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1) blockade. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Blockades may be used to prevent shipping from reaching enemy ports, or they may serve purposes of coercion. The term is rarely applied to land sieges. During the...

2) Berlin Decree. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Berlin Decree, 1806, decree issued in Berlin by Napoleon I on Nov. 21 in answer to the British blockade. Claiming that the British blockade of purely commercial ports...

3) Coxetter, Louis Mitchell. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Confederate privateersman and blockade-runner, b. Nova Scotia. He settled in Charleston, S.C., and in the Civil War he captained the ship Jefferson Davis, which captured...

4) Berlin airlift. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Berlin airlift, 1948-49, supply of vital necessities to West Berlin by air transport primarily under U.S. auspices. It was initiated in response to a land and water...

5) Tromp, Maarten Harpertszoon. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Spanish fleet in the Downs of the English Channel; this defeat marked the passing of Spanish sea power. In June, 1652, his refusal to lower his flag in deference...

6) Continental System. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Continental System, scheme of action adopted by Napoleon I in his economic warfare with England from 1806 to 1812. Economic warfare had been carried on before 1806,...

7) Luckner, Felix, Graf von. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...World War I he commanded (1916-17) the commerce raider Seeadler. Luckner slipped through the British blockade and before his capture near the Fiji Islands (Sept.,...

8) Saint George. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Saint George, town (1991 pop. 1,648), on St. George's Island, Bermuda. It was the capital of Bermuda until 1815, when it was replaced by Hamilton. During the American...

9) Tempelhof. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The district includes Tempelhof Field, chief airport of the former West Berlin. During the Soviet blockade (June, 1948-May, 1949) of the western sectors of Berlin,...

10) Luce, Stephen Bleecker. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Stephen Bleecker, 1827-1917, American naval officer, b. Albany, N.Y. He entered the navy as a midshipman in 1841. In the Civil War he was head of the department of...

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