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Top 75 For Each Month, a lyrics Synopsis of The sight Events in 2012. In spite of a prediction by the ancient Egyptians that 2012 would be a year of great change and by the lost Mayan civilisation's belief that the world would end on December 21st 2012, we all appear to be still here! Indeed the media frenzy beforehand was so intense that the French police blockaded all access to the hillside village of Bugarach which it was claimed was one of a few sacred mountains which would be unaffected by the impending disaster.
Common sense appeared to prevail when the expected mass influx of believers never materialised. Other types of natural disaster proved all too real. 2012 was the year when rainfall for the UK was the second highest ever recorded and for England, the highest since records were first kept.
In what seemed like a never ending series of flood warnings and alerts, most areas in the UK saw houses and businesses badly affected by flooding, some more than once. This paled into insignificance when compared to hurricane Sandy which after summary causing havoc in the Caribbean, deviated from the route normally taken by hurricanes and blew full speed into New York causing massive destruction and flooding there also.
At its peak, reportedly.5 million people in the.S.A. Wikipedia reported at least 253 people died in seven countries due to the storm. This happened in the final run up to the American Presidential election and saw both candidates abandon electioneering to concentrate on the national emergency.
The ultimate election outcome was victory and another four years in office for President Obama. Following the so called Arab Spring in 2011, there was continued unrest in the middle east.
The violence in Syria escalated causing thousands of Syrians to flee across the border to Jordan, over 270,000 refugees having arrived between March 2011 and December 2012. In Egypt, President Mohammed Morsi published a decree giving him sweeping new powers he said were "necessary to push through much-needed reforms." The decree effectively meant that his decisions were final and could not be overturned by any other authority.
This did not go down well with much of the electorate and led to widespread protests. Yet again communities had to face the aftermath of a gunman running amok. In Newtown Connecticut in the.S.A., 20 children and 6 teachers at Sandy Hook primary school were killed.