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Invading Southeast Asia, The Japanese Had Help

by Daniel Russ on September 14, 2015

Japanese POWs Capitalism tends to create enemies of those not born into its frameworks. It creates nationalists who look at their own country in a new light. The idyllic lifestyle enjoyed by Malaysian rice farmers was sorely missed when British and French and Dutch entrepreneurs bought large farms and began hiring locals and working them […]

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  Well, we know that answer. Machines will do amazing things. And cars ill fly. And infantry men will be spared harsh marches. Brains and computers will be indistinguishable and of course we will be in outer space. What a find.     . .   . . .   .   .   . […]

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The Battle Of The Crabs Went Badly For Two August And Revered British Military Leaders.

November 10, 2012

   Admiral William Penn In 1654, Admiral Willam Penn and General Robert Venables led a group of men into the reeds off of Rio Hayna. The men were in canoes that had disembarked from large troop carriers parked in the shallow waters off the coast of Jamaica. This operation was to take Jamaica from the […]

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The Handley Page 115 Testbed.

September 5, 2012

      The British in the late 1950s were in a race along with everyone else to produce the next generation of jet fighters and bombers. So test aircraft were built for very narrow technological purposes. The Handley page 115 was one such plane. In fact its narrow mission was to compile airflow data […]

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Capitalism Midwifed The Boer War.

July 14, 2012

  By the end of the 19th century, European powers some ascendant and some on the wane, all made a mad dash to occupy or otherwise replevin some significant holding in Africa. By the end of the 19th century there was hardly any space left to plant another European flag. Portugal had already controlled the […]

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Highlights From The Complex And Diverse Falklands Islands War.

May 26, 2012

  The British invested troops at San Carlos on the west end of East Falkland. They were waiting for heavy lift helicopters to be put into place at Port Stanley, 50 miles away at the east end of east island.  More than a dozen of the helicopters were in the Atlantic Conveyor a vast container […]

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The Falklands Islands War Was A Distraction From Not One Bad Economy, But Two.

May 25, 2012

For over a century, Great Britain and Argentina laid claim to the Falklands Islands, two islands 400 miles East of the southern tip of Argentina. The Argentines call them the Malvinas, and replevined them from Britain in early 1982. It was a simple act one Friday morning on April 2nd, 1982; over a 100 Argentine […]

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The Russians Scared Western Empires So Badly, France And England Fought On The Same Side In The Crimean War.

May 21, 2012

Russia was a behemoth, a power just by virtue of its immense size, its immense army and the one seventh of the surface of the Earth it had purview over. While Russians battled over whether Russia would be a Tsarist monarchy or a Republic, or a Marxist state, the Tsar was land grabbing. In the […]

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The 38 Minute War.

July 14, 2011

  On August 27th, 1896 a war was fought between the United Kingdom and the Zanzibar archipelago government in the Indian Ocean east of Tanzania. Sultan Hamad Bin Thuwaini died, and that was bad because he was friendly to the British merchants trading around East Africa. His successor was Sultan Khalid bin Barghash, a decidedly […]

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