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A region claimed by both Pakistan and India.

Kashmir shares a boarder with each of the aforementioned countries, but in 1947 (When independence was gained for Pakistan and India) it's maharajah, Hari Singh (descended of Gulab Singh), refused to meet an agreement with either nation, as he hoped to remain independent.

In October 1947, two months after the partition of Pakistan and India, Pathan tribesmen from Pakistan entered Kashmir, routed the maharajah's troops and moved towards the capital, Srinagar. Hari Singh asked India's assistance, which was granted only after he agreed to annex his state to India. The Pathans, as un-disciplined as they were warlike, stopped to loot the local population, giving India an opportunity to airlift reinforcements to Srinagar. Pakistani troops entered the war to support the Pathans. Fighting went back and forth.

This began the tensions between India and Pakistan which persist today.

In my opinion Kashmir belongs to India, and I hope to see it come under India's full control in the near future!
Kashmir is disputed territory!
by Rado December 18, 2004

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HMS
An abbreviation for "Her(His) Majesty's Ship" which is used to identify ships of the United Kingdom.
The HMS Victory has just sailed into Plymouth harbour
by Rado December 18, 2004

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An economic union of several European nations
Sod the EU, Home Rule for Britain!
by Rado December 19, 2004

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Generic name for Italians, used largely during the second world war by the British.
Those Ities are just a bunch of gangsters
by Rado September 22, 2004

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Slang term for a German
See also: Jerry and Kraut
by Rado February 05, 2005

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A war lasting from 1914 to 1918 between two groups of allied countries, the Allied and the Central Powers.

Important Allied Powers:
The British Empire
France
Russia (Until 1917)
United States (After 1917)

Important Central Powers:
Germany
Austria
The Ottoman Empire

This unfortunate conflict led to the deaths of millions of men on each side, nearly an entire generation wiped out. Entire classes of schoolboys signed up and died together.
The fighting parties at that time - Spring 1917 - were ready for peace when America entered. The 1916 disasters of Jutland, Verdun and Somme had taken most, if not all, of the fighting spirit out of Germany, Britain and France. There had been already several peace-proposals from German and Austrian sides and there were attempts at mediation going on by neutral Danish, Swedish and even American negotiators. Peace at that moment would have saved over one million British, French, American, and other lives. But because the United States suddenly wanted their share of the war all peace-talk became useless.
by Rado February 05, 2005

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See example of La Marseillaise for the official French lyrics and English lyrics of the French anthem, La Marseillaise
by Rado April 02, 2005

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