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Re: The official AHF Allies & Neutral States quiz thread

Post by Ironmachine » 14 Dec 2012 21:37

No, he is not Neville Chamberlain. He is not a British citizen, in fact.
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Post by Ironmachine » 17 Dec 2012 17:26

He was in the wrong place at the wrong time... :)

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Post by Ironmachine » 20 Dec 2012 19:57

and so he could not return to his country until about mid-1942.

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Post by Rob Stuart » 20 Dec 2012 23:03

Joseph Grew, US Ambassador to Japan.


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Post by Ironmachine » 21 Dec 2012 08:21

Correct answer.
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Re: The official AHF Allies & Neutral States quiz thread

Post by Rob Stuart » 21 Dec 2012 20:07

Okay.

Which was the first country to declare war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor?


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Post by Polar bear » 21 Dec 2012 22:37

hi,

it´s either Canada (but Japan had declared war on Canada before) or Panama.

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Post by Rob Stuart » 21 Dec 2012 22:58

It was Canada. The Cabinet met on the afternoon or evening of 7 December and passed an Order in Council declaring war on Japan and this was announced that evening. The King did not approve it until the next day but that was only a formality. See http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/timeline/411208bwp.html. Earlier in the day Canada had declared war on Finland, Hungary and Romania.

According to http://www.wintersonnenwende.com/script ... tions.html, Panama was one of a bunch of countries which declared war on Japan on 8 December.

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Post by Polar bear » 21 Dec 2012 23:49

hi,

close to Canada, a question in accord with the time of the year: which incident on Holy Eve 1941 disturbed Allied relations ?

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Post by Rob Stuart » 22 Dec 2012 00:47

The occupation of St Pierre and Miquelon by Free French forces.

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Post by Polar bear » 22 Dec 2012 09:30

hi, Rob,

quite right, of course.

the torch goes back to you ...

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Post by Rob Stuart » 22 Dec 2012 12:57

Thanks PB.

Okay, here goes: what colony was occupied on the authority of an ambassador who acted without the agreement of his government?


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Post by Polar bear » 22 Dec 2012 13:08

hi, Rob,

If I`m right, I had put the same question already here, but phrased differently ...

my proposal: Greenland (to Denmark), the ambassador was Henrik Kauffman.

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Post by Rob Stuart » 22 Dec 2012 13:22

Absolutely correct. Well done.

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Re: The official AHF Allies & Neutral States quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 22 Dec 2012 19:01

hi,

There were only a few states who remained (officially) neutral in WW II.

Which of them had common borders with two other neutral states ?

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