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Even though Napoleon had "broken camp" at Boulogne before the battle, Trafalgar "made sure" that this camp would stay broken. because the French (and Spanish) suffered such severe losses that the invasion of Britain was impossible for some years. This ensured that French might would be headed east to Austria, Prussia, and ultimately Russia, after 1805; that ...


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The (British) East India company was formed in 1600 under Queen Elizabeth I to operate a trade monopoly.By about 1770, it was also tasked with keeping order in India. So far, rights and responsibilities were in reasonable balance. By the Government of India Act of 1813, and again in 1833, the East India Company was stripped of most of its monopoly ...


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The Versailles Treaty was predominantly in France's interest (note the place of its signing). The US and UK initially acquiesced in the wake of World War I, but this acquiescence diminished as time went by. By the 1930s, Germany was no longer at the top of the "threat list" for Britain, at least. France, with Europe's largest army (now that Germany's had ...


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It was actually more of Dwight D Eisenhower's decision. His primary objective was to reach Berlin before the Red Army did. The Allies wanted to secure Berlin, end the war in Europe. And this would enable US to concentrate on the Pacific front, where it was locked in an intense conflict with Japan. One more factor, was that Hitler had ordered the destruction ...



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