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Barbary Coast

The term Barbary Coast was used by Europeans from the 16th century to the early 19th to refer to the coastal regions of North Africa, which were inhabited by Berber people. Today this land is part of the modern nations of Morocco, Algeria and Libya; the English term "Barbary" could refer to all the Berber lands whether coastal or not, as seen in European geographical and political maps published during the 17th–20th centuries. The name derives from the Berber people of North Africa, from Greek Bàrbaroi and the Arabic Barbar, meaning "barbaric". In the Western world, the name evoked the Barbary pirates and the Barbary slave traders based on that coast—who attacked ships and coastal settlements in the Mediterranean Sea and eastern North Atlantic Ocean, captured and traded slaves or goods from Europe, the United States and sub-Saharan Africa; these actions provoked the Barbary Wars of the early 19th century. Barbary was not always a unified political entity. From the 16th century onwards, it was divided into the political entities of the Regency of Algiers and Tripolitania.

Major rulers and petty monarchs during the times of the Barbary states' plundering parties included the Pasha or Dey of Algiers, the Bey of Tunis and the Bey of Tripoli. Before the territory was divided between Ifriqiya, a west-central Algerian state centered on Tlemcen or Tiaret. Powerful Berber dynasties such as the Almohads and thereafter the Hafsids unified it for short periods. From a European perspective, Tripoli in modern-day Libya was considered its capital or chief city, though Marrakesh in Morocco was the largest and most important Berber city at the time; some saw Algiers in Tangiers in Morocco as the capital. The first United States military land action overseas, executed by the U. S. Marines and Navy, was the Battle of Derna, Tripoli in April 1805, it formed part of an effort to destroy all of the Barbary pirates, to free American slaves in captivity, to put an end to piracy acts between these warring tribes on the part of the Barbary states, which were themselves member states of the Ottoman Empire.

The opening line of the Marines' Hymn refers to this action: "From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli..." This was the first time the United States Marine Corps took part in offensive actions outside of the United States. The modern word razzia is, via Italian and French, from Algerian Arabic ghaziya referring to slave raids conducted by Barbary pirates. Ottoman Algeria Ottoman Tripolitania Ottoman Tunisia Turkish Abductions Republic of Salé Sharifan Empire Langue de Barbarie Barbary duck "When Europeans Were Slaves: Research Suggests White Slavery Was Much More Common Than Previously Believed", Ohio State University

Tales Told by Dead Men

Tales Told by Dead Men is a split album by English crossover thrash band Send More Paramedics and American crossover thrash/metalcore band Zombie Apocalypse. "Just Meat" "God I Hope the Data Is Lying" "Breaking Off Fingers" "Murder be a Lady Tonight" "Tale Told by a Dead Man" "Intermission of the Dead" "From the Void" "Zombie VS Shark" "Funeral" "Nothing Tastes Like This" "This Is the Place of Wailing and the Gnashing of Teeth"Tracks 1-5 are by Zombie Apocalypse. Tracks 6-11 are by Send More Paramedics. Matt Fox - guitar Matthew Fletcher - bass Ronen Kauffman - vocals Eric Dellon - vocals Greg Thomas - guitar B'Hellmouth - vocals Medico - guitar X Undead - bass El Diablo - drums Macky – Photography

Ozman Sirgood

Osman Soykut, better known by his stage name Ozman Sirgood, is an American actor of Turkish and East European heritage. Ozman Sirgood is an established actor who works in film and television projects on both sides of the Atlantic. A celebrity in his native Turkey, Ozman makes his home in California. Ozman's career spans three continents. Ozman was born as Osman Soykut in Turkey, his heritage includes Crimean from his father. He attended Frankfurt International School, TED Ankara College Foundation Schools and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Middle East Technical University, he moved to California in 1984 and began his acting career in 1989. In 2001, he began receiving training from Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, continuing until Milton's death in 2008. Ozman found quick success as an actor in Los Angeles and played in a number of productions including Charmed, The Bold And The Beautiful, The Hot Chick, Art School Confidential and others. Discovered for the Turkish market in 2007, Ozman went to Istanbul with a lead role in the TV drama Iki Yabanci.

Gaining a reputation as a skilled actor, he continued with bigger roles in Pars Narkoteror and Adanalı. In 2009, he was cast as the suave and deadly Aron Feller in the long-running TV action drama Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu which he played for three seasons. In 2014, he was selected to play Ibn Arabi in the historical TV drama Diriliş: Ertuğrul, another successful role. In 2016, he played opposite Christian Bale as Dep. Gov. Mazhar in the epic drama The Promise directed by Terry George. Ozman is followed by a large fan base spread across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Ozman Sirgood on IMDb Official website