In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The country's present borders were established at the end of the nineteenth century, ‘when the great powers sought to establish a buffer state between the British and Russian empires.’
- In 1828, Uruguay gained independence as a buffer state between Argentina and Brazil.
- A second Cisalpine Republic was set up as a buffer state against Austria, and Napoleon even allowed it to be called the Italian Republic in 1802, but Venetia remained outside it.
- Such independence was largely the result of geo-political concerns of the Great Powers who needed an autonomous Piedmont to continue serving as a buffer state between France and Austria.
- The establishment of a belt of buffer states in Eastern Europe, whose governments were directly dependent on Moscow, served their security interests.
- On the last occasion in 1944, Stalin backed the ‘independent’ republic as a buffer state and provided limited aid.
- Long written off as a buffer state between China and Russia, Mongolia, twice the size of Texas but with 13 percent of the population, is embarking on a classic exercise in modern nation building.
- Originally backed by the Venetians, who wanted a compliant buffer state between themselves and their mainland enemies, the Carrara soon made it clear they had grander ambitions.
- It would seem, therefore, that the Votadini had allied themselves with Rome and may even have been, at certain times, a buffer state on the edge of the Empire.
- Half a century earlier, the British, concerned that Russian and Chinese influences might approach from the north, managed Tibet as a buffer state to protect their Indian domain.
- During the nineteenth century, Afghanistan struggled successfully against the colonial powers and served as a buffer state between Russia and British India.
- Austria was no longer a bulwark against the east, but a buffer state between two competing ideologies.
- This represented an adjustment of Roman foreign policy in the east, where independent client kings had always been imposed on this buffer state with Parthia.
- Lodged firmly in Burma and the Malay Peninsula, Britain came to an agreement with France to maintain Thailand as an independent buffer state between their separate empires.
- The absorption of Poland meant that there was no longer a buffer state separating Russia from Prussia.
- The French did this to ensure a Christian dominated buffer state next to Syria.
- In order for the country to be accepted as independent and a buffer state, the country needed to reform.
- The Moscow bureaucracy had no interest in a revolutionary development either in the West or in the buffer states.
- On July 31 France agreed to maintain Thailand as an independent buffer state between French Indochina and British Burma.
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