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What is the name of the turn towards left-wing governments in many Latin American countries during the 21st century?

Pink tide.

The pink tide is a wave of left-leaning and progressive movements and governments that emerged in Latin American countries in the late 20th and 21st centuries. This wave aimed at implementing social justice, economic equality, and international integration policies but started to lose its momentum in the late 2000s when internal conflicts and shifts in public sentiment started to appear in some countries.
Nonetheless, the movement appears to have reignited recently, with left-wing governments taking power in countries like Mexico (2018), Argentina (2019) and Brazil (2022), to name a few.
The pink tide has had varying degrees of impact throughout Latin America, with some countries barely affected by it, while others continue to be shaped by to this day.

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What is the programming language used to create applications for iOS?


Swift is a programming language developed by Apple Inc. It was introduced in 2014 for developing applications for iOS, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch

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What is the name given to these mountains?

Carpathian Mountains.

The Carpathian Mountains are a range of mountains in central Europe, stretching across 7 different countries (Austria, Czechia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine). It is the 3rd longest European mountain range after the Urals and the Scandinavian Mountains, and its highest peak is located in Slovakia, in the Tatra Mountains.

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Which type of rice is often used in Italian dishes like risotto?

Arborio rice.

Arborio rice is an Italian variety of superfino rice. It has a high starch content, giving its grains a firm, creamy, and chewy texture, very typical of dishes like risotto.

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Between which years was the Spanish Civil War fought?

1936 and 1939.

The Spanish Civil War saw the Republicans fight the Nationalists. The Republicans, who were in power at the time, consisted of people from multiple ideologies (from communism to socialism or anarchism) while the Nationalists, led by General Francisco Franco, were composed of Falangists and monarchists, an overall more conservative party. 
Due to this clear-cut distinction of ideals and the international political scene at the time, this Civil War quickly became more than a war, representing for many the struggle between classes, creeds, or political stances.
The Nationalists won the war, putting an end to the Second Spanish Republic and placing Franco in power, where he would stay until 1975.

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What is the name of the famous museum in Spain that houses Picasso's "Guernica"?

Reina Sofía Museum.

 “Guernica” is the most famous painting made by Picasso. It contains a powerful anti-war message, depicting the horrors of the Spanish Civil War through the use of surrealist elements and accentuated contrasts.

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Also known as FDR, what is the full name of the 32nd president of the USA?

Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

FDR is widely regarded as one of the most important presidents of the USA as well as one of the main figures of the 20th century, after having to deal with topics like the great depression effects and World War 2.

Bonus Trivia: Franklin Roosevelt was the longest-serving president in the history of the country (1933-1945) after being the only one to serve during 3 consecutive terms.

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With what alphabet can you relate these terms?

NATO Phonetic Alphabet.

This alphabet was reworked and adopted by NATO in the 1950’s with the purpose of avoiding misunderstanding in oral communication.

The list currently comprises 26 terms (one word per each letter in the alphabet) – link here.

Settler of Catan game general knowledge quiz

In the original Settlers of Catan board game, apart from ore, grain and brick, what other resources are there in the game?

Lumber and wool.

This board game can be played by 3 to 4 players since 1995 and currently counts with more than 30 million copies sold worldwide.

Each player takes the role of a settler and the winner is decided based on the number of victory points, which can be obtained through building infrastructures, developing them, and purchasing development cards.

To whom is this quote attributed?

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"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."

John F. Kennedy

President Kennedy's quote highlights the importance of cooperation between parties and seeking solutions that serve the best interests of the nation rather than political parties.

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