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G-5-class motor torpedo boat

The G-5 was a Soviet motor torpedo boat design built before and during World War II. Approximately 300 were built, of which 73 were lost during the war. Four were exported to the Spanish Republican Navy during the Spanish Civil War and others wer ...

                                               

Italian participation in the Eastern Front

The Italian participation in the Eastern Front during World War II began after the launch of Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, on 22 June 1941. To show solidarity with his Axis ally, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini ...

                                               

Kirov-class cruiser

The Kirov -class cruisers were a class of six cruisers built in the late 1930s for the Soviet Navy. After the first two ships, armor protection was increased and subsequent ships are sometimes called the Maxim Gorky class. These were the first la ...

                                               

Soldati-class destroyer

The Soldati class were a group of destroyers built for the Regia Marina during World War II. The ships were named after military professions. There were two batches, twelve ships were built in 1938–1939, and a second batch of seven ships were ord ...

                                               

Italy–Spain football rivalry

The Italy–Spain football rivalry, sometimes referred to as the Mediterranean derby, is a football rivalry between the national football teams of Italy and Spain, the two countries having achieved five FIFA World Cups between them. They have playe ...

                                               

Italian National Council of Fiume

Emperor Charles I of Austria, after Foreign Minister Baron Istvan Burian asked for an armistice based on the Fourteen Points on 14 October 1918, issued two days later a proclamation that radically changed the nature of the Austrian state. Accordi ...

                                               

History of rugby union matches between New Zealand and Japan

The All Blacks first played against Japan at 1995 Rugby World Cup, beating them 145-17 at Bloemfontein, South Africa. The two teams have played a total of four Test matches recognized by both sides as full internationals, with New Zealand winning ...

                                               

R-25 Vulkan

The R-25 Vulkan was a surface-to-air missile designed by Serbian engineer Obrad Vucurovic and built in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in the late 1950s, early 1960s.

                                               

Japan–South Korea football rivalry

The Japan and South Korea national football teams are sporting rivals who have played each other officially since 1954. They have had 79 matches so far with 42 South Korean wins, 23 draws, and 14 Japanese wins. The match between the two countries ...

                                               

British Japan Consular Service

Britain had a functioning consular service in Japan from 1859 after the signing of the 1858 Anglo-Japanese Treaty of Amity and Commerce between James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and the Tokugawa Shogunate until 1941 when Japan invaded British coloni ...

                                               

Chōshū Five

The Chōshū Five were members of the Chōshū han of western Japan who travelled to England in 1863 to study at University College London. The five students were the first of many successive groups of Japanese students who travelled overseas in the ...

                                               

Shirakumo-class destroyer

The Shirakumo -class destroyers were ordered under the 1900 fiscal budget as a follow-on to the earlier Murakumo class. Both were ordered from the yard of John I. Thornycroft & Company in Chiswick, England. These were amongst the last destroyers ...

                                               

Charles W. King

Charles W. King was an American merchant in Canton, China, who is famous for having tried to open trade with Japan on the pretext of repatriating seven Japanese castaways, among them Otokichi, to their homeland in 1837 in the Morrison Incident. I ...

                                               

Nike J

NIKE J was the name for the Japanese version of the Nike-Hercules Missile surface-to-air missile. It was produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. First test firings of the missile occurred in November 1970. The Nike J was also a different version ...

                                               

The U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON)

The U.S Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange is a bi-national advisory panel to the U.S. and Japanese governments that serves to elevate and strengthen the vital cultural and educational foundations of the U.S Japan relationship.

                                               

Hiroshi Nemoto

Hiroshi Nemoto was a lieutenant general for Japan who served in the Second World War and the Battle of Guningtou. Born in the Fukushima prefecture, he served in the Imperial Japanese Army and the Republic of China Armed Forces. He was awarded the ...

                                               

Kenya–Tanzania relations

Kenya–Tanzania relations are bilateral relations between Tanzania and Kenya. Tanzania is a partner of Kenya in many areas, particularly trade, security, education, agriculture and energy. Tanzania high Commission in Nairobi and Kenya in Dar-es-Sa ...

                                               

Kenyan captives in the war on terror

Some Kenyan have ended up captives in the war on terror. The East Africa Standard reported on July 29, 2008 that 19 individuals suspected of ties to al Qaeda apprehended in Kenya in the winter of 2007 were: "removed from police custody by foreign ...

                                               

29th Infantry Brigade (United Kingdom)

The 29th Infantry Brigade was an infantry brigade unit of the British Army. It was originally raised in 1914 and saw service during the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War.

                                               

Liechtenstein–Switzerland relations

Diplomatic and economic relations between Switzerland and Liechtenstein have been close, with Switzerland accepting the role of safeguarding the interests of its smaller neighbour, Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein has an embassy in Bern. Switzerland ...

                                               

Jerzy Ilicz

Jerzy Ilicz was the Polish ambassador to Safavid Iran during the reign of king Wladyslaw IV Vasa. He was accompanied by the Dominican Father Antonio da Fiandra, who was given a letter addressed to the then incumbent Safavid king Abbas II. Da Fian ...

                                               

Ignacy Lempicki (diplomat)

He was the son of Ignacy Czeslaw Lempicki, General of Polands Crown Army, and Marianna Hiz, grandson of Jan Wilhelm Hiz, a colonel of the Crown Guard, nephew of Jan August Hiz, Major General of the Kingdom of Poland, and cousin of Jan Hiz. He had ...

                                               

Mexico–Portugal relations

Mexico–Portugal relations refers to the diplomatic relations between Mexico and Portugal. Both nations are members of the Organization of Ibero-American States, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the United Nations.

                                               

Netherlands–Romania relations

Netherlands – Romania relations is the official relationship between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Romania. The Ambassador to Romania is concurrently accredited to Moldova. Romania has an embassy in The Hague and honorary consulates in Berke ...

                                               

VSNL Northern Europe

VSNL Northern Europe is a telecommunications cable system with both submarine and terrestrial parts, connecting England and the Netherlands. Part of the submarine system works for 562 km and is constructed of cable that contains four pairs of fib ...

                                               

Wilmya Zimmermann

Wilmya Zimmermann, who was born on 30 July 1944 in Heerlen, Netherlands, attended secondary school and was trained as and later became an Medical Technician Assistant in a Heerlen hospital and the Radboud University Nijmegen. In 1970 she moved to ...

                                               

United States – New Zealand Council

The United States – New Zealand Council is an independent non-profit, non-partisan organisation dedicated to promoting a strong bilateral relationship between the United States and New Zealand. It is the premier private organisation in the United ...

                                               

Nicaragua–United States relations

In the traditional historiography by historians in the United States and in Latin America, William Walkers filibustering represented the high tide of antebellum American imperialism. His brief seizure of Nicaragua in 1855 is typically called a re ...

                                               

American Nicaraguan Foundation

American Nicaraguan Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1992 to aid impoverished areas of Nicaragua. Projects include strengthening medical assistance, increasing educational attainment, building safe shelters, providing clean ...

                                               

Nicaragua Investment Conditionality Act

The Nicaragua Investment Conditionality Act, also known as NICA Act, is a bill that, as a response to the alleged election fraud committed by president Daniel Ortega during the 2016 election, prevent Nicaragua from taking additional loans until t ...

                                               

NorSea Com 1

NorSea Com-1, now called Tampnet, is a submarine telecommunications cable system in the North Sea linking the UK and Norway, and connecting five off-shore platforms. This is the landing point: Kårsto, Rogaland, Norway. (Kårsto, Ругаланн, Норвегия ...

                                               

Peru–United States relations

Peru–United States relations are the bilateral relations between the Republic of Peru and the United States of America. The independence of Peru from Spain was recognized by the United States on May 2, 1826. Relations hit their lowest point durin ...

                                               

The Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding

The Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding initiates and supports projects improving dialogue and understanding between Poland and Russian Federation. The Centre is a state legal person supervised by the Ministry of Culture and Nati ...

                                               

Polnocny-class landing ship

The Polnocny -class ships are amphibious warfare vessels. They were designed in Poland, in cooperation with the Soviet Navy and were built in Poland between 1967 and 2002. They now serve in several different navies, and some have been converted t ...

                                               

Redzikowo

Redzikowo is a village in northern Poland, located in Gmina Slupsk, Slupsk County, Pomeranian Voivodeship, 5 km to the east of Slupsk. It has 405 inhabitants. Just to the north of it is the Slupsk-Redzikowo Airport which was to be the site of a U ...

                                               

Ropucha-class landing ship

The Ropucha class, Soviet designation Project 775, is a class of landing ships built in Poland for the Soviet Navy and as of 2019 in service with the Russian Navy. The ships were built in Poland in the Stocznia Polnocna shipyards in Gdansk. Desig ...

                                               

Poland–Ukraine relations

Polish–Ukrainian relations as international relations were revived soon after Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. They have been both improving and deteriorating since. Various controversies from their shared his ...

                                               

Portugal–Spain 2018 FIFA World Cup bid

Spain and Portugal 2018 was an official joint Iberian bid for the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The International Federation of Football Association invited its member associations to bid for either the 2018 or the 2022 final tournaments ...

                                               

Prince Henry the Navigator Park

Prince Henry the Navigator Park on Popes Island in New Bedford, Massachusetts, is dedicated to Prince Henry the Navigator. It was created in 1994, a gift to the city from the Prince Henry Society of New Bedford and the Portuguese government. The ...

                                               

Cugir Arms Factory

Cugir Arms Factory is a Romanian state owned defence company that is one of the oldest defense companies of Romania. Cugir Arms Factory has a history that can be traced back to 1799 during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The steel manufacturing work ...

                                               

MLI-84

The MLI-84 is a tracked Romanian infantry fighting vehicle currently in service with the Romanian Land Forces. It was derived from the chassis of the Soviet BMP-1 but possessing a lengthened hull, a 12.7×108mm DShK 1938/46 heavy machine gun mount ...

                                               

Pistol Mitraliera model 1963/1965

The Pistol Mitraliera model 1963 is an assault rifle patterned after the AKM, and chambered in the 7.62×39mm cartridge. It is exported as the AIM. The pistol Mitraliera model 1965 abbreviated PM MD. 65 or just MD. 65 is a underfolding-stock versi ...

                                               

PSL (rifle)

The PSL is a Romanian military designated marksman rifle. It is also called PSL-54C, Romak III, FPK and SSG-97. Though similar in appearance to the SVD Dragunov, the PSL rifle is mechanically completely different and based on the RPK light machin ...

                                               

TR-125

The TR-125 main battle tank is the redesigned T-72 made in Romania with Romanian components only. Number 125 in the designation stands for the 125 mm A555 smoothbore tank gun. It is now designated P-125.

                                               

Romania–Syria relations

Foreign relations between the Romanian Peoples Republic and the Syrian Republic were established on 9 August 1955. Romania has an embassy in Damascus and 2 honorary consulates. Syria has an embassy in Bucharest and an honorary consulate in Consta ...

                                               

Romania–United Kingdom relations

British–Romanian relations are bilateral foreign relations between United Kingdom and Romania. Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1880. Both countries are members of the European Union and NATO. The United Kingdom has an embassy i ...

                                               

Russia–South Africa relations

Russia–South Africa relations are foreign relations between Russia and South Africa. Full diplomatic relations were established between both countries on February 28, 1992. Russia has an embassy in Pretoria and a consulate-general in Cape Town. S ...

                                               

STL-1A

The STL-1A rifle is an assault rifle made in Vietnam. It is produced at the Z111 Factory. The rifle is an improved copy of the AKM rifle, but is commonly compared to an AK-103. The rifle is chambered in 7.62x39mm.

                                               

Somali detainees at Guantanamo Bay

There were a total of four Somali detainees in Guantanamo of a total of 778 detainees that have been held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba since the camps opened on January 11, 2002. The camp population peaked in 2004 at approximate ...

                                               

Masifunde Sonke

Masifunde Sonke is an educational project of South Africa Partners, a Boston-based non-profit dedicated to fostering the development of mutually beneficial partnerships between organizations and institutions in the United States and South Africa ...