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1. This Romanian city was the capital of Wallachia from the 14th to the 17th centuries.
2. This city is the capital of Albania.
3. This city is the capital of the Indre-et-Loire dept., France. It was the seat of the French government under the siege of Paris in the Franco-Prussian war (1870) and briefly in WWII (1940)
4. This city is the second largest of Greece. It was made the Roman capital of Macedonia in 146 BC.
5. This city was conquered by the Moors in 712. It was reconquered from the Moors by King Alfonso IV of Leˇn and Castile in 1085 and made the capital of New Castile and of the united kingdoms of Leˇn and Castile (1230).
6. This city in Baden-WŘrttemberg, Germany has one of the most noted German universities, established in 1477. The name of the religious reformer Philip Melanchton is associated to it.
7. This city is capital of Piedmont, Italy. It was made the capital of the kingdom of Sardinia in 1720. It was the first capital of united Italy (until 1865).
8. This city in Estonia was known as Dorpat to the Germans. It was a member of the Hanseatic League. A university was founded here in 1632 by Gustavius II Adolph of Sweden. It was ruled alternately by Poland and Sweden from the 16th to the 18th centuries, then annexed to Russia in 1704 by Czar Peter the Great.
9. This city is traditionally thought to be the oldest city of Norway.
10. This city is the second largest of Moldova. It was the capital of the Moldavian ASSR until 1940.
11. This city in Belgium became the Merovingian capital of the Salian Franks in the 5th century. It came under French rule in 1188.
12. This Finnish city is called ┼bo in Swedish. It was the capital of Finland until 1812. It is one of Finland┤s oldest cities. The Treaty of ┼bo (which granted Russia a southern portion of Finland) was signed here in 1743.
13. This Russian city was called Kalinin from 1932 to 1990.
14. This Ukrainian city was founded by the Polish in the 16th century. It was passed to Austria in 1772 and returned to Poland in 1920. The USSR annexed it in 1939.
15. This Polish city was known as Thorn by the Germans. It was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1231. It became a member of the Hanseatic League in the 14th century. It came under the protection of Poland in 1454. It came to Prussia in 1793 after the Second Partition of Poland. It was again made a part of Poland in 1919.
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