The 2015 Annual Register: World Events 2014

Editor/Author Lewis, D.S. and Slater, Wendy
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ProQuest

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-61540-480-3
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 15
Book Status: Available
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From world politics to society weddings, from the latest scientific discoveries to the weather, from the year's best-selling novels to obituaries of authors and other public figures -- The Annual Register provides detailed historical background and a wealth of new information for research. It is a primary source text for historical research and (for the recent and current annuals) a current affairs reference work.

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  • CONTRIBUTORS
  • ABBREVIATIONS and ACRONYMS
  • EDITORS’ NOTES
  • THE ANNUAL REGISTER ARCHIVE: World Events 1758-2014
  • Extracts From Past Volumes
  • PREFACE TO 256th VOLUME
  • I OVERVIEW OF THE YEAR
  • 2014: The Year in Review
  • II WESTERN AND SOUTHERN EUROPE
  • United Kingdom
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg
  • Nordic Countries (Denmark—Iceland—Norway—Sweden—Finland)
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • European Mini-States (Andorra—Vatican—Liechtenstein—Monaco—San Marino)
  • Spain
  • Gibraltar
  • Portugal
  • Malta
  • Greece
  • Cyprus
  • Turkey
  • III CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
  • Poland
  • Baltic States (Estonia—Latvia—Lithuania)
  • Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • Bulgaria
  • Albania
  • Macedonia
  • Kosovo
  • Serbia
  • Montenegro
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • Belarus
  • Moldova
  • Caucasus (Armenia—Georgia—Azerbaijan)
  • IV THE AMERICAS AND THE CARIBBEAN
  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Central America (Guatemala—El Salvador—Honduras —Nicaragua—Costa Rica—Panama)
  • Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Haiti
  • Windward and Leeward Islands (Antigua & Barbuda—Dominica —St Christopher (Kitts) & Nevis—St Lucia —St Vincent & the Grenadines—Grenada)
  • Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago, the Bahamas
  • Guyana, Belize, and Suriname
  • UK Overseas Territories (Anguilla—Bermuda—British Virgin Islands —Cayman Islands—Montserrat—Turks & Caicos Islands)
  • The Dutch Territories (Curaçao—Sint Maarten—Aruba)
  • The US Territories (Puerto Rico—US Virgin Islands)
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Paraguay and Uruguay
  • Chile
  • Peru
  • Bolivia
  • Ecuador
  • Colombia
  • Venezuela
  • V MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
  • Israel
  • Palestine
  • Egypt
  • Jordan
  • Syria
  • Lebanon
  • Iraq
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Yemen
  • Arab States of the Gulf (Bahrain—Kuwait—Oman—Qatar—UAE)
  • Sudan and South Sudan
  • Libya
  • Tunisia
  • Algeria
  • Morocco
  • Western Sahara
  • VI EQUATORIAL AFRICA
  • Horn of Africa (Ethiopia—Eritrea—Somalia—Djibouti)
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Nigeria
  • Ghana—Sierra Leone—The Gambia—Liberia
  • West African Francophone States (Niger—Mali—Mauritania—Senegal —Guinea—Côte d'Ivoire—Burkina Faso—Togo—Benin)
  • Central African Franc Zone States (Cameroon—Central African Republic —Chad—Gabon—Congo—Equatorial Guinea)
  • Cabo Verde—Guinea-Bissau—São Tomé & Príncipe
  • VII CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN AFRICA
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Burundi
  • Rwanda
  • Mozambique
  • Angola
  • Zambia
  • Malawi
  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana—Lesotho—Namibia—Swaziland
  • South Africa
  • VIII SOUTH ASIA AND INDIAN OCEAN
  • Iran
  • Afghanistan
  • Central Asian States (Kazakhstan—Kyrgyzstan—Uzbekistan —Tajikistan—Turkmenistan)
  • South Asia (India—Pakistan—Bangladesh—Sri Lanka—Nepal—Bhutan)
  • Indian Ocean States (The Comoros—Madagascar —Maldives—Mauritius—Seychelles)
  • IX SOUTH-EAST AND EAST ASIA
  • South-East Asian States (Burma—Thailand—Malaysia —Brunei—Singapore—Vietnam—Cambodia—Laos)
  • Indonesia—Philippines—Timor Leste
  • People's Republic of China—Hong Kong—Taiwan
  • Japan
  • South and North Korea
  • Mongolia
  • X AUSTRALASIA AND THE PACIFIC
  • Australia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • New Zealand
  • Pacific Island States (Fiji—Kiribati—Marshall Islands —Federated States of Micronesia—Nauru—Palau—Samoa —Solomon Islands—Tonga—Tuvalu—Vanuatu)
  • XI INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
  • United Nations and its agencies
  • NATO
  • Economic Organisations (IMF—World Bank —WTO—OECD)
  • Non-Aligned Movement and G-77
  • The European Union
  • Council of Europe and OSCE
  • American and Caribbean Organisations
  • Arab Organisations
  • African Organisations
  • Eurasian Organisations
  • Asia-Pacific Organisations
  • XII THE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY IN 2014
  • XIII THE SCIENCES
  • Medical, Scientific and Industrial Research
  • Information Technology
  • The Environment
  • XIV THE LAW
  • International Law
  • European Union Law
  • Law in the United Kingdom
  • Law in the USA
  • XV RELIGION
  • XVI THE ARTS
  • Opera
  • Classical Music
  • Rock & Pop Music
  • Ballet & Dance
  • Theatre: New York & London
  • Cinema
  • Television & Radio
  • Visual Arts
  • Architecture
  • Literature
  • List of prominent books published in 2014
  • XVII SPORT
  • XVIII OBITUARY
  • XIX DOCUMENTS AND REFERENCE
  • Speech by Obama announcing air strikes against ISIS in Iraq
  • Speech by Obama announcing air strikes against ISIS in Syria
  • Report into ISIS crimes against Yazidi minority
  • Speech by Putin on “reunification” of Crimea with Russia
  • Minsk Protocol and Memorandum on ceasefire in Ukraine
  • Speech by Obama on US intelligence-gathering
  • Extracts from Senate intelligence committee report into CIA torture
  • Obama's speech on normalisation of US diplomatic relations with Cuba
  • Report on numbers of refugees worldwide
  • Report on rise of antibiotic-resistant infections
  • Report highlighting declining vertebrate numbers
  • Report on climate change
  • XX CHRONICLE OF 2014
  • MAPS AND TABLES
  • Conflict in Eastern Ukraine
  • US mid-term election results
  • ISIS advance in Syria and Iraq
  • UN Peacekeeping Missions 2014
  • UN Political and Peace-building Missions 2014
  • UN Current sanctions regimes
  • The European Commission
  • UK Cabinet
  • US administration
  • Nobel Prizes 2014
  • International Comparisons 2014: population, economy
  • Images