Anyway, I discovered something fairly amusing. It appears that the principality of Berwick-upon-Tweed was technically at war with Russia for over a century due to a minor error in the diplomatic settlement ending the war. Or, actually, it probably wasn't, but either way, it's an amusing story.
Incidentally, it wasn't until I saw this movie that I realized where the word "balaclava" came from (and yes, I have two), it being named after the city Balaklava, where the charge of the light brigade occurred. I supposed it joins the bikini as being one of many articles of clothing named after a place for no particularly compelling reason.