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Why did the UK allow India to be a republic rather than a democratic parliament under the British Monarch?

Why did the UK allow India to be a republic rather than a democratic parliament under the British Monarch?

In the UK, there is a democratically elected prime minister but the Monarch is the Head of State, although the latter is not (directly) involved in government. Likewise, the UK could have done the…

Combat of Navas de Membrillo, 29 December 1811

Combat of Navas de Membrillo, 29 December 1811

Combat of Navas de Membrillo, 29 December 1811The combat of Navas de Membrillo of 29 December 1811 was a minor clash between a British and Portuguese expedition under General Hill and part of the French garrison of Estremadura. Hill had spent two inactive months on the Portuguese border, before receiving orders to conduct a raid towards Merida, where part of Dombrouski’s 5th French Division was relatively isolated.

HMS Cordelia

HMS Cordelia

HMS CordeliaHMS Cordelia was a Caroline class light cruiser that spent the First World War with the Grand Fleet, as part of the 1st Light Cruiser Squadron from January 1915-1917 and then the 4th Light Cruiser Squadron from 1917 until April 1919.During 1915-16 she was based at Rosyth, under the overall command of Commodore Goodenough.

Has Saudi Arabia ever been invaded?

Has Saudi Arabia ever been invaded?

Has Saudi Arabia ever been invaded?

Propaganda Piece: Gaddafi burned pilots alive

Propaganda Piece: Gaddafi burned pilots alive

Before NATO invaded Libya, the media were trying to generate hatred for Colonel Gaddafi. One night while sitting in a WiFi cafe, I saw something on the news that got my attention. It was claimed that

US Orders B-52 Bombers - History

US Orders B-52 Bombers - History

(3/1/51) The US Airforce ordered production models of the B-52 Bomber from Boeing. The B-52 was set to replace the B-36 Bomber. It has eight engines and a total bomb load of 50,000 pounds. The B-52 can fly non-stop for a total of 15,000 miles.