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==From today's featured article==
==From today's featured article==
The [[Battle of Lepanto]] is one of the turning points in [[Europe]]an history, when the navy of the [[Ottoman Empire]], which had dominated the [[Mediterranean Sea]] for decades, was finally defeated.
[[File:Syria Map.png|thumb|right|Map of Syria.]]
[[Syria]] is a country in the Middle East, formerly part of the [[Ottoman Empire]] and the French Mandate.


[[File:Naval Battle of Lepanto.jpg|thumb|right|Battle of Lepanto, 1571]]
It lies to the southeast of [[Turkey (country)|Turkey]] and east of [[Lebanon]] and [[Israel]]. It is north of [[Jordan]] and northwest of [[Iraq]].  The capital is Damascus.  It was the first country in the region to let women vote.


Pope [[Pius V]] called for a Christian navy to repel the Ottomans, who were threatening large parts of Europe. He, together with the governments of [[Spain]], [[Venice]] and various parts of [[Italy]], assembled 208 warships uner the command of Admiral Don [[John of Austria]]. The Ottomans had 230 ships.
It is currently undergoing a civil war in which forces loyal to dictator Bashar Assad have kept control of the capital but lost control of large parts of the countryside and some major cities.
 
The battle took place on 7 October 1571 and was a massive victory for the Christians. They lost ten ships and about 8,000 men, but the Ottoman admiral, Ali Pasha, was killed, and all but 30 of their ships were destroyed or captured. While the Ottomans were able to launch a new fleet in 1572, they were greatly weakened as a naval power.


==Did you know ...==
==Did you know ...==
* ... that [[orange blossom honey]] is a variety of honey made by bees that forage on orange blossoms and other citrus plants?
* ... that ''[[Unshackled!]]'' is a radio drama series produced by Pacific Garden Mission, in Chicago, Illinois, that first aired in 1950?  
* ... that the [[Office Assistant]] was an intelligent user interface for Microsoft Office that assisted users by way of an interactive animated character?
* ... that [[London]] is the capital of the United Kingdom?
* ... that [[Everipedia]] is an encylopedia-like website that uses blockchain technology?
* ... that a [[calculator watch]] is a digital watch fitted with buttons, so that it can function easily as a miniature calculator?


==About Encyc==
==About Encyc==

Revision as of 16:39, 9 August 2022

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From today's featured article

Map of Syria.

Syria is a country in the Middle East, formerly part of the Ottoman Empire and the French Mandate.

It lies to the southeast of Turkey and east of Lebanon and Israel. It is north of Jordan and northwest of Iraq. The capital is Damascus. It was the first country in the region to let women vote.

It is currently undergoing a civil war in which forces loyal to dictator Bashar Assad have kept control of the capital but lost control of large parts of the countryside and some major cities.

Did you know ...

  • ... that Unshackled! is a radio drama series produced by Pacific Garden Mission, in Chicago, Illinois, that first aired in 1950?
  • ... that London is the capital of the United Kingdom?
  • ... that a calculator watch is a digital watch fitted with buttons, so that it can function easily as a miniature calculator?

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