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Mostly to supervise the enforcement of ceasefire and peace terms. Polish involvement began in 1954 as a member of the International Commission of Control, together with Canada and India. That entity was setup at the conclusion of the First Indochina War to monitor the peace agreement. It was a general failure all around, resulting in the Second Indochina ...


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It has been divided between Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Saudi Arabia and Iraq had in fact reached an agreement on partitioning the Saudi-Iraqi Neutral Zone in 1981. This was ratified as a general border treaty in 1983. This created the de factor border depicted in the above map, as dashed lines. Notice it cuts through the Neutral Zone at the centre. ...


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Treaties sometimes obligate nations to go to war. One example is the Theater War between Denmark-Norway and Sweden in 1788. Sweden made an unprovoked attack on Russia. Russia began to demand that Denmark-Norway to invade Sweden, as was stipulated in a 1773 treaty. By the time a statement of neutrality had been issued, several thousand soldiers had died. ...


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In one of the pacific islands colonized by the Germans, one tribesmen accidentally killed a member of another tribe at a wedding with guests from all the appox 12 tribes on the island. The result was an every tribe v. Every other tribe in a 10 year civil war until the Germans kidnapped all the chiefs and threatened to kill them until there was peace. The ...


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When I was in college during the last millennium, there was a standard text on this. I believe it was "Why Nations Go to War" by Stoessinger; things may have changed in the new millennium. IO9 provides a traditional top 10 list, which is worth what you pay for it. As the comments have pointed out "power" is a weasely word that can be construed to mean ...


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A question of this sort is going to generate a lot of opinion, so there may not be a definitive answer or you'll have a lot to sift through. I expect Canada didn't "emerge as a power" because Canada didn't want to. The Game of Empires Spain started grabbing land in the New World in the late 1400s and 1500s. The Portuguese similarly started grabbing land ...



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