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Based on the persistent comments by Hans, this new OP seems really keen to get an answer. So I will try. But I have a qualifier, and that is I'm not really that interested in rehashing political debates (which it could turn into, very quickly) on the Korean war. I'd rather delete this answer if that's the case. Let's start with a timeline (Jun 25, 1950 – ...


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Question: The reason for the stalemate of the korean war. . Short Answer: The United Nations forces did not enjoy overwhelming Military Advantages in the Korean War. The UN forces had no answer for the Soviet T-34(medium tank) initially in the Korean war. US Army War College: The Armor Debacle in Korea, 1950: ...


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Very, very late, but this is not a USN blouse. Color is too blue, not enough navy blue. It does, however, look like a cadet blouse from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. The star on the sleeve indicates high academic standing and the single small stripe above the black stripe indicates a first classman, a senior. All the VPI blouses had the black sleeve ...


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The shift from iron to steel for big guns began in 1847. That's not when the militaries adopted it of course. But the idea, the process and the prototype began at that time. Alfred Krupp and his competitor Jacob Mayer were the first to cast steel into this form. With Mayer being the now less known but more innovative part for steel casting. They stole ...


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In the late Medieval (1356) period The Battle of Poitiers during the hundred years war is an example of effective flanking. Mid battle the French lead another charge and the English led a simultaneous charge accompanied by a flanking manuvoure led by de Buch. The French were "Stunned by the attack, the impetus carried the English and Gascon forces ...


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The story that you are looking for is laid out in The Arms of Krupp, by William Manchester. It begins in the 1850's when Alfred Krupp built his industrial empire on the sale of rail stock, and his patented, seamless rail tire. Krupp was obsessed with the idea of steel ordnance, and devoted a significant amount of resources to its development from the ...


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Did America participate in China's Civil War (1945-9), to repel the Communists? No, they did not. Marhsall's role was to intermediate between Chiang Kaishek's Nationalists and Mao's Communist, to avert a civil war. Not to start one, nor to use force against the Communists. Truman was blamed during later stages of the Civil War (1945-9), when it going the ...


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Offhand, I can think of the Battle of Tagliacozzoa, 23 August 1268. The Guelf and Ghibelline forces were separated by a bridge over a river. Some of the Ghibellines were sent to a ford a few miles away and crossed to attack the Guelfs from the rear. The Guelfs were defeated by the double attack in the first phase of the battle. If eastern Roman of "...


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Here's my stab at it, coming from just reading This Kind of War* by Fehrenbach. (Apologies: my first read on the Korean War. However, the Cold War is my favorite historical period, along with asymmetric warfare). Past the initial mad yo-yo-ing the 2 other answers have provided maps for, Truman understood that this was a sideshow . "Domino Theory" dates ...


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