Armenian Page in Wikipedia
World Factbook: Armenia
Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
I hereby grant the National Etiquette Award to Armenia, as it is the norm in that country to remove shoes in homes.
Hitler once sneered, 'Who remembers the Armenians?' Indeed, most people in the west know little of Armenia. What is most known about Armenia is the applling genocide that was carried out by the Turks against the Armenians between 1915 and 1918. Over a million Armeninas are thought to have died according to some. The Turkish government officially denies this was genocide, maintianing that it was the inevitable consequence of civil war. Armenians have been campaigning for 30 years to secure recognition of the genocide. The majority of historians maintain that documentary evidence supports the Armenian claim.
Armenian was the first officially Christian country. The Armenian Apostolic Church is distinct from the Orthodox Chruches of Greece and Russia, being part of the Oriental Orthodox tradition. This goes back to the Monophysite controversy in the early centuries of church history. Armenia gave America one of the more controversial Reformed theologians of our time in the form of Rousas Rushdoony, the great advocate of Theonomic Reconstruction.
Armenia has an ancient tradtion of wine-making and other alcoholic beverages are very popular in Armenia.
The Armenian disapora is very large; there are Armenians living all over the world, including the USA.