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What does SPQR stand for in the coat of arms of Rome?
The Roman Senate and People. SPQR (Latin: Senātus Populusque Rōmānus, "The Roman Senate and People" refers to the government of the ancient Roman Republic. It appears on Roman currency, at the end of documents made public by inscription in stone or metal, and in dedications of monuments and public works. The phrase commonly appears in the Roman political, legal, and historical literature.
What does the SS stand for among Nazi military units?
Schutzstaffel (“security unit”). History of SS began with a small guard unit known as the Saal-Schutz (hall security) made up of NSDAP volunteers to provide security for party meetings in Munich.
What does BMX stand for?
Bicycle motocross. BMX began in the early 1970s, when children began racing their bicycles on dirt tracks in southern California, inspired by the motocross stars of the time. Though originally denoting a bicycle intended for BMX Racing, the term "BMX bike" is now used to encompass race bikes, as well as those used for the dirt, vert, park, street, flatland and BMX freestyle disciplines of BMX.
What does the UEFA acronym stand for?
Union of European Football Associations. UEFA was founded on 15 June 1954 in Basel, Switzerland. UEFA runs nation and club competitions including the UEFA European Championship, UEFA Nations League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Super Cup.
What does the FIFA acronym stand for?
Fédération Internationale de Football Association. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup. It was created in Paris in 1904. Today the headquarters of FIFA are located in Zürich, Switzerland.
What does the NATO acronym stand for?
North Atlantic Treaty Organization. NATO was formed by 12 countries in 1949. Today, there are 29 members.