An extract on #doairsoft
As the process of harvesting the silk from the cocoon kills the larvae by boiling them, sericulture has been criticized by animal welfare and rights activists. Mohandas Gandhi was critical of silk production based on the Ahimsa philosophy which led to promotion of cotton and Ahimsa silk, a type of wild silk made from the cocoons of wild and semi-wild silk moths. Since silk cultivation kills silkworms, possibly painfully, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) urges people not to buy silk items.
The current princely monarchies include:
the co-principality of Andorra (current reigning princes are the French President Emmanuel Macron and HE Joan Enric Vives Siclia)
The emirate of Kuwait (current reigning emir is Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah)
The principality of Liechtenstein (current reigning prince is Hans-Adam II)
The principality of Monaco (current reigning prince is Albert II)
The emirate of Qatar (current reigning emir is Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani)
The member emirates of the federation in the United Arab Emirates (United Arab Principalities):
Abu Dhabi (Emir Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, also President of the UAE)
Ajman (Emir Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi)
Dubai (Emir Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, also Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE)
Fujairah (Emir Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi)
Ras al-Khaimah (Emir Saqr bin Mohammad al-Qassimi)
Sharjah (Emir Sultan III bin Muhammad al-Qasimi)
Umm al-Quwain (Emir Saud bin Rashid Al Mu'alla)
In the same tradition, some self-proclaimed monarchs of so-called micronations style themselves as princes:
Roy Bates called himself Prince Roy of the Principality of Sealand
Leonard George Casley calls himself Prince Leonard I of the Principality of Hutt River (enclave in Australia)
A Western model was sometimes copied by emancipated colonial regimes (e.g. Bokassa I's short-lived Central-African Empire in Napoleonic fashion). Otherwise, most of the styles for members of ruling families do not lend themselves well to English translation. Nonetheless, in general the princely style has gradually replaced the colonialist title of "chief", which does not particularly connote dynastic rank to Westerners, e.g. Swazi Royal Family and Zulu Royal Family. Nominally ministerial chiefly titles, such as the Yoruba Oloye, still exist as distinct titles in kingdoms all over Africa.
In the Netherlands, a low-lying country, dams were often applied to block rivers in order to regulate the water level and to prevent the sea from entering the marsh lands. Such dams often marked the beginning of a town or city because it was easy to cross the river at such a place, and often gave rise to the respective place's names in Dutch.
For instance the Dutch capital Amsterdam (old name Amstelredam) started with a dam through the river Amstel in the late 12th century, and Rotterdam started with a dam through the river Rotte, a minor tributary of the Nieuwe Maas. The central square of Amsterdam, covering the original place of the 800-year-old dam, still carries the name Dam Square or simply the Dam.