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World Conflicts from the 19th Century to Present

written by: bas191
 
Known & less Known battles that shaped the world in which we live today

Question 1:


Ever since the Napoleonic wars, conscript troops were blamed for a lack of professionalism and could not be trusted. However, this changed at the 1866 battle at...?
Koniggratz
Schleswig Holstein
Palermo
Paris

Question 2:


This 1899 -1902 war marked the beginning of the decline of the British Empire
The Boxer uprising - China
Rebellion in India
The War of independence - Ireland
The Boer War - South Africa

Question 3:


In 1905 the Russian fleet engaged the Japanese fleet in front of the Korean coast. In order to reach Korea, the Russian fleet had to cross half of the world from their western ports. Believing they were battling Japanese torpedo boats in the North Sea, the Russian fleet mistakenly attacked British fishing ships.
False
True

Question 4:


In 1853 the Crimean War began. Which country was not part of the coalition against Russia?
France
United Kingdom
Kingdom of Piedmont
Austria

Question 5:


This conflict ended in a humiliating defeat for China and forced the opening of 5 ports to international trade; Canton, Shanghai, Foochow, Ningpo, and Amoy. Which conflict was it?
The Korean War 1950 - 1953
The 2nd Sin--Japanese War 1937 - 1945
The Vietnam invasion - 1979
The first Opium War 1839 - 1842

Question 6:


This Civil War raged between 1967 - 1970, costing an estimated 1 million people their lives. In the aftermath the Non-Governmental Organization Medicins sans Frontiere was created in 1971. In which country did this civil war take place?
Congo
Nigeria
Cambodia
Algeria

Question 7:


This conflict lead to the start of a period which is referred to as 'The Catastrophe' by the defeated. Which conflict is this?
The Kashmir Conflict - 1947
The Arab-Israel War - 1948
The Soviet Annexation of the Baltic States; Estonia, Lithuania & Latvia - 1940
The Armenian uprisal - 1915

Question 8:


On April 24th 1916 an uprising took place in this country in an attempt to gain independence from the UK. Where did this uprising take place?
Ireland; The Easter Uprising
India; The Sepoy Mutiny
Egypt; The Urabi revolt
The Palestine Mandate ; Zionist Uprising

Question 9:


When and where did the 'Velvet Revolution' take place?
1989 ; Tiananmen Square, Beijing; China
2000 ; Belgrade ; Yugoslavia
1989 ; Prague ; Czechoslovakia
2003 ; Tbilisi ; Georgia

Question 10:


The 'United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan' is also known as?
Al-Qaeda
Northern Alliance
Taliban
Amir al-Mu'Minin

 


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