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The real reason the Japanese invasion of Singapore was a disaster

In February 1942, the war in the Pacific came to British-controlled Singapore. The Japanese were ready to assault one of the British Empire’s most significant military bases and capture the cornerstone of the imperial defense strategy.  Despite its well-known status as “the Gibraltar of the East,” the Japanese managed to land 30,000 troops on the … Continued

The time that the British conquered Manila

The Philippines is a diverse country that draws from an eclectic mix of cultures. Much of the Filipino culture and heritage was influenced by trade with China and other Southeast Asian countries, as well as occupation by foreign countries like Spain…

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