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The Second World War began in 1939 and ended in 1945 and engaged most of Europe and Asia into combat between the Allies and the Axis powers.
Countries have to depend on each other more now than in the past to solve economic problems. People used telephones. They were not as good as are ones today.
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The defeat of Japan marked the end of World War II. The US was forced to enter that war because of Japan's attack on the US naval base in Hawaii. In response to the US declaring war on Japan, Hitler caused the US to enter the war in Europe, by declaring war on the US.
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Approximately 3,500 soldiers and civilians were killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
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Hawaii's island Oahu had a very large port where many large naval ships were harbored. So if Japan could manage a surprise attack on this they could destroy the US naval power. Japan did achieve the surprise attack but did not wipe out its navy. Hawaii's location was basically in the middle between …
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Countries Germany Didn't InvadeThe neutral countries: Ireland (offical Name of the state still to this day), Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.The micro states were not invaded: Andorra, Liechtenstein, San Marino, the Vatican.Britain, as this does not include the Channel Islands.Many of Germany's…
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Before the Pearl Harbor attack there were some 120,000 American soldiers. At the end of the war the USA had about 16 million under arms (most of them reservists); about 4 million Americans were in military action in Europe (against Germany and Italy) and half a million men were in action in the Paci…
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Jews last. gypsies next. slavs. poles. gays. blacks. political enemies. freemasons.aryans would be first followed by the Indians whom the "aryans" supposedly decended from.
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Because the Nazi had so much power because of Hiltler and the Germans were scared not to hate the Jews.  Actually ...It wasn't that easy. Most of the German Jews were well integrated into German life till the Nazis came to power. Many Germans had dealings with Jews and found there was a huge g…
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Answer #1 The Filipinos were on the US side. There were Japanese atrocities in the Philippines. Answer #2 There were no documented atrocities of Americans against the Filipinos in World War 2 as the Philippines was under American rule at that time. However, the Americans did commit various at…
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THE PURPLE HEART IS AN AMERICAN AWARD NOT A GERMAN ONE.(addendum)But the German army in the late part of WW1 and in WW2 did have a corresponding award, simply known as a "wound badge"http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/service_awards/wound_badges_main.htmGives a fairly comprehensive overview."It was to …
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Not all were sailors of course, my grandfather was in the Army and stationed at Scholfield Barracks near Wheeler Field. At the time of the attack most of the soldiers were in the breakfast line, many men were killed right there. They were getting ready to go to Sunday mass....reading their letters …
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Yes. They had signed a treaty. However they did very little to act in concert with one another during the war. Each country had different goals that did not mesh well enough to force them both to come together in formulating a combined strategy. They were referred to as the Axis Powers.
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WW2 and the Cold WarThere were certainly other contributing factors, but yes, you could say that the situation at the end of World War II led to the Cold War situation in Europe and Southeast Asia.   There were many reasons for the cold war and a lot this had to do with relations between the …
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He oredered to have millions of Jews executed. W/o his influence those Jews would have lived on and started families. Hitler gained support using Christianity as his base. He was a very powerful speaker and people loved him. Only the closest people to him knew he was mentally ill. WW2 would have had…
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Singapore was an impregnable fortress for Australia.
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An aircraft carrier.
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It wouldn't have. A single company, fewer than 200 men, can have no especially significant effect on the course or outcome of a war that involved tens of millions of soldiers. Michael MontagneBut it sure would have changed the movie. Roy
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It was disbanded and some of its leaders and even common soldiers were tried for war crimes.
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Great Britain, United States, and the Soviet Union EDIT: The Grand Alliance was the result of Adolf Hitler's reign over Nazi Germany. Because the other countries were threatened by his reign, the United States, USSR, and Great Britain came together, also known as the Grand Alliance, in order to sto…
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The war with Japan was a matter of national security since US Battleships were left in flaming ruins by a Japanese surprise attack. The war with Germany would have become the same sort of threat if England and the Soviet Union found that they could not hold back Germany. A Germany with hegemony over…
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Absolutely nothing. That's why it was such an incredible surprise.Michael Montagne  Break down of peace talks between the US and Japan.The USA created ECONOMIC SANCTIONS over Japan as it increase its aggressive forgien policy.Also, the USA was not in WW2 however it was supporting the allied si…
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A Pro-Hop is a move that is more formally known as the "jump-stop" or "jump-step." A jump-step is when you are driving or moving with the ball and then putting both hands on the ball to do a jump towards any direction you wish, landing on both feet at the same time. If you don't land on your feet …
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Remember these words: Attack the middle of the zone. Once the ball gets into the middle of the zone, the zone has been broken down, and operate from there. You pass it around until the defense makes a mistake or have someone drive to the hoop and so the defense will follow and then have …
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Answer Unsure of specific answer, but a terrific resource would be the book Women Adrift: Independent Wage Earners in Chicago, 1880-1930 by Joanne J. Meyerowitz, which addresses your question Answer Although most middle and upper class women didn't work outside the home well into the 1960s, w…
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%REPLIES% Answer I believe it was Tucker, Which also was a 1988 movie. Answer It had something to do with airplane engines. Tucker auto came much later. I worked for Jewel when it first opened in Ford City as a meat cutter.
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The 111th Infantry Division went to France.  The 111th Infantry, currently part of the 56th SBCT, Pennsylvania Army National Guard earned WWI campaign credit for: Champagne-Marne Aisne-Marne Oise-Aisne Meusse-Argonne Champagne Lorraine  I have a photo of my great grandfather (Archie L. J…
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According to the Canadian Military Heritage Project, approximately 32,000 men initially assembled September 04, 1914 at Valcartier, Quebec as a response to England's acceptance of help."During this monumental conflict, 619,636 served for Canada and over 66,000 gave their lives."Canada bought her pla…
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Pearl Harbor mostly. The Americans had adopted a policy of isolationism. The attack on Pearl Harbour was a majour contributing factor, yet the main reason was that it was evident that the Soviet Union would win the war in Europe, and the USA wanted to limit the resultant sphere of Soviet influence…
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Some people might give you an argument as to whether we were really any help at all but we provided over a million fresh troops, large amounts of supplies and monetary aid at a critical time which tilted the balance in the allies favor. Well, to be quite honest. The large number of soldiers could h…
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Germany did not have a large enough agriculural production to feed her population by itself nor enough supplies of raw materials to produce all the finished goods necessary to sustain a war effort. She had to import these things primarily by sea. The blockade prevented them from being imported. this…
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World War I (abbreviated WWI or WW1; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Wars) was a global war which took place primarily in Europe from 1914 to 1918.[2] Over 40 million casualties resulted, including approximately 20 million military and civilian deaths.[3] Ove…
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The US loaned money to France and Great Britain on the assumption that they would win the war, however whichever outcome occurred could have been swung for US gains, in theory. How it turned out was that Germany would pay reparations to Great Britain, France and Belgium, who in turn would pay back t…
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They did not bear the sole and total responsibility that was laid on them by the Versailles treaty but they had been actively planning on a war with France for some years for the purpose of gaining territory so they certainly bear the largest part of the responsibility. However, the war first starte…
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they hated it at the end, but were pumped in the beginning
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Today in 2011 only one WW1 veteran is still alive.In early 2012, the last person serving in any armed service during WW1 passed away.  The last combat veteran of WW1 died in 2011.
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The Encyclopedia Britannica says that 8,500,000 soldiers were killed in the war and 13,000,000 civilians including victims of the influenza epidemic of 1918.
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They had recently (1905) won a series of conflicts with RussiaIn 1902 they signed a treaty with Britain.
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8,500,000 soilders and about 20,000,000 civilians
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Russia saw itself as the great protector of all Serbian people, there were even thoughts of a Serbian Empire. Russia was obligated to defend Serbia in a conflict in return for Serbia's agreement of the annexation of Bosnia. More Information: The Ottoman Empire to the south was dwindling. The Russi…
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The US declared its neutrality at the beginning of the World War I, and one reason was the immigration of people from European countries. These Europeans were from the nations of both European powers, and therefore didn't allow the United States to side with a European Alliance.
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I can't answer that question fully, but I can say that about 50% of the French men in that generation were killed and/or completely disabled. Something like 85% were injured in some way. So, women greatly outnumbered men of that generation. War widows were paid a pension, as were "White Widows." Whi…
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WWI was a basis for WWII in part because of the Treaty of Versailles. This treaty was harsh toward the Germans. They resented it. Hitler, as Germany's Chancellor, broke all the points in the treaty.   Everyone disliked Germany because of WW1. In Germany there arose a conspiracy theory that cl…
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About 64,944 Canadians were killed in World War 1.Canada, from the day Britain declared war, committed over 600,000 troops to the war effort. Their hard earned reputation as formidable shock troops was paid for in blood, as the British High Command drew fire from the home front over their gross misu…
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: One effect was the United States having great income of money from loan's they gave out to Europe over the year. Second affect would be better technology, As in better home life and war goods.Ex: Washing machine,Refridgerator,Gun's,Tanks, And even Food.
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Avoidable. Avoidable as long as Germany held off on unrestricted subnmarine warfare - indeed most unlikely to happen without that. Once that decision had been taken, much harder to avoid. To avoid it, President Wilson would have to either ban US merchantmen from entering European waters. or e…
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Italy's main contribution was in tying down Austro-Hungarian forces in NE Italy. It was the site of many see-saw battles between the two that never really had much impact on the war as a whole from what I've read.
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One of the economic causes of antagonism between Germany and England was the formers desire for a larger colonial empire. This led Germany to embark on a shipbuilding program to challenge the Royal navy's superiority. The arms race started at the turn of the century and continued right up to WWI.
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China was invloved,yes but it was not part of the Allies. The British were just trading with them, that's all.
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American intervention was the proverbial feather that broke Germany's back. Germany had actually fought well in WWI, fending off the Russian empire in the East and, though not winning in the West, was definitely holding its own against England and France. It was the 'scale tipper'
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This question requires a multi-faceted answer, as there was a complex series of events beginning with the assassination in Bosnia. But Tsarist Russia was kicking the weakened "Sick Man" (Ottoman Empire) around in the prior century, and established secret treaties to dismember the Turkish empire amon…
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How Stuff Works. "How Biological and Chemical Warfare Works." 2002. <http://www.howstuffworks.com/Biochem-war.htm>(10 January 2003). Roman Legions regularly used burning sulphur (SO2, SO3, H2S, H2SO4(in rain/fog) to at least irritate, incapacitate, or at best, kill enemies in immobile situati…
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Tanks were a British invention. They were supposed to have been named tanks because when they were transported to France they were stored in huge crates and listed on the manifests as �water tanks�. I think they were used at the battle of the somme.   The term "tank" was a deliberate atte…
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France was devastated after the war. Most of the fighting on the Western front was in France. The countryside and many villages were destroyed. Moreover, with over a million men dead (they had the highest casualty percentage against men mobilised of all major participants), French society suffered i…
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Unemployment fell to a low 1.2 percent in 1944 and some workers invested up their paychecks in war bonds. Farmers had battled dust storms and floods, the early 1940's had good weather for farming crops and they also benefited from machinery and fertilizers. As a result, crop production increased by …
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WWI PropagandaThere were many objectives. Propaganda was used to promote patriotism and nationalism in a country, or to promote a belief that a country wanted to portray. It was also used to get young men to fight for their country portraying that it was what a real man, a worthy and god fearing man…
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I know for a fact that France won the Battle of Verdun
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The points were 1. The end of secret treaties 2. Freedom of the seas 3. The end of economic trade barriers between countries 4. Reducing the military arms races. 5. Giving rights to colonial peoples. 6. Return of Russian territory and allowing Russia frelly to choose its own government. 7. Return of…
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Aircraft played a major role in the first world war. At first they were unarmed observation aircraft, getting information on enemy troop movements and being the "eyes and ears" for the artillery. In later years they carried either one or two forward firing machine guns(on a single seater aircraft) a…
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Just the same as all the other countries. To fight the war. It was on the Allied side, and did terribly. Its troops didn't have enough guns, equipment or food; and it was poorly led. The citizens had to give their food to the army, which still wasn't enough. Very early in WW1 Russia invaded Germany,…
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World War one was the first great war. It was the biggest war the world had seen and involved many countries.
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Yes.  See Related LinksSee the Related Links for "soc.history.what-if" to the left for more details (not necessarily exhaustive) on the US contribution to WW1.
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Before WWI, the US remained neutral. After WWI, the US had fought with the Allied powers against the Axis powers.
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Socially I think that the great migration had a big effect on African Americans. African Americans migrated to escape the widespread racism of the South, to seek out employment opportunities in urban environments, and to pursue what was widely perceived to be a "better life" in the North {in other w…
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World War 1 went from 1914 to 1918. that is world war 2 Although if you wanted to be really specific world war one ended in 1919 when the treaty of verside was formed .
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The United States could easily afford to go to war from an economic standpoint, but it wrestled with the possible cost of lives as well, for a war that many felt was not the concern of the US. Culturally and socially there was much sympathy for Britain in some quarters, and antipathy in others, dep…
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The 3 weapons that were used primarily in WW1 were machine guns, poison (mustard gas), and airplanes. There were also tanks and submarines too. Don't forget rifles, pistols, and granades those were also important  Artillary was the most important. Most casualties (by far) of WWI were killed by…
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It was the first war in history that was fought world-wide, in many places around the planet, by a large number of nations. It involved MILLIONS of men, and the death toll was in the MILLIONS! also. It was the first war that saw the use of airplanes, and poison gas, and mass attacks by waves of me…
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england  it was used by england. it was first deployed in the battle of somme
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Answer The United States did not enter WWI sooner because they initially wanted to remain neutral in order to keep the Atlantic open for trade with everyone and to not get involved with European politics.
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Because they were competing for markets and econimc stabalization in Africa.
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Mostly, if it isn't all, Germans detested the fact that their government signed the Treaty at all... 6,600 billion was going to be payed as reparations, to the Triple Entente. France, Britain and other countries were given colonies of Germany, land was constantly being taken from them. The Rhinela…
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War is an enormous investment of resources - and of course it gets people killed! Since most of us prefer not to get involved in a fight that doesn't effect us directly, they was considerable sentiment in the US to stay out of the fight. It was far from the US - across the ocean. Unlike most of the …
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The US entered WW1 the last yr, which means 1917-1918. The United States declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, thus entering WWI. America entered after the sinking of the Lusitania off the Irish coast by German u-boats when 3,000 U.S. citizens were killed.
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The outcome of the war deeply hurt Germany and it people because during the World War 1 Germany went through inflation which affected its economy greatly. After the Treaty of Versailles and the Paris Peace Treaty all of the blame was formally put on Germany and Germany was blamed for the cause of th…
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Total Europeans Deaths during WWITen million Europeans died on the battlefield and Twenty million died of hunger and disease related to the war, totaling to Thirty Four million. **actually, there were almost 100 million Europeans killed in WW2, given the totality of these deaths, both soldier and no…
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They had no powers against the Germans.
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The immediate cause was the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, by a Serbian nationalist, which led to Austria declaring war on Serbia. The underlying cause was the immense number of treaties signed by the various European powers, which plunged the entire continent (and eventuall…
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I think this site will answer all your questions: http://www.nv.cc.va.us/home/cevans/Versailles/greatwar/casualties.htmlHope it helps!
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The end of world war 1 was an allied victory, Germany had to sign the treay of Versailles for there part in them starting the war. It said Germany must pay money to the victores and had a lot of other rules, the German people hated the treaty and that's how Hitler gained support and became the leade…
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"blank" To specify Germany did not start world war 1. The is "many" by that I mean that it was caused by more than 1 country. but what i do know is that Franz Ferdinad was assassinated in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914 by a group of Serbian nationalists. This event began the spark between Serbia and th…
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First was the sinking of the Lusitania, a civilian ship coming from England to New York, by German U-boats. German's took out ad space in American papers telling American's not to travel by boat, but the ads were ignored. President Woodrow Wilson then tried to negotiate diplomatic peace and institu…
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I don't think the idea of freedom had much to do with the US entry into World War I or World War II. The US declared war on Germany in 1917 after the sinking of the Lusitania, where a number of US citizens died. The US entered World War II after the Japanese attack on the military bases at Pearl Har…
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Answer Not a great deal except that long before WWII Korea had been a Japanese colony so after the war it was taken away from them and occupied by allied troops. The Russians occupied the North and set up a communist dictatorship. The U.S. occupied the South and permitted a relatively free, thoug…
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The political boundaries of the Korean peninsula did not change significantly. Korea remained a divided country. There was a military stalemate resulting in the continued division of the country An armistice was signed in July 1953.
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The war didn't really end. in 1954 the Soviet officials and representative that fought in the Korean War met in Switzerland but failed to draw up a stable peace plan and unable to settle the unification of Korea but agreed to work towatd the agreement of a stable peace treaty. So the North and South…
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the Koreans and Americans and Chinese
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There were various types of people with many different cultural backgrounds being affected by this war. there were so many countries getting involved that it had an affected the people living in the counrty
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Answer There was new technology during the Korean War, such as the introduction of jet planes. Answer Jet planes were introduced to the field of air combat in late WWII when the Germans created the ME262a and b versions. This technology was adopted by American and Soviet scientists and incorp…
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The US got involved because they wanted to promote their capitalist ideals and protecting the capitalists in a communist "infested" zone was top priority. Also the Soviets were involved so they had to fight back   I am doing the causes for the Korean war as an 8th grade project, and the way I…
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%REPLIES% Answer I don't think there is one. Our involvement was so gradual that you can't fix a date for it. We were diplomatically involved in the original rebellion against the French because of our involvement in WWII. After the establishment of North and South Vietnam we were immediately…
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%REPLIES% Answer As we know, the battle of Dien Bein Phu in 1954 led to the Geneva Conference. Great losses highlighted the necessity that something had to be done. The conference was convened by north vietnam and was represented by the vietminh. The south was represented by Bao Dai and…
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They didn't win, North Vietnam won after the U.S pulled most of our ground troops out. The U.S. launched a few bombing campaigns (Linebacker I and Linebacker II), but eventually South Vietnam lost too much ground to the North and South Vietnam lost the war. Saigon (capital of South Vietnam) fell to …
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 Eleven general officers were killed during the Vietnam War:  General Officer Grades are:Brigadier General (BG) (O7) Major General (MG) (O8) Lieutenant General (LTG) (O9) General (GEN) (O10) General of the Army (GA) (O11) (Obsolete, WW2 rank) General of the Armies (Honorary Title giv…
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When you join the French Foreign Legion you have the chance to "change" your name and create another name that the Legionnaire will go by for his initial 5 year contract. If the Legionnaire signs another contract for more years then he will go by his phony name also. The Legion "erases" their member…
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In my experience, it would depend on how much US residency the man has and what date he became a US citizen. Children of US citizens are eligible to derive citizenship from their US citizen parents (jus sanguinis), but the citizen parent must meet age and residency requirements.
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Australian and American forces were based there to defend it.
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Yes an no... Vermont was a state and could not actual declare war on Germany during WWII but they passed a law to boost vermont service members pay during war (i wish they still had this law i could use the cash) the lauge used was effectivly declaring war, at least that's what the TIMES reported a …
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Yes, equipment on Cadillac Mt. was set up to search for German subs off the coast.The Portland Harbor was certainly a target of the German Wolf Packs. Two old wooden cargo ships were sunk in one of the "back ways" into the Casco Bay so the U-boats couldn't seek in.At the mouth of the river in Massac…
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I met Dean Popov around 1967 in Rome where we both lived.At the time Dean was a street painter and his cousin Ivan Popov that had come to Rome for a long "holiday" and to visit Dean. I learnt their family name in a second time. I was studying in art school, was about 20, and made friends with both o…
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