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In 1514 it was the site of the marriage of Louis XII and Mary, sister of Henry VIII of England. In 1844 remains of an early Paleolithic Aberdeen 3 stone industry were discovered here, making it the type site for the Abbevillian culture. An Allied base during World War I, it was occupied by the Germans in World War II. ABBEVILLE (United States) City in NW South Carolina, 65 mi NW of Augusta, Georgia. Important in the history of the Confederacy, it was here that the first organized secessionist meeting was held on November 22, 1860.
Afghanistan again remained neutral in World War II. In 1940 it signed a trade pact with the USSR, and in subsequent years became a member of the United Nations. In the 1950s and 1960s the government took broad measures to modernize and improve the economy. In 1973 the monarchy was abolished and a republic established. After a coup, in December 1979 the country was occupied by the USSR in order to bolster its pro-Russian government, which had nearly collapsed. The occupation was a stormy one, and the Russians faced much organized resistance.
Founded c. c. by colonists from Clazomenae, it was destroyed by Thracians c. c. but was rebuilt by Ionian refugees from Teos c. c. , it was sacked by the Romans c. c. and it declined thereafter. It was the birthplace of the Greek philosophers Protagoras (c. ) and Democritus (c. ). It is still inhabited today and contains many archaeological remains. ABEOKUTA (Nigeria) Town and capital of Ogun State, 60 mi N of Lagos, on the Ogun River. Founded c. 1830 by Egba refugees from civil wars and slavers, it was also settled by Yoruba refugees and Anglican and Baptist missionaries.