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  1. Mark from the Old English mearc and march (or various plural forms of these words) derived from the Frankish word marka ("boundary"), refer to a border region, e.g. the borderland between England and Wales, similar to a frontier

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  2. During the Frankish Carolingian Dynasty, the word spread throughout Europe

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  3. In contrast to a buffer zone, a march could be dominated by a country, and rather than being demilitarized, it could be fortified for defense against the neighbouring country

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  4. Although a march generally circumscribed the same or similar land area as a county, it held its distinction from a normal county due to its more important position at the border of the state

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  5. A march was ruled over by a Marquess (English pronunciation) or a Marquis (French or Scottish pronunciation), or nobles with corresponding titles in the other European states. (The equivalent feminine titles of marchioness and marquise respectively m

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