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Armbands are strips of cloth or other distinctive material that are wrapped around the upper arm. Armbands are used for identification purposes, to indicate membership in certain social or political groups, or to signify mourning. A variety of fabric. ... ARM may stand for: Most likely: ARM Ltd (originally Advanced RISC Machines) ARM architecture CPU design or one of its derivatives developed by ARM Ltd (originally called The Acorn RISC Machine) Adjustable rate mortgage Annotated Reference Manual (C++) Artificial rupture of membranes (see amniotic sac) the ISO 3166-1 3...

Armband is also the german word for bracelet. Some remarkable, historical items are only for decoration, such as the present of the people from the colonies to Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. A picture of the dutch Queen wearing this jewel: http://www.royal-magazin.de/niederlande/armband.html

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The 'fl armband' view of our past reflects a belief that most Australian history since 1788 has been little more than a disgraceful story of imperialism, exploitation, racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination.
The 'fl armband view' of history is a term used by some conservatives to criticise a particular view of Australia's history, by calling it a one-sided story of imperialism and exploitation.
Because colonial dispossession history is being marginalized, the 'fl armband' term assists in reestablishing a 'white blindfold' view of history.
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