By Dan Karlan, Allan Lazar, Jeremy Salter
From Santa Claus to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, from Uncle Sam to Uncle Tom, here's a compelling, eye-opening, and ceaselessly exciting compendium of fictional trendsetters and world-shakers who've assisted in shaping our tradition and our lives. The one zero one so much Influential those who by no means Lived bargains attention-grabbing histories of our such a lot cherished, hated, feared, and respected invented icons and the indelible marks they made on civilization, together with:
# 28: Rosie the Riveter, the buff, blue-collar manufacturing unit employee who helped jump-start the Women's Liberation flow
# 7: Siegfried, the mythical warrior-hero of Teutonic nationalism chargeable for propelling Germany into global wars
# eighty: Icarus, the headstrong high-flyer who encouraged the Wright brothers and humankind's desires of defying gravity . . . whereas demonstrating the urgent desire for flight coverage
# fifty eight: Saint Valentine, the hapless, de-canonized loser who misplaced his center and head at concerning the comparable time
# forty three: Barbie, the bodacious plastic babe who grew to become a job version for hundreds of thousands of little women, surroundings an most unlikely ordinary for attractiveness and magnificence
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Already torn by war and sagging in spirit, Austrian forces offered virtually no resistance. In April 1938, a referendum was held that seemed to support the Anschluss or annexation. Austria was incorporated into Hitler’s Third Reich. During World War II, Austria was part of the Nazi war machine. After the war, it suffered the same fate as Germany, divided into four zones by the victorious Allied powers (Russia, France, Britain, and the United States). In 1955, independence was restored subject to a pledge of eternal neutrality.
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