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Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu and built by Khmer ruler Suryavarman II.A
The informal name for the Nazi paramilitary wing, the Sturmabteilung.B
A group of Iberian soldiors, who colonized much of the New World. C
A city in Poland, which was run by the League of Nations from 1920 to 1939.D
A communist ruled state which exsisted until 1990.E
English scientist born in 1791, famous for his work in electricity and magnetism.F
A speech in 1863 by the US President, after a victory over the Confederate army.G
The location of the Tomb of Mausolus, one of the Wonders of the Ancient World.H
An Ancient Greek poem attributed to Homer, set during the Trojan war.I
Location of the only full scale naval battle of WWI, in 1916.J
Egyptian Pharaoh who built the Great Pyramids of Giza.K
French monarch known as the Sun King, who built the Palace of Versailles.L
The Virginia house designed by Thomas Jefferson, and where he was buried.M
A 17th century Dutch settlement, renamed New York in 1665.N
The empire which under Mehmet II captured Constantinople in 1453.O
Temple dedicated to Athena, located on the Athenian Acropolis.P
First Emporor of China, responsible for the building of the Great Wall.Q
Island prison off Cape Town where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.R
A complex of prehistoric standing stones in Wiltshire, England.S
Decisive battle in the War of the Roses, which put Edward IV back on the throne.T
The country which Idi Amin was president of from 1971-79.U
Volcano which destroyed the town of Pompeii in AD 79.V
The battle in which Napoleon was finally defeated in 1815.W
What German physicist, Wilhelm Röntgen is credited for discovering in 1895.X
A type of dwelling which has been used by Asian nomads since around 600 BC.Y
A brutal Muslim warlord during the crusades, murdered by a slave in 1146.Z

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