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Satrapy

 

a military-administrative division (province) in the kingdom of the Achaemenids, governed by a satrap. Circa 518 B.C., Darius I divided the kingdom into 20 satrapies, whose boundaries in most cases corresponded to the boundaries of the individual countries that were part of the Achaemenid state, such as Babylonia, Egypt, and Media. The number of satrapies and their boundaries changed often. Each satrapy paid an established tribute and could have its own laws, traditions, and language or languages. The division into satrapies was preserved in the Seleucid, Parthian, and Sassanid states.

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Alexander formed another satrapy (quite separate from Paropamisadae) comprising of recently conquered hilly areas as well as ancient Gandhara (=present Peshawar).
In the four subsequent chapters, Tomasevich deals with the invasion and dismemberment of Yugoslavia by the Axis powers and their junior partners, Hungary and Bulgaria, resulting in a welter of annexations; he outlines the establishment of that satrapy, the so-called Independent State of Croatia, carved into Italian and German spheres of influence; and he comprehensively examines the occupation regimes established in Serbia and the larger part of Slovenia by Germany, and in Montenegro by Italy (later taken over by Germany).
Some observers speculate that the Castro regime may have purposely allowed the petition project to reach its current stage, both to gain access to a ready-made list of disgruntled critics, and to pave the way for transforming Cuba's image as a hardline Communist satrapy to a respectably "moderate" collectivist partner in the developing new world order.
Confronted with the tales of often stirring, always laudable, bravery which Luxmoore and Babiuch recount, Australian readers might well ask themselves: had Soviet troops conquered Australia, which of our own Catholic hierarchs would have opposed the resultant Communist satrapy, and which would have appeased it?
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2) He seems to have held this satrapy until it became a major arena in the third Diadoch war, c.
23) Since the danger was a violent revolution leading to a Communist dictatorship that would make the United States a satrapy of the Soviet Union--a danger that, if it materialized, would have fearful consequences for the United States and for the world--the curtailment of free speech was warranted, notwithstanding the improbability of such a revolution.
Of course, present-day Egypt has no great desire to become a satrapy of modern Iraq-based Assyria.
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Nicaragua, in its own ramshackle fashion, tried to tread the hardest path of all: that elusive third way, based on local conditions, between satrapy and forced-march socialism.