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Dagestan Republic

(Encyclopedia)Dagestan Republic or Daghestan Republic dägəstänˈ [key], constituent republic, c.19,4...

republic

(Encyclopedia)republic [Lat. res publica,=public affair], today understood to be a sovereign state ruled by representatives of a widely inclusive electorate. The term republic formerly denoted a form of government ...

Makhachkala

(Encyclopedia)Makhachkala məkhächˌkəläˈ [key], city (1989 pop. 317,000), capital of Dagestan Republic, SE European Russia, a port on the Caspian Sea. It is an important commercial and industrial center with o...

Avars

(Encyclopedia)Avars äˈvärz [key], mounted nomad people who in the 4th and 5th cent. dominated the steppes of central Asia. Dislodged by stronger tribes, the Avars pushed west, increasing their formidable army by...

Dominican Republic

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Dominican Republic dəmĭnˈĭkən, republic (2015 est. pop. 10,528,000), 18,700 sq mi (48,442 sq km), West Indies, on the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola. The capital and larges...

Czech Republic

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Czech Republic, Czech Česká Republika, or Czechia chĕkˈēə ...

Chuvash Republic

(Encyclopedia)Chuvash Republic cho͞oväshˈ [key] or Chuvashia, constituent republic, 7,066 sq mi (18,301 ...

Cisalpine Republic

(Encyclopedia)Cisalpine Republic sĭsălˈpīn [key], Italian state created by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1797 by uniting the Transpadane and Cispadane republics, which he had established (1796) N and S of the Po River....

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