United States #976 (1948)

Establishment of Fort Bliss, Texas

On November 7, 1848, United States War Department General Order No. 58 ordered the establishment of an army post across from El Paso del Norte (now Ciudad Juárez), the largest settlement in the independent Mexican territory of Santa Fe de Nuevo México. The United States had inherited the unenforced claim to the east bank with the Texas Annexation in 1845. The U.S. Army under Stephen Kearny occupied … Continue reading Establishment of Fort Bliss, Texas

Cameroun (United Republic) #C291 (1981)

United Republic of Cameroon #C291 (1981)

At 183,569 square miles (475,442 square kilometers), The United Republic of Cameroon (République Unie du Cameroun) is the world’s 53rd-largest country. It is slightly larger than the nation of Sweden and comparable in size to Papua New Guinea. The country is located in Central and West Africa on the Bight of Bonny, part of the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean. The country’s neighbors … Continue reading United Republic of Cameroon #C291 (1981)