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1. This English town is one of the oldest centers of the woollen trade. It's the place where Richard Arkwright invented the spinning frame (1769) and Samuel Crompton the mule-jenny (1779).
2. This city is capital of Gironde dept., France. Under Roman rule it was capital of Aquitania-Secunda. The French government temporarily moved here at beginning of both World Wars.
3. This Italian city was made capital of the so called Cispadane Republic after Napoleon´s occupation in 1796.
4. The Germans called this city Pressburg. Under the name Poszony it was capital of Hungary 1541-1784.
5. This city is Norway´s second largest. It used to be both capital and largest city. It was the northernmost outpost for the Hanseatic trade.
6. This city in Extremadura province, Spain was called Pax Augusta by the Romans. It was center of an 11th century Moorish kingdom, but was captured in 1227 by the Spanish. It was besieged by the Portuguese in 1660.
7. This city is the second largest of Bosnia-Herzegovina. In 1992 it became capital of the Serbian part of the country, called Republika Srpska.
8. This German city was capital of a former duchy (with the same name as the city), but is now part of Lower Saxony. It was a significant member of the Hansa League in the 13th century.
9. This city is the second largest of the Czech Republic. Before WWI it was capital of Austrian crown land of Moravia.
10. This city is capital of Vorarlberg province, Austria.
11. This city is one of Bulgaria´s major ports and its country´s fourth largest city.
12. This city in Belgium developed into a chief Hanseatic city in the 13th century. It drove out the French rulers in 1302 and became a center for the English wool trade and the Flemish cloth industry.
13. This Romanian city was called Kronstadt by the Germans.
14. This Portuguese city is the former capital of old province of Trás-os-Montes. It is site of the Royal palace of the kings (of a house with the same name as the city) who for a long time ruled Portugal and Brazil.
15. This city is an important railway junction in Belarus. It was handed from Poland to Russia in 1795. It was scene of signing of a treaty between Germany and Russia in 1918 in which Russia withdrew from WWII.
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