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==From today's featured article==
==From today's featured article==
[[File:Operation MARKET-GARDEN - 82.Airborne near Grave.jpg|thumb|right|82nd Airborne drops near Grave, Netherlands]]
[[File:Syria Map.png|thumb|right|Map of Syria.]]
[[Operation Market Garden]] was a battle during World War II. The Allies attempted a war-winning offensive through the Netherlands, across the Rhine River, and into the open country in northern Germany. The operation failed when the Allied armor was delayed and the paratroopers were unable to hold the last bridge.  
[[Syria]] is a country in the Middle East, formerly part of the [[Ottoman Empire]] and the French Mandate.


It has sometimes been called "a bridge too far", which is a bit misleading because the main point of the offensive was to establish a foothold on the German side of the RhineWithout that last bridge, all the other bridges become much less useful. In the end, Market Garden liberated some Dutch cities and reduced German V-2 missile attacks, but it also diverted resources from other parts of the front.
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 DamascusIt 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 ...==
==Did you know ...==
* ... that [[Sanger's Law]] states that online communities' cultures generally are established quickly and then become very resistant to change, because they are self-selecting?
* ... that ''[[Unshackled!]]'' is a radio drama series produced by Pacific Garden Mission, in Chicago, Illinois, that first aired in 1950?  
* ... that [[space solar power]] is the idea that electricity can be generated by satellites orbiting the Earth using large arrays of solar cells, then beamed to earth using lasers or microwaves?
* ... that [[London]] is the capital of the United Kingdom?
* ... that a [[capybara]] is a large rodent that lives in South America. They can be up to 150 lbs?
* ... 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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