Mediterranean Sea

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Mediterranean Sea with Canon locations
The Mediterranean Sea is a body of salt water almost completely enclosed by land: on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia. It is connected by narrow straits to the Atlantic Ocean and the Black Sea. The Mediterranean was bordered by many early civilizations which were able to use the relatively short sea passages for trade and warfare from earliest times.

>==Background to the Canon== During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, the Royal Navy had mixed fortunes in its campaign in the Mediterranean. It was considered a vital strategic area and the Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean was an important position.

In the period immediately before the Canon starts, the Navy had re-entered the Mediterranean after having left it apart from Gibraltar for a period following some early set-backs. Under Nelson, they had won a major victory in the Battle of the Nile and had reoccupied their former base of Port Mahon. They had allies in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and some of the North African Barbary States. The Ottoman Empire and its semi-independent dependencies were being wooed by both the French.

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In the Canon

The action of many of the books takes place in various parts of the Mediterranean.

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