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Lusatia
Lusatia
Lusatia
(German: Lausitz, Upper Sorbian: Łužica, Lower Sorbian: Łužyca, Polish: Łużyce, Czech: Lužice) is a region in Central Europe. The region is the home of the ethnic group of Lusatian Sorbs, a small Western Slavic
Western Slavic
nation. It stretches from the Bóbr
Bóbr
and Kwisa rivers in the east to the Pulsnitz and Black Elster
Black Elster
in the west, today located within the German states of Saxony
Saxony
and Brandenburg
Brandenburg
as well as in the Lower Silesian and Lubusz voivodeships of western Poland. Historically, Lusatia
Lusatia
belonged to several different countries
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Mittelmark
The Mittelmark
Mittelmark
(German for "Middle March") is a historical region in eastern Germany
Germany
that was the core territory of the Margrave of Brandenburg
Brandenburg
between the Oder
Oder
and Elbe
Elbe
rivers. The name refers to the location of the territory between the Altmark (Old March) and the Neumark (New March) and it lay roughly in the area of the earlier Nordmark. The name of Mittelmark
Mittelmark
was used for a short-lived province of the Kingdom of Prussia
Kingdom of Prussia
in 1713 and again from 1993 to the present[update] for the district of Potsdam-Mittelmark
Potsdam-Mittelmark
in the German state of Brandenburg. External links[edit]Map of the decline of the March of Brandenburg
Brandenburg
showing Mittelmark   This German history article is a stub
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North European Plain
The North European Plain (German: Norddeutsches Tiefland or German: Norddeutsche Tiefebene, North German Plain; Polish: Nizina Środkowoeuropejska, Middle European Plain) is a geomorphological region in Europe, mostly in Poland, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands (Low Countries), and a small part of northern France and Czech republic. It consists of the low plains between the Hercynian Europe (Central European Highlands) to the south and coastlines of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to the north. These two seas are separated by the Jutland Peninsula (Denmark)
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Central Europe
Central Europe
Europe
is the region comprising the central part of Europe. It is said to occupy continuous territory that are otherwise conventionally Eastern Europe
Europe
and Western Europe.[1][2][3] The concept of Central Europe
Europe
is based on a common historical, social and cultural identity.[4][5][6][7][8][7][9][10][11][12][13] Central Europe
Europe
is going through a phase of "strategic awakening",[14] with initiatives such as the CEI, Centrope
Centrope
and the Visegrád
Visegrád
Four
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Kingdom Of Prussia
The Kingdom of Prussia
Prussia
(German: Königreich Preußen) was a German kingdom that constituted the state of Prussia
Prussia
between 1701 and 1918 and included parts of present-day Germany, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Denmark, Belgium
Belgium
and the Czech Republic.[3] It was the driving force behind the unification of Germany
Germany
in 1871 and was the leading state of the German Empire
German Empire
until its dissolution in 1918.[3] Although it took its name from the region called Prussia, it was based in the Margraviate of Brandenburg, where its capital was Berlin. The kings of Prussia
Prussia
were from the House of Hohenzollern
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Pulsnitz (river)
The Pulsnitz is a river in Saxony and Brandenburg, Germany. It is a left tributary of the Schwarze Elster, which it joins in Elsterwerda. Other towns on the Pulsnitz are Pulsnitz, Königsbrück and Ortrand. See also[edit]List of rivers of BrandenburgThis article related to a river in Brandenburg is a stub. You can help by expanding it.v t eThis article related to a river in Saxony is a stub
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Latin
Latin
Latin
(Latin: lingua latīna, IPA: [ˈlɪŋɡʷa laˈtiːna]) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. The Latin alphabet
Latin alphabet
is derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets, and ultimately from the Phoenician alphabet. Latin
Latin
was originally spoken in Latium, in the Italian Peninsula.[3] Through the power of the Roman Republic, it became the dominant language, initially in Italy and subsequently throughout the Roman Empire. Vulgar Latin
Vulgar Latin
developed into the Romance languages, such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Romanian. Latin, Greek and French have contributed many words to the English language
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Language Island
A language island is an exclave of a language that is surrounded by one or more different languages.[1] Examples of language islands:Saterland Isleños Szeklerland Palenquero Alghero Swabian Turkey Upper Harz Betawi Chipilo
Chipilo
& Chipilo
Chipilo
Venetian dialectGallery[edit] Language
Language
islands in Romania Sorbian language
Sorbian language
area in GermanySee also[edit]Enclave and exclaveReferences[edit]^ Peter Auer, Frans Hinskens, Paul Kerswill. Dialect change: convergence and divergence in European languages. str. 221. "The term 'Sprachinsel' was used for the first time in 1847 to designate a Slavonic community surrounded by a German-speaking population close to Konigsberg, East Prussia cf. Mattheier 1996. 812"This linguistics article is a stub
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UTC+2
UTC+02:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +02. In ISO 8601 the associated time would be written as 2018-04-06T10:17:05+02:00
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Central European Summer Time
Central European Summer Time
European Summer Time
(CEST), sometime referred also as Central European Daylight Time (CEDT), is the standard clock time observed during the period of summer daylight-saving in those European countries which observe Central European Time
Central European Time
(UTC+1) during the other part of the year. It corresponds to UTC+2, which makes it the same as Central Africa Time, South African Standard Time
South African Standard Time
and Kaliningrad Time in Russia.Contents1 Names 2 Period of observation 3 Usage 4 See also 5 ReferencesNames[edit] Other names which have been applied to Central European Summer Time are Middle European Summer Time
European Summer Time
(MEST), Central European Daylight Saving Time (CEDT), and Bravo Time (after the second letter of the NATO phonetic alphabet)
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Daylight Saving Time
Daylight saving time
Daylight saving time
(abbreviated DST), sometimes referred to as daylight savings time in US, Canadian and Australian speech,[1][2] and known as British Summer Time
British Summer Time
(BST) in the UK and just summer time in some countries, is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months so that evening daylight lasts longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. Typically, regions that use daylight saving time adjust clocks forward one hour close to the start of spring and adjust them backward in the autumn to standard time.[3] George Hudson proposed the idea of daylight saving in 1895.[4] The German Empire
German Empire
and Austria-Hungary
Austria-Hungary
organized the first nationwide implementation, starting on April 30, 1916
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UTC+1
UTC+01:00, known simply as UTC+1, is a time offset that adds 1 hour to Coordinated Universal Time
Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC). This time is used in:Central European Time West Africa Time Western European Summer TimeBritish Summer Time Irish Standard TimeRomance Standard Time (Microsoft Windows Control panel) Swatch Internet Time EVE OnlineIn ISO 8601 the
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Central European Time
Central European Time
Central European Time
(CET), used in most parts of Europe
Europe
and a few North African
North African
countries, is a standard time which is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time
Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC). The time offset from UTC
UTC
can be written as +01:00
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Time Zone
A time zone is a region of the globe that observes a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. Time
Time
zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions because it is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time. Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time
Time
(UTC) by a whole number of hours ( UTC−12
UTC−12
to UTC+14), but a few zones are offset by 30 or 45 minutes (e.g. Newfoundland Standard Time is UTC−03:30, Nepal
Nepal
Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:45, and Indian Standard Time
Time
is UTC+05:30). Some higher latitude and temperate zone countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by adjusting local clock time by an hour
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Duchy Of Saxe-Wittenberg
The Duchy of Saxe- Wittenberg
Wittenberg
(German: Herzogtum Sachsen-Wittenberg) was a medieval duchy of the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
centered at Wittenberg, which emerged after the dissolution of the stem duchy of Saxony. The Ascanian dukes prevailed in obtaining the Saxon electoral dignity until their duchy was finally elevated to the Electorate of Saxony
Electorate of Saxony
by the Golden Bull of 1356.Contents1 History1.1 Ascanian struggle for Saxony 1.2 Anhalt, Wittenberg
Wittenberg
and Lauenburg 1.3 Duchy of Wittenberg2 NotesHistory[edit] Ascanian struggle for Saxony[edit] The Eastphalian count Otto of Ballenstedt
Ballenstedt
(d. 1123), ancestor of the House of Ascania, had married Eilika, a daughter of Duke Magnus of Saxony
Saxony
from the House of Billung
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Red Army
The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army
Army
(Russian: Рабоче-крестьянская Красная армия (РККА), Raboche-krest'yanskaya Krasnaya armiya (RKKA), frequently shortened in Russian to Красная aрмия (КА), Krasnaya armiya (KA), in English: Red Army, also in critical literature and folklore of that epoch – Red Horde,[1] Army
Army
of Work) was the army and the air force of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, and, after 1922, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The army was established immediately after the 1917 October Revolution
October Revolution
(Red October or Bolshevik Revolution). The Bolsheviks
Bolsheviks
raised an army to oppose the military confederations (especially the various groups collectively known as the White Army) of their adversaries during the Russian Civil War
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