World History 'A' (Difficult)

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Can you name the people, places, events and things that start with A?

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Empire which fought ritualistic 'Flower Wars' with its neighbors, but later fell after a siege at Tenochtitlan
Emperor of India's Mauryan dynasty who famously converted to Buddhism and as a result had a whole bunch of stupas built
African nation whose 1975 independence from Portugal saw 27 years of civil war between UNITA and MPLA
Figures with this title have not been seen since 1449 but have included John XXIII and Clement VII who held their posts in Pisa and Avignon respectively
Region of Spain that due to its Islamic influence in medieval times now boasts architectural marvels such as the Alhambra and the Great Mosque of Cordoba
Collection of sayings and writings from Confucian philosophy which contains such gems as 'When the wind blows, the grass bends'
Decisive naval battle between Octavian and Marc Antony which helped Rome regain its power and thus paved the way for the Roman Empire
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Russian tsar whose Anti-Semitic 'May Laws' forbid Jews from settling in rural areas and who survived a train crash at Borki.
US city which held the national capital after the 1783 Treaty of Paris as well as a convention to plan reforms of the Articles of Confederation
'Lawless' period of twelfth-century English civil war which eventually saw Stephen of Blois take the throne over Matilda Plantagenet
Innocent III-led campaign launched against the poverty and piety-devoted Waldensian and Cathar sects of Southern France
WWI branch of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force composed of soldiers from the two namesake Oceanic nations
Series of revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria and several other geographically close nations starting in the early 2010s
Alliterative bit of New Deal legislation which paid farmers to not plant fields in order to raise the prices of crops
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Islamic dynasty succeeding the Umayyads; its reign saw the development of algebra as well as the collection of the 'Arabian Nights' tales
Labour Party leader and Post-WWII PM who granted independence to India while also improving education with the HORSA and SFORSA initiatives
Winfield Scott's master plan to help win the American Civil War by blockading all major Southern ports
City which in 1984 saw Sikhs forcefully removed from the Golden Temple under Indira Gandhi's Operation Blue Star military order
Empire which under Ezana became the first African polity to adopt Christianity as a state religion
Indigenous people of Japan found mainly in Hokkaido whose religion involves much reverence for the bear
Eighteenth century mestizo revolutionary and rapper namesake who fought for independence and indigenous rights in Peru

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