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Balinese caste system. The Balinese caste system is a system of social organization similar to the Indian caste system.

Balinese caste system

However, India's caste system is far more complicated than Bali's, and there are only four Balinese castes. The four castes of Bali are: Shudras - peasants making up more than 90% of Bali's population. They constitute close to 93% of the population.[1]Wesias (Vaishyas) - the caste of merchants and administrative officialsKsatrias (Kshatriyas) - the warrior caste, it also included some nobility and kingsBrahmins - holy men and priests The members of the four castes use different dialects of the Balinese language to address members of a different caste. Nowadays, the caste system is used more in religious settings where the members of the lower caste would ask the members of the Brahman caste (the Pedandas) to conduct ceremonies. Most of the Kshatriya families in Java and Bali became extinct during the fall of the Majapahit and the numerous Javanese wars.

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History of Barbed Wire or the Thorny Fence

Patents for improvements to wire fencing were granted by the U.S. Patent Office, beginning with Michael Kelly in November 1868 and ending with Joseph Glidden in November 1874, that shape the history of this tool. Thorny Fence Vs Wild West The swift emergence of this highly effective tool as the favored fencing method changed life in the wild west as dramatically as the rifle, six-shooter, telegraph, windmill, and locomotive.

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Mondragon Corporation

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The first 15 years were characterised by enormous dynamism. Finance[edit] Co-op Principles - National Cooperative Business Association. Association Services Pat Brownell Sterner, Chief Operating Officer Click Here To Email Pat 202-638-6222 Bryan Munson, Director, Membership Click Here To Email Bryan 202.442.2318 Tom Decker, Director, Cooperative Development Click Here To Email Tom 202.442.2318 The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA (NCBA CLUSA) represents a cross-sector co-op community of 29,000 businesses that control over $3 trillion in assets.

Co-op Principles - National Cooperative Business Association

We unite co-ops by promoting the cooperative business model, driving cross-sector collaboration, and being the national ‘voice’ for cooperatives to raise the profile of co-ops everywhere.