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This Online Encyclopedia was originally based on the 11th Edition Encyclopedia Britannica, first published in 1911. This historically significant reference work is, arguably, the last general encyclopedia to offer articles in such extreme depth. Over 320 historians, 250 ministers, and many diplomats, theologians, scientists, and government officials from around the world personally wrote this encyclopedia's articles, totaling more than 44 million words!