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Persian Corridor
The Persian Corridor
Persian Corridor
was a supply route through Iran
Iran
into Soviet Azerbaijan by which British aid and American Lend-Lease
Lend-Lease
supplies were transferred to the Soviet Union during World War II. This supply route originated in the US and UK with ships sailing around the Cape of Good Hope
Cape of Good Hope
to the Persian Gulf. From there, the materiel transited Iran
Iran
to the USSR
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Kazvin
Qazvin
Qazvin
(/kæzˈviːn/; Persian: قزوین‎, IPA: [ɢæzˈviːn] ( listen), also Romanized as Qazvīn, Caspin, Qazwin, or Ghazvin) is the largest city and capital of the Province of Qazvin
Qazvin
in Iran. Qazvin
Qazvin
was an ancient capital in the Safavid
Safavid
dynasty and nowadays is known as the calligraphy capital of Iran. It is famous for its Baghlava, carpet patterns, poets, political newspaper and pahlavi (Middle Persian) influence on its accent. At the 2011 census, its population was 381,598.[1] Located in 150 km (93 mi) northwest of Tehran, in the Qazvin Province, it is at an altitude of about 1,800 m (5,900 ft) above sea level
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Vladivostok
Vladivostok
Vladivostok
(Russian: Владивосто́к, IPA: [vlədʲɪvɐˈstok] ( listen), literally ruler of the east) is a city and the administrative center of Primorsky Krai, Russia, located around the Golden Horn Bay, not far from Russia's borders with China
China
and North Korea
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Caspian Sea
The Caspian Sea
Sea
is the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth by area, variously classed as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea.[2][3] It is an endorheic basin (a basin without outflows) located between Europe
Europe
and Asia.[4] It is bounded by Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
to the northeast, Russia
Russia
to the northwest, Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
to the west, Iran
Iran
to the south, and Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan
to the southeast. The Caspian Sea
Sea
presently lies about 28 m (92 ft) below sea level in the Caspian Depression, to the east of the Caucasus
Caucasus
Mountains and to the west of the vast steppe of Central Asia
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USSR
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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Azerbaijan SSR
Azerbaijan[1] (/ˌæzərbaɪˈdʒɑːn/ ( listen) AZ-ər-by-JAHN; Azerbaijani: Азәрбајҹан; Azərbaycan), officially the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic (Azerbaijan SSR; Azerbaijani: Азәрбајҹан Совет Сосиалист Республикасы, Azərbaycan Sovet Sosialist Respublikası, Russian: Азербайджанская Советская Социалистическая Республика [АзССР], Azerbajdžanskaja Sovetskaja Socialističeskaja Respublika [AzSSR]) and the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikası, Азәрбајҹан Республикасы), also referred to as Soviet Azerbaijan, was one of the constituent republics of the Soviet Union between 1922 and 1991
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Tonne
The tonne (/tʌn/ ( listen)) (Non-SI unit, symbol: t), commonly referred to as the metric ton in the United States, is a non-SI metric unit of mass equal to 1,000 kilograms;[1][2][3][4] or one megagram (Mg); it is equivalent to approximately 2,204.6 pounds,[5] 1.102 short tons (US) or 0.984 long tons (imperial). Although not part of the SI, the tonne is accepted for use with SI units and prefixes by the International Committee for Weights and Measures.[6]Contents1 Symbol and abbreviations 2 Origin and spelling 3 Conversions 4 Derived units 5 Alternative usage5.1 Use of mass as proxy for energy 5.2 Unit of force6 See also 7 Notes and references 8 External linksSymbol and abbreviations[edit] The SI symbol for the tonne is "t", adopted at the same time as the unit in 1879.[2] Its use is also official for the metric ton in the United States, having been adopted by the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology.[7] It
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Arctic Convoys Of World War II
A convoy is a group of vehicles, typically motor vehicles or ships, traveling together for mutual support and protection. Often, a convoy is organized with armed defensive support
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Murmansk
Murmansk
Murmansk
(Russian: Му́рманск, IPA: [ˈmurmənsk]; Kildin Sami: Мурман ланнҍ; Northern Sami: Murmánska; Skolt Sami: Muurman) is a port city and the administrative center of Murmansk Oblast in the far northwest part of Russia. It sits on both slopes and banks of a modest ria or fjord, Kola Bay, an estuarine inlet of the Barents Sea. Its bulk is on the east bank of the inlet. It is in the north of the rounded Kola Peninsula
Kola Peninsula
which covers most of the Oblast (semi-autonomous region). The city is 67 miles (108 km) from the border with Norway
Norway
and 113 miles (182 km) from the Finnish border
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Archangelsk
Arkhangelsk
Arkhangelsk
(Russian: Арха́нгельск, IPA: [ɐrˈxanɡʲɪlʲsk]), also known in English as Archangel and Archangelsk, is a city and the administrative center of Arkhangelsk
Arkhangelsk
Oblast, in the north of European Russia. It lies on both banks of the Northern Dvina River
Northern Dvina River
near its exit into the White Sea. The city spreads for over 40 kilometers (25 mi) along the banks of the river and numerous islands of its delta. Arkhangelsk
Arkhangelsk
was the chief seaport of medieval and early modern Russia
Russia
until 1703. A 1,133-kilometer-long (704 mi) railway runs from Arkhangelsk
Arkhangelsk
to Moscow
Moscow
via Vologda
Vologda
and Yaroslavl, and air travel is served by the Talagi Airport
Talagi Airport
and a smaller Vaskovo Airport
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Japan
Coordinates: 35°N 136°E / 35°N 136°E / 35; 136Japan 日本国 Nippon-koku or Nihon-kokuFlagImperial SealAnthem: "Kimigayo" 君が代"His Imperial Majesty's Reign"[2][3] Government
Government
Seal of JapanGo-Shichi no Kiri (五七桐)Area controlled by Japan
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Bushehr
Bushehr, or Bushire (Persian: بوشهر‎  pronunciation (help·info) [buːˈʃeɾ]; also Romanised
Romanised
as Būshehr, Bouchehr, Buschir and Busehr; also Bandar Bushehr
Bushehr
(Persian: بندر بوشهر‎), also Romanised
Romanised
as Bandar Būshehr and Bandar-e Būshehr; previously known as Beh Ardasher, Antiochia in Persis (Greek: Αντιόχεια της Περσίδος) and Bukht Ardashir), is the capital city of Bushehr
Bushehr
Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 161,674, in 40,771 families.[1] Bushehr
Bushehr
lies in a vast plain running along the coastal region on the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
coast of south-western Iran. It is built near the ancient port city of Rishahr (Sassanian, Riv Ardasher). It was the chief seaport of the country and is the administrative centre of its province
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Middle East Command
Second World WarWestern Desert Campaign East African CampaignSuez CrisisCommandersNotable commanders Archibald Wavell Claude Auchinleck Harold Alexanderv t eMediterranean and Middle East
Middle East
TheatreAdriatic North Africa East Africa Mediterranean Sea Gibraltar Malta Bahrain Balkans Yugoslavia Iraq Syria–Lebanon Palestine Iran Sicily Italian mainland Dodecanese Corsica Dragoon Middle East
Middle East
Command, later Middle East
Middle East
Land Forces, was a British Army Command established prior to the Second World War
Second World War
in Egypt
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Canada
Coordinates: 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95CanadaFlagMotto: A Mari Usque Ad Mare  (Latin) (English: "From Sea to Sea")Anthem: "O Canada"Royal anthem: "God Save the Queen"[1]Capital Ottawa 45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.400°N 75.667°W / 45.400; -75.667Largest city TorontoOfficial languagesEnglish FrenchEthnic groupsList of ethnicities74.3% European 14.5% Asian 5.1% Indigenous 3.4% Caribbean and Latin American 2.9% African 0.2% Oceanian[2]ReligionList of religions67.2% Christianity 23.9% Non-religious 3.2% Islam 1.5% Hinduism 1.4% Sikhism 1.1% Buddhism 1.0% Judaism 0.6% Other -[3]Demonym CanadianGovernment Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy[4]• MonarchElizabeth II• Governor GeneralJulie Payette• Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau• Chie
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United States
Coordinates: 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of AmericaFlagGreat SealMotto:  "In God
God
We Trust"[1][fn 1]Other traditional mottos  "E pluribus unum" (Latin)
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Iraq
Coordinates: 33°N 44°E / 33°N 44°E / 33; 44 Republic
Republic
of Iraqجمهورية العراق (Arabic) کۆماری عێراق (Kurdish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: الله أكبر (Arabic) "Allahu Akbar" (transliteration) "God is the Greatest"Anthem: "Mawtini" "موطني" (English: "My Homeland")Capital and largest city Baghdad 33°20′N 44°26′E / 33.333°N 44.433°E / 33.333; 44.433Official languagesArabic KurdishReligion IslamDemonym IraqiGovernment Federal p
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