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U-boat
383; "Unterseeboot" = German submarine; hijacked by Argentinians who are exiled and want to set up a boundaryless state in Germany after the war (central gov't v. gaucho anarchism)

Ufa-theatre

Universum Film Aktiengesellschaft, better known as Ufa or UFA, was the principal film studio in Germany, home of the German film industry during the Weimar Republic and through World War II, and a major force in world cinema during its brief existence from 1917 to 1945.; "the two tall, phallic electric columns of the Ufa-theatre on the Friedrichstrasse" 98; "another Ufa masterpiece" 155; 397; Morituri, 474; Ufa film, 753; Wikipedia entry

Uffizi
637; in Sala di Lorenzo Monaco in Florence, where Botticelli's Birth of Venus hangs on the western wall

Ultra
258; listed under "Espionage, Industrial" on the list of Zürich cafés

uncertainty
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underground
"You are under the mountain [...] Please remember from this point on to obey fall pertinent regulations" 645; "Phoebus Surveillance Room is located under a little-known Alp" 650;

United Fruit
United Fruit Company was founded in 1899 in the merger of the Boston Fruit Company and other companies producing and marketing bananas grown in the Caribbean islands, Central America, and Colombia, eventually becoming the largest employer in Central America. As a huge foreign corporation, United Fruit was the target of popular attacks. The Latin-American press often referred to it as el pulpo ("the octopus"), justifiably accusing it of exploiting laborers, bribing officials, and influencing governments during the period of Yankee "dollar diplomacy" in the first decades of the 20th century. It merged with AMK Corporation in 1970, the conglomerate called United Brands; "well whoever it is that's been wantonly disregarding United Fruit's radio commercials has also just closed young Tyrone in that icebox" 678

UNO
743; United Nations Organization

Ur-Heimat
486; German: "original homeland"

Uriburu revolution
263; of 1930 in Argentina

Ur-Markt
336; German: "primordial market"

Urstoff
465; German: "primitive material"

Ursula
553; lemming which is the pet of Ludwig; "a mystery as potent as [...] the lemmings rushing into the sea" 318; 729; Etymological musings; See also Ludwig

u.s.w.
228; und so weiter (German: "and so on")

Utgarthaloki, Stefan & Frau
709; ex-member of management at the Krupp works in Cuxhaven; own house where Krupp party was held; 712; "suave metal husband" 716; [Etymological Musings]

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