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The Great Game-Part 2/2

Posted Today at 01:19 AM by Darren Singh

When Russia invaded the Turkish Balkans in 1853, fear of Russian dominance in the Mediterranean and the Middle East led Britain and France to invade the Crimean Peninsula to destroy Russian naval capablities. The ensuing Crimean war which involved new techniques of modern warfare and was the only global war fought between Britain and another imperial power during the Pax Britannica, was a resounding defeat for Russia. The situation remained unsolved in Central Asia for two more decades, with Britain...
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The Great Game-Part 1/2

Posted Today at 12:48 AM by Darren Singh

During the 19th century,Britain and the Russian empire vied to fill the power vacuums that had been left by the declining Ottoman empire, Qajar dynasty and the Qing dynasty. This rivalry in Eurasia came to be known as the Great Game. As far as Britain was concerned ,defeats inflicted by Russia on Persia and Turkey demonstrated its imperial ambitions and capabalities and stoked fears over Britain of an overland invasion of India. In 1839,Britain moved to pre-empt this by invading Afghanistan, but...
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The Yom Kippur War (part 3 of 14)

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The negotiation attempts

On the 19th of June, 1967, Resolution 563 of the Israeli Government approved the secret principles regarding future negotiations with Egypt and Syria, based on the pre-existing international borders and the security of Israel. The Government decided that the Gaza Strip should remain in Israel, while there was no decision about the West Bank. [20]

On the 1st of September, 1967, during the Arab League summit in Khartoum, the “Three No’s” were...
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The Yom Kippur War (part 2 of 14)

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The War of Attrition and the construction of the Bar-Lev line

After the Six-Day War, the Israeli General Staff had the option to launch a preemptive attack, if war seemed imminent, or it was able to let the enemy attack first, thus paying the subsequent cost of damaging their international standing, and then use the space offered by the Sinai dessert to defend and counter-attack. The distance between the Egyptian airfields and the Israeli urban centers got considerably bigger. This...
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The Yom Kippur War (part 1 of 14)

Posted July 3rd, 2015 at 07:52 PM by Offspring
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The consequences of the Six-Day War

In 1967, Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian troops were heading towards Israel’s borders. Units from Iraq, Kuwait and other Arab nations were joining them. Israel was surrounded by a large number of tanks, planes and soldiers.

On the 16th of May, 1967, the Egyptian president, Gamel Abdel Nasser, asked the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) to withdraw from the Sinai.

Nasser:

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