet minimum ...
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