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  Grand Alliance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Grand Alliance was a European coalition, consisting (at various times) of Austria, Bavaria, Brandenburg, England, the Holy Roman Empire, the Palatinate of the Rhine, Portugal, Saxony, Spain, Sweden, and the United Provinces.
The organization, which was founded in 1686, was known as the "Grand Alliance" after England joined the League (in 1689).
This organization fought the War of the Grand Alliance against France from 1688 to 1697.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grand_Alliance   (414 words)

 Grand Alliance, War of the - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Grand Alliance, War of the 1688-97, war between France and a coalition of European powers, known as the League of Augsburg (and, after 1689, as the Grand Alliance).
Louis XIV of France took advantage of the absence of Emperor Leopold I on a campaign against the Turks and of the promised support of James II of England to invade the empire and devastate (1689) the Palatinate.
The exhaustion of the belligerents and the defection of Savoy from the Grand Alliance (1696) finally led to the Treaty of Ryswick.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-grandall.html   (519 words)

 DP S1999R: The Grand Alliance
If the Grand Alliance is successfully formed, stopping the front-runner is often a relatively short task, sometimes as short as one turn.
One main reason that a Grand Alliance would end is when the front-runner has been reduced in size to the point that he is no longer a threat to win.
Often, the Grand Alliance will spontaneously break-up as most powers simultaneously realize that there is no longer a threat and each tries to take advantage of their position.
www.diplom.org /Zine/S1999R/Yonkoski/alliance.html   (3837 words)

 New ‘Grand Alliance’ of Terror - Toby Westerman @ TraditionInAction.com
The phrase "grand alliance" or "grand alliance of brothers," was coined by Nicholas Maduro, president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, during the recent visit of Golanti Hadad Adel, president of the Consultative Assembly of the Republic of Iran.
The "grand alliance" between Venezuela and Iran is particularly bad news for U.S. security forces, because both nations have considerable experience in infiltration and guerrilla warfare.
The "grand alliance" of terror facing the United States is real, its members are experienced in the techniques of infiltration and terror, and the money to finance this effort - an effort to destroy the U.S. -- is well funded through oil profits.
www.traditioninaction.org /HotTopics/i39htWesterman_GrandAlliance.html   (548 words)

 Grand Alliance : Congress, BJP & Trinamul vs. Left Front,Indian Politics, News Analysis, India News Online
Banerjee became the Railway Minister in the Government and the alliance in the state between the Trinamul and the BJP continued.
A.B.A. Ghani Khan Choudhary to enter the Grand Alliance in a manner that the Congress ideology is not compromised.
These fears are not unjustified, but considering the challenges before the alliance, it can be safely presumed that the latest developments have added to her stature and West Bengal now has an alternate leader who is non-Communist in her approach.
news.indiamart.com /news-analysis/grand-alliance-congr-7050.html   (1750 words)

 Alliance - WoWWiki
The Alliance is one of the two major political factions of the mortal races in Azeroth, its counterpart being the Horde.
The modern Alliance is the successor to the Alliance of Lordaeron, which was created at the behest of King Terenas Menethil II of Lordaeron and Lord Anduin Lothar of the kingdom of Stormwind following the First War, five years after the reckoning.
However, the driving force of the Alliance is slowly but steadily shifting to the night elves, who today are a major aspect of the Alliance military forces - whereas the armies of Stormwind keep being held inactive within the city walls.
www.wowwiki.com /Alliance   (1141 words)

Plastacine had the largest population in the Grand Alliance and it was deemed that their left wing attitudes were a direct threat to Grand Alliance production levels.
The Grand Admiral also stated his intention to increase the size of the Alliance's amphibious capabilities to enable minimum unit size of a corps to be deployed via the sea.
Members of the Alliance are aware of the recent uprising by Red Revenge minorites in Fostralia, of which the majority were dispatched efficiently and effectively by the militaries of the surrounding nations.
www.freewebs.com /thegrandalliance   (1757 words)

 The Grand Alliance - The Churchill Centre
The aim in writing Churchill's Grand Alliance, says Charmley, was "to clear away the lush undergrowth laid down by Churchill and his admirers," a meaningless phrase unless the works of the admirers are enumerated specifically.
Part I "Churchill's American Alliance" is almost a continuation of his vendetta against the critics, and could usefully be pruned drastically.
This section is useful in drawing attention to the problems of the Grand Alliance and the nature of the principal characters, although not all the inferences the author draws from events will be supported by everyone.
www.winstonchurchill.org /i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=81   (1963 words)

 Part III: The Grand Alliance - The Churchill Centre
In The Grand Alliance, the third volume of his war memoirs, Winston Churchill chronicles the unremitting British efforts and momentous developments of 1941.
The second half centers on Churchill’s efforts to develop a solid alliance with beleaguered Russia and to cultivate further his friendly ties with Roosevelt.
He is incorrect, however, in calling it a primary cause of the war, and in castigating Churchill for beginning his account of it with Hitler’s "Barbarossa’ directive.
www.winstonchurchill.org /i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=85   (1152 words)

 Outside View: Germany's Grand Alliance
If Angela Merkel emerges as the head of such a grand coalition with the SPD, her fate may be similar, as she would be vulnerable to attacks from both the left and the right.
In the first grand coalition, there were powerful leaders of the SPD like Brandt and Herbert Wehner who had their eyes clearly focused on leading the SPD in the direction of the gaining the control of the government.
But if the grand coalition option is unavoidable, the lessons of the first one 40 years ago might be simply put: it will not last long, so make the best of it.
www.terradaily.com /news/europe-05w.html   (1690 words)

 The Grand Alliance
The Grand Alliance may sound like a basketball team or a group of crime-fighting vigilantes, but it wasn’t hoops or masked bandits that this alliance was concerned with.
By forming an alliance, the seven contenders were able to compile all of the research they had done separately over the years to achieve a common goal.
Instead of waging a war, the members of the Grand Alliance became allies and succeeded in creating a legendary form of communication that will be marveled over for ages.
www.repair-home.com /The_Grand_Alliance.html   (709 words)

 The Grand Alliance
After a thorough review of the Grand Alliance's proposal, the Advisory Committee ordered a number of important changes, and the Grand Alliance companies proceeded to build a final prototype system based on specifications approved by the Advisory Committee.
Testing of the complete Grand Alliance system started in April 1995 and was completed in August of that year.
The Advisory Committee testing of the Grand Alliance system was similar to that conducted for the four individual all-digital systems, however, additional tests were conducted to more fully evaluate the proposed system.
www.atsc.org /granda.html   (585 words)

 Amazon.com: Grand Conspiracy: Alliance of Light: Books: Janny Wurts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Grand Conspiracy represents part two of part three of a five-part epic--to her credit, Wurts broke the series' third story arc (Alliance of Light) into three parts only reluctantly.
Grand Conspiracy is the fifth volume in Janny Wurts's The Wars of Light and Shadow series.
It is also the second volume in The Alliance of Light, which in turn is the third "story arc" in the series as a whole.
www.amazon.com /Grand-Conspiracy-Alliance-Janny-Wurts/dp/0061054666   (3818 words)

 Sweden - Related Items - MSN Encarta
alliance of Holy Roman Empire with Poland against Sweden
alliance with Netherlands in war with Spain, 17th century
The first coalition, terminated in 1697 by the...
encarta.msn.com /related_761563138_12.17/Grand_Alliance.html   (84 words)

 Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance :: MOCA - Grand Rounds
It is critical that primary care physicians are better able to detect signs and symptoms that may be indicative of ovarian cancer in order to bring about earlier detection and ultimately, a better prognosis for patients.
Because of this, Grand Rounds was initiated by MOCA in 2002 in order to educate physicians about ovarian cancer.
The importance of continuing this program is evident for many reasons, one being that almost 95% of women do complain of symptoms to their physicians but often, neither the patient nor the physician link these reported symptoms to ovarian cancer.
www.mnovarian.org /grand_rounds.htm   (474 words)

 The Hindu : International / India & World : Grand alliance formed at WTO
A senior executive said the draft was expected "by the middle of tomorrow." On the developments of the fourth day, he said there was neither breakthroughs nor breakdown.
The developing countries brought more pressure on the developed nations by forging a grand alliance with least developed countries (LDCs) and small economies.
Describing it as "an unprecedented alliance," the Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry said it was the most significant of the developments so far in the ministerial.
www.hindu.com /2005/12/17/stories/2005121705171400.htm   (405 words)

 The Digital HDTV Grand Alliance
The Grand Alliance members alone have invested approximately $300 million and some of their best engineering talent--at the expense of other opportunities--to get to this point.
The members of the Grand Alliance, and many other firms in the industry, have already bet hundreds of millions and are prepared to invest many hundreds of millions more on our belief that HDTV will be a resounding success in the marketplace.
In the attached documents filed with the FCC, the Grand Alliance argued that the current 15 year transition period included as part of the FCC plan can be reduced to twelve or even ten years.
www.hdtvmagazine.com /archives/graves.html   (3627 words)

 Grand payments for the Grand Alliance
It was revealed last week that the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) would receive $30 million from Dolby Laboratories, the result of the company's selection as the national standard for DTV audio in the U.S. and a subsequent lawsuit settlement.
The college newspaper said there is disagreement whether other members of the Grand Alliance knew of the vote trading over the audio standard.
If so, it would mean that half of the voting members, MIT and Zenith, of the Grand Alliance were receiving monetary compensation from Dolby as a partial result of its vote for Dolby.
broadcastengineering.com /news/broadcasting_grand_payments_grand   (691 words)

 'Grand alliance' in Bengal may not work, say former PMs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The “mahajot” or the grand alliance being forged in West Bengal could muster up to 60 per cent of the popular vote.
The lessons have yet to be learnt from the Congress alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar,” a senior Congress functionary said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
On the contrary, Left parties are hopeful of closing ranks in the face of a threat to their supremacy of two decades-plus.
www.hvk.org /articles/0400/35.html   (594 words)

 Reform proposals, grand alliance and squabbling politicians
In fact, if one goes by any logic then it is not only wise and prudent but also in the fitness of things that the President of the Republic, in addition to his constitutional position, also holds the Defence portfolio during the interim period of the ‘CG’.
As a matter of fact, if the opposition alliance is so concerned about the Defence Ministry then it should get a consensus President also elected through the parliament, prior to the formation of the Caretaker Government, who should be entrusted with the most important responsibility which logically belongs to him.
And now let us take up the case of the grand opposition alliance or the ‘Moha-jote’ which is still to take off smoothly and make its presence felt in the political arena.
nation.ittefaq.com /artman/exec/view.cgi/32/20377   (1772 words)

 NYK Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Grand Alliance member lines Hapag-Lloyd Container Line (HLCL), MISC Berhad (MISC), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL), have announced that they have restructured their service network with a new customer-oriented schedule; offering improvements in services and deploying 152 vessels in 2006, including the cooperation of The New World Alliance (TNWA).
For 2006, the Grand Alliance will offer the same number of services between Europe and the Far East, which were increased to 8 services in summer 2005.
Thanks to the reorganized and streamlined services, the Grand Alliance achieves impressive and favourable new transit times, greater economy of scale and is otherwise further improving its competitiveness.
www2.nykline.com /nykinfo/whats_new/grand_alliance.html   (537 words)

 The HDTV Grand Alliance System
The formation of the HDTV Grand Alliance in May 1993 resulted from the withdrawal of the only analog HDTV system from the competition and a stalemate between the other four all-digital systems.
The HDTV Grand Alliance system is composed of the best components from previously competing digital systems demonstrated to the FCC.
The formation of the Grand Alliance (GA) resulted from the withdrawal by NHK of the only analog HDTV system from the competition and a stalemate between the four all-digital systems.
www.comsoc.org /~ci/private/1996/jun/petajan.html   (5203 words)

 Bangladesh News : Grand alliance almost finalises seat sharing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Awami League (AL)-led grand electoral alliance almost completed its preparations for contesting the upcoming election whenever it happens, according to alliance sources.
AL is also continuing its discussion with Jana Sanghati Samity, and Krishok Sramik Janata League to bring them into the fold of its grand alliance based on similar seat sharing.
He also said, "There will be no election in the country without a flawless voter list," reiterating his grand alliance's demand for a fresh election schedule following scrapping of the current one.
www.keralanext.com /news/?id=929822   (647 words)

 AllRefer.com - Grand Alliance, War of the (Wars And Battles) - Encyclopedia
AllRefer.com - Grand Alliance, War of the (Wars And Battles) - Encyclopedia
Grand Alliance, War of the, Wars And Battles
Grand Alliance, War of the, 1688–97, war between France and a coalition of European powers, known as the League of Augsburg (and, after 1689, as the Grand Alliance).
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/G/GrandAll.html   (395 words)

 motoring.iafrica.com | latest news GM, Renault grand alliance 'unlikely'
A grand alliance of struggling General Motors with Renault-Nissan is seen as unlikely, analysts said ahead of a meeting in Paris later this week of the automotive giants' chiefs.
Many analysts have ruled the alliance out, saying it was more likely the talks would result in a small, narrowly focused effort at collaboration such as those that GM and Ford Motor Co. used to develop six-speed transmissions or GM, DaimlerChrysler and BMW are using to develop hybrids.
The alliance "could be realized under two conditions; finding synergies and similar tastes on the part on the directors of the three companies", Ghosn said in an interview with the French newspaper Le Parisien published on Monday.
motoring.iafrica.com /newsbriefs/215465.htm   (740 words)

 EDSITEment - Lesson Plan
No formal treaty of alliance between the three great powers in the "Grand Alliance" (as Churchill later named it) was ever concluded or even seriously attempted.
From the beginning, the Grand Alliance possessed neither a binding diplomatic agreement nor common postwar goals.
Another possibility is to assign multiple groups of 2 to 3 students to investigate a particular country's perspective, and then combine the groups by country to prepare the presentation on that country's perspective.
edsitement.neh.gov /view_lesson_plan.asp?id=703   (3311 words)

 Grand National Alliance formed -DAWN - Top Stories; August 13, 2002
ISLAMABAD, Aug 12: The Pakistan Muslim League (Q) and the National Alliance on Monday formed a Grand National Alliance with an understanding to contest the October elections on seat-to-seat adjustment basis and to jointly work in the future parliament.
A brief meeting between the leaders of PML(Q) and the National Alliance, which lasted for less than half an hour, was held at a local five-star hotel, prior to the formal announcement of the alliance.
The idea of forming a grand alliance among the pro-government parties had been under consideration since the formation of National Alliance.
www.dawn.com /2002/08/13/top7.htm   (485 words)

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