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Overview page. Subjects: Law.

In legal usage in many contexts, the actual (what occurs in fact, and may be proved as a fact) is contrasted with what is deemed or implied by operation of ...

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Conclusion: war, terrorism, and future research

in Modern War

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Post-WW2 Military History. 2293 words.

The Conclusion sets out three important difficulties when researching the topic of modern war today: the unhelpful fragmentation of the research field on modern war, how to reconcile what...

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Nuclear Weapons

J.R. McKay.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 13481 words.

Since the end of the World War II, nuclear weapons have fascinated humanity, providing a sense of security for many while also inspiring great fear. The first and only uses of nuclear...

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Women in the Military

Reina Pennington.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 7008 words.

Women have played a variety of military roles throughout history, although many historians overlooked those roles until recently. Other disciplines, such as anthropology and sociology, have...

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Hiroshima/Nagasaki

Travis J. Hardy.

in Military History

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 12127 words.

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 August and 9 August 1945 represented the culmination of the struggle between Imperial Japan and the Allied powers during the Pacific War...

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Strategy

Beatrice Heuser.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 13938 words.

The term strategy is difficult to define and to circumscribe. It was not used in the Occident until the late 18th century, and since then its meaning has changed considerably. Today,...

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British Armed Forces, from the Glorious Revolution to Present

Ian F. W. Beckett.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 14369 words.

There has always been a sense in which the British experience of armed forces has been regarded as an exception. That exceptionalism has derived from Britain’s island status and its absence...

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Urban Warfare

Louis DiMarco.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 9915 words.

Urban warfare is a complex form of warfare whose uniqueness has always been recognized but whose importance was not emphasized by post-Napoleonic armies until the late 20th century. The...

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Tactics

Steven D. Fratt.

in Military History

P ublished online February 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 13695 words.

The study of tactics over time poses some problems for the researcher. In the original Greek and Latin, taktika/tactica meant the arranging of forces in an order of battle prior to the...

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