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war establishment

The level of equipment and manning laid down for a military unit in wartime.

Oman

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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...although Magan is also said to relate to a ‘seafaring people’ or ‘shipbuilders’ in Sumerian; a magan is a type of ship’s hull. This latter meaning, however, may refer to Mazoun, another early name, and associated with water; perhaps an abundance of water inland allowing the establishment of farming communities. By 700 bc the name Magan had been replaced by Qade. The name Oman is also said to come from Uman in Yemen, from where some tribes migrated. The city of Omana is mentioned by Ptolemy...

Japan

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...during the 4th century under the rule of the House of Yamato. After nearly 700 years of shogunate rule (although under samurai control at times), Japan’s modern political era began in 1868 with the establishment of a reunified state under the rule of the Emperor Meiji ( 1868–1912 ), known as the Meiji Restoration. At the end of the Second World War in 1945 a defeated Japan was occupied by US military forces and effectively lost its sovereignty. This was regained in 1952 when the Treaty of San Francisco was...

Vietnam

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...protectorates of Tonkin (northern Vietnam) and Annam (central), and the colony of Cochinchina (southern), which the Vietnamese called Bac Bo, Trung Bo, and Nam Bo respectively. Vietnam as a state ceased to exist. In 1945 the Vietnamese declared their independence and the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV). French forces, however, returned and the following year the Republic was recognized as a Free State within the French Union; in 1949 it was entitled the Associated State of Vietnam while the Communist world continued to call it...

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