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Wilhelm Wassmuss
Wilhelm Wassmuss
Wilhelm Wassmuss
(1880 – November 29, 1931; German spelling: Waßmuß) was a German diplomat and spy and part of Niedermayer–Hentig Expedition, known as "Wassmuss of Persia". According to British versions of history, he "attempted to foment trouble for the British" in the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
in the First World War.Contents1 Birth and schooling 2 Consul to Iran
Iran
in the First World War 3 The Lawrence of Persia against British–Russian–Persian coalition before WWI 4 Post-war promises 5 See also 6 External links 7 Notes7.1 SourcesBirth and schooling[edit] Wilhelm Wassmuss
Wilhelm Wassmuss
was born in 1880 in Ohlendorf, 60 kilometers south-east of Hanover, Germany, and after a university education he entered the German Foreign Office
German Foreign Office
in 1906
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Germany
Coordinates: 51°N 9°E / 51°N 9°E / 51; 9Federal Republic
Republic
of Germany Bundesrepublik Deutschland (German)[a]FlagCoat of armsMotto:  "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (de facto) "Unity and Justice and Freedom"Anthem: "Deutschlandlied" (third verse only)[b] "Song of Germany"Location of  Germany  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Location of
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Afghanistan
Coordinates: 33°N 65°E / 33°N 65°E / 33; 65Islamic Republic of Afghanistanد افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت‬ (Pashto) Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jumhoryat جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان‬ (Dari) Jomhūrīyyeh Eslāmīyyeh AfġānestānFlagCoat of armsMotto: لا إله إلا الله، محمد رسول الله‬ "Lā ʾilāha ʾillā llāh, Muhammadun rasūlu llāh" "There is no God but Allah; Muhammad
Muhammad
is the messenger of Allah. (Shahada)Anthem: Millī Surūd ملي سرود‬ (English: "National Anthem")Capital and larg
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Tangestan County
Tangestan County (Persian: شهرستان تنگستان‎) is a county in Bushehr Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Ahram. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 63,276, in 14,620 families.[1] The county is subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Delvar District. The county has two cities: Ahram and Delvar. Tangestan region in southern Iran is well known for its resistance to the invasion by British forces in late 19th century. Tangestan County is the home of the group of people known as Tangesier. Rais Ali Delvari the commander of Tangesier fighters is known as a national hero in the region. Tangestan is also famous in Iran for its high quality dates. References[edit]^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran
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William Reginald Hall
Admiral
Admiral
Sir William Reginald Hall
William Reginald Hall
KCMG CB (28 June 1870 – 22 October 1943), known as Blinker Hall, was the British Director of Naval Intelligence (DNI) from 1914 to 1919
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Zimmermann Telegram
The Zimmermann Telegram
Zimmermann Telegram
(or Zimmermann Note or Zimmerman Cable) was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico
Mexico
in the prior event of the United States
United States
entering World War I against Germany
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Dezful
Dezful
Dezful
(Persian: دزفول‎, pronounced [dɛzˈfuːl], in local dialect Persian: دسفیل‎, also Romanized as Dezfūl and Dezfool; also known as Dīzfūl)[1] is a city and capital of Dezful
Dezful
County, Khuzestan
Khuzestan
Province, Iran. At the 2011 census, its population was 420,000 people in 105,000 families.[2] In 2006, the city had 235,819 inhabitants.[3][4] Dezful
Dezful
is located 721 kilometers away from the national capital of Tehran
Tehran
and 155 kilometres away from the provincial capital of Ahvaz. The city is located 300 kilometres from the Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
and is at an altitude of 143 meters. The city is located at the foot of the Zagros Mountains
Zagros Mountains
and has a history that dates back to the Sassanian
Sassanian
era
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Shushtar
Shushtar
Shushtar
(Persian: شوشتر‎; also Romanized as Shūshtar and Shūstar, and Shooshtar)[1] is a city and capital of Shushtar
Shushtar
County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. Shushtar
Shushtar
is an ancient fortress city, approximately 92 kilometres (57 mi) away from Ahvaz, the centre of the province. Much of its past agricultural productivity derives from the irrigation system which centered on the Band-e Kaisar, the first dam bridge in Iran.[2] The Mayor of Shushtar
Shushtar
is Ahmad Asefi.Contents1 History1.1 Band-e Kaisar2 People and culture 3 Language 4 Climate 5 See also 6 References 7 Sources 8 External linksHistory[edit]ShushtarMAPIn the Elamite times Shushtar
Shushtar
was known as Adamdun. In the Achaemenian times its name was Šurkutir
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Behbahan
Behbahan
Behbahan
(Persian: بهبهان‎, also Romanized as Behbahān and Behbehān)[1] is a city and capital of Behbahan
Behbahan
County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. The name of
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Bakhtiari People
The Bakhtiari (Persian: بختیاری‎) are a southwestern Iranian tribe,[2] and a subgroup of the Lurs.[3] They speak the Bakhtiari dialect, a southwestern Iranian dialect, belonging to the Lurish language.[4][5][6][7] Bakhtiaris primarily inhabit Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari and eastern Khuzestan, Lorestan, Bushehr, and Isfahan provinces
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Shiraz, Iran
Shiraz
Shiraz
(/ʃiːˈrɑːz/ ( listen); (Persian: شیراز‬‎), Šīrāz, Persian pronunciation: [ʃiːˈrɒːz],  pronunciation (help·info)) is the fifth-most-populous city of Iran[1] and the capital of Fars Province
Fars Province
( Old Persian
Old Persian
as Pars). At the 2011 census, the population of the city was 1,700,665 and its built-up area with "Shahr-e Jadid-e Sadra" (Sadra New Town) was home to 1,500,644 inhabitants.[2] Shiraz
Shiraz
is located in the southwest of Iran
Iran
on the "Roodkhaneye Khoshk" (The Dry River) seasonal river. It has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for over a thousand years
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India Office
The India
India
Office was a British government department created in 1858 to oversee the administration, through a Viceroy and other officials, of the Provinces of British India. These territories comprised most of the modern-day nations of Bangladesh, Burma, India, and Pakistan, as well as Aden and other territories around the Indian Ocean. The department was headed by the Secretary of State for India, a member of the British cabinet, who was formally advised by the Council of India.[1] Upon the partition of British India
India
in 1947 into the two new independent dominions of India
India
and Pakistan, the India
India
Office was closed down
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India
India, officially the Republic
Republic
of India
India
(IAST: Bhārat Gaṇarājya),[e] is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan
Pakistan
to the west;[f] China, Nepal, and Bhutan
Bhutan
to the northeast; and Myanmar
Myanmar
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India
India
is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and the Maldives
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Espionage
Espionage
Espionage
(colloquially, spying) is the obtaining of secret or confidential information without the permission of the holder of the information. Spies help agencies uncover secret information.[1] Any individual or spy ring (a cooperating group of spies), in the service of a government, company or independent operation, can commit espionage. The practice is clandestine, as it is by definition unwelcome and in many cases illegal and punishable by law. Espionage is a subset of "intelligence" gathering, which includes espionage as well as information gathering from public sources. Espionage
Espionage
is often part of an institutional effort by a government or commercial concern. However, the term tends to associate with state spying on potential or actual enemies for military purposes
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Western Imperialism In Asia
Western imperialism in Asia
Western imperialism in Asia
as presented in this article pertains to Western European entry into what was first called the East Indies. This was sparked early in the 15th century by the search for trade routes to China
China
that led directly to the Age of Discovery, and the introduction of early modern warfare into what was then called the Far East. By the early 16th century the Age of Sail
Age of Sail
greatly expanded Western European influence and development of the Spice
Spice
Trade under colonialism. There has been a presence of Western European colonial empires and imperialism in Asia throughout six centuries of colonialism, formally ending with the independence of the Portuguese Empire's last colony East Timor
East Timor
in 2002. The empires introduced Western concepts of nation and the multinational state
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William Knox D'Arcy
William Knox D'Arcy
William Knox D'Arcy
(11 October 1849 – 1 May 1917) was one of the principal founders of the oil and petrochemical industry in Persia (Iran). Concession to explore, obtain, and market oil, natural gas, asphalt, and ozokerite was given to him and the concession known as the D’Arcy Concession in Iran.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Mining in Australia
Australia
and New Zealand 3 Oil exploration in Persia 4 Later life 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] He was born in Newton Abbot, England, the son of a solicitor. He attended Westminster School
Westminster School
until 1866, when the family emigrated to Australia
Australia
following his father's bankruptcy, settling in Rockhampton, Queensland. D'Arcy continued his studies and chose to follow law, later joining his father's business
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