caucasuses

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Caucasus [(kaw-kuh-suhs)]

Mountain range extending from the Black Sea southeast to the Caspian Sea, through extreme southern Russia, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan.

Note: It forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia.
Note: Oil is its major resource. In World War II, the Germans tried to seize or neutralize this resource but were driven back by the Soviets.
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