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Schleswig

[shles-wig; German shleys-vik] /ˈʃlɛs wɪg; German ˈʃleɪs vɪk/
noun
1.
a seaport in N Germany, on the Baltic.
2.
a historic region in S Jutland: a former duchy of Denmark; annexed by Prussia 1864; the N part was returned to Denmark as the result of a plebiscite 1920.
Also, Sleswick.
Danish Slesvig.
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Schleswig

/German ˈʃleːsvɪç/
noun
1.
a fishing port in N Germany, in Schleswig-Holstein state: on an inlet of the Baltic. Pop: 24 288 (2003 est)
2.
a former duchy, in the S Jutland Peninsula: annexed by Prussia in 1864; N part returned to Denmark after a plebiscite in 1920; S part forms part of the German state of Schleswig-Holstein Danish name Slesvig
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historic and cultural region occupying the southern Jutland Peninsula north of the Eider River and now encompassing the northern half of Schleswig-Holstein Land (state) in northern Germany and Sonderjylland amtskommune (county commune) in southern Denmark. Schleswig became a Danish duchy in the 12th century and remained a fief associated with Denmark until it was forcibly annexed by Prussia and incorporated with Holstein as a single Prussian province in 1866. Following World War I the Danish majority living in North Schleswig (north of Flensburg) voted for incorporation with Denmark in a plebiscite (1920) held in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles

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