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Cold War

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The antagonism between the USA and USSR lasting from the late 1940s until the late 1980s, ‘cold’ because it was waged through diplomatic and ideological means rather than force. Britain ...

Finland

Finland (USA)   Quick reference

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...original name given to the Lapps, otherwise known as the Sami, by Tacitus in his Germania in 98 . The term ‘Finlandization’ describes a policy of neutrality under the umbrella of the Soviet Union; it originated from that policy practised by the Finnish government during the cold war ( 1945–90...

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island (Canada, South Africa)   Quick reference

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...it in 1720 . At the end of the Seven Years’ War ( 1756–63 ) it was annexed by the British, becoming a separate colony in 1769 . In 1799 they renamed it after Prince Edward ( 1767–1820 ), Duke of Kent, who was then the commander of British forces in North America. It joined the Confederation in 1873 . 2. South Africa: an island in the Indian Ocean and the smaller of a pair called the Prince Edward Islands. Discovered by the French in 1772 they were called the Îles des Froids ‘Islands of Cold’. Captain James Cook sighted them in 1776 and,...

Caldwell

Caldwell (31426)   Reference library

Dictionary of American Family Names

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
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Names studies
Length:
119 words

...England and Scotland, variously spelled, that are named with Old English cald ‘cold’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Caldwell in North Yorkshire is one major source of the surname; Caldwell in Renfrewshire in Scotland another. forebears Several Caldwells emigrated from Scotland to America by way of Ireland in the 18th century. James Caldwell ( 1734–81 ), son of settler John Caldwell , was born in Charlotte Co., VA, and was a militant clergyman during the revolutionary war. Andrew Caldwell , a Scottish farmer, emigrated to America in 1718 and started...

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