Monday, June 06, 2005

Name That War!

To misquote Mark Twain, history doesn't repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes.

This is the first in a series of quizzes about historic warfare case histories. From the clues given below, see if you can guess which war this "sounds like," and which one it really was.

--In order to consolidate its empire, militaristic nation A invades nation B.

--Nation A's chief minister uses war as primary means of foreign policy, considers legislative body to be a "rubber stamp" for the head of state's policies.

--Nation A defeats nation B's army, captures nation B's head of state, lays siege to nation B's capital. Nation A briefly believes the war is over.

--Nation B establishes new government, resists occupation, forms irregular force. Prolonged guerilla style warfare ensues.

--On and off state of warfare between nations A and B for decades. Nation A ultimately decisively defeated by powerful allies of nation B.

(What it really was.)


  1. Geez, the similarities to what's going on today, with the Bush Administration.... amazing!

    In a frightening way.

  2. Thanks again for the visit. I'll post more of these "sounds like" war quizzes soon.