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Jalalabad

, and moved its armed forces via the Khaybar pass and Quetta towards Jalalabad and Qandahar, respectively. Unable to offer effective military resistance, on 23 December 1878, the Amir left Kabul for Turkestan, intending to seek Russian aid for the defense of his domains. Sher Ali died on 21 February 1879 near Balkh and his son, Mohammad Yaqub Khan, declared himself Emir of Afghanistan. On 26 May 1879, after preliminary correspondence with Cavagnari and prior


Tobruk

much of the small Italian expeditionary corps. thumb left Italian troops firing on the Turks in Tripoli (1911) (File:Italoturca1.jpg) Successively Italian troops landed at Tobruk after a brief bombardment on December 4, 1911, occupied the seashore and marched towards the hinterlands facing weak resistance (Resistance (military)). "1911–1912 Turco-Italian War and Captain Mustafa Kemal". Ministry of Culture of Turkey, edited


Kingdom of Serbia

monument erected by German general Mackensen to the Serbian defenders of Belgrade thumb left In October 1915, Mackensen, in command of the newly formed Army Group Mackensen (''Heeresgruppe Mackensen'', which included the German 11th army, Austro-Hungarian 3rd army, and Bulgarian 1st army), led a renewed German-Austro-Hungarian (Austria-Hungary)-Bulgarian campaign against Serbia (Kingdom of Serbia). The campaign finally crushed effective military resistance in Serbia but failed to destroy


Balkh

Mawara An-Nahr , with Samarkand). On 21 November the British declared war on Afghanistan, occupied the Korram valley and the Paywar pass, and moved its armed forces via the Khaybar pass and Quetta towards Jalalabad and Qandahar, respectively. Unable to offer effective military resistance, on 23 December 1878, the Amir left Kabul for Turkestan, intending to seek Russian aid for the defense of his domains. Sher Ali died on 21 February 1879 near Balkh and his son


Salerno

campania ferries.html publisher ItalyHeaven.co.uk title Ferries from Naples date 2007-06-26 Six weeks after the surrender of Palermo, Garibaldi attacked Messina. Within a week its citadel surrendered. Having conquered Sicily, Garibaldi proceeded to the mainland, crossing the Straits of Messina with the Neapolitan fleet at hand. The garrison at Reggio Calabria promptly surrendered. Progressing northward, the populace everywhere hailed him and military resistance faded: on August 18 and 21 people of Basilicata and Puglia, two regions of the Kingdom of Naples, had autonomously declared their annexation to the Kingdom of Italy. At the end of August Garibaldi was at Cosenza, and on September 5 at Eboli, near Salerno. Meanwhile, Naples had declared a state of siege, and on September 6 the king gathered the 4,000 troops still faithful to him and retreated over the Volturno river. The next day Garibaldi, with a few followers, entered by train into Naples, where the people openly welcomed him. Alcohol and the mineral acids According to Forbes "no proof was ever found that the Arabs knew alcohol or any mineral acid in a period before they were discovered in Italy, whatever the opinion of some modern authors may be on this point." WikiPedia:Salerno Commons:Category:Salerno


Goryeo

the northern areas of Korean peninsula after the invasions and incorporated them into their empire. , p.53. After the peace treaty with Goryeo, the Mongols planned to conquer Japan by allying with Goryeo troops again; in 1274 and 1281 two campaigns to Japan (Mongol invasions of Japan) took place; however, it failed due to a heavy storm (called the Kamikaze (Kamikaze#Definition and etymology)) and strong military resistance. The Goryeo became


Timbuktu

the coasts and rivers. Samory Ture (Samory)'s newly-founded Wassoulou Empire was the last to fall, and with his capture in 1898, military resistance to French colonial rule effectively ended. thumb West Africa after the Moroccan invasion. (File:WestAfrica1625.png) The Songhai Empire, was a western African (West Africa) state centered in eastern Mali. From the early 15th to the late 16th century, it was one of the largest (List of largest empires) African empires in history


Faroe Islands

of Iceland, Faroe Islands and Greenland. Apart from the Nordic colonies, Denmark ruled over Danish India (Tranquebar in India) from 1620 to 1869, the Danish Gold Coast (Ghana) from 1658 to 1850, and the Danish West Indies (the U.S. Virgin Islands (United States Virgin Islands)) from 1671 to 1917. Germany's invasion of Denmark on 9 April 1940  – code named Operation Weserübung  – met only two hours of military resistance before the Danish government surrendered. Economic co-operation between Germany and Denmark continued until 1943, when the Danish government refused further co-operation and its navy (Royal Danish Navy) sank most of its ships and sent as many of their officers as they could to Sweden. During the war, the government was helpful towards the Danish Jewish minority, and the Danish resistance performed a rescue operation (Rescue of the Danish Jews) that managed to get most of them to Sweden and safety shortly before the Germans planned to round up the Danish Jews. Denmark led many "inside operations" or sabotage against the German facilities. Iceland severed ties to Denmark and became an independent republic, and in 1948, the Faroe Islands gained home rule. thumb The Kingdom of Denmark (Denmark, Greenland (File:The Danish Commonwealth.gif) and the Faroe Islands). The Kingdom of Denmark is a unitary state, however Greenland and the Faroe Islands were granted autonomy in 1948 and 1979 respectively, having previously had the status of counties. The working autonomies in Europe - Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker (GFBV). Retrieved 13 March 2012. Extensive powers have been devolved (devolution) to Greenland and the Faroe Islands which have their own governments and legislatures and are effectively self-governing in regards to domestic affairs. However, the devolved legislatures are subordinate to the Folketing where the two territories are represented by two seats each. High Commissioners ( Commons:Category:Faroe Islands WikiPedia:Faroe Islands Dmoz:Regional Europe Faroe Islands


Nanjing

and communism in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam ''. Indiana University Press; 2001. ISBN 9780253338549. p. 4–19. The Treaty of Huế (Treaty of Huế (1884)), concluded in 1884, formed the basis for French colonial rule in Vietnam for the next seven decades. In spite of military resistance, most notable by the Can Vuong of Phan Dinh Phung, by 1888 the area of the current-day nations of Cambodia and Vietnam was made


Mecca

in asceticism while agreeing to sweep the religious school for its keeper who provided him a room to live in. He married the keeper's daughter that year who was later to accompany him to Sabzavar. At this time, no one knew his real identity and degree of knowledge. woman who led military resistance to prevent the Ottoman recapture of Mecca. She was from


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