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Old Jun 12th 2017, 06:07 PM
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Nope, different pale!
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Old Jun 14th 2017, 06:27 PM
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Nope, different pale!
Interesting... I've never heard of anywhere else having a 'pale'.

How about a clue?
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Old Jun 14th 2017, 11:17 PM
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First clue is perhaps a misreading: it's countries not counties.

Second clue, it's where some people were allowed to live.
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Old Jun 18th 2017, 10:43 AM
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Second clue, it's where some people were allowed to live.
Well yes, that's what a 'pale' apparently is.

I guess I'll venture Australia since they have a long history of 'settlement'?
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Old Jun 18th 2017, 08:10 PM
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Could it be middle eastern?
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Old Jun 19th 2017, 02:32 PM
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Nope.

Think historically marginalized/ostracized populations.
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Old Jun 20th 2017, 06:03 PM
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What was the Pale of Settlement ...
I'm going to guess Russia. Something rings a bell, but I couldn't say what the population being referred to is.
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Old Jun 24th 2017, 10:47 AM
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I'm going to guess Russia. Something rings a bell, but I couldn't say what the population being referred to is.
It is slowly seeping in... I'll guess Jewish settlement in Russia, though I have no idea on the timeframe.

Or is it Eastern Europe generally since you mention several countries involved?

I was going to offer an alternative guess involving Gypsies in the same Eastern Europe region, but I suppose "gypsies" and "settlement" are contradictory terms.
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Old Jun 27th 2017, 12:29 PM
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Ding ding! It's mostly not Russia today, but I think it was mostly imperial Russia at the time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_of_Settlement
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Old Jun 27th 2017, 05:56 PM
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Ding ding! It's mostly not Russia today, but I think it was mostly imperial Russia at the time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_of_Settlement
One would have to look long and hard to find a more horrific government that that of the Czars of Russia.

Only Peter the Great looks impressive and he was a monster by western standards.
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