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Feb
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comment Why weren't the Faroe Islands ever conquered by Britain?
I like the question. After all Britain did seize various European islands for various reasons in the 18th and 19th centuries, Malta, Cyprus, of course. But also Menorca, the Ionian islands and Heligoland.
Feb
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comment Why weren't the Faroe Islands ever conquered by Britain?
I think the last para and some of the comments are missing the point. Seizing the Faroes was never going to happen in 1945. But - as the questioner points - in earlier times when British / Danish relations had their ups and downs and Britain was a naval superpower, in the 18th and 19th centuries ... why not? I like the question. But 1945 isn't a part of the answer.
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accepted Which tall building was completed in 1940 in Europe?
Nov
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comment What factors enabled Europe to conquer almost the whole world?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because too big a question
Nov
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asked Which tall building was completed in 1940 in Europe?
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comment Pinpointing the date of a globe
Do you mean Burma hasn't been renamed Myanmar? I'm not sure of the details but I'm confident that isn't reliable in dating a globe or atlas. It declared itself Myanmar but for various reasons the name change wasn't respected by Western (at least) media for some time. I think it was contentious for some specific reason (and not just that the regime was undemocratic).
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comment When did the practice of formally “declaring war” cease and why?
I listed some state v. state wars to show those are the kind I'm interested in. Of course civil wars and colonial wars are a separate thing.
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