Early humans

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Iranians launch Persian Spring protests

The Iranian Green Movement, also known as the Persian Spring by the western media, refers to a political movement that arose after the 2009 Iranian presidential election.

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The Bicesse Accords transition Angola to a multi-party democracy

The Bicesse Accords, also known as the Estoril Accords, laid out a transition to multi-party democracy in Angola under the supervision of the United Nations’ UNAVEM II mission. President José Eduardo dos Santos of the MPLA and Jonas Savimbi of UNITA signed the accord in Lisbon, Portugal on May 31, 1991.

Macau and its position in Portuguese and Spanish global trade routes

Macau enters its golden age of trade

Macau’s golden age coincided with the union of the Spanish and Portuguese crowns, between 1580 and 1640. King Philip II of Spain was encouraged to not harm the status quo, to allow trade to continue between Portuguese Macau and Spanish Manila, and to not interfere with Portuguese trade with China.

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