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PASEWALK

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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 883 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PASEWALK, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Pomerania, on the Ucker, 26 m. N.W. from Stettin by the railway to Strassburg. Pop. (1905), 10,519. Pasewalk became a town during the 12th century and was soon a member of the Hanseatic League. In 1359 it passed to the duke of Pomerania. Frequently ravaged during the wars which devastated thedistrict, it was plundered several times by the imperialists during the Thirty Years' War; in 1657 it was burnt by the Poles and in x713 by the Russians. By the peace of Westphalia in 1648 it was given to Sweden, but in 1676 it was conquered by Brandenburg, and in 1720, by the peace of Stockholm, it was definitely assigned to Brandenburg-Prussia. See Huckstadt, Geschichte der Stadt Pasewalk (Pasewalk, x883).
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