History UsefulNotes / Panama

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.
25th Sep '15 10:13:44 PM zero5889
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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 -- 110ft/33.53m wide, 1,050ft/320.04m long and 41.2ft/12.56m deep. However, modern ships tend to be large and the canal locks are now set to be expanded (55m/180ft wide, 427m/1,401ft long and 18.3m/60ft 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 -- 110ft/33.53m 110 feet (33.53 meters) wide, 1,050ft/320.04m 1,050 feet (320.04 meters) long and 41.2ft/12.56m 2 feet (12.56 meters) deep. However, modern ships tend to be large and the canal a third set of locks are now set to be expanded (55m/180ft built with dimensions of 55 meters (180 feet) wide, 427m/1,401ft 427 meters (1,401 feet) long and 18.3m/60ft deep).
3 meters (60 feet) deep.
25th Sep '15 10:11:29 PM zero5889
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At the same time Panama's relationship with mainland Colombia is breaking down, the Americans began showing interest in continuing an audacious plan abandoned by the French -- to cut a waterway through the isthmus, allowing for faster maritime travel. When the Colombians refused to ratify a treaty granting America a six-mile-wide strip across the isthmus, within which the Panama Canal would be built, then-President Theodore Roosevelt assisted the Panamanians' drive for independence by placing a NavalBlockade on Colombian waters, allowing the Panamanians to declare independence in 1903.

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At the same time Panama's relationship with Panama soured up to mainland Colombia is breaking down, Colombia, the Americans began showing interest in continuing an audacious plan abandoned by the French -- to cut a waterway through the isthmus, allowing for faster maritime travel. When the Colombians refused to ratify a treaty granting America a six-mile-wide (9.7 kilometers) strip across the isthmus, within which the Panama Canal canal would be built, then-President Theodore Roosevelt assisted the Panamanians' drive for independence by placing a NavalBlockade on Colombian waters, allowing the Panamanians to declare independence in 1903.



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. However, modern ships tend to be large and the canal is now being widened.

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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. size of locks -- 110ft/33.53m wide, 1,050ft/320.04m long and 41.2ft/12.56m deep. However, modern ships tend to be large and the canal is locks are now being widened.
set to be expanded (55m/180ft wide, 427m/1,401ft long and 18.3m/60ft deep).
2nd May '15 6:30:03 PM nombretomado
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* A major setting in ''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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* A major setting in ''CallOfDutyBlackOps2''.''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.
13th Apr '15 10:19:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheTailorOfPanama''

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* ''TheTailorOfPanama''''Film/TheTailorOfPanama''
27th Jan '15 2:55:49 PM alchixinren
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* ''Film/LicenceToKill'' features a fictionalised version of Panama, the "Republic of Isthmus", complete with Noriega analogue in the form of the main villain, Franz Sanchez, who reminds the puppet PresidentForLife of the last two words pf his title after his escape from prison.

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* ''Film/LicenceToKill'' features a fictionalised version of Panama, the "Republic of Isthmus", complete with Noriega analogue in the form of the main villain, Franz Sanchez, who reminds the puppet PresidentForLife of [[ShameIfSomethingHappened the last two words pf of his title title]] after his escape from prison.
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