Central Treaty Organization

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Central Treaty Organization

A former international organization consisting of Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The United States was also involved peripherally. It was modeled after NATO and was intended to resist Soviet expansion into the Middle East and South Asia. It was largely unsuccessful in this mission; for example, Iraq left the organization after it opened diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union in 1958. It was also known as CENTO and the Baghdad Pact. It existed from 1955 to 1979.
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The text demonstrates both the status of the cento in relation to the nascent Romantic ideology and the form's increasing adaptation to prose.
A novelty for Maserati in 2008, Maserati Collezione Cento made its debut in Detroit with just 100 units in line for production worldwide, making this unique sedan all the more exclusive.
Ao observar-se, contudo, as profissoes dos maridos das casadas (que correspondem a 42,01 por cento do total de mulheres registradas), encontrou-se o seguinte rol de profissoes: pescador, pastor, jornaleiro, tendeiro e marinheiro, todas exercidas, na sociedade portuguesa, por homens humildes.
expresses a paramount arrest without excluding the content of what is successive.'[20] Such works as these three exemplify what Stokes describes as the Quattro Cento 'ideal expression of perfect expressiveness': that is, 'not expressive of any particular cultural idea but simply of the ideal of expressiveness itself'.[21]
In an emergency, then, the cento could have been a useful educational instrument, even if it stood alone, and it is not unreasonable to argue that Proba designed it as such.
Cento's strategy is complemented by innovations that bring clients closer to the management of their merchandise dispatches and deliveries in real time.
O licenciamento de veiculos aumentou 25 por cento para 196.000 veiculos durante o periodo, em comparacao com o ano anterior, a Anfavea informa.
Cento Soups--The Soup category has enjoyed a resurgence in sales as a quick and nutritious solution for today's time-pressed consumers.
Braunstein and director Frank Cento squander it most judiciously.
It consisted of four extremely large installation pieces executed between 1993 and 1994, including: Oeuvre postale (Mail piece), a series of 500 envelopes and stamps, and Alternando da uno a cento e viceversa (Alternating from one to a hundred and vice versa), fifty kilims, fabricated by Boetti in Peshawar, India, whose black-and-white-checked designs are generated by a numerical system capable of infinite compositional variations.
Among his other works are Agli dei ulteriori (1972; "To Farther Gods"), A e B (1975; "A and B"), Centuria: cento piccoli romanzi fiume (1979; "Centuria: One Hundred Little Stream-of-Consciousness Novels"), and Rumori o voci (1987; "Noises or Voices").
The Painting of the Ancients is in fact a compendium rather than a narrative history, a cento of quotations gathered under general headings from the "beginnings of Picture," to the "diverse means tending to the advancement of this Art," to the "maine grounds of Art"--invention, color, action, disposition and "grace"--that brought the old artificers "nearer to the height of perfection" (1:9).