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.)