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Nicaraguan territory. The lease notwithstanding, the United States never maintained a significant presence in the islands. Once the laws of Nicaragua became common law, all these communities, which were ruled from Bluefields until the autonomous laws were enacted in the 1980s with U.S. acquiescence and the Nicaraguan government directed the local administration of the islands. The right of the United States to use of the islands remained until April 25, 1971, when the lease was officially terminated by the denunciation of the Bryan-Chamorro Treaty under the presidency of Anastasio Somoza Debayle, on July 14, 1970. The United States Coast Guard however maintains a significant presence in the islands, in coordination with the Nicaraguan Navy, to combat the illegal trafficking of narcotics (illegal drug trade). Occupation In 1909, the liberal Nicaraguan president José Santos Zelaya faced a rebellion led by the conservative governor of the eastern municipality of Bluefields, Juan José Estrada. Although militarily unsuccessful, Estrada’s rebellion gained the support of the United States after Zelaya's men captured and executed two American mercenaries. Prior to this event, the U.S. had limited its military presence to one patrolling U.S. Navy ship off the coast of Bluefields, in order to protect the lives and interests of its citizens in the area. These Americans were economically supporting Estrada’s rebellion. WikiPedia:Bluefields Dmoz:Regional Central America Nicaragua Localities Bluefields Commons:Category:Bluefields, Nicaragua


, and the Malinkés in the northwest and the cities are the next largest groups, with 10%-15% of the national population. Most of the principal divisions have a significant presence in neighboring countries. As of 2004, the nation’s railway system consisted of a state-controlled 660 km section of a 1,146 km narrow gauge railroad that ran north from Abidjan through Bouaké and Ferkéssédougou to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In 1987 Côte


Sabiha (Gökçen) , Afet (İnan), and Zehra Aylin. Hayhurum had a significant presence in Adapazarı where there had been an Armenian community since 1608. They have been included in the 1923 agreement for Exchange of Greek and Turkish Populations (Exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey) between Turkey and Greece, and settled in various parts of Greece. Precious objects of culture and else belonging to this small community is being displayed today in Athens Benaki Museum.

Durango, Durango

language , cuisine and culture had a major presence in the city for most of the 20th century. In recent years, descendants of Galician immigrants have led a mini-boom in Celtic music. The Armenian (Armenians), Lebanese (Lebanese people) and Syrian Arabs communities have had a significant presence in commerce and civic life since the beginning of the 20th century. Asians represent smaller communities and number about 1-2% of the city's population; most of them are Japanese people

Tomsk Oblast

a significant presence in the Soviet Union prior to 1939 when the Soviet Union forcibly incorporated eastern Poland, Moldavia, and Lithuania, each of which had a Jehovah's Witness movement. Although never large in number (estimated by the KGB to be 20,000 in 1968), the Jehovah's Witnesses became one of the most persecuted religious groups in the Soviet Union during the post-World War II era. Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin, ''The Sword and the Shield'', New York: Basic Books, 1999, ISBN 0-465-00310-9, p.503. Members were arrested or deported; some were put in Soviet concentration camps (Gulag). Witnesses in Moldavian SSR were deported to Tomsk Oblast; members from other regions of the Soviet Union were deported to Irkutsk Oblast. Pavel Polian. "Against Their Will: The History and Geography of Forced Migrations in the USSR", Central European University Press, 2004. ISBN 978-963-9241-68-8. p.169-171 KGB officials, who were tasked with dissolving the Jehovah's Witness movement, were disturbed to discover that the Witnesses continued to practice their faith even within the labor camps. Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin, ''The Sword and the Shield'', New York: Basic Books, 1999, ISBN 0-465-00310-9, p.505. birth_date wikipedia:Tomsk Oblast Commons:Category:Tomsk Oblast

Irkutsk Oblast

-census2010prelim 86,591 ;

Altai Republic

Prefecture . At the 2000 census, Altay was the only major subdivision of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture with an ethnic Kazakh (Kazakhs) majority (about 51%). In 2007 it had a GDP of RMB (Renminbi) 9.9 billion with a 12% growth rate. It is also shares international border with the neighboring Altai Republic, Russia. R1a R1a is typical in populations of Eastern Europe, Indian Subcontinent and parts of Central Asia. It has a significant presence in Northern


in the north, to Netanya in the south, with a significant presence in the Galilee and the Golan Heights. Its commander was Aluf Udi Adam, although he announced that he would leave the army once the last Israeli soldier leaves Lebanon. On August 8, 2006, IDF Deputy Chief of Staff Moshe Kaplinsky was appointed to the Northern Command as "representative of the General Staff to the Northern Command," in response to criticism by the government over the Command's handling of the conflict. This, in effect, made Kaplinsky the commander of the Northern Command, with the task of supervising the Ground Forces, Air Force and Navy in Southern Lebanon. Adam was replaced by Gadi Eisencott in October. " Eisencott replaces Adam as OC Northern Command", ''Jerusalem Post'', October 19, 2006. Retrieved October 21, 2006. * '''

Montego Bay

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Federally Administered Tribal Areas

. Indo-Aryans form the predominant ethno-linguistic group in Northern India (North India), Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Dravidians form the predominant ethno-linguistic group in southern India (South India) and the northern and eastern regions of Sri Lanka, and a small pocket in Pakistan. Iranian peoples, grouped with Indo-Aryans in the Indo-Iranian language (Indo-Iranian languages) group, also have a significant presence in South Asia, the large majority

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