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Métis. Mixed European/native race in Canada, N US. Riel. [Read more ...]

Metric System. 1795 France. [Read more ...]

Metternich, Fürst von. 1773-1859. Austrian prince, chancellor, defender of Absolutism. Quadruple Alliance vs Napoleon. Holy Alliance. Architect of Vienna Congress, 1814. [Read more ...]

Mexican Revolution. 1910-24. Successive leaders overthrown. 1917 New Constitution. Diaz. Zapata. Villa. [Read more ...]

Mexican War. 1846-8. US acquires western territory (5 states). Guadalupe-Hidalgo. 1861-4. Napoleon III conquers Mexico, installs Emperor Maximilian. [Read more ...]

Mexican War of Independence. 1810-21. Hidalgo leads indep from Spain. Iturbide. [Read more ...]

Mexico.c1200-100BC Olmec. c300-900 Maya, Zapotec. c900-1200 Toltec. 14C Aztec. 1519-21 Cortes conquers = New Spain. 1821 Independent. 1822 Empire. 1824 Republic/Dictatorship. 1836 -Texas. 1848 -western US. 1863 French occupy. 1867 Independent republic. 1876-1911 Díaz dictator. [Read more ...]

Meyer, Adolf. 1866-1950. Swiss/US psychiatrist. -“mental hygiene”. [Read more ...]

Meyer, Lothair. 1830-95. Periodic structure 1870, indepently. Mendeleyev. [Read more ...]

Meyerbeer, Giacomo. 1791-1864. German operatic composer of French opera. Les Huguenots 1836. [Read more ...]

MGB. 1946-53. USSR Secret Police. KGB. [Read more ...]

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