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South Vietnam begins Strategic Hamlest Plan - History

South Vietnam begins Strategic Hamlest PlanRural LaosThe South Vietnamese government concluded that one of the best ways to defeat the Vietcong was a policy of moving the peasants into armed hamlets called & 34;strategic hamlets.& 34; The policy was resented by the people it was designed to help and was a failure.
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The Altmark incident

In mid-February 1940, the 'Altmark' incident occurred. The 'Altmark' was a supply ship for the scuttled pocket-battleship 'Graf Spee', sunk at the River Plate in December 1939. The 'Altmark' was returning to Germany and as a naval auxiliary ship she could legally claim freedom from search by foreign forces.
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How JFK, LBJ and Nixon All Put Their Stamp on the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

A little before 11 pm on July 20, 1969, President Nixon sat in his small hideaway office in the Executive Office Building next to the White House. He’d put a lot into NASA’s mission to land on the moon, not the actual development—all of that was done before he took office—but in making sure that Apollo 11’s success would be read by America and the world as the success of his presidency.
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The New Right and Education

According to the New Right's beliefs, the role of education is to instil drive, initiative and enterprise. The New Right believe this will come from competition between schools and colleges, motivating teachers to improve standards and providing parents and students with a choice of schools and colleges.
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FDA approves Viagra

On March 27, 1998, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves use of the drug Viagra, an oral medication that treats impotence.Sildenafil, the chemical name for Viagra, is an artificial compound that was originally synthesized and studied to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and angina pectoris (a form of cardiovascular disease).
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