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  2. Xinjiang - Wikipedia

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    The area is still actively explored and in 2021, China National Petroleum Corporation found a new oil field reserve of 1 billion tons (about 907 million tonnes). That find is regarded as being the largest one in recent decades. As of 2021, the basin produces hydrocarbons at an annual rate of 2 million tons, up from 1.52 million tons from 2020.

  3. American frontier - Wikipedia

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    The American frontier, also known as the Old West or the Wild West, encompasses the geography, history, folklore, and culture associated with the forward wave of American expansion in mainland North America that began with European colonial settlements in the early 17th century and ended with the admission of the last few western territories as states in 1912 (except Alaska, which was not ...

  4. Federally Administered Tribal Areas - Wikipedia

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    The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA; Pashto: فدرالي قبايلي سيمې; Urdu: وفاق کے زیر انتظام قبائلی علاقہ جات) was a semi-autonomous tribal region in northwestern Pakistan that existed from 1947 until being merged with neighbouring province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2018.

  5. Spanish missions in California - Wikipedia

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    California Senator William M. Gwin's Act of March 3, 1851 created the Public Land Commission, whose purpose was to determine the validity of Spanish and Mexican land grants in California. As the result of a U.S. government investigation in 1873, a number of Indian reservations were assigned by executive proclamation in 1875.

  6. Greater Los Angeles - Wikipedia

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    Greater Los Angeles is the second-largest metropolitan region in the United States with a population of 18.5 million in 2021, encompassing five counties in southern California extending from Ventura County in the west to San Bernardino County and Riverside County in the east, with Los Angeles County in the center and Orange County to the southeast.

  7. One America News Network - Wikipedia

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    One America News Network (OANN), also known as One America News (OAN), is a far-right, pro-Trump cable channel founded by Robert Herring Sr. and owned by Herring Networks, Inc., that launched on July 4, 2013.

  8. Osman I - Wikipedia

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    Name. Some scholars have argued that Osman's original name was Turkish, probably Atman or Ataman, and was only later changed to ʿOsmān, of Arabic origin.The earliest Byzantine sources, including Osman's contemporary and Greek historian George Pachymeres, spell his name as Ἀτουμάν (Atouman) or Ἀτμάν (Atman), whereas Greek sources regularly render both the Arabic form ʿUthmān ...

  9. Gadsden Purchase - Wikipedia

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    National Park Service Map including route of the Southern Pacific railroad finally built in the 1880s. Gadsden Purchase, 1853–1854 , Office of the Historian, US Department of State 3-cent commemorative stamp showing small version of northeast boundary of Purchase – i.e. claiming more territory for US pre-Purchase.