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Called "The Great Chief Justice," John Marshall Made the Supreme Court Powerful.

John marshall was the chief justice of the supreme court and increased the power to the central government

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Hammurabi (1792-1750 BC) was king of Babylonia, and the greatest ruler in the first Babylonian dynasty. He extended his empire northward from the Persian Gulf through the Tigris and Euphrates river valleys and westward to the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. After consolidating his gains under a central government at Babylon, he devoted his energies to protecting his frontiers and fostering the internal prosperity of the empire.

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Despite Sheriff Taking Responsibility for Release of David Bundy, Judge won’t release Him for this Reason |

Tetradrachm with Antiochus I. Seleucia on Tigris, Iraq. About 281 - 261 B.C. Silver, 2.5 cm (1 in.). Antiochus I belonged to the Seleucid dynasty of kings, founded by Seleucus I, one of the generals of Alexander the Great. The Seleucids governed Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Central Asia after Alexander's death in 323 B.C. I Getty Museum

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from BuzzFeed

21 Viking Myths Debunked

Odin and the Aesir gods were relative newcomers to the Vikings by the time the Eddas were written. Tyr, Ullr, and the Vanir gods are far older. Christianity began taking root as centralized government took over Viking countries.

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These coins are believed to have been minted around 75 to 5BC and were likely buried in order to protect the Celtic tribes wealth just before, or during, the first Roman invasions of northern and western France

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from the Guardian

Neoliberalism has spawned a financial elite who hold governments to ransom

Neoliberalism has spawned a financial elite who hold governments to ransom | Deborah Orr

from Business Insider

China's giant gold-painted statue of Mao Zedong has suddenly been demolished