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Elmina

; History Prior to the arrival of the Portuguese, the town was called Anomansah (the perpetual drink). In 1478 (during the War of the Castilian Succession), near the coast at Elmina was fought a large battle (battle of Guinea) between a Castilian armada of 35 caravels and a Portuguese fleet for hegemony of the Guinea trade (gold, slaves, ivory and melegueta pepper (Aframomum melegueta)). The war ended with a Portuguese naval victory followed by the official recognition


Anshan

China and the Goguryeo. Ansi city, in the south east of modern Anshan, was the scene of a large battle during those wars. During this time, many significant sites were established including the Hot Springs at Tangangzi and many temples in Qianshan. During the Ming Dynasty, a small fort was built in Anshan on the road from Haicheng to Liaoyang. This fort, and an nearby lookout tower are still visible today. The city however remained small and of little importance until the twentieth century. Japan


Manhattan, Kansas

; It was named after the river the tribe called the Great Blue Earth River – today known as the Big Blue River (Big Blue River (Kansas)) – which intersected with the Kansas River by their village. Blue Earth Village was the site of a large battle between the Kaw and the Pawnee (Pawnee people) in 1812. The Kaw tribe ceded ownership of this land in a treaty signed at the Shawnee Methodist Mission on January 14, 1846. '''Tuttle Creek Lake''' is a reservoir on the Big Blue River (Big Blue River (Kansas)) 5 miles (8 km) north of Manhattan (Manhattan, Kansas), in the Flint Hills region of northeast Kansas. It was built and is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers for the purpose of flood control. - November 16, 2000 Manhattan (Manhattan, Kansas) Bramlage Coliseum - Auker was born and raised in Norcatur, Kansas, the son of Fred and Florence Auker. He attended college at Kansas State University in Manhattan (Manhattan, Kansas), where he was a brother of Phi Sigma Kappa. Called by former Kansas State University President James McCain, "the greatest all-around athlete in Kansas State history," Auker won nine varsity letters - three each in baseball, basketball and football during his college career from 1929-1932.* He was first-team All-America n in baseball and All-Big Six Conference in baseball, football (American football), and basketball. In football, Auker starred at quarterback, was named second team All-American by Grantland Rice, and was offered a $6,000 contract by the Chicago Bears. The Bears sent Bronko Nagurski to Manhattan to try to convince him to join the team. Auker turned down the Bears, however, to pitch for the Detroit Tigers.


Puerto Vallarta

. To the north it borders the southwest part of the state of Nayarit. To the east it borders the municipality of Mascota and San Sebastián del Oeste, and to the south it borders the municipalities of Talpa de Allende and Cabo Corriente. Guia Roji - ''Ciudad de Puerto Vallarta'' (map) Puerto Vallarta is named after Ignacio Vallarta, a former governor of Jalisco. In Spanish (spanish language), ''Puerto Vallarta'' is frequently shortened to "Vallarta", while English speakers call the city '''P.V.''' for short. In internet shorthand the city is often referred to as PVR, after the International Air Transport Association airport code for its Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport). History Puerto Vallarta's proximity to the Bay of Banderas, the agricultural valley of the Ameca River, and the important mining centers in the Sierra have given the town a more interesting past than most Mexican tourist destinations. Puerto Vallarta was a thriving Mexican village long before it became an international tourist destination. Tourism was a major economic activity because of the climate, scenery, tropical beaches, and rich cultural history. For a sense of the extent even of the city's modern history, note that Puerto Vallarta and Seattle were founded in the same year, 1851. Pre-Hispanic times to the 19th century Few details are known about the history of the area prior to the 19th century. There is archaeological evidence of continuous human habitation from 580 BC, and there is archeological evidence (from sites near Ixtapa and in Col. Lázaro Cardenas) The archaeologist in charge of these digs maintains a website with information related to them (in Spanish), one for the Ixtapa site, and one for the Calle Costa Rica site. that the area belonged to the Aztatlán culture which dominated Jalisco, Nayarit and Michoacán from approx. 900-1200 AD. The limited evidence in occidental Mexican archeology have limited the current knowledge about pre-historic life in the area. An example of this neglect is the City of Puerto Vallarta's destruction of the active excavation in the area of Calle Costa Rica and the Libramiento in 1995 to create a soccer field. See the website of the archeologist who led the dig for details. Spanish missionary and conquistador documents chronicle skirmishes between the Spanish colonizers and the local peoples. In 1524, for example, a large battle between Hernán Cortés and an army of 10,000 to 20,000 Indians resulted in Cortés taking control of much of the Ameca valley. The valley was then named Banderas (flags) after the colorful standards carried by the natives. Also the area appears on maps and in sailing logs as a bay of refuge for the Manila Galleon trade as well as for other coastal seafarers. As such it figures in some accounts of pirate operations and smuggling and pirate contravention efforts by the viceregal government. During the 17th and 18th centuries the Banderas Valley and its


Germany

conducting ''guerre de course'' against Britain and its allies, again using U-Boats, auxiliary cruiser (armed merchantman)s, and small groups of warships (raiders). Limitations set by the Treaty of Versailles meant Germany could not build a large battle fleet as she had in the time leading up to the World War I, and chose to covertly develop her submarines (U-Boat#Inter-war) instead. U-boats were cheaper and quicker to build than capital ships, and consequently Germany built up a submarine force rather than a surface fleet. This meant Germany was not able to fight a war of "''guerre d'escadre''" (battles between fleets), and therefore pursued ''guerre de course''; what small numbers of surface warships Germany possessed, such as the ''Deutschland'' (Deutschland class cruiser)s, as well as her auxiliary cruisers, also participated in this strategy. In addition, a number of commercial vessels were converted, perhaps the most famous being ''Atlantis'' (German auxiliary cruiser Atlantis). It was a powerful (22 million candela) carbon arc (Arc lamp#Carbon arc lamp) searchlight of 24 inches (610 mm) diameter fitted to a number of the British Royal Air Force's Coastal Command (RAF Coastal Command) patrol bombers to help them spot surfaced German (Germany) U-boats at night. Commons:Category:Germany Wikipedia:Germany Dmoz:Regional Europe Germany


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