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There are several antecedents you may want to take in consideration to approach an aswer for this question here: Queretero as such was re-founded on 1537 by the local Otomi leader "Conin" who was baptised by the spanish church and named afterwards "Fernando de Tapia". Using his friendship with the spanish caciques, he managed to secure the location for the ...


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Although the Spanish civil war does historically predate the Second World War, many of the participants, particularly Germany, used the Civil war as a training ground for their Army and Air force. The Spanish Civil war refugees in France were affected by France's fall to Germany, in that they were shipped to Nazi concentration camps. Wikipedia does also ...


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Initially the Winter War between the USSR and Finland was an unrelated conflict, as neither of the two belligerents were involved in WWII when the fighting broke out. However, it was still going on when Germany invaded the USSR, at which point Finland found themselves allied with the Nazis. You could make a case that the Second Sino-Japanese war was also ...


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There are no Indian accounts of the Battle of the Hydaspes River. It is difficult to prove a negative, but since there is very little historical material from that era (326 BCE) at all, we can be reasonably certain that there are no historical accounts. Tarn (1966) discusses this when talking about the Bactrian Greeks. Had the story of the Bactrian ...


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Basically, the issue was that if the German fleet could get the "first wave" across the Channel, would the Germans be able to reinforce/resupply adequately to defeat the British. As William L. Shirer pointed out in "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich," the German navy expected to lose every ship, in a cross-channel landing. That's both war- and ...


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The Wikipedia article is quite extensive, but the salient points are these: The British army and militia were under-strength in 1940 but with exceptionally short supplies lines and tank production matching then eventually exceeding German production. The British were perfectly willing to gas any invaders and had stockpiles prepared in advance (the British ...


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My comment above, as in pictures of thousands of pillboxes, was too flippant. Your question deserves a more serious answer. There are two key things to consider, I think, when answering your question. One is that that the defence of the British Isles depended utterly on the Royal Navy. The Battle of Britain, considered pivotal in Britain's defence against ...


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Churchill always maintained publicly that, worst case, their government would retreat to its colonies (most likely Canada) and try to fight on from there. For example, there is this often overlooked coda to his Fight them on the beaches speech: ... and if, which I do not for a moment believe, this island or a large part of it were subjugated and ...


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The bombing of Japan was a warning to the USSR. The allies knew that Japan would surrender at the drop of a hat without a fight as the had actually asked to be allowed to surrender ten times before the first bomb was dropped. The official reason for denying them a surrender was that they had placed various requirements on the surrender but in actual fact ...


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Syrian civil war Syrian government and allies vs FSA and allies vs Kurds and allies vs ISIS and allies vs Al -aeda and allies



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