History UsefulNotes / Panama

16th Apr '18 10:09:40 PM Kadorhal
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* Panama is the setting for the third mission of ''Creator/TomClancy's VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory''; Sam Fisher has to infiltrate the MCAS Banco de Panama in Panama City when it's discovered some of the payment for the kidnapping that kicked off the game's plot came from them. It's also mentioned in the briefing for the level that the bank in question had a hand in holding some of Noriega's drug money back in the 80s, and that most of the intel Third Echelon has on it now comes from Fisher's team of Navy [=SEALs=] infiltrating it to secure that money during Operation Just Cause.
* The first installment of ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' begins off the coast of Panama. ''Golden Abyss'' features a temple area and a dig site in the country, and ''A Thief's End'' includes flashback events and a multiplayer map set in and/or near a prison by the coast, where Nathan Drake's brother Sam gets imprisoned for over a decade.

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* Panama is the setting for the third mission of ''Creator/TomClancy's VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory''; Sam Fisher has to infiltrate the MCAS Banco de Panama in Panama City when it's discovered some of the payment for the kidnapping that kicked off the game's plot came from through them. It's also mentioned in the briefing for the level that the bank in question had a hand in holding some of Noriega's drug money back in the 80s, and that most of the intel Third Echelon has on it now comes from Fisher's team of Navy [=SEALs=] infiltrating it to secure that money during Operation Just Cause.
* The [[VideoGame/UnchartedDrakesFortune first installment installment]] of the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series begins off the coast of Panama. ''Golden Abyss'' ''[[VideoGame/UnchartedGoldenAbyss Golden Abyss]]'' features a temple area and a dig site in the country, and ''A ''[[VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd A Thief's End'' End]]'' includes flashback events and a multiplayer map set in and/or near a prison by the coast, where Nathan Drake's brother Sam gets imprisoned for over a decade.
27th Feb '18 2:52:40 AM Wariolander
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Panama is a Central American country and the bridge of the continent of North America with the continent of South America. Before 1903, Panama was just another province of UsefulNotes/{{Colombia}}. Even before that, it was an isthmus discovered by Spanish explorer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasco_N%C3%BA%C3%B1ez_de_Balboa Vasco Núñez de Balboa]] in 1510. He deemed this narrow girth suitable for a trade shortcut between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Since then, Panama became known as the "Camino Real" (Royal Way)... but locals also have a less-than-flattering name for it: "Camino del Cruces" (Way of Crosses), because there's the chances of dying within its treacherous, mosquito-infested jungles before one can even reach the other end of the isthmus.

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Panama is a Central American country and the bridge of southernmost country in the continent of North America with the continent of South America. Before 1903, Panama was just another province of UsefulNotes/{{Colombia}}. Even before that, it was an isthmus discovered by Spanish explorer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasco_N%C3%BA%C3%B1ez_de_Balboa Vasco Núñez de Balboa]] in 1510. He deemed this narrow girth suitable for a trade shortcut between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Since then, Panama became known as the "Camino Real" (Royal Way)... but locals also have a less-than-flattering name for it: "Camino del Cruces" (Way of Crosses), because there's the chances of dying within its treacherous, mosquito-infested jungles before one can even reach the other end of the isthmus.
6th Dec '17 3:42:35 PM Wariolander
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Panama is a Central American country and the boundary of the continent of North America with the continent of South America. Before 1903, Panama was just another province of UsefulNotes/{{Colombia}}. Even before that, it was an isthmus discovered by Spanish explorer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasco_N%C3%BA%C3%B1ez_de_Balboa Vasco Núñez de Balboa]] in 1510. He deemed this narrow girth suitable for a trade shortcut between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Since then, Panama became known as the "Camino Real" (Royal Way)... but locals also have a less-than-flattering name for it: "Camino del Cruces" (Way of Crosses), because there's the chances of dying within its treacherous, mosquito-infested jungles before one can even reach the other end of the isthmus.

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Panama is a Central American country and the boundary bridge of the continent of North America with the continent of South America. Before 1903, Panama was just another province of UsefulNotes/{{Colombia}}. Even before that, it was an isthmus discovered by Spanish explorer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasco_N%C3%BA%C3%B1ez_de_Balboa Vasco Núñez de Balboa]] in 1510. He deemed this narrow girth suitable for a trade shortcut between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Since then, Panama became known as the "Camino Real" (Royal Way)... but locals also have a less-than-flattering name for it: "Camino del Cruces" (Way of Crosses), because there's the chances of dying within its treacherous, mosquito-infested jungles before one can even reach the other end of the isthmus.
11th Oct '17 1:23:52 AM FireCrawler2002
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Before 1903, Panama was just another province of UsefulNotes/{{Colombia}}. Even before that, it was an isthmus discovered by Spanish explorer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasco_N%C3%BA%C3%B1ez_de_Balboa Vasco Núñez de Balboa]] in 1510. He deemed this narrow girth suitable for a trade shortcut between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Since then, Panama became known as the "Camino Real" (Royal Way)... but locals also have a less-than-flattering name for it: "Camino del Cruces" (Way of Crosses), because there's the chances of dying within its treacherous, mosquito-infested jungles before one can even reach the other end of the isthmus.

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Panama is a Central American country and the boundary of the continent of North America with the continent of South America. Before 1903, Panama was just another province of UsefulNotes/{{Colombia}}. Even before that, it was an isthmus discovered by Spanish explorer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasco_N%C3%BA%C3%B1ez_de_Balboa Vasco Núñez de Balboa]] in 1510. He deemed this narrow girth suitable for a trade shortcut between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Since then, Panama became known as the "Camino Real" (Royal Way)... but locals also have a less-than-flattering name for it: "Camino del Cruces" (Way of Crosses), because there's the chances of dying within its treacherous, mosquito-infested jungles before one can even reach the other end of the isthmus.
21st Sep '17 10:37:12 PM CommanderVisor
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For all its potential wealth, however, Panama proved to be a geopolitical headache for the rulers in Bogota. Isolated from the mainland by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dari%C3%A9n_Gap the formidable Darién marshlands]], Panama was rocked by indigenous rebels and Dutch/English pirates, as well as the occasional freed African-American group. One English privateer, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Drake Sir Francis Drake]], was so successful Spain only managed to pacify him by [[EnemyMine forging an alliance with him, guaranteeing Drake freedom in exchange for providing them with military support]]. And even when Spain finally completed its conquest of Panama, the same nationalist spirit started to pervade its new Spanish majority.

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For all its potential wealth, however, Panama proved to be a geopolitical headache for the rulers in Bogota. Isolated from the mainland by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dari%C3%A9n_Gap org/wiki/Darién_Gap the formidable Darién marshlands]], Panama was rocked by indigenous rebels and Dutch/English pirates, as well as the occasional freed African-American group. One English privateer, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Drake Sir Francis Drake]], was so successful Spain only managed to pacify him by [[EnemyMine forging an alliance with him, guaranteeing Drake freedom in exchange for providing them with military support]]. And even when Spain finally completed its conquest of Panama, the same nationalist spirit started to pervade its new Spanish majority.
18th Mar '17 1:42:05 PM ctempire
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The canal's lock dimensions are a major factor in shipping design, with many ships built to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panamax "Panamax"]] size of locks -- 110 feet (33.53 meters) wide, 1,050 feet (320.04 meters) long and 41.2 feet (12.56 meters) deep. However, modern ships tend to be large and a third set of locks with dimensions of 55 meters (180 feet) wide, 427 meters (1,401 feet) long and 18.3 meters (60 feet) deep was completed in 2016 to allow the canal's accommodation of the "New Panama" ships.

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The canal's lock dimensions are a major factor in shipping design, with many ships built to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panamax "Panamax"]] size of locks -- 110 feet (33.53 meters) wide, 1,050 feet (320.04 meters) long and 41.2 feet (12.56 meters) deep. However, modern ships tend to be large and a third set of locks with dimensions of 55 meters (180 feet) wide, 427 meters (1,401 feet) long and 18.3 meters (60 feet) deep was completed in 2016 to allow the canal's accommodation of the "New Panama" Panamax" ships.



Panama is a tropical nation rich in wildlife, including sloths, harpy eagles, jaguars, and red frogs (the latter which can found near a popular beach in the northwest named after the amphibian).

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The famed Pan-American Highway spans a majority of Panama, and is the main east-west route connecting regions of the country. It doesn't serve the Colombian border due to the dense Darién Gap, which leaves the only gap to this highway.

Panama is a tropical nation rich in wildlife, including sloths, harpy eagles, eagles (the national bird), jaguars, and red frogs (the latter which can found near in places including the vicinity of a popular beach in the northwest named after the amphibian).
amphibian). Panama is home to a biological focused Smithsonian Institution bureau, the only one based outside the U.S.
22nd Feb '17 4:32:45 PM MarkLungo
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* The first installment of VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} begins off the coast of Panama. ''Golden Abyss'' features a temple area and a dig site in the country, and ''A Thief's End'' includes flashback events and a multiplayer map set in and/or near a prison by the coast, where Nathan Drake's brother Sam gets imprisoned for over a decade.

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* The first installment of VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' begins off the coast of Panama. ''Golden Abyss'' features a temple area and a dig site in the country, and ''A Thief's End'' includes flashback events and a multiplayer map set in and/or near a prison by the coast, where Nathan Drake's brother Sam gets imprisoned for over a decade.
* The ''Series/KraftSuspenseTheatre'' episode "Jungle of Fear" is set in Panama circa 1850.



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9th Feb '17 7:16:55 PM ctempire
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The canal's lock dimensions are a major factor in shipping design, with many ships built to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panamax "Panamax"]] size of locks -- 110 feet (33.53 meters) wide, 1,050 feet (320.04 meters) long and 41.2 feet (12.56 meters) deep. However, modern ships tend to be large and a third set of locks are to be built with dimensions of 55 meters (180 feet) wide, 427 meters (1,401 feet) long and 18.3 meters (60 feet) deep.

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The canal's lock dimensions are a major factor in shipping design, with many ships built to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panamax "Panamax"]] size of locks -- 110 feet (33.53 meters) wide, 1,050 feet (320.04 meters) long and 41.2 feet (12.56 meters) deep. However, modern ships tend to be large and a third set of locks are to be built with dimensions of 55 meters (180 feet) wide, 427 meters (1,401 feet) long and 18.3 meters (60 feet) deep.
deep was completed in 2016 to allow the canal's accommodation of the "New Panama" ships.



Panama is a tropical nation rich in wildlife, including sloths, harpy eagles, jaguars, and red frogs (the latter which can found near a popular beach in the northwest named after the amphibian).




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* The first installment of VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} begins off the coast of Panama. ''Golden Abyss'' features a temple area and a dig site in the country, and ''A Thief's End'' includes flashback events and a multiplayer map set in and/or near a prison by the coast, where Nathan Drake's brother Sam gets imprisoned for over a decade.
2nd May '16 2:06:39 PM Kadorhal
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* One episode of ''Series/{{JAG}}'', "The Colonel's Wife", takes Place in Panama.
* A major setting in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2''. The various characters discuss in loving detail what a backstabbing doublecrossing slimeball Manuel Noriega is. The Cold War half of the plot climaxes during the 1989 invasion.

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* One episode of ''Series/{{JAG}}'', "The Colonel's Wife", takes Place place in Panama.
* A major setting in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2''. The various characters discuss in loving detail what a backstabbing backstabbing, doublecrossing slimeball Manuel Noriega is. The Cold War half of the plot climaxes during the 1989 invasion.




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* Panama is the setting for the third mission of ''Creator/TomClancy's VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory''; Sam Fisher has to infiltrate the MCAS Banco de Panama in Panama City when it's discovered some of the payment for the kidnapping that kicked off the game's plot came from them. It's also mentioned in the briefing for the level that the bank in question had a hand in holding some of Noriega's drug money back in the 80s, and that most of the intel Third Echelon has on it now comes from Fisher's team of Navy [=SEALs=] infiltrating it to secure that money during Operation Just Cause.



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13th Nov '15 2:19:37 AM bwburke94
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During The Seventies the country became a dictatorship under General Omar Torrijos. When he died on a mysterious plane crash, his [[SarcasmMode "benevolent"]] dictatorship became a BananaRepublic under the command of CIA pawn Manuel Noriega, who then became a despot rebel. His reign ended when the United States invaded in 1989, removing Noriega in an attack called "Operation Just Cause", notable for the first use of the F-117A Nighthawk... destroying half the city in the process.

Since then, it's been a democracy.

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During The Seventies the country became a dictatorship under General Omar Torrijos. When he died on a mysterious plane crash, his [[SarcasmMode "benevolent"]] dictatorship became a BananaRepublic under the command of CIA pawn Manuel Noriega, who then became a despot rebel. His reign ended when the United States invaded in 1989, removing Noriega in an attack called "Operation Just Cause", notable for the first use of the F-117A Nighthawk... destroying half the city in the process.

process. Since then, it's been a democracy.
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