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THIRTY YEARS WAR

 
 
spendius
 
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Reply Mon 17 Nov, 2008 06:38 pm
@Setanta,
Hey--Set said something sensible.
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msolga
 
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Reply Mon 17 Nov, 2008 06:59 pm
@Setanta,
Quote:
Aw man . . . i just want answers . . . i don't want to actually have to do any work . . .



<sigh> So typical of young people these days!
Bone lazy & expecting everything on a platter!
Spending all their time on My Face! Probably on drugs, too!
What hope for the future of mankind?

Do you own homework, sonny boy!!!!!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 17 Nov, 2008 07:09 pm
Bone idle, Darlin' . . . the expression you want is bone idle . . . i should know ! ! !
msolga
 
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Reply Mon 17 Nov, 2008 07:14 pm
@Setanta,
Quote:
Bone idle, Darlin' . . . the expression you want is bone idle . . . i should know ! ! !


See? You try to help them & they get uppity with you!
hamburger
 
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Reply Tue 18 Nov, 2008 12:04 pm
@msolga,
i suggest that set start with a more modest goal : the seven year war .
once he has masterd that subject and given us a presentation , we'll give him permission to go on to the "thirty year war" .
hbg

Quote:
The Seven Years War
1756-1763
The Seven Years War was a conflict between the major European powers with France, Austria, and Russia on one side and Great Britian and Prussia on the other.

The war coincided with the French / British colonial struggle in North America and India. As a result of the conflict Great Britain became the leader in overseas colonization and Prussia emerged as a powerful force in Europe.

Prussia began its rise to power during the Thirty Years War. Prussia became a kingdom in 1701. The Prussian king still owed allegiance to the Holy Roman emperor in Vienna, but rivalry between the two rulers was growing increasingly bitter.

Frederick the Great began his reign at the same time Maria Theresia became the monarch of Austria. When Frederick seized the province of Silesia from Austria Maria Theresia organized an alliance of France, Sweden, Russia, Saxony, Austria, and other countries. Frederick, who felt isolated, concluded a treaty with Great Britain.

Frederick struck first overrunning Saxony. Facing an opposition 20 times superior in population numbers, Prussia struggled for existence. Frederick utilized the advantage of his interior lines of communication to strike a number of decisive victories, but in 1759 the united Austrian and Russian forces nearly destroyed the Prussian army at the battle of Kunersdorf.

Frederick's salvation came with the death of the tsarina Elizabeth in 1762 which meant that Russia withdrew from the war. France and Sweden were exhausted and Austria deeply in debt. Austria had to negotiate a peace, Frederick kept Silesia, and Great Britain won North America and India.



see , the whole episode fits on one page !
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 18 Nov, 2008 12:21 pm
If you want modest, go with the war of Jenkin's Ear. History [of the]1700s-dot-com describes it as " . . . one of the wackiest wars in military history."
hamburger
 
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Reply Wed 19 Nov, 2008 05:53 pm
@Setanta,
how about "the one day war" ?

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Friday, Sep. 14, 1962
The One-Day War

After weeks of bluster and sporadic bloodshed, Algeria's Politburo Chief Ahmed ben Bella last week finally ordered his troops to seize the new nation's rebellious capital.

Within hours, motorized columns carrying 16,000 regular troops were rolling northward along three roads toward Algiers. Then they ran into roadblocks set up by defiant troops of Wilaya 4, the military district that includes Algiers and the surrounding region. As their trucks squealed to a halt, Ben Bella's troops embraced their foes at the barricades and sat down to drink coffee together. "Dear brother," one of Ben Bella's officers would say, "we have orders from the Politburo to advance on Algiers." A wilaya commander would reply: "Dear brother, we are sorry but we have orders not to let you pass." Then the brothers abandoned fraternity for fratricide.

and it got rather bloody ... ...


full story :
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,874449,00.html
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