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  • _Elsa_
    _Elsa_ Posts: 36,678 Sweet Legend

    Well I live in the USA and my TV is on right now. Today is election day and it's going to be a day that goes down in history. I think that it will make the history list higher up than the pandemic.

  • Mr_Peely
    Mr_Peely Posts: 3,333 Level 5

    Hi @KimElston

    My country is Italy 🇮🇹

    Once entered in this discussion it won't stop there...

    Let's start off by talking about the shape and it's exact location.

    Italycountry of south-central Europe, occupying a peninsula that juts deep into the Mediterranean SeaItaly comprises some of the most varied and scenic landscapes on Earth and is often described as a country shaped like a boot. At its broad top stand the Alps, which are among the world’s most rugged mountains. Italy’s highest points are along Monte Rosa, which peaks in Switzerland, and along Mont Blanc, which peaks in France. The western Alps overlook a landscape of Alpine lakes and glacier-carved valleys that stretch down to the Po River and the PiedmontTuscany, to the south of the cisalpine region, is perhaps the country’s best-known region. From the central Alps, running down the length of the country, radiates the tall Apennine Range, which widens near Rome to cover nearly the entire width of the Italian peninsula. South of Rome the Apennines narrow and are flanked by two wide coastal plains, one facing the Tyrrhenian Sea and the other the Adriatic Sea. Much of the lower Apennine chain is near-wilderness, hosting a wide range of species rarely seen elsewhere in western Europe, such as wild boars, wolves, asps, and bears. The southern Apennines are also tectonically unstable, with several active volcanoes, including Vesuvius, which from time to time belches ash and steam into the air above Naples and its island-strewn bay. At the bottom of the country, in the Mediterranean Sea, lie the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.

    Then let's talk about the history of this beautiful country.

    Italy’s political geography has been conditioned by this rugged landscape. With few direct roads between them, and with passage from one point to another traditionally difficult, Italy’s towns and cities have a history of self-sufficiency, independence, and mutual mistrust. Visitors today remark on how unlike one town is from the next, on the marked differences in cuisine and dialect, and on the many subtle divergences that make Italy seem less a single nation than a collection of culturally related points in an uncommonly pleasing setting.

    Across a span of more than 3,000 years, Italian history has been marked by episodes of temporary unification and long separation, of intercommunal strife and failed empires. At peace for more than half a century now, Italy’s inhabitants enjoy a high standard of living and a highly developed culture.

    Though its archaeological record stretches back tens of thousands of years, Italian history begins with the Etruscans, an ancient civilization that rose between the Arno and Tiber rivers. The Etruscans were supplanted in the 3rd century BCE by the Romans, who soon became the chief power in the Mediterranean world and whose empire stretched from India to Scotland by the 2nd century CE. That empire was rarely secure, not only because of the unwillingness of conquered peoples to stay conquered but also because of power struggles between competing Roman political factions, military leaders, families, ethnic groups, and religions. The Roman Empire fell in the 5th century CE after a succession of barbarian invasions through which Huns, Lombards, Ostrogoths, and Franks—mostly previous subjects of Rome—seized portions of Italy. Rule devolved to the level of the city-state, although the Normans succeeded in establishing a modest empire in southern Italy and Sicily in the 11th century. Many of those city-states flourished during the Renaissance era, a time marked by significant intellectual, artistic, and technological advances but also by savage warfare between states loyal to the pope and those loyal to the Holy Roman Empire.

    Happy reading there's a lot more but here's a good start off!

    Thanks for tagging me @Diamond Lim 😊

  • encantes
    encantes Posts: 5,769 Farm Moderator

    @Alex18 Awesome!!!!!! My compliments for your great job with the full description of our country! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • lemcbl
    lemcbl Posts: 1,124 Level 4

    Hi @KimElston and @Diamond Lim , nice topic, thanks for the tag.

    I live in Canada but I was born in the Azores, Portugal. Canada is such a big country with lots to see and amazing people. Sometimes it is very cold here 😉 Portugal is a sunny country and the Azores is a group of very small islands in the middle of the Atlantic North. very different places, as you can see, but both amazing places to live in!

  • Mickeys1
    Mickeys1 Posts: 9 Level 2

    Well my country is a beautiful one amongst the African countries, the Covid 19 was dangerous here but the government found a way of solving all issues and I can boast the Covid is over, I pray and hope other countries be out of the Covid too. GHANA 🇬🇭 is my country

  • pearl_chetna
    pearl_chetna Posts: 2,426 Level 4

    Well said ,India is a country in which every great religion finds a home.

    I just only want to say that


    What you say guys @rock2233 @rajdeeptb @Anahita_2005

  • Kui_Njenga
    Kui_Njenga Posts: 116 Level 2

    My country is very culturally diverse. We have over 70 ethnic groups and have over 42 tribes. Most religions are practiced in my country. We have some legendary athletes, like the first person to run a marathon in under 2 hours. The phrase "hakuna matata" which means no worries originated from here.

    My country is Kenya.

  • rajdeeptb
    rajdeeptb Posts: 4,323 Level 5

    of course I LOVE MY INDIA @pearl_chetna

    agree with you @sarma_palash123 .

    "Civilizations have arisen in other parts of the world. In ancient and modern times, wonderful ideas have been carried forward from one race to another...But mark you, my friends, it has been always with the blast of war trumpets and the march of embattled cohorts. Each idea had to be soaked in a deluge of blood..... Each word of power had to be followed by the groans of millions, by the wails of orphans, by the tears of widows. This, many other nations have taught; but India for thousands of years peacefully existed. Here activity prevailed when even Greece did not exist... Even earlier, when history has no record, and tradition dares not peer into the gloom of that intense past, even from until now, ideas after ideas have marched out from her, but every word has been spoken with a blessing behind it and peace before it. We, of all nations of the world, have never been a conquering race, and that blessing is on our head, and therefore we live....!"

    - Swami Vivekanand (Indian Philosopher)

    and most important 👇

    India conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border."

    few words can't describe about my country .

    I am proud of myself to be an Indian.

    thanks for tagging me dear @pearl_chetna

  • teresawallace44
    teresawallace44 Posts: 4,436 Level 5

    Hi @KimElston

    I am from USA 🇺🇸 to be exact Florida. Like @Elsa said today is Election Day and it a very important election. US citizens should put out their vote no matter who they vote for. It going to be very historic election in our country. As for the Covid virus. People are getting back to normal even though it’s still spreading. Hopefully one day things will get back to normal. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    Thanks for the tag @Diamond Lim. 💕

    Teresa 🦋🌺🦋

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