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Pacific Ocean Theater Of World War II
Pacific WarChina Pacific Ocean South-East Asia South West Pacific Japan Manchuria (1945)Mediterranean and Middle EastNorth Africa Horn of Africa Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Malta Yugoslavia Iraq Syria–Lebanon Iran Italy Dodecanese Southern FranceOther campaignsAtlantic Arctic Strategic bombing America French West Africa MadagascarContemporaneous warsChinese Civil War USSR–Japan Border Wars French–Thai Ecuadorian–Peruvian War Ili RebellionU.S. 5th Marines evacuate injured personnel during actions on Guadalcanal on November 1, 1942.USS Bunker Hill hit by two Kamikazes in thirty seconds on 11 May 1945 off KyushuThe Pacific Ocean theater, during World War II, was a major theater of the war between the Allies and the Empire of Japan
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Borneo
Borneo
Borneo
(/ˈbɔːrnioʊ/; Malay: Pulau Borneo, Indonesian: Kalimantan) is the third-largest island in the world and the largest in Asia.[note 1] At the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia, in relation to major Indonesian islands, it is located north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra. The island is politically divided among three countries: Malaysia
Malaysia
and Brunei
Brunei
in the north, and Indonesia
Indonesia
to the south.[1] Approximately 73% of the island is Indonesian territory. In the north, the East Malaysian states of Sabah
Sabah
and Sarawak
Sarawak
make up about 26% of the island. Additionally, the Malaysian federal territory of Labuan
Labuan
is situated on a small island just off the coast of Borneo
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Ili Rebellion
China National Revolutionary Army
National Revolutionary Army
(later Armed Forces) Soviet Union Turkestan White movementCommanders and leaders Chiang Kai-shek Bai Chongxi Ma Bufang Zhang Zhizhong Ma Chengxiang Ma Xizhen Han Youwen Liu Bin-Di † Ospan Batyr
Ospan Batyr
(1946-1951) Yulbars Khan Masud Sabri Joseph Stalin Ehmetjan Qasim Abdulkerim Abbas Ishaq Beg A. Polinov F
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Battle Of Madagascar
 British Empire United Kingdom  India  Northern Rhodesia  Southern Rhodesia Tanganyika  Australia
Australia
(naval only)  South Africa Netherlands
Netherlands
(naval only) Non-combatant Support: Belgium<
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Chinese Civil War
Chinese Communist victoryMajor combat ended, but no armistice or peace treaty signed Small pockets of insurgency continued through the 1960sTerritorial changes Communist Party of China
Communist Party of China
takeover of mainland China
China
and Hainan People's Republic o
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Adriatic Campaign Of World War II
The Adriatic Campaign of World War II
World War II
was a minor naval campaign fought during World War II
World War II
between the Greek, Yugoslavian and Italian navies, the Kriegsmarine, and the Mediterranean squadrons of the United Kingdom, France, and the Yugoslav Partisan naval forces. Considered a somewhat insignificant part of th
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Ecuadorian–Peruvian War
Peruvian Victory:Signing of the Rio de Janeiro ProtocolBelligerents Peru  EcuadorCommanders and leaders Manuel Prado
Manuel Prado
y Ugarteche Eloy G. Ureta Carlos Alberto Arroyo del Río Luis RodríguezStrengthBy 5 July 1941: 15,723 troops 11 tanks 24 guns of the Agrupamiento del Norte Later: 68,100 troops 24 tanks 120 guns 132,000 parmilitary and militiaIn Amazonia: 5,300 troops 8 guns. In Quito: 12,000 troopsAt the beginning of offensive, numbers have been estimated between 15,200 and 30,000 men.The Ecuadorian–Peruvian War, known locally as the War of '41 (Spanish: Guerra del 41), was a South American border war fought between 5–31 July 1941. It was the first of three military conflicts between Ecuador
Ecuador
and Peru
Peru
during the 20th century. During the war, Peru occupied the western Ecuadorian province of El Oro and parts of the Andean province of Loja
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Battle Of The Mediterranean
  Italy
Italy
(until 1943)  Germany  Italian Social Republic Vichy France[nb 1]Casualties and lossesUp to September 1943: Total: 76 warships of 315,500 tons 48 submarines Up to September 1943: Italy: 83 warships of 195,100 tons 84 submarines 2,018,616 tons of merchant shipping[1] Germany: 68 submarines France: 11 warships of ~72,000 tons 7 submarines[2]v t eMediterranean and Middle East TheatreAdriatic North Africa East Africa Mediterranean Sea Gibraltar Malta Bahrain Balkans Yugoslavia Iraq Syria–Lebanon Palestine Iran Sicily Italian mainland Dodecanese Corsica Dragoonv t e
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Kamikaze
Kamikaze
Kamikaze
(神風, [kamikaꜜ͜dze] ( listen); "divine wind" or "spirit wind"), officially Tokubetsu Kōgekitai (特別攻撃隊, " Special
Special
Attack Unit"), were a part of the Japanese Special
Special
Attack Units of military aviators who initiated suicide attacks for the Empire of Japan
Empire of Japan
against Allied naval vessels in the closing stages of the Pacific campaign of World War II, designed to destroy warships more effectively than was possible with conventional air attacks. About 3,800 kamikaze pilots died during the war, and more than 7,000 naval personnel were killed by kamikaze attacks.[1] Kamikaze
Kamikaze
aircraft were essentially pilot-guided explosive missiles, purpose-built or converted from conventional aircraft
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Theater (warfare)
In warfare, a theater or theatre (see spelling differences) is an area or place in which important military events occur or are progressing.[1][2] A theater can include the entirety of the air space, land and sea area that is or that may potentially become involved in war operations.[3]Contents1 Theater of war 2 Theater of operations 3 Soviet and Russian Armed Forces 4 United States 5 See also 6 ReferencesTheater of war[edit] In his book On War, Carl von Clausewitz
Carl von Clausewitz
defines the term as one that: "Denotes properly such a portion of the space over which war prevails as has its boundaries protected, and thus possesses a kind of independence. This protection may consist of fortresses, or important natural obstacles presented by the country, or even in its being separated by a considerable distance from the rest of the space embraced in the war
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Commonwealth Of The Philippines
The Commonwealth of the Philippines
Philippines
(Spanish: Commonwealth de Filipinas,[1][3] Tagalog: Komonwelt ng Pilipinas) was the administrative body that governed the Philippines
Philippines
from 1935 to 1946, aside from a period of exile in the Second World War
Second World War
from 1942 to 1945 when Japan occupied the country. It replaced the Insular Government, a United States
United States
territorial government, and was established by the Tydings–McDuffie Act. The Commonwealth was designed as a transitional administration in preparation for the country's full achievement of independence.[10] During its more than a decade of existence, the Commonwealth had a strong executive and a Supreme Court
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Dutch East Indies
The Dutch East Indies
East Indies
(or Netherlands
Netherlands
East-Indies; Dutch: Nederlands(ch)-Indië; Indonesian: Hindia Belanda) was a Dutch colony consisting of what is now Indonesia. It was formed from the nationalised colonies of the Dutch East India Company, which came under the administration of the Dutch government in 1800. During the 19th century, the Dutch possessions and hegemony were expanded, reaching their greatest territorial extent in the early 20th century. This colony was one of the most valuable European colonies under the Dutch Empire's rule,[4] and contributed to Dutch global prominence in spice and cash crop trade in the 19th to early 20th century.[5] The colonial social order was based on rigid racial and social structures with a Dutch elite living separate from but linked to their native subjects.[6] The term Indonesia
Indonesia
came into use for the geographical location after 1880
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USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
USS Bunker Hill (CV/CVA/CVS-17, AVT-9) was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II
World War II
for the United States Navy. The ship was named for the Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Bunker Hill
in the American Revolutionary War. Commissioned in May 1943 and sent to the Pacific Theater of Operations, the ship participated in battles in the Southwest Pacific, Central Pacific and the drive toward Japan through Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and air raids on the Japanese homeland. While covering the invasion of Okinawa, Bunker Hill was struck by two kamikazes in quick succession, setting the vessel on fire. Casualties exceeded 600, including 346 confirmed dead and an additional 43 missing,[1] the second heaviest personnel losses suffered by any carrier to survive the war after Franklin. After the attack, Bunker Hill returned to the U.S
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Franco-Thai War
Indecisive[1]Japanese-mediated ceasefire[2]Territorial changes On Japanese decision, disputed territories in French Indochina
French Indochina
ceded by France
France
to Thailand[3]:22[4]:78Belligerents Vichy FranceFrench Indochina&
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Allies Of World War II
The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations
United Nations
from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers
Axis powers
during the Second World War (1939–1945). The Allies promoted the alliance as seeking to stop German, Japanese and Italian aggression. At the start of the war on 1 September 1939, the Allies consisted of France, Poland and the United Kingdom, and dependent states, such as British India. Within days they were joined by the independent Dominions
Dominions
of the British Commonwealth: Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.[1] After the start of the German invasion of North Europe till the Balkan Campaign, the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, and Yugoslavia joined the Allies
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French West Africa In World War II
Pacific WarChina Pacific Ocean South-East Asia South West Pacific Japan Manchuria (1945)Mediterranean and Middle EastNorth Africa Horn of Africa Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Malta Yugoslavia Iraq Syria–Lebanon Iran Italy Dodecanese Southern FranceOther campaignsAtlantic Arctic Strategic bombing America French West Africa MadagascarContemporaneous warsChinese Civil War USSR–Japan Border Wars French–Thai Ecuadorian–Peruvian War Ili RebellionIn World War II, French West Africa
French West Africa
(Afrique occidentale française, AOF) was not the scene of major fighting. Only one large-scale action took place there: the Battle of Dakar
Battle of Dakar
(23–25 September 1940). The region remained under the control of Vichy France
Vichy France
after the fall of France (25 June 1940) and until the Allied invasion of North Africa (8–16 November 1942)
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