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Comintern

Comintern  

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(Communist International)Organization of national communist parties for the propagation of communist doctrine with the aim of bringing about a world revolution. It was established by Lenin (1919) in ...
consequences of the war

consequences of the war  

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The Second World War ended in both major theatres in acts of total and undeniable capitulation. Victors and vanquished were plain for all to see. The chief aggressors, Germany and ...
French Indo-China

French Indo-China  

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Former French colonial empire in south-east Asia. Having gained early influence in the area through assisting Gia-Long in establishing the Vietnamese empire in the early 19th century, the French ...
Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere  

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The pseudo-political and economic union of Japanese-dominated Asian and Pacific territories during World War II. In the aftermath of Japan's dramatic conquests of 1941–42, some nationalist leaders ...
Java

Java  

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The agriculture-based societies of Java’s inland kingdoms developed rich cultural traditions based on the Hindu-Javanese religion and centred on the double-walled palace compounds (kraton). The ...
Netherlands East Indies

Netherlands East Indies  

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(NEI),colony in South-East Asia covering a huge area some 3,660 km. (2,275 mi.) wide by 1,825 km. (1,135 mi.) long, including Java, Sumatra, Dutch Borneo, Dutch New Guinea, Celebes, western Timor, ...
origins of the war

origins of the war  

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The events which led to the outbreak of the Second World War in Europe and the Pacific followed a well-known path—the via dolorosa of mankind in the 1930s and early ...
paramilitary

paramilitary  

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Adj. (of an unofficial force) organized similarly to a military force: soldiers and police have been killed in conflicts with the drug cartels and their paramilitary allies.n. pl. -ies[...]
Soviet exiles at war

Soviet exiles at war  

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The German armed forces made use of Soviet citizens because of manpower shortages. Very rapidly this became a political matter and heralded attempts to alter Nazi policy towards the population of the ...
Thakin

Thakin  

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(master), the common name for the Dobama Asi-ayone (We Burmans) Society, an amalgamation of two nationalist, communist-minded student groups, mostly from Rangoon University, who sought collaboration ...

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