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"Government: Bridging Nations

Background imageGovernment Collection: Political Map of Africa

Political Map of Africa
Vector Illustration of the policital map of Africa Reference map as created by the US Central Intelligence Agency

Background imageGovernment Collection: Blue Ridge Springs, South-western Virginia (engraving)

Blue Ridge Springs, South-western Virginia (engraving)
7170691 Blue Ridge Springs, South-western Virginia (engraving) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Blue Ridge Springs, South-western Virginia)

Background imageGovernment Collection: Key Bridge Potomac River Georgetown University Washington DC from Roosevelt Island

Key Bridge Potomac River Georgetown University Washington DC from Roosevelt Island
Key Bridge, Potomac River, Georgetown University, Washington DC. from Roosevelt Island. Completed in 1923 this is the oldest bridge in, Washington DC

Background imageGovernment Collection: Winston Churchill - Giving the V for Victory sign

Winston Churchill - Giving the V for Victory sign
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) - Giving the V for Victory sign. Churchill was Prime Minister of the United Kingdon from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Date: circa 1940

Background imageGovernment Collection: UVF - Ulster Volunteer Force Poster

UVF - Ulster Volunteer Force Poster
Notice posted by the Ulster Volunteer Force intending to quell speculation that its founding was a direct violent challenge to those of differing views within Ulster

Background imageGovernment Collection: Mourne Mountains and Mt. Slieve Bearnagh, County Down, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Great Britain

Mourne Mountains and Mt. Slieve Bearnagh, County Down, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Great Britain, Europe

Background imageGovernment Collection: Fisher Street, Doolin, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Fisher Street, Doolin, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Background imageGovernment Collection: Glasgow Centre

Glasgow Centre
circa 1900: The Municipal Buildings in George Square, central Glasgow. Glasgows City Chambers are built in Italian Renaissance style and were opened by Queen Victoria in 1888

Background imageGovernment Collection: The Scales of Justice above the Old Bailey Law Courts, Inns of Court, London, England, UK

The Scales of Justice above the Old Bailey Law Courts, Inns of Court, London, England, UK

Background imageGovernment Collection: 10 Downing Street

10 Downing Street
The entrance to 10 Downing Street as it was in the 1990s before the massive security that followed 9/11. Date: circa 1990s

Background imageGovernment Collection: Roman Republic and Carthage during the Second Punic War (218-201-BC)

Roman Republic and Carthage during the Second Punic War (218-201-BC)
Ancient map of the Roman Republic and Carthage during the Second Punic War (218 to 201 BC). Legend in Latin language. Steel engraving with hand colored borderlines, published in 1861

Background imageGovernment Collection: WW2 poster, Switch off that Light

WW2 poster, Switch off that Light! Less Light -- More Planes. Date: 1940s

Background imageGovernment Collection: Chain Bridge, River Danube and Hungarian Parliament at dusk, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Budapest

Chain Bridge, River Danube and Hungarian Parliament at dusk, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Budapest, Hungary, Europe

Background imageGovernment Collection: LCC-LFB fireboat Massey Shaw, Westminster, London

LCC-LFB fireboat Massey Shaw, Westminster, London
A publicity photograph of the Massey Shaw fireboat with the Houses of Parliament in the background, used by the London County Council to promote the London Fire Brigade in its publications

Background imageGovernment Collection: William Pitt the Younger addressing Parliament

William Pitt the Younger addressing Parliament
William Pitt (the Younger) addressing the House of Commons

Background imageGovernment Collection: Poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle

Poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle
Ministry of Agriculture poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle, they can destroy our potato crops. circa late 1930s

Background imageGovernment Collection: Parish Council Cartoon

Parish Council Cartoon
A parish council caricatured

Background imageGovernment Collection: Poster, The Vegetabull

Poster, The Vegetabull, a vegetable dish made with dried eggs or household milk is as good as a joint (post-WW2 rationing was still going on at this time). 1947

Background imageGovernment Collection: Benito Mussolini Portrait 1925

Benito Mussolini Portrait 1925
12th November 1925: Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini (1883 - 1945). (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageGovernment Collection: Suffragette Parade through New York City, 3rd May 1913

Suffragette Parade through New York City, 3rd May 1913
3rd May 1913: Crowds line the sidewalks to watch a Womens Suffragette Movement march through New York City. (Photo by Paul Thompson/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageGovernment Collection: Budapest, Hungary, Danube River, Parliament House, Calvinist Church

Budapest, Hungary, Danube River, Parliament House, Calvinist Church

Background imageGovernment Collection: Copy of The Declaration of Independence in Free Quarker Meeting House

Copy of The Declaration of Independence in Free Quarker Meeting House, Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America, North America

Background imageGovernment Collection: Political map of The Middle East

Political map of The Middle East
Vector illustration of the policital map of The Middle East Reference map was created by the US Central Intelligence Agency

Background imageGovernment Collection: General Ulysses S. Grant amid his service during The American Civil War

General Ulysses S. Grant amid his service during The American Civil War

Background imageGovernment Collection: Map of Japan in Provinces in time of Iyeyasu, 1903. Creator: Unknown

Map of Japan in Provinces in time of Iyeyasu, 1903. Creator: Unknown
Map of Japan in Provinces in time of Iyeyasu, 1903. Tokugawa Ieyasu (1543-1616) first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate which ruled Japan from 1600-1868 and is known as the Edo period

Background imageGovernment Collection: Indian Smoothbore. 656 in musket, Pattern 1858

Indian Smoothbore. 656 in musket, Pattern 1858
Indian Smoothbore.656 in musket, Pattern 1858, lock dated 1856.Converted from a Pattern 1853 Enfield rifle-musket in India 1858 (c), this exceptionally rare item was part of an original issue of 10

Background imageGovernment Collection: Winston Churchill at Sidney Street Siege, East London

Winston Churchill at Sidney Street Siege, East London
Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary, with a group of policemen during the Siege of Sidney Street in Stepney, East London, on 3 January 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageGovernment Collection: Sheela-na-Gig on the church wall of Killinaboy, Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Sheela-na-Gig on the church wall of Killinaboy, Burren, County Clare, Ireland, Europe

Background imageGovernment Collection: Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageGovernment Collection: Irish Elections 1923

Irish Elections 1923
Election propaganda posters for Eamon De Valera : " We will wade through the blood of our fellow Irishmen and through the blood of Members of the Government"

Background imageGovernment Collection: Somerset House 1809

Somerset House 1809
Rebuilt in the late 18th century, this set of buildings has at times housed the Royal Academy, the Royal Society, and several government depart- ments such as Public Records

Background imageGovernment Collection: Capitals of the British Empire, 1937. Artist: Charles E Turner

Capitals of the British Empire, 1937. Artist: Charles E Turner
Capitals of the British Empire, 1937. Chief cities and seats of government in Australia, Canada, South Africa, Newfoundland, Northern Ireland, and the Irish Free State

Background imageGovernment Collection: The Spirit of Progress

The Spirit of Progress
The Australian Sprit of Progress, streamlined train of the Victorian Government Railways operating between Melbourne and Albury. Date: late 1930s

Background imageGovernment Collection: Cartoons featuring William Marcy Boss Tweed, James Ingersoll and George Miller

Cartoons featuring William Marcy Boss Tweed, James Ingersoll and George Miller
XJF265588 Cartoons featuring William Marcy Boss Tweed, James Ingersoll and George Miller, from Harpers Weekly, 19th August, 1872 (engraving) (b/w photo) by Nast

Background imageGovernment Collection: Castlerock Beach, County Derry, Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Europe

Castlerock Beach, County Derry, Northern Ireland, Great Britain, Europe

Background imageGovernment Collection: Sheep pasture, Glencolumbcille, or Glencolumbkille, County Donegal, Ireland, Europe

Sheep pasture, Glencolumbcille, or Glencolumbkille, County Donegal, Ireland, Europe

Background imageGovernment Collection: View over Anzac Parade in Canberra

View over Anzac Parade in Canberra with the Australian War Memorial in the foreground and Capital Hill with Parliament Building in the background

Background imageGovernment Collection: Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution, 1789

Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution, 1789
Third Estate pledging solidarity to write a constitution, known as the Tennis Court Oath, French Revolution. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a painting by Couder

Background imageGovernment Collection: Liberty Loan / Wwi Poster

Liberty Loan / Wwi Poster
Against a backdrop of the American flag and fighting US troops, the American public are urged to buy US Government war bonds

Background imageGovernment Collection: GERTRUDE BELL 1868-1926

GERTRUDE BELL 1868-1926
GERTRUDE M L BELL English traveller, archaeologist and government official

Background imageGovernment Collection: Reichstags Dome by Norman Foster (b. 1935). Berlin. Germany

Reichstags Dome by Norman Foster (b. 1935). Berlin. Germany
Dome of the Reichstag, seat of the German Parliament, designed by Norman Foster (b.1935). Interior. Berlin. Germany

Background imageGovernment Collection: House of Parliament in Budapest, Hungary

House of Parliament in Budapest, Hungary
Tonnaja Travel Photography, 617919680

Background imageGovernment Collection: Croagh Patrick mountain, Carrowkeeran, County Mayo, Connacht province, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Croagh Patrick mountain, Carrowkeeran, County Mayo, Connacht province, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageGovernment Collection: Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Bridge, Thames, London, England, United Kingdom

Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Bridge, Thames, London, England, United Kingdom

Background imageGovernment Collection: Ulster Says No

Ulster Says No
1st September 1912: Unionists from district Orange Lodges march to the Manor House Grounds, Coleraine, County Derry, in an Anti-Home Rule demonstration. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageGovernment Collection: President Roosevelt

President Roosevelt
circa 1942: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 - 1945), the 32nd President of the United States of America. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageGovernment Collection: PATRICK HENRY, 1775. Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! Orator

PATRICK HENRY, 1775. Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death! Orator and politician Patrick Henry delivering his landmark speech on the Rights of the Colonies before the Virginia Assembly

Background imageGovernment Collection: Carolina colonist refusing to pay taxes, 1700s

Carolina colonist refusing to pay taxes, 1700s
Tax-collector beaten off by an angry Carolina colonist. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Darley illustration



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"Government: Bridging Nations, Shaping Histories" From the iconic Key Bridge stretching over the majestic Potomac River to the esteemed Georgetown University nestled in Washington DC, government plays a pivotal role in shaping societies. Just as a political map of Africa reveals intricate webs of governance and power dynamics, governments across the globe leave indelible imprints on their nations. In Northern Ireland's tumultuous past, an Ulster Volunteer Force poster serves as a reminder of how they can both unite and divide. Yet amidst strife, leaders like Winston Churchill emerged, symbolizing resilience with his resolute V for Victory sign during World War II. Nature too bears witness to governmental influence. The breathtaking Mourne Mountains and Mt. Slieve Bearnagh stand tall in County Down, reflecting the harmonious coexistence between Ireland, Great Britain, and Europe under shared governance. Venturing further into Europe's tapestry of governance brings us to Fisher Street in Doolin—a quaint Irish village where local government nurtures community spirit while preserving cultural heritage. Meanwhile, Glasgow Centre buzzes with vibrant civic life as citizens engage with their elected representatives to shape policies that reflect their aspirations. Across borders lies 10 Downing Street—the epitome of British political power—where decisions reverberate far beyond its walls. And what better way to appreciate governmental grandeur than witnessing Chain Bridge gracefully spanning the Danube River against Budapest's UNESCO World Heritage Site backdrop? Yet government is not solely about architecture or geography; it embodies justice too. The Scales of Justice above London's Old Bailey Law Courts symbolize fair governance rooted in centuries-old legal traditions upheld by Inns of Court—an embodiment of democratic principles cherished across England and the UK. History reminds us that even great leaders face challenges head-on; Winston Churchill at Sidney Street Siege exemplifies this unwavering resolve when confronted with adversity within East London's streets. Finally casting our gaze back through time takes us to the Roman Republic and Carthage during the Second Punic War.