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The '''World's Fair''' (also called the '''International Exposition''' or '''Expo''') is an international festival of arts and sciences held every five years. Participating countries present artistic and educational displays in national '''pavilions''' to showcase their country's history or world issues.
 
The '''World's Fair''' (also called the '''International Exposition''' or '''Expo''') is an international festival of arts and sciences held every five years. Participating countries present artistic and educational displays in national '''pavilions''' to showcase their country's history or world issues.
  
==History==
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* [http://www.bie-paris.org/ International Exhibition Bureau] - governing body of the World's Fair
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== History ==
  
 
The first international exhibition in the form we know it today was held in [[London]] in 1851. [[Paris]] hosted several world's fairs in the late 19th century, and the idea was soon copied by several other cities.
 
The first international exhibition in the form we know it today was held in [[London]] in 1851. [[Paris]] hosted several world's fairs in the late 19th century, and the idea was soon copied by several other cities.
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Rising popularity of the World's Fair concept brought conflicts of schedule and interest. In 1928, a convention to schedule regular World's Fairs was created, and the International Exhibition Bureau was created to coordinate World's Fair organization.
 
Rising popularity of the World's Fair concept brought conflicts of schedule and interest. In 1928, a convention to schedule regular World's Fairs was created, and the International Exhibition Bureau was created to coordinate World's Fair organization.
  
==List of World's Fair sites==
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== List of World's Fair sites ==
  
 
* 1851: [[London]]
 
* 1851: [[London]]
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* 2005: [[Expo 2005]] site in [[Aichi]], [[Japan]]
 
* 2005: [[Expo 2005]] site in [[Aichi]], [[Japan]]
 
* 2010: [[Expo 2010]] in [[Shanghai]]
 
* 2010: [[Expo 2010]] in [[Shanghai]]
 
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==External links==
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[[WikiPedia:World's Fair]]
 
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* [http://www.bie-paris.org/ International Exhibition Bureau] -- governing body of the World's Fair
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Revision as of 17:32, 22 February 2006

The World's Fair (also called the International Exposition or Expo) is an international festival of arts and sciences held every five years. Participating countries present artistic and educational displays in national pavilions to showcase their country's history or world issues.

History

The first international exhibition in the form we know it today was held in London in 1851. Paris hosted several world's fairs in the late 19th century, and the idea was soon copied by several other cities.

Rising popularity of the World's Fair concept brought conflicts of schedule and interest. In 1928, a convention to schedule regular World's Fairs was created, and the International Exhibition Bureau was created to coordinate World's Fair organization.

List of World's Fair sites


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