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  Pacific War - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The Pacific War occurred in the Pacific Ocean, its islands, and in Asia.
The Pacific War Council was formed in Washington on April 1, 1942, with a membership consisting of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, his key advisor Harry Hopkins, and representatives from Britain, China, Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Canada.
Midway was the turning-point of the naval war in the Pacific theatre.
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  War of the Pacific - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The War of the Pacific, sometimes called the Saltpeter War in reference to its original cause, was fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru, from 1879 to 1884.
The War of the Pacific grew out of a dispute between Chile and Bolivia over control of a part of the Atacama desert that lies between the 23rd and 26th parallels on the Pacific coast.
The war theatre between 1879 and 1881 was a large expanse of desert, sparsely populated and far removed from major cities or resource centers; it is, however, close to the Pacific Ocean.
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 Pacific War: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The war of the pacific was fought between chile and the joint forces of bolivia and peru, from 1879 to 1884....
The pacific war council was an inter-governmental body established in 1942 and intended to control the allied war effort in the pacific and asian campaigns...
The pacific war, which is known in japan as the greater east asia war and in china as the war of resistance against japanese aggression (kang-ri...
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 Chile War of the Pacific, 1879-83 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, ...
Although Chile expanded northward as a result of the War of the Pacific, its rights to the conquered territory continued to be questioned by Peru, and especially by Bolivia, throughout the twentieth century.
The turning point of the war was the occupation of Lima on January 17, 1881, a humiliation the Peruvians never forgave (see War of the Pacific, 1879-83, ch.
The War of the Pacific also bestowed on the Chilean armed forces enhanced respect, the prospect of steadily increasing force levels, and a long-term external mission guarding the borders with Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina.
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 Pacific War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pacific War occurred in the Pacific Ocean, its islands, and in Asia.
The Pacific War Council was formed in Washington on April 1, 1942, with a membership consisting of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, his key advisor Harry Hopkins, and representatives from Britain, China, Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Canada.
Towards the end of the war as the role of strategic bombing became more important, a new command for the U.S. Strategic Air Forces in the Pacific was created to oversee all US strategic bombing in the hemisphere, under USAAF General Curtis LeMay.
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 War of the Pacific — Infoplease.com
Pacific, War of the, 1879–84, war between Chile and the allied nations, Peru and Bolivia; also called the Chile–Peruvian War.
War in the Pacific National Historical Park - War in the Pacific National Historical Park: War in the Pacific National Historical Park: see...
Skull trophies of the Pacific War: transgressive objects of remembrance./Les trophees de la guerre du Pacifique : des cranes comme......
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 South American Wars
The war devastated Paraguay, and when López's death ended the conflict in 1870, more than half of the population had been killed, the economy had been destroyed, agricultural activity was at a standstill and the country had lost more than 142,500 sq km (55,000 sq mi).
Following the Spanish Absolutist tradition, the pro-clerical Conservatives favoured an authoritarian central government that was abhorrent to the anticlerical liberals who, attracted by the new ideas on the "rights of man" and the separation of Church and State developed by the French and American revolutions, might have accepted a loose federation had it been offered.
Colombia suffered 8 debilitating civil wars in the 19th century as power passed from one party to the other and centralist constitutions were replaced by federalist ones and vice versa.
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 History: War of the Pacific
The War of the Pacific began on the heels of an international economic recession that focused attention on resources in outlying zones.
Although Chile expanded northward as a result of the War of the Pacific, its rights to the conquered territory continued to be questioned by Peru, and especially by Bolivia, throughout the twentieth century.
The War of the Pacific also bestowed on the Chilean armed forces enhanced respect, the prospect of steadily increasing force levels, and a long-term external mission guarding the borders with Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina.
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 Bolivia - FROM THE WAR OF THE PACIFIC TO THE CHACO WAR, 1879- 1935
Bolivia - FROM THE WAR OF THE PACIFIC TO THE CHACO WAR, 1879- 1935
The War of the Pacific resulted from a dispute between Bolivia and Chile over sovereignty of the mineral-rich coastal area of the Atacama Desert.
Bolivia, in alliance with Peru, declared war on Chile on March 1, but Bolivia's troops in the coastal territory were easily defeated, in part because of Daza's military incompetence.
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 Chaco War - Knowmore
This was especially important to Bolivia, which had lost its Pacific Ocean coast to Chile in the War of the Pacific (1883).
Finally, Paraguay had also lost almost half of its territory to Brazil and Argentina in the War of the Triple Alliance and was not prepared to see what it perceived as its last chance for a viable economy fall victim to Bolivia.
In addition, on November 27, 1934, Bolivian generals frustrated by the progress of the war seized President Salamanca while he was visiting their headquarters in Villamontes and replaced him with the vice president, José Luis Tejada Sorzano.
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 War of the Pacific - Search Results - MSN Encarta
War of the Pacific, military conflict (1879-83) between Chile, on the one hand, and Bolivia and Peru, on the other, over the nitrate-rich Atacama...
The seeming imminence of a Soviet defeat in the summer and fall of 1941 had created dilemmas for Japan and the United States.
beginning of the war, attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941, Battle of the Philippine Sea, Guadalcanal, Japanese defeat and surrender, the war in 1941, the...
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 The War of the Pacific / Peruvian Graffiti / g c i 275
No era was more traumatic for Peru than the War of the Pacific and its aftermath, in which Peru and Bolivia squared off against their southern neighbor, Chile.
The war was fought over the nitrate deposits located in the coastal deserts and the power of the governments of Peru and Bolivia to levy taxes on the commercial operators, which happened to be Chilean and British.
The war continued until October 1883, in part because the Peruvian elite was so internally divided that they could not settle on peace terms.
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 Pacific War - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Pacific War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
War 1879–83 fought by an alliance of Bolivia and Peru against Chile.
Chile seized Antofagasta and the coast between the mouths of the rivers Loa and Paposo, rendering Bolivia landlocked, and also annexed the south Peruvian coastline from Arica to the mouth of the Loa, including the nitrate fields of the Atacama Desert.
Bolivia has since tried to regain Pacific access, either by a corridor across its former Antofagasta province or by a twin port with Arica at the end of the rail link from La Paz.
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 pacifism — FactMonster.com
Some groups oppose international war but advocate revolution for suppressed nationalities; others are willing to support defensive but not offensive war; others oppose all war, but believe in maintaining a police force; still others believe in no coercive or disciplinary force at all.
War of the Pacific - Pacific, War of the Pacific, War of the, 1879–84, war between Chile and the allied nations,...
Pacific Rim - Pacific Rim Pacific Rim, term used to describe the nations bordering the Pacific Ocean and the...
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 Bolivia Chile Peru War 1879-1884
War of the Pacific, Spanish GUERRA DEL PACÍFICO (1879-83), conflict involving Chile, Bolivia, and Peru, which resulted in Chilean annexation of valuable disputed territory on the Pacific coast.
During the war Peru suffered the loss of thousands of people and much property, and, at the war's end, a seven-month civil war ensued; the nation foundered economically for decades thereafter.
Another untoward event was the War of the Pacific with Chile, caused mainly by rivalry over the exploitation of rich nitrate beds in the Atacama Desert (then in Peru, now in Chile).
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 War of the Minds
The war is won by the first player to get 1000 points or the first player to get 320 points ahead of his nearest competitor at the end of a battle.
War of the Minds is structured around four questions on four different subjects.
The famous Burma Road, built by the Chinese (1938) during the Sino-Japanese war ran from a railhead at Lashio, Burma, to Kunming, China, and was a key trade, supply, and troop transport route.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Arica
The provinces of Tacna and Arica belonged to Peru at the time of its independence from Spain, but after the War of the Pacific (1879–84), Chile appropriated Arica and Tacna.
It arose from provisions of the Treaty of Ancón (1883), which ended the War of the Pacific (see Pacific, War of the).
Pacific, War of the The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition...
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 AllRefer.com - Pacific, War of the (Latin American History) - Encyclopedia
Pacific, War of the, 1879–84, war between Chile and the allied nations, Peru and Bolivia; also called the Chile–Peruvian War.
In reprisal Chile took the port of Antofagasta, and two weeks later war was formally acknowledged.
Although the presidents of Peru and Bolivia, Mariano Ignacio Prado and HilariOn Daza, respectively, were replaced by other leaders, no change occurred in the war; by coordinated sea and land attacks the Chilean conquest continued.
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 Brief History of WWII: The Pacific War
The Pacific was a naval war, and little U.S. offensive naval power was required in the Atlantic besides landing craft.
Both in MacArthur's SWPA and Nimitz's POA, the Pacific war was a seemingly endless series of amphibious landings and island-hopping campaigns where naval power, air power, and shipping, rather than large and heavy ground forces, were of paramount importance.
The first six months of the war, from December 1941 to May 1942, were a time of unbroken Japanese military victory.
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 The Pacific War Memorial Association, Iwo Jima Memorial
Even though it took place in the Pacific and these men trained to take Mt. Suribachi in Hawaii, there is no site which tells their story and pays tribute to all that was sacrificed against all odds for our country.
The Pacific War Memorial Association is pleased to announce that the Pacific War Memorial in Hawaii is now at the entrance to Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
The Pacific War Memorial Association has collected oral historical and photographic documentary history associated with the Battle of Iwo Jima as well as other military conflicts in the Pacific.
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 United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Summary Report (Pacific War)
The final decision to enter the war and to advance into the Philippines, the Dutch East Indies, Malaya, Burma and to the southeast was, however, made with the full concurrence and active consent of all important Japanese Army and Navy leaders and of almost all her important civilian leaders.
Had the war continued, and had the raw material situation been such as to warrant their restoration, it is estimated that the dockyard could have been in a position to produce at 80 percent of its full capacity within 3 to 4 months; that the steel works would.
Japan's geographical situation determined that the Pacific war should in large measure be a war for control of the sea, and to insure control of the sea, for control of the air over it.
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 United States and the Bolivian Sea Coast - Chapter 3
The War of the Pacific broke out on February l4th, 1879, when Chilean troops landed in the Bolivian harbor of Antofagasta.
The War of the Pacific, no matter how far from the United States, became an apple of discord in the US Congress, where many groups started active lobbying in favor of Peruvian bond-holders, Chilean diplomats, and other groups involved.
Frelinghuysen stated that the War of the Pacific ended with the Treaty of Ancon - the same treaty that contained provisions somewhat different to those formerly considered advisable by the United States.
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 United States and the Bolivian Sea Coast - Chapter 3
The War of the Pacific broke out on February l4th, 1879, when Chilean troops landed in the Bolivian harbor of Antofagasta.
The War of the Pacific, no matter how far from the United States, became an apple of discord in the US Congress, where many groups started active lobbying in favor of Peruvian bond-holders, Chilean diplomats, and other groups involved.
Frelinghuysen stated that the War of the Pacific ended with the Treaty of Ancon - the same treaty that contained provisions somewhat different to those formerly considered advisable by the United States.
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 FREE In-depth report - War Of The Pacific, 1879-83 - Chile
Despite cooperation among Chile, Peru, and Bolivia in the war against Spain, friction began to develop over the mineral-rich Bolivian province of Antofagasta and the Peruvian provinces of Tarapacá;, Tacna, and Arica, whose wealth was exploited largely by Chilean enterprises.
The naval war commenced with simultaneous bombardments of Pisagua and Mollendo by the Chilean fleet, followed by blockades of Callao and Iquique.
Before the victorious Chilean Army was demobilized, it was turned to the pacification of the Araucanians, who had terrorized the southern frontier after the depletion of the regular army garrisons during the war.
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 StrategyPage.com - Military Book Reviews
Other senior officers in the Pacific (for example, Hart of the Asiatic Fleet, as well as Kimmel’s subordinates Wilson Brown and Halsey) perceived that war was imminent on the basis of existing communications from the Navy Department.
After the war she was used as a target in the Bikini nuclear weapons tests, and finally sunk in weapons trials in 1948.
Shortly after the war she was being towed to the US when she broke loose in a storm about 500 miles northwest of Hawaii, and was never seen again.
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 War of the Pacific
Hoping to gather the support of nationalist Bolivians to strengthen his internal position, Daza involved his country in the disastrous War of the Pacific.
The turning point of the war was the occupation of Lima on January 17, 1881, a humiliation the Peruvians never forgave.
However, the American Pacific Squadron, containing only a few obsolete wooden vessels, was not taken seriously by the Chileans, who owned two new, state-of-the-art, British-built armored warships.
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 American Prometheus -- The American System
War is represented by a veteran in repose on a cannon which has seen hard use, his hand open in the hope of peace, his demeanor that of a watchful citizen-soldier rather than a militarist.
The ostensible purpose of the Chileans and their British backers in this War of the Pacific was to grab the southern provinces of Peru, and Bolivia's narrow corridor to the sea.
Chili would never have gone into this war one inch but for her backing by English capital, and there was never anything played out so boldly in the world as when they came to divide the loot and the spoils."
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