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The process of moving to a position where the quantity supplied is equal to the quantity demanded, or the assumption that economic forces always ensure the equality of supply and demand. ...

North Sea

North Sea   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
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6,633 words
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...smaller, neutral North Sea navies no longer counted in the calculations of the great powers. Neither singly nor in combination could they defend neutral rights beyond their territorial waters. Within those boundaries, however, they played a vital role in asserting sovereignty, clearing mines, and escorting merchantmen. The Norwegian navy was especially taxed with having to protect a coastal route that was of vital importance to German merchant vessels seeking to evade the British blockade. The tightening of the blockade and the encroachments of German U-boats...

Scheldt Estuary, battle for

Scheldt Estuary, battle for   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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1,256 words
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...17 September, it did start attacking the network of gun batteries and other defences sited on Walcheren Island which dominated the mouth of the Scheldt. On 15 September Crerar's 1st Corps was committed to guarding the flank of the Second British Army during MARKET-GARDEN, so responsibility for clearing the banks of the Scheldt devolved on his 2nd Corps. His plans included a landing on Walcheren, once its dykes had been breached by Bomber Command and most of the inland German defences flooded or isolated, and the seizure of the area around Roosendaal and...

Germany, battle for

Germany, battle for   Reference library

Earl Ziemke

The Oxford Companion to World War II

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2003
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History, Military History, Social sciences, Warfare and Defence
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...but not over concerns from which he could profit. Nazi Germany's fate was sealed. The war was about to become a contest for shares in the victory, and the German capital, symbol of German militarism and expansionism, was regarded as the grand prize ( see Berlin, fall of ). 1. Clearing the Rhineland Though they had fought their first major battles on German soil as early as the previous autumn ( see Aachen and Huertgen Forest ), there was grave doubt that Eisenhower 's armies were credible contenders in a race for Berlin on 28 January, the day they...

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