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Baltiysk

the Vistula Lagoon from the Gdańsk Bay. Baltiysk is the westernmost town of Russia. Population: The town is a major naval base of the Baltic Fleet and a ferry port on the route to St. Petersburg (Saint Petersburg). History Prussian village A Prussian (Old Prussians) fishing village sprang up on the coast at some point in the 13th century, taking its name from ''pils'', the Old Prussian language Old


Luanda

that the country would lose its landing rights at the Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) and Ilha do Sal (Sal, Cape Verde) (Cape Verde). In the 17th Century, taking advantage of this period of Portuguese weakness, the Dutch (Netherlands) occupied many Portuguese territories in Brazil. John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen was appointed as the governor of the Dutch possessions in Brazil in 1637 by the Dutch West India Company. He landed at Recife, the port of Pernambuco, in January 1637. In a series of expeditions, he gradually expanded from Sergipe on the south to São Luís de Maranhão in the north. He likewise conquered the Portuguese possessions of Elmina Castle, Saint Thomas, and Luanda and Angola. The Dutch intrusion into Brazil was long lasting and troublesome to Portugal. The Seventeen Provinces captured a large portion of the Brazilian coast including the provinces of Bahia, Pernambuco, Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará, and Sergipe, while Dutch privateers sacked Portuguese ships in both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The large area of Bahia and its city, the strategically important Salvador, was recovered quickly by a Iberian military expedition in 1625. By a series of successful expeditions, he gradually extended the Dutch possessions from Sergipe on the south to São Luís de Maranhão in the north. He likewise conquered the Portuguese (Portugal) possessions of Elmina Castle, Saint Thomas (São Tomé), and Luanda, Angola, on the west coast of Africa. With the assistance of the famous architect, Pieter Post of Haarlem, he transformed Recife by building a new town adorned with splendid public edifices and gardens, which was called after his name, Mauritsstad. - LAD FNLU 4 de Fevereiro Airport Luanda, Angola - During the 1960s and 1970s, the Portuguese Army also used some in the war in Angola (Portuguese Colonial War), where its all terrain capability (compared to wheeled vehicles) was greatly appreciated. The Portuguese Army in 1967 deployed three M5A1 Light Tanks – nicknamed ‘Milocas’, ‘Licas’ and ‘Gina’ by their crews – in northern Angola, which served with the 1927th Cavalry Battalion stationed at Nambuangongo. The vehicles were employed mostly for convoy escort and recovery duties, and limited counterinsurgency operations against FNLA guerrillas, who dubbed them “Elefante Dundum”. ‘Milocas’ was destroyed by an accidental fire in 1969 while ‘Gina’ and ‘Licas’ were withdrawn from active service in 1972, the former being sent to Luanda and the latter ended up in 1973 as an airfield security pillbox in the Portuguese Air Force’ Zala (Zala, Angola) airfield. Alexandre Gonçalves, ''Odissea em África – Os M5A1 em Angola'', in ''Cadernos Militares do Lanceiro'' n.º3, Lisbon 2010, pp. 83–91 Period photographs show some modifications in the basic design, namely the omission of the bow machine gun, re-installed on a pintle mount in the roof of the turret and a small searchlight fitted in front of the commander’s copula. Manuel A. Ribeiro Rodrigues, ''The Overseas Campaigns 1961–1974 – Guinea-Angola-Mozambique – Army (I)'', Edições Destarte Lda., Lisbon 2000 (Bi-lingual edition) ISBN 972-8496-14-1, pp. 53–55. In 2005, during a meeting in Luanda, the ministers of culture of the eight countries declared the 5 May as the Lusophone Culture Day (''Dia da Cultura Lusófona'' in Portuguese). *CPLP's HIV-Aids Programme – designed to help the 5 African member states *Centre for the Development of Entrepreneurial Skills – being established in Luanda, Angola *Centre for the Development of Public Administration – being established in Maputo, Mozambique - Luanda (Loanda, São Paulo de Loanda) WikiPedia:Luanda Dmoz:Regional Africa Angola Localities Luanda Commons:Category:Luanda


Eger

the castles. Twentieth century The order continued to expand geographically throughout the twentieth century, taking responsibility for missions in Swaziland in 1913, Acre (Acre (state)) in Brazil in 1919, Aisén, Chile in 1937, and Zululand (Natal Province) in South Africa. It also made foundations in Argentina from 1914 and more solidly since 1921; Transvaal (Transvaal Province) in South Africa since 1935, Uruguay 1939, Bolivia 1946, Mexico 1948


Duchy of Prussia

territories (which enjoyed varying degrees of autonomy (Wiktionary:autonomy) or semi-independence from the King) inter alia the Duchy of Prussia ( ). Prussian village A Prussian (Prussians) fishing village sprang up on the coast at some point in the 13th century, taking its name from ''pils'', the Old Prussian word for "fort". A great tempest created the navigable lagoon in front of the village on 10


Guanajuato, Guanajuato

factions during much of the 19th century, taking its toll on mining in the city. The city was the provisional capital of the country in 1858 as Liberal president Benito Juárez fought Conservative rebels. In 1863, the French took the city during the French Intervention in Mexico, receiving a visit from the installed Emperor Maximiliano I (Maximilian I of Mexico) and his wife, Carlota (Carlota of Mexico). French occupation ended in 1868, when General Florencio Antillón captured it on 26


Swaziland

the twentieth century, taking responsibility for missions in Swaziland in 1913, Acre (Acre (state)) in Brazil in 1919, Aisén, Chile in 1937, and Zululand (Natal Province) in South Africa. It also made foundations in Argentina from 1914 and more solidly since 1921; Transvaal (Transvaal Province) in South Africa since 1935, Uruguay 1939, Bolivia 1946, Mexico 1948, Australia 1951, Venezuela 1952, Colombia 1953, India 1974, Mozambique 1984, Philippines 1985, Uganda, Albania 1993, and also the refoundations in Hungary (Eger) and the Czech Republic. Commons:Category:Swaziland WikiPedia:Swaziland Dmoz:Regional Africa Swaziland


Mozambique

Northwestern University and married Janet Mondlane, born Janet Rae Johnson, a white American woman from Indiana who then lived in the Chicagosuburbs. He obtained his PhD from Harvard. '''Armando Emílio Guebuza''' (born 20 January 1943 in Murrupula, Nampula Province) is a Mozambican (Mozambique) politician and the President of Mozambique since 2005. Twentieth century The order continued to expand geographically throughout the twentieth century, taking responsibility for missions in Swaziland in 1913, Acre (Acre (state)) in Brazil in 1919, Aisén, Chile in 1937, and Zululand (Natal Province) in South Africa. It also made foundations in Argentina from 1914 and more solidly since 1921; Transvaal (Transvaal Province) in South Africa since 1935, Uruguay 1939, Bolivia 1946, Mexico 1948, Australia 1951, Venezuela 1952, Colombia 1953, India 1974, Mozambique 1984, Philippines 1985, Uganda, Albania 1993, and also the refoundations in Hungary (Eger) and the Czech Republic.


Uruguay

; Twentieth century The order continued to expand geographically throughout the twentieth century, taking responsibility for missions in Swaziland in 1913, Acre (Acre (state)) in Brazil in 1919, Aisén, Chile in 1937, and Zululand (Natal Province) in South Africa. It also made foundations in Argentina from 1914 and more solidly since 1921; Transvaal (Transvaal Province) in South Africa since 1935, Uruguay 1939, Bolivia 1946, Mexico 1948, Australia 1951, Venezuela 1952, Colombia 1953, India 1974, Mozambique 1984, Philippines 1985, Uganda, Albania 1993, and also the refoundations in Hungary (Eger) and the Czech Republic.


Czechoslovakia

president from 14 November 1918 to 14 December 1935. He was succeeded by his close ally, Edvard Beneš (1884–1948). The roots of Czech nationalism go back to the 19th century, when philologists and educators, influenced by Romanticism, promoted the Czech language and pride in the Czech people. Nationalism became a mass movement in the last half of the 19th century. Taking advantage of the opportunities for limited participation in political life available under the Austrian rule, Czech leaders such as historian František Palacký (1798–1876) founded many patriotic, self-help organizations which provided a chance for many of their compatriots to participate in communal life prior to independence. Palacký supported Austroslavism and worked for reorganized and federal Austrian Empire, which would protect Middle-European people against Russian and German threats. An advocate of democratic reform and Czech autonomy within Austria-Hungary, Masaryk was elected twice to ''Reichsrat (Reichsrat (Austria))'' (Austrian Parliament), the first time being from 1891 to 1893 in the Young Czech Party and again from 1907 to 1914 in the Czech Realist Party, which he founded in 1889 with Karel Kramář and Josef Kaizl. During World War I small numbers of Czechs, the Czechoslovak Legions, fought with the Allies (Allies of World War I) in France and Italy, while large numbers deserted to Russia, in exchange for their support for the independence of Czechoslovakia from the Austrian Empire. With the outbreak of World War I, Masaryk began working for Czech independence in union with Slovakia. With Edvard Beneš and Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Masaryk visited several Western countries and won support from influential publicists. Z. A. B. Zeman, ''The Masaryks: The Making of Czechoslovakia'' (1976) Bohemia and Moravia, under Austrian rule, were Czech-speaking industrial centres, while Slovakia, which was part of Hungary, was an undeveloped agrarian region. Conditions were much better for the development of a mass national movement in the Czech lands than in Slovakia. Nevertheless, the two regions united and created a new nation. Founding thumb Czechoslovakia in 1928. (File:Czechoslovakia01.png)


Venezuela

"), part of a package of 49 decrees made by Hugo Chávez in November 2001. The plan is named in honor of Ezequiel Zamora, a 19th century Venezuelan peasant leader. Twentieth century The order continued to expand geographically throughout the twentieth century, taking responsibility for missions in Swaziland in 1913, Acre (Acre (state)) in Brazil in 1919, Aisén, Chile in 1937, and Zululand (Natal Province) in South Africa. It also made foundations in Argentina from 1914 and more solidly since 1921; Transvaal (Transvaal Province) in South Africa since 1935, Uruguay 1939, Bolivia 1946, Mexico 1948, Australia 1951, Venezuela 1952, Colombia 1953, India 1974, Mozambique 1984, Philippines 1985, Uganda, Albania 1993, and also the refoundations in Hungary (Eger) and the Czech Republic.


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