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Richelieu and Foreign Policy

Cardinal Richelieu had one simple foreign policy aim - to fight for France's interests by whatever measures were needed. As a loyal servant to Louis XIII, Richelieu wanted France to be the dominant power in Europe and give Louis the status Richelieu felt he deserved. When deciding foreign policy and what was best for France, Richelieu took little notice of religious considerations.
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Britain and Rocket Technology

Rocket development in Great Britain before 1939 was actually far greater than might have been expected given the conservatism that could be found in all sections of the military. The Americans sent over teams to learn about British rocket technology, such was its reputation. By late-1940, a 3-inch rocket was brought into service.
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The Great Leap Forward

The Great Leap Forward took place in 1958. The Great Leap Forward was Mao's attempt to modernise China's economy so that by 1988, China would have an economy that rivalled America. Card issued to celebrate the Great Leap Forward Mao had toured China and concluded that the Chinese people were capable of anything and the two primary tasks that he felt they should target was industry and agriculture.
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Judicial Independence

Judicial independence “is basic to the (British) Constitution.” (G M Lewis) and is therefore an important part of the structure of British Politics. Democratic rights within British society depend on decisions taken within courts. These courts have to remain independent of outside pressure and interference i.
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Henry VII - the man

Unlike his son, Henry VIII, and his granddaughter, Elizabeth I, we know remarkably little about Henry VII from his own point of view - which is almost certainly how Henry wished it to be. Henry was a well-educated person who, unlike many kings before him, could read and write with skill. However, he rarely put any of his thoughts onto paper and the bulk of the information we have about the first Tudor monarch comes from others.
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