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  Prussian Minister of War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Prussian War Ministry was gradually established between 1808 and 1809 as part of a series of reforms initiated by the Military Reorganization Commission created after the disastrous Treaty of Paris.
The War Ministry was to help bring the army under constitutional control, and, along with the General Staff systematize the conduct of warfare.
Gerhard von Scharnhorst, the most prominent and influential of the reformers, served as acting war minister from roughly 1808 until 1810 (he was also Chief of the General Staff).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Prussian_Minister_of_War   (141 words)

 Encyclopedia: Minister of War
World War II, the change was made from war to defence, and also often involved putting the defence minister in charge of both land and sea warfare.
War Department and the Seal The United States Department of the Navy was established by an Act of Congress on April 30, 1798, to provide administrative and technical support, and civilian leadership to the United States Navy.
Prussia: This article is part of the series Politics of Prussia Kingdom of Prussia Prime Minister of Prussia German General Staff Prussian Minister of War Foreign Minister of Prussia The Prussian War Ministry was gradually established between 1808 and 1809 as part of a series of reforms initiated by the Military...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Minister-of-War   (2538 words)

 Japanese High Command - World War 2
Prime Minister, Chief of Staff of the Army, and Minister of War from October 1941 until July 1944.
Appointed Prime Minister after the fall of Tojo in 1944, Koiso was almost a token Prime Minister as he was not party to any military decisions.
Minister of the Navy and Commander in Chief of the 1st Fleet.
www.secondworldwar.co.uk /japs.html   (330 words)

 Hideki Tojo
In July 1941 Tojo was appointed by Fumimaro Kondoye as minister of war.
However, as the Sino-Japanese War dragged on, the only objectives that bore consideration were: (1) a swift peace between Japan and China; (2) the maintenance of international peace; and (3) the restoration of national power.
War was decided upon at the Imperial Conference on December 1, 1941, and the shift to real operations was made at this point.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWtojo.htm   (1827 words)

 Profumo, John Dennis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
After studying at Harrow and Oxford, he entered Parliament as a Conservative member in 1940 and left in 1945 for an appointment as chief of staff in Japan.
Returning to Parliament in 1950, he held several posts, becoming (1960) Harold Macmillan’s secretary of war.
He resigned from the cabinet in 1963 after lying to the House of Commons about his affair with teen-age showgirl Christine Keeler, who was also involved with a Soviet naval attaché.
www.bartleby.com /65/pr/Profumo.html   (148 words)

 Encyclopedia: Prussian Minister of War
The Kingdom of Prussia existed from 1701 until 1918, and from 1871 was the leading kingdom of the German Empire, comprising in its last form almost two-thirds of the area of the Empire.
The Prime Minister (Ministerpräsident) of Prussia existed in one form or another from 1792 until the dissolution of Prussia in 1947.
Albrecht Graf von Roon Prussian Minister of War Albrecht Theodor Graf Emil von Roon (30 April 1803 - 23 February 1879) was a Prussian soldier and politician.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Prussian-Minister-of-War   (2587 words)

 OSMAN - LoveToKnow Article on OSMAN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Appointed a captain, in the Imperial Guard, he went through the campaigns of the Lebanon in 1860 and of Crete in 1867 to 1869, under Mustapha Pasha, when he distinguished himself at the capture of the convent of Hagia Georgia, and was promoted lieut.-colonel.
Appointed to command the army corps at Widin in 1876 on the declaration of war by Servia, he defeated Tchnernaieff at Saitschar and again at Yavor in July, invaded Servia and captured Alexinatz and Deligrad in October, when the war ended.
In December 1878 he became war minister, afid held the post, with a small break, until 1885.
80.1911encyclopedia.org /O/OS/OSMAN.htm   (490 words)

 Defense minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Since the end of World War II, the change was made from war to defense, and also often involved putting the defense minister in charge of both land and sea warfare.
Another common reform which occurred at the end of World War II was to place the defense minister in a National Security Council or inner cabinet which allows the head of government to coordinate both military and diplomatic activities.
In the United States, the defense minister has been called the Secretary of Defense since 1947, when the once separate War Department and the Department of the Navy were merged (though the Secretary of the Navy still exists to this day, however it is no longer a Cabinet level position).
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/defense_minister   (518 words)

 Chapter Chapter 9 of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
This feeling was intensified when he saw the minister of war sitting at a big table, and for the first two minutes taking no notice of his entrance.
The minister of war had his bald head, with grey curls on the temple, held low between two wax candles; he was reading some papers, and marking them with a pencil.
Prince Andrey felt that either the minister of war took less interest in the doings of Kutuzov’s army than in any other subject demanding his attention, or that he wanted to make the Russian attaché feel this.
www.bibliomania.com /0/0/52/96/19189/2.html   (758 words)

 Minister of Production - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Minister of Production was a British government position that existed during the Second World War, heading the Ministry of Production.
Initially the post was called "Minister of War Production" when it was created in February 1942, but the first Minister, Lord Beaverbrook, resigned after only two weeks in office.
A month later upon the appointment of the second holder the post was titled "Minister of Production".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minister_of_Production   (130 words)

 INS Scholarship 1998: Henri Clarke, Minister of War, and the Malet Conspiracy
Henri Clarke, Minister of War, and the Malet Conspiracy
Général Henri Jacques Guillaume Clarke, Napoleon's Minister of War, was both a competent administrator and shrewd politician.
It is the purpose of this paper to examine Clarke's development of the Ministry of War throughout the period May to December 1812 and to determine how Clarke used the Malet "conspiracy" to augment the function of the Ministry as well as the immediate consequences of his actions.
www.napoleon-series.org /ins/scholarship98/c_clarke.html   (5045 words)

 Letter to Canadian Minister of War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We guess the peace zucchini we presented to you over the summer didn't quite have the effect we had hoped for, because you are spending untold billions to help attack and destroy one of the poorest countries on Earth while people die here at home for lack of affordable housing and decent income.
Indeed, the sanctions represent the use of starvation as a means of waging war, a crime by any humanitarian standard.
We call on you to be a person of conscience, to say no to war, and to stop promoting violence as a means of solving conflict.
www.labournet.net /world/0201/candiss1.html   (546 words)

 CNN.com - Yugoslav war crimes suspect dies in suicide - April 13, 2002
The U.N. war crimes tribunal indicted Stojiljkovic along with Milosevic in 1999.
Stojiljkovic was in charge of Serbia's special police under Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and was considered one of the top aides to Milosevic, who left office in the fall of 2000.
Milosevic is standing trial in The Hague, and the debate over whether to extradite other former war crimes suspects from the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s has divided Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica's government.
edition.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/04/13/yugoslavia.war.crimes   (443 words)

 CNN.com - Israeli defense minister: Wider war possible - April 1, 2002
JERUSALEM (CNN) -- The Israeli defense minister on Monday accused militant group Hezbollah of trying to heighten tensions in the region and said that a wider regional war is possible.
The defense minister predicted it would take at least a week to determine whether Israel's attempt to crack down on Palestinians can halt the spate of suicide bombings that has wracked the nation.
The defense minister said he supports the Saudi peace proposal under which the Israelis would pull back to pre-1967 borders as a basis for a deal.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/meast/04/01/mideast.ben.eliezer   (739 words)

 t r u t h o u t - British Minister: War Clains Were 'Fantasy'
Government claims that war on Iraq was justified by the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction were dismissed as "fantasy" by a minister sacked in last month's reshuffle.
But the US-UK coalition's failure to find evidence of WMD in the 12 weeks since the fall of Baghdad suggests that the warnings were "over-egged", he said.
At the time of the war debate, Mr Meacher said he "believed what the intelligence services and the Government were saying" when they claimed Saddam possessed WMD capabilities that could threaten UK interests.
www.truthout.org /docs_03/070403G.shtml   (313 words)

 CNN.com - Rebecca MacKinnon: Japan's prime minister visits a war shrine - August 13, 2001
Fourteen were convicted as "class A" war criminals by a special Tokyo war crimes tribunal administered by the allied powers.
Since the war, Shinto is no longer the state religion and the emperor no longer claims to be divine (although there is a very small number of Japanese who still believe he is).
Because war criminals are enshrined there, people in Asia and elsewhere who fell victim to the policies carried out by the Japanese armies in World War II believe that the prime minister's visit to the shrine sends an ominous signal.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/east/08/13/Debrief.MacKinnon.otsc   (1168 words)

 Nacional, interview with Ivica Pancic, the new Croatian Minister for War Veterans' Affairs, 7/21/00
War Path of the Minister for War Veterans' Affairs
After the appointment the youngest minister in the Government for weeks reacted with obvious unease when in informal conversations colleagues or friends addressed him by his function as "Mr.
Since he started his showdown with fake disabled war veterans, threats and accusations have become a daily occurrence, and one in a series was sent last week by Marinko Liovic, the president of HVIDRa.
www.ex-yupress.com /nacional/nacional6.html   (1924 words)

 India's Defence Minister Fernandes Talks Of War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The arrests of dozens of members of the two groups that India blames for the December 13 suicide attack on its parliament, were intended not to disable the militants but to mislead the US, Fernandes said.
With the British prime minister expected to visit the region in the next few days, Fernandes said India would wait to see whether various diplomatic efforts had succeeded in getting Pakistan to take effective action against the groups.
But he was categorical that there had been no change on the ground, where he said the accused groups continue to commit acts of terrorism.
www.rense.com /general18/talks.htm   (383 words)

 CNN.com - Bosnian minister faces war trial - September 25, 2001
He was taken to the United Nations war crimes detention centre in The Hague after flying to the Netherlands from Sarajevo, a prosecution spokeswoman said.
Justice Minister Zvonko Mijan told Bosnia's BH Radio One: "I can only say that this is about so-called command responsibility," Reuters news agency reported.
At the beginning of the conflict, Bosnia's Muslims and Croats started the 1992-5 war as allies against the Serbs but fought their own war in 1993.
archives.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/09/25/hague.surrender   (379 words)

 Minister of War: Reports
We (the prime minister, home office minister and the Minister of war) have already been to congradulate them personally in an extremely 'low-key' parade.
After the war with Carldenburg, we need to gently return teh armed forces to normak size, but at teh same getting thigs done.
Army at teh moment 235,000 army personnel 1050 main battle tanks Projected Peacetime army Note: Thes enumbers are based on the on the ration of perosnnel/tanks to population as what is in the case in the UK.
britannica.6.forumer.com /a/minister-of-war-reports_post101.html   (581 words)

 CNN.com - Bosnian minister denies war crimes - September 27, 2001
The former commander of the Bosnian Muslim-led army, and now minister for refugees and social affairs in Bosnia's Muslim-Croat federation, surrendered to the U.N. court at the Hague on Tuesday.
He is charged with violating the laws and customs of war, and is the highest ranking Bosnian Muslim to appear at the court.
Halilovic formed his own political party after the war and became a leader of the reformist Alliance for Change which took power from nationalists after last year's general election.
cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/09/27/hague.court/index.html   (512 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Serb minister puts war crime suspect on party list
BELGRADE – Serbia's interior minister Monday included a police chief indicted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal on his party's list of candidates for this month's general election.
Reflecting a mood of increased defiance against the tribunal in Serbia, minister Dusan Mihajlovic said his Liberals would also have put an indicted army general on their list but he was too sick to stand for parliament.
The minister said he had proved his worth after Milosevic was ousted in a mass uprising in 2000.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20031208-0742-serbiamontenegro-candidate.html   (383 words)

 Japan's New Premier, October 17, 1941.
He has held several high offices in the Army, notably that of Chief of Staff of the Kwantung Army, Vice Minister of War and Inspector General of Aviation.
He has been called the father of modern Japanese Army strategy and is known to be anti-foreign, with a particular dislike for the Russians and an open admiration for German methods.
He created a sensation in 1938 when, as Vice Minister of War, he predicted that Japan would have to fight Russia as well as China.
www.ibiblio.org /pha/timeline/411017amie.html   (253 words)

 Oliver Kamm: 'Worst Minister since the War'
Deregulation, scaling back the public sector and taming union militancy were strictly necessary in the 1980s, though Mrs Thatcher was at fault in not stressing equally the responsibility of the state to recognise and alleviate the social consequences of economic change.
Baroness Williams, articulate exponent of the Liberal Democrats’ opposition to tuition fees – a straight subsidy to the middle classes at the expense of the taxpayer - is eminently recognisable from her earlier persona as the defender of privileged sectional interests and the promoter of increased inequality.
Truly, she is the worst and – as her proclaimed beliefs are the exact opposite, for she complains at the erosion under Tony Blair of Labour’s ‘bedrock principles’ - least philosophically coherent minister since the war.
oliverkamm.typepad.com /blog/2004/03/worst_minister_.html   (2191 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Guardian daily comment | The prime minister is a war criminal
Blair is a war criminal who should be locked up behind bars without a vote, not standing for election.
They too are led by war criminals, caught up in supporting a war of aggression that their traditional Arabist loyalties might perhaps have led them to greet with less enthusiasm had they been in power at the time.
Their passivity over the war has occurred against a background of wider collapse, for the Tory party, like the monarchy, the Church of England and the BBC, is in terminal decline.
www.guardian.co.uk /comment/story/0,3604,1470239,00.html   (991 words)

 Jihad Watch: Thai minister warns of war with Muslim south
Tension escalated between Thailand's Buddhist majority and its Muslim minority yesterday as the country's defense minister warned of a bloody war between the two communities.
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra traveled to Pattani province in the heart of the Muslim-majority deep south in an attempt to head off a rising tide of violence.
Speaking in a radio interview in Bangkok, Thammarak compared the Muslim militancy in the south to the communist insurgency that was widespread in the area in the 1970s.
www.jihadwatch.org /archives/000861.php   (876 words)

The Minister of War has 1 vote in the Chamber of Deputies.
The Minister of War has the ability to grant any Brigade General, the Air Force Commander, or the Admiral of the Navy the "NEW WEAPONS" chit each turn just before the budget is announced by El Presidente.
Also, because of his command staff, the Minister of War may move 2 groups during each coup phase should he manage to gain control of that many.
www.alanemrich.com /Games_Archive_pages/Junta_variant.htm   (744 words)

 USATODAY.com - India's prime minister says war is under discussion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NEW DELHI, India (AP) — India's prime minister said on Wednesday that the government is discussing war, as well as diplomacy, as a response to last week's suicide attack on Parliament that it blames on Pakistan-based militants.
A government spokesman in Islamabad, Anwar Mahmood, said if the option of war "is exercised by India, then it will be paid back in the same coin." He said India was not interested in finding out the truth about the attack, but in maligning Pakistan.
Home Minister Lal K. Advani said India's government was consulting with the army and political parties to determine how to respond to the attack on Parliament.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2001/12/19/india.htm   (817 words)

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