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Jiujiang

and guests disembarked and made an eight-day march on up the Yangtze Valley to determine whether or not it would be prudent for him to attempt to take the ship still higher. The overland journey brought the party to Kweifu. After a two-day visit, the Americans boarded a junk (Junk (ship)) which took them back downriver to ''Ashuelot'' at Ichang. Matthews' observation of the gorges and rapids during the return passage convinced him that only an especially designed and highly powerful paddle


Yichang

of the gorges and rapids during the return passage convinced him that only an especially designed and highly powerful paddle-wheel steamer — whose wheels were powered independently by separate engines — could safely negotiate that part of the upper Yangtze. thumb G209 on the northern outskirts of Badong's county seat (File:Badong-G209-5060.jpg) Due to the difficult terrain and the road conditions, the most convenient way to reach Badong's county seat is with a Yangtze riverboat. Both regular boats


Kingdom of Sicily

as a Norman kingdom, the Kingdom of Sicily was passed on to the Hohenstaufens (House of Hohenstaufen) who were a highly powerful Germanic royal house of Swabian origins. The University of Naples Federico II was founded by Frederick II (Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor) in the city, the oldest


Hanoi

administration continued in office. In the south, Saigon was the capital of the four provinces of Cochinchina (''tổng trấn Nam Hà''), as well as the seat of the military protector. McLeod, p. 16. The citadels in the respective cities directly administered their military defense zones. This system allowed Gia Long to reward his leading supporters with highly powerful positions, giving them almost total autonomy


United States

their reservations. The UK was cautious of abandoning its policy of 'splendid isolation,' wary of antagonizing Russia, and unwilling to act on the treaty if Japan were to attack the United States. There were factions in the Japanese government that still hoped for a compromise with Russia, including the highly powerful political figure Itō Hirobumi, who had served four terms as Prime Minister of Japan. It was thought that friendship within Asia would be more amenable to the USA, which


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