Then philosophy migrated from every direction to Athens itself, at the center, the wealthiest commercial power and the most famous democracy of the time [ note ]. Socrates, although uninterested in wealth himself, nevertheless was a creature of the marketplace, where there were always people to meet and where he could, in effect, bargain over definitions rather than over prices. Similarly, although Socrates avoided participation in democratic politics, it is hard to imagine his idiosyncratic individualism, and the uncompromising self-assertion of his defense speech, without either wealth or birth to justify his privileges, occurring in any other political context.
The national flag, adopted inconsists of three horizontal stripes: The peseta was replaced by the euro as official currency as of The euro is divided into cents. There are coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents and 1 euro and 2 euros.
There are notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, and euros. The metric system is the legal standard. New Year 's Day, 1 January; St. Joseph the Artisan, 1 May; St.
Comparatively, the area occupied by Spain is slightly more than twice the size of the state of Oregon. The Spanish mainland extends 1, km mi e—w and km mi n—s. Spain also holds Ceuta, Melilla, and other "places of sovereignty" in the north of Morocco.
Spain has long claimed Gibraltar, a narrow peninsula on the south coast, which was taken by a British-Dutch fleet in and became a British colony under the Treaty of Utrecht InGibraltar residents voted to remain a British colony and demanded greater participation in talks between the United Kingdom and Spain concerning the future of Gibraltar.
The United Kingdom plans to grant Gibraltar greater autonomy, but Spain does not agree with this plan. Spain's capital city, Madrid, is located in the center of the country. The Duero and the Guadalquivir form broad valleys and alluvial plains and at their mouths deposit saline soils, creating deltas and salt marshes.
The Canary Islands are a group of 13 volcanic islands, of which 6 are barren. They have a ruggedly mountainous terrain interspersed with some fertile valleys.
The Balearic Islands are a picturesque group with sharply indented coastlines; they combine steep mountains with rolling, fertile ranges. The northern coastal regions have an average annual rainfall of 99 cm 39 in ; the southern coastal belt has 41—79 cm 16—31 in ; and the interior central plain averages no more than 50 cm 20 in annually.
Nevertheless, vegetation is generally sparse. In the humid areas of the north there are deciduous trees including oak, chestnut, elm, beech, and poplaras well as varieties of pine.
Pine, juniper, and other evergreens, particularly the ilex and cork oakand drought-resistant shrubs predominate in the dry southern region. The Canaries, named for the wild dogs Canariae insulae once found there, support both Mediterranean and African flora.
A small, yellow-tinged finch on the islands has given the name "canary" to a variety of yellow songbirds widely bred as house pets.
Animal life in Spain is limited by the pressure of population and few wild species remain. As ofthere were at least 82 species of mammals, species of birds, and over 5, species of plants throughout the country. Fire eliminatesto 1, hectares of forestland each year. Government reforestation schemes meet with difficulties where sheep and goats graze freely over large areas.
During the s, an average of 92, hectaresacres were reforested annually. Air pollution is also a problem in Spain. In industrial carbon dioxide emissions totaled Inthe total of carbon dioxide emissions was at Industrial and agricultural sources contribute to the nation's water pollution problem.
Spain is also vulnerable to oil pollution from tankers which travel the shipping routes near the nation's shores. Spain's cities produce about As of8. According to a report issued by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources IUCNthreatened species included 20 types of mammals, 20 species of birds, 8 types of reptiles, 4 species of amphibians, 24 species of fish, 27 types of mollusks, 36 species of other invertebrates, and 14 species of plants.
Threatened species included the Spanish lynx, Pyrenean ibex, Mediterranean monk seal, northern bald ibis, Spanish imperial eagle, Cantabrian capercaillie, dusky large blue and Nevada blue butterflies, and on the Canary Islands, the green sea turtle and Hierro giant lizard.
The Canarian black oystercatcher and the Canary mouse have become extinct. There were 96 males for every females in the country. According to the UN, the annual population rate of change for —10 was expected to be 0. The projected population for the year was 46,English-language courses in Spanish history and art are available.
Most Spanish universities offer Spanish-language summer courses for foreigners in Spanish language, history, literature, and culture. 3 Anzaldua leaves some of Spanish words and phrases translated and untranslated from ENG at Fordham University. she bases distinctions in Spanish based on Spanish/Anglo colonization over the span of years.
Compare and Contrast Paper. 3 pages. Grisafi, Essay 1.
The Origin of Philosophy: The Attributes of Mythic/ Mythopoeic Thought. The pioneering work on this subject was The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man, An Essay on Speculative Thought in the Ancient Near East by Henri Frankfort, H.A.
Frankfort, John A. Wilson, Thorkild Jacobsen, and William A. Irwin (University of Chicago Press, , . in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to focuses on political and economic developments in the Colonial Era, the Federalist Era, .
Students compare and contrast the Glorious Revolution of England, the American Revolution, the Spanish American Wars of Independence, and the French Revolution, and their enduring effects on the political expectations for self-government and individual liberty.
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