Feral animals

Domesticated animals that have abandoned their dependence on people to resume life in the wild.

Feudalism

A political system prevailing in Europe from about the 9th to about the 15th centuries in which a king allowed nobles to use his land in exchange for their military service and their protection of the land.

Fiji

Location: Australasia & Oceania Official name: Republic of the Fiji Islands Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1970 / 1970 Capital city: Suva Population: 900,000 / 128 people per sq mile (49 people per sq km) Total land area: 7054 square miles (18,270 square km) Language(s) spoken: Fijian, English (official language), … Read more

Final status issues

Issues deferred to the end of the Oslo Peace Process between Israel and the PLO. Finally dealt with at Camp David in 2000, they included Jerusalem’s status, Palestinian refugees’ fate, Palestinian statehood, and borders between Israel and a new Palestinian state.

Financial Action Task Force

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) was established by the G-7 Summit in Paris in 1989 to develop and promote policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

Finland

Location: Northern Europe Official name: Republic of Finland Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1917 / 1947 Capital city: Helsinki Population: 5.3 million / 45 people per sq mile (17 people per sq km) Total land area: 130,127 square miles (337,030 square km) Language(s) spoken: Finnish (official language), Swedish (official language), … Read more

Fjord

A long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between steep slopes.

Folding

The process creating folds (landforms resulting from an intense bending of rock layers).

Folk art

Handmade items, such as pottery, woodcarving, and traditional costumes, are produced by rural people with traditional lifestyles instead of professional artists.