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For questions about interactions between sovereign states.

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The Great Game, fought between Britain and Russia from 1830 to 1895, is a very close analogue. Like the US-Soviet Cold War, the two powers competed for dominance in Central Asia through a full spectru …
answered Jul 1 by Semaphore
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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 …
answered Apr 3 '15 by Semaphore
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(Presumably the question rules out the many co-belligerents of the Central Powers, for which Wikipedia has a detailed article.) The Kingdom of Romania is possibly the best example. In fact, the Rom …
answered Jan 10 by Semaphore
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Short Answer The Kidnapper is the United States/Roosevelt. The Hooligan is Britain/Churchill. The Bully was the Soviet Union/Stalin. For reference, this is the original passage from Chiang's diary: …
answered Nov 21 '14 by Semaphore
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Legalities Modern India evolved out of the transitionary Dominion of India, which was created from territories of the British Raj. It is important to note that neither Bhutan nor Nepal were princely …
answered Feb 8 '15 by Semaphore
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Short answer: points 4-6 were unreasonable to the point of being unacceptable, because they gave Vienna so much power over Serbia that it amounted to a forfeiture of Serbian independence. This isn't …
answered Nov 14 '14 by Semaphore
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First of all, as the definition you cited states, The term empire does not have a precise definition. The Aztec Empire was large by the standards of their time in their part of the world. It dom …
answered Dec 10 '15 by Semaphore
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Yes. Tsar Nicholas II issued a manifesto on 19 July (i.e. 1 August, New Style) which is considered Russia's declaration of war against Germany. Made in response to the German notice, it was read to a …
answered Aug 6 '15 by Semaphore
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Of course, many stipulations of the treaty are still in effect. The borders it delimited remains the international border of today. The Republic of Turkey continues to be recognised internationally. T …
answered Dec 7 '17 by Semaphore
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Because China was actually pretty far from India. For most of the past millennia, China and India were not "neighbouring countries" in any meaningful sense of the word. Most Chinese empires did not a …
answered Jul 17 '14 by Semaphore
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The Nuremburg Principles declared such wars a crime against peace. The crimes hereinafter set out are punishable as crimes under international law: (a) Crimes against peace: (i) Planning, prep …
answered Dec 21 '17 by Semaphore
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There are some misconceptions about what ratification means. Though it is now common for treaties to be ratified by a legislature, that has never been essential to the ratification process. In actual …
answered Jun 12 '18 by Semaphore
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There have been many such incidents. Perhaps the most notable example is President Clinton's deployment of the Nimitz battle group during the Third Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1996. This was in response …
answered Oct 5 '18 by Semaphore
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First of all, Carthage did not fall in the First or Second Punic Wars. The Carthaginians were defeated twice, and compelled to surrender to particularly harsh terms the second time, but the City of Ca …
answered Aug 17 '15 by Semaphore
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Everyone learnt from the Korean War and wished to avoid a repeat of a bloody direct Chinese-American fighting. At the onset of the escalated American involvement in 1965, Beijing made it clear where t …
answered Aug 26 '15 by Semaphore

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