'Z' in History

Can you name the answers to these history questions relating to the letter 'Z'?

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What was the first name of the 12th President of the United States?
Which religion, based on the teachings of Zarathustra, first appeared around 600BC in Iran?
What name was given to an aristocratic landowner in pre-colonial India?
Which country changed its name to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 17th May 1997?
Into which African Kingdom is Shaka credited with uniting many northern Nguni people?
Who was the last king of Judah before its destruction by Babylon?
Who, in 1519, led the Protestant Reformation in German-speaking Switzerland?
Which 1084 reference work covers 16 dynasties and 1363 years of Chinese history?
Which massive Mesopotamian structures had a name meaning 'to build on a raised area?'
Of which type of airship was the LZ 129 Hindenburg an example?
Which Mesoamerican civilization founded and inhabited Monte Albán for over 1000 years?
During which Chinese dynasty, the longest in history, was the use of iron introduced to China?
Which Spanish city was made capital of the Kingdom of Aragon upon its capture in 1118?
Which Ethiopian Empress opposed the reforms of her successor, Haile Selassie?
Which school of Buddhism originated in 6th century China as Chán?
Which island nation united with Tanganyika to form Tanzania in 1964?
After which Dutch province was a Pacific nation named in 1645?
Which Balkan city is first mentioned in 1094 at the founding of the diocese of Kaptol?
Who was the king of the gods in Greek mythology?
Of which country was Kenneth Kaunda the first president upon independence in 1964?

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