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Questions pertaining to characteristics of armed forces' structure, manpower, equipment, or expenditures.

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During the latter years of WWII, the US equipped and trained a number of Chinese (Kuomintang) armies to fight the Japanese. Initially the Chinese armies were greatly inferior, armed with bolt-action r …
asked Jul 3 '18 by congusbongus
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Wang Mingzhang was a Chinese general of the National Revolutionary Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. He commanded the defense of Teng County (14-18 March 1938), part of the Xuzhou Campaign, be …
asked Sep 12 '17 by congusbongus
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"super-elite", and they may have been based on a similar German Army formation, but I'm not sure. What was their role in the military - were they supposed to train other units, and how? Was it unusual that they were involved in front-line combat? …
asked Feb 21 '17 by congusbongus
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The Marian reforms of the late Roman Republic changed Rome's military into a standing, professional volunteer force and greatly enhanced its effectiveness, thereby ensuring Rome's dominance for … military; previously only those who owned at least so much land could be conscripted, and by the late Republic the military suffered from severe manpower shortages. My question is, what were the causes …
asked Sep 27 '16 by congusbongus
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What is the longest sustained retreat by a military force in history, by total length? Not counting naval examples, as they can be much longer. When I search for it I get a lot of results to the …
asked Sep 16 '16 by congusbongus
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Traction trebuchets were the earliest kind of trebuchet, where instead of the more familiar counterweight, the force came from lots of men pulling ropes attached to the short arm: https://en.wi …
asked Aug 23 '16 by congusbongus
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Before and during the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War, the National Revolutionary Army's largest fighting unit was the Route Army (路軍), but this was soon replaced with the Army Group (集團軍). Wh …
asked Aug 9 '16 by congusbongus
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Reading the orders of battle for the Second Sino-Japanese War, it seems that in the major battles, the Chinese side consistently fields large numbers of divisions, but not as many total troops as that …
asked Dec 22 '15 by congusbongus
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Jiang Baili was a famous Chinese military trainer who attended the Imperial Japanese Army Academy. Some sources, including the Wikipedia article, claims that he graduated top of the class and that … Japan and was admitted to the Seijo Gakko, the Japanese army preparatory school; and in 1904, sponsored by Liang Qichao, Jiang enrolled in the Shikan Gakko, the Japanese military academy. During his …
asked Nov 16 '15 by congusbongus
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up against troops like those of the Eighth Route Army: they defied conventional military modes of analysis and bloodied the Japanese army. The unique qualities of the Eighth Route Army are documented …
asked Jan 12 '15 by congusbongus
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I have heard that Japan had used reconnaissance balloons in WWII, especially in China as the Chinese lacked air power and effective anti-air weaponry. I know that balloons - airships to be precise - w …
asked Aug 26 '14 by congusbongus