Armenian people come from northeastern Turkey and what is now the Republic of Armenia, a mountainous area in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. The republic lies between southwest Asia and eastern Europe and is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east and Iran to the south.Know More
More than three million Armenians live in the republic, and 40,000 to 70,000 remain in Turkey. Large numbers live in Azerbaijan, Georgia and other areas of the Caucasus and the Middle East. Five million people of Armenian descent live outside their ancestral home. Large populations reside in Russia, the United States, France, Georgia, Iran, Lebanon and Syria.
Armenians were dispersed from their original homeland mainly as a result of the Armenian genocide at the outbreak of World War I. In 1915 the Turks viewed the Armenians as a dangerous foreign element occupying the region and attempted to deport the entire Armenian population of about 1,750,000 to Syria and Mesopotamia. An estimated 600,000 Armenians died of starvation or were killed. Only about one-third escaped deportation. In 2014, Armenia is a multi-party, democratic nation. Some refer to Armenia as the first Christian nation, since it became the first state to adopt Christianity as its official religion in 301 AD.Learn More
Napoleon came into power in France due to military success in Italy, as well as his attack on the French Revolutionary government while it was under assault by a Parisian mob. On November 9th and 10th, 1799, he was put into power with two other consuls, Sieyes and Ducos.Full Answer >
The first color TV went on sale in the summer of 1950. The first color broadcast for this television, however, was not until June of 1951.Full Answer >
Benito Mussolini came to power by forming the Fascist Party in 1919. Italy was in a state of unrest and the Fascist Party began gaining support on a national level.Full Answer >
There are several conditions that may lead to people becoming refugees, including warfare, political instability and natural disasters such as floods, tsunamis and famines. Refugees are defined as people who must leave their homes or native areas for reasons of safety and survival. Natural and man-made disasters can cause large segments of the population to flee from their native states, regions and countries into neighboring territories to wait temporarily until it is safe to move back home, or relocate for good.Full Answer >