WW1 Allied Forces

During World War 1, the Allied Forces, the largest being the US, Great Britain and colonies and France, banded together to oppose the Central Forces.

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What are similarities and differences between World War I and 2?

  • Causes
  • Timeline and Technology
  • Political Situations
  • Regions
  • Countries
  • Ethnic groups
  • Result

The causes for each were not entirely the same. Before WWI countries were content to wage war on each other relatively indirectly, for control of the colonies and their resources. After WWI, the possibility of directly attacking other European countries was once again raised. WWI started due to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. It involved several countries because a lot of countries had agreed to help each other if war came. It was called The War to End all Wars, or The Great War.

World war II started when Germany again began it's expansion into Europe A lot of countries didn't like that, and so there was another huge war. It didn't make sense to say 'The War' anymore, and so they came to be called World War 1 and World War 2. The Japanese, expecting America to be occupied in the European war, and considering America as a threat to it's Asia-Pacific hegemony declared war on the Americans.

World War 1 came first. Technology was relatively primitive, with most of the war being done in trenches. Early airplanes were used. Poisonous gas was deployed for the first time.

In World War 2, tanks were used as the main deployment in many areas. Planes had improved, and bombers and fighters were heavily used. Submarines were also more heavily used. Encryption codes for secret also became more complex.

In both wars Germany was fighting against Great Britain, France, Russia and United States and in both wars Germany lost the war and territory.

In First World War, the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) carried genocide against Armenians; in

Second World Germans committed genocide against Jews and Romanies ('gypsies').

But while First World War was mostly the war between countries, Second World War was also the war of ideologies, such as Fascism and Communism.

Casualties and damages in the Second World War were on larger scale.

The Americans did not directly join WW2 immediately; they only joined after they were attacked at Pearl Harbour.

World War 1 came first, but there were a lot of differences. Many of the same countries were involved in World War 2, but the weaponry was more advanced and the idealogies had changed. Also, World War 2 lasted longer, and more people were killed in it worldwide.

World War One or the Great War was mostly a trench war. It mainly consisted of trench combat. One side would wait in there trench while one advanced and attacked. World War Two was a war where the Germans Italians and Japanese tried to conquer the world (Mainly Europe and the Pacific) Then the Allied powers went and retook the land.
they are completely separate wars

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Central Powers

What is a good newspaper title for a story about Archduke Franz Ferdinand's murder?

The Assassination That Began It All

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Calling and Area Codes

What country is calling code 497?

Germany is country code +49.

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Why was the German kaiser jealous of Britain?

Because they colinised France

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Which countries were involved in World War 1?

Central Powers

  • Germany
  • Austria-Hungary
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Bulgaria
  • France

Allies and associated powers

  • Serbia
  • Russia
  • France
  • Britain
  • Belgium
  • Romania
  • US (entered in 1917 only after a German u-boat sunk a boat full of civilians)
  • The British Commonwealth countries: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, etc. Canada was part of this group but was almost instantly looked upon as a rising superpower for it's soldiers bravery and tactics, the Germans started calling them the "storm troopers" after they took Vimy Ridge (a vantage point previously thought impossible to take after numerous tries by the British and french)
  • Italy

Russia, France, Great Britain, Italy, United States of America, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece.

Countries * Andorra * Belgium * Brazil * The British Empire o Australia and New Zealand o Canada o India (Now Bangladesh, India and Pakistan) o South Africa o United Kingdom * China * Costa Rica * Cuba * French Third Republic * Greece * Guatemala * Haiti * Honduras * Italy * Japan * Liberia * Montenegro * Nicaragua * Panama * Portugal * Romania * The Russian Empire * San Marino * Serbia * Siam (now Thailand) * United States of America The Central Powers * Austria-Hungary * Bulgaria * Germany * Ottoman Empire Neutral states * Albania (neutral, but occupied in part by Austria-Hungary, and in part by the Italians and Serbs) * Argentina * Bolivia * Chile * Colombia * Denmark * Dominican Republic * El Salvador * Ethiopia * Luxembourg (neutral, but occupied by Germany) * The Netherlands * Norway * Paraguay * Persia * Peru * Spain * Sweden * Switzerland * Uruguay * Venezuela*Great Britain*

The main participants on one side in WW1 were: * the United Kingdom, its Empire and Commonwealth * France and its Empire * Italy * the United States * the Russian Empire (until revolution, privation and defeat removed it from the fighting) The main participants on the other side in WW1 were: * the German Empire * the Austro-Hungarian Empire * the Turkish Empire

In the beginning, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Serbia had an alliance with Russia, and Austria-Hungary with Germany. Russia also had an alliance with France, and so they became involved as well. When Germany tried to invade France, they had to go through Belgium, who declared war on Germany as well. Great Britain had an alliance with Belgium, and also had ties to France. Thus, they became involved in the Great War as well. So:

The Central Powers:

  • Germany
  • Austria-Hungary
  • The Ottoman Empire (which was on the decline anyways)

The Allies:

  • Great Britain
  • France
  • Belgium
  • Italy (later on)
  • The United States (later on)
  • Russia (who will pull out in 1918)
  • Japan

Note: These are just the main powers. When it came to war, most countries also brought with them ties to their colonies, and so the list of involved countries and territories is extensive.

Over twenty-seven countries were mentioned as the Allied and Associated Powers in the Treaty of Versailles. World War I, however, was truly global in its outreach because colonies of European nations also went to war.
Austria-Hungary : Austria-Hungary initiated World War I by declaring war on Serbia in July 1914.
Belgium : Though initially neutral, Belgium joined World War I to offer stiff resistance against German invasion.
Brazil : Brazil joined World War I in 1917 on the side of the Allies, and was the only Latin American country to participate in the Great War.
British Empire : Britain and British colonies including Australia, Canada, India, and New Zealand formed part of the Allied camp. The spread of the British colonies across the globe brought World War I to Africa and Asia.
Bulgaria : The Kingdom of Bulgaria joined the Central Powers in 1915 and fought until September 1918.
China : China entered World War I in 1917 following U.S. entry into the war.
France and Colonies : One of the major Allied nations, France declared war with the German declaration of war against France on August 3, 1914.
German Empire : Germany was a major Central Power. Austria-Hungary's declaration of war was heavily influenced by Germany's assurance of support.
Greece : Following the U.S. entry into World War I, Greece entered the war on the side of the Allies on June 27, 1917.
Italy : Initially reluctant to join the war despite an alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary, Italy sided with the allies in 1915.
Japan : Japan's entry into World War I in August 1914 followed Britain's request to combat raids of the Kaiserliche Marine (German Imperial Navy).
Liberia : Liberian trade was adversely affected by World War I, and the country joined the Allied Powers in 1917.
Montenegro : Linked closely with Serbia, Montenegro joined the Allied cause in August 1914.
Ottoman Empire : The Ottoman Empire joined World War I in November 1914, on the side of the Central Powers, due to its close ties with Germany.
Portugal : Despite the rivalry between Portugal and Germany, Portugal remained neutral until March 1915, when Germany declared war. Portugal then joined the Allies.
Romania : Romania joined the Allies in August 1916.
Russia : Russia, along with Britain and France, was one of the major Allied Powers, and first among the nations to mobilize troops against Germany.
Serbia : The outbreak of World War I was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary in Sarajevo, Serbia. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia in July 1914.
United States of America: The United States declared neutrality in 1914. In 1917, the United States associated with the Allied nations thereby changing the course of World War I.
Other countries such as Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, San Marino, and Siam were also involved in the Great War.

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What were the effects of World War 1 on Australia?

There was large impact on Australia, many people died and communities felt losses. Nearly everyone had lost a loved one or knew someone that did.

AnswerMuch of the Australian economy, government and society in general was transformed in World War I. Women had to replace men in the workforce, but were not paid reasonably. New companies such as BHP in Newcastle was formed and chemical and electrical industries followed. Food shortages were not as much a problem in Australia as is in many parts of Europe. Their price only raised by around 32%. The Australian Agricultural sector earned much money, as Britain bought much of their wheat as part of their war effort. Much legislations and acts were made in parliament, such as the War Pensions Act and the War Census Act. However, the impact of the war only became much more apparent when the soldiers returned, with many losses for a country with a relatively small population. Household violence was more common, as well as drunkenness, hostility between trade unionists and returned soldiers were also a problem, as well as that between Protestants and Catholics. The Government also had to suffer the burden of supplying jobs for all the returned soldiers, whom would start the RSL, which emphasised the needs of the returned soldier. AnswerTHE EFFECT OF WAR ON AUSTRALIANS 1) Destruction of a generation of men - 331 781 troops into action. - 59 342 killed or died from wounds. - 152 171 wounded or affected by gas. - 4084 became Prisoner�s of war. - The nation had lost some of it�s finest men who could have contributed a lot to the growth of the nation. 2) Establishment of Military tradition - The Australians had proved themselves to be first-rate soldiers. - They had been brave tough and resourceful. - A whole new national image had been born.

3) Symbols of Remembrance - The Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League was formed in 1916. - Anzac Day, 25th of April has become a national day of remembrance. - Across Australia, a surprising number of stone obelisks, statues and memorial halls were raised to commemorate the fallen.

It also served to bring to power one of Australia's greatest ever politicians and statesmen- William Morris 'Billy' Hughes. This turbulent, fiery-tempered little Welshman was elected to power in 1915 following the collapse of the Fisher Government- although seen by many as a noisy, belligerent Empire loyalist, Hughes was nonetheless a passionate Australian nationalist, who fought like a hellcat for what he believed to be in the nation's best interests. Up until his advent, Australia had been governed by a series of vague, stately, top-hatted grandees, whose political philosophies and practices remained rooted in the Victorian era and who were ill-suited to steer a fast-developing nation through a rapidly changing world. Hughes changed all that- he was the first Australian PM to truly connect with his electorate, to make them feel proud of being Australians, and to begin the process of turning the country from being an obscure Colonial outpost on the other side of the world, into an advanced, industrialised regional power with a strong voice in international affairs. Although he lost the Premiership in 1923, he remained a powerful political influence throughout the rest of his life and held several Cabinet positions in subsequent administrations, up until his death in late 1952. He changed the very concept of what it meant to be Australian- his influence on the country can be compared to that of F.D.Roosevelt on the USA, and ushered in a fundamental and irreversible leap forward from colony to nationhood.

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Who has the best army in the world?

This is a very subjective question, leaving people bound to claim their own country a having the best army in the world. In reality it comes down to what you define as best.

If you define best as "which individual Army is most likely to win a war against a foreign power?", then the answer is undoubtedly the United States. Although they have a smaller Army than the Chinese in terms of manpower, their technology is, at this time, far superior making them more likely to succeed in all out war.

That said, war is rarely straight forward and allegiances are often formed to bring down a common enemy who could not be defeated by an individual nation. For example, if the United States entered into war with A member of the European Union, the other members would probably come to it's aid. In this situation, the eventual victor of the conflict would probably be the allied Europeans as together they have similar technology to the United States but a greater number of troops and a stronger economy.

If the playing field was level in terms of man power and technology the situation changes again, with the emphasis being on the skill of the Individual soldier and the strategy of the army. Here the British probably excel, having regiments like the SAS, Royal Marines and Parachute regiment with a reputation for stringent discipline and intensive training (the Royal Marines have the longest basic training course of any normal infantry soldiers in the world at 33 weeks). Of course the US is not far behind with Delta Force or the Navy SEALs but the size of their special forces makes it harder to train all of the soldiers to the same level that other nations may do. The Gurkhas should probably receive and honorable mention - they fight as part of the British army but hail from Nepal, so in a way they could be seen as an unofficial Nepalese army - in which case they would be the best trained and most skilled of any Army in the world, although lacking technology and manpower, they have proved themselves time and again in conflict.

Historically, Britain and America have always been very strong militarily, although Britain has a richer history. Since the official creation of both the British Army, no foreign power has ever managed to invade Britain (although this could also be down to the fact it i an Island nation). The same can be said for the US; once the British left they have had no need to actually defend their country itself - just allies or overseas territories. Compare these two to places that may have faced similar threats militarily, like Russia, France and Germany and their long standing dominance is very impressive.

Going back even further, the title of best Army in the world could be given to the Roman Army, as for several hundreds of years, they were head and shoulders above their nearest rivals. The Greeks might have a claim to having the toughest soldiers in the Spartans, who even today are world renowned as being seriously good fighters (they won one of most one sided battles in History at Thermoplyae in 480BC. Their entire lives were devoted to fighting and training so it's easy to imagine how they were such good fighters.

In conclusion:

The Top ten "best" Armies at this time in terms of expenditure and man power, training and equipment.

1. United States

2. China

3. United Kingdom

4. France

5. Russia

6. Japan

7. Germany

8. Italy

9. India

10.Saudi Arabia

Historically (looking at the most militarily powerful nations of the last few hundred years) the list should probably go;

1. Britain

2. France

3. Germany

4. Russia

5. USA

Additional input from Wikifriendus Contributors:

This question could be interpreted in different ways. If it is asking about the most powerful conventional army in the world, most would say the US. However, many FAQ Farmers interpreted the question to be asking for a subjective opinion on the "best" military. Many people said the armies of their own nation were the best in order to be patriotic. Here are some of the facts and opinions that were given:

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  • If they all had the same equipment and number, Israel or China might have the best, however they do not. America has a ton of soldiers, and definitely the best equipment anywhere giving US soldiers the edge they need to be the best. (Others say the US Army relies too heavily on technology.)
  • Look at who the world superpower is (Russia as the counter-balance)
  • I served in the U.S. Army for 8 years, as an infantry soldier in the 82nd airborne div. I've been to Iraq three times and Bosnia once and no army in the world can compare to America's land and air forces. I know the British army is good but then why do Americans train them in urban warfare? The British do have a better main battle tank but compared to the M2A1 Abrams they would get smoked in a desert battle. As far as trained soldiers go, some of America's forces are not that well disciplined, e.g. reservists. But when push comes to shove even they get the job done. To those who say we lost Vietnam: look at the statistics. Politically we lost, we also lost around 60,000 soldiers, but we killed over four million. So I'd say we won, South Vietnam lost.
  • Sorry to butt in here but the SAS instructors train the American troops including the Navy Seals who are by the way, way over rated. Also the Abrams i think you'll find would not beat the challenger 2 as it is not good enough.
  • Additionally, the counter-intelligence that the USA Armed Forces possesses is without a doubt, second to none. With spies and 700 military bases in 130 countries around the world, the USA Armed Forces has the ultimate capability to plan and attack an air or ground combat war, or dispatch for rescue and humanitarian relief. The British Army is not the best in the world for the mere fact that they could not defend nor protect their own country during the Second World War as they had to call on the Russians and Americans for help. Between the US Army and the British Army let's take a look at the facts. Facts: British Army active personnel: 101,000; Total British Armed Forces personnel; 195,500 Total Military Bases Around the World: 86; British Nuclear Stockpile: 200+; Special Forces: Special Air Services; British Defense Expenditure (Y 2008): $69 billion USD; US Army active personnel: 1, 055,000,000; Total US Armed Forces personnel: 1, 426,000,000; Total Military Bases Around the World: 700 in 130 countries; American Nuclear Stockpile: 5000+; Special Forces: Navy Seals, Delta Force, Green Berets, Top Gun; US Defense expenditure (Y 2008): $623 billion USD (47% of world's total military expenditure.) Bottom Line: US Armed Forces = 600 pound Gorilla (In response to the above statement- It is not completely correct and a little offensive. The British of course fought the "Battle of Britain" (a predominantly air-based battle) against the Germans and won, thus securing the British Isles. The Americans came to the aid of FRANCE, who they helped liberate along with the British)
  • Always bring the British Army into fight their battles. Then they get Britain attacked as well.

British Army

  • The British Army is without a doubt is the best army in the world. It may not always have the best equipment and technology, but the British army has definitely got the best trained, most skilled and professional soldiers in all the world.
  • The British Army are without question the finest soldiers. They are the standard all others aim to and Sandhurst is were the rest of the world comes to train their armies.
  • It hasn't lost a major conflict in its five hundred year history and it was the back bone to the largest Empire on the earth ever. The British are too modest when it comes to its armed forces as it likes to keep a low profile.
  • The best army in the world be a combination of the US, British, Australian and Canadian forces. The UK/Australian SAS and SBS special forces are simply the best. When it comes to the best regular troops, I would have to say it is the Gurkha regiments from Nepal who are part of the British army. I have heard that during the Falklands War that the Gurkhas fought the heavily armed Argentinian invaders with their knives and beat them hands down.
  • If you had a level playing field combat situation (same amount of soldiers) between any army in the world and the British the British would win full stop.
  • The Israeli Army has the most skilled minds and advanced technology in the world, they constantly create patents in the field of military technology and regularly share intelligence and work with the military forces of the US . In addition, the country of Israel is strategically placed in an area of great threats that forces its defense forces to be in tip top shape.Israeli Special Forces (Mossad) or (IDF) Facts: Best training, Best Tactical operations, Israeli Military leaders are sent to train Police and military all over the world.
  • The Indian Army has got the bravest soldiers and skills. Thus they are the best army in the world. Being ruled by different rulers at different times India has never lost its dignity.
  • The British Army is without any shadow of a doubt the world's best trained and combat experienced Army of either the ancient or modern world. It has participated in far more wars than the whole of the rest of the worlds armies put together and that is historical fact. It also raised and trained half of the worlds existing armed forces today. Even the Indian and Pakistan armies have a common heritage being formed by the British. There initial training is the longest in the world for infantry and marines. Their assault courses put the USMC and special forces to shame as few can complete them and those that can in the US forces take twice as long as the British. Britain does not have the high tech equipment of the US Armed Forces due to the fact successive modern governments whose politicians have never served in the Armed Forces, continue to starve them of proper equipment and keep reducing the armed forces size. Individual infantry and Armored Regiments have accumulated more battle honors for their colors and Gideon's than the combined infantry regiments of any other worlds army. Sadly they are only allowed to display a very limited and selected number of battle honours on their colours and Gideon's. They do not display any battle honours for the American War of Independence (American Revolutionary war) because it is the only war they ever lost and is regarded as a civil war fought overseas, kin against kin. Today they are also the best paid armed forces. The minimum initial training for non combat arms is 13 weeks, for artillery and armour it is 18 weeks and for the infantry it is 26 weeks (30 parachute Regiment). The Corps of Royal Marines of the Royal Navy is now 33 weeks.
  • The SAS are without doubt the best special services in the world, not the Navy Seals. The SAS have a brilliant track record of success after success playing huge roles across the world.

Other Opinions:

  • Pakistan's army is the best army in the whole world. The Pakistani army is well trained and dedicated to their duties. Pakistani commandos are very brave.
  • North Korea: anyone who challenges them in a nuclear war ... will be toast. (funny, seeming how North Korea hias 1/10000 the amount of nukes America Has)
  • The Chinese have the greatest army on earth. They are well trained. For example, 10,000 soldiers walk together, they are look the same because they step at the same time. There is no doubt that they are the greatest. (Others say that China, Russia and North Korea are just conscripted cannon fodder.)
  • Finnish Army would be one of the best ones.
  • Russian and American armies are the best in the world.
  • The Greeks by far have the bravest soldiers. In World War II, Italy came to take over Greece and could not do it, a country with 10 times the army. They had to call in Germany for help. After 10 months of fighting they finally took control of Greece [FYI: took them 40 days to take over France]. Germans were stuck on Crete for 6 months and could not take control of the island because kids as well as older people were stabbing the parachute troopers as they were coming down. Only island that has never been conquered. Because of this LONG delay [10 months], it forced Germany to enter Russia in the winter ... and you all know what happened. Germany lost the war. So when it comes to courage, passion and having heart I would say Greece, hands down.
  • Australian Army is the greatest and most aggressive in the world, our SASR special forces has surpassed the British and throughout our short history our courage, AGGRESSION and raw ability have prevailed through all our battles. You just ask any US soldier that has been on op with an Aussie and they will tell you how it really is. The Australian Army gets the job done, no nonsense, not relying on technology. Our soldiers grew up outside, in the bush, we were born soldiers and if there was ever a time someone tried to invade our land, it wouldn't just be our military at hand it would be our grandparents, mothers, fathers and children all stepping up to protect our freedom. It's a solid block that our country has been developed on, I respect the other army's especially the British, though based on "even" personnel numbers, our quality of soldier reigns above the rest. After all we have more to live for (beaches, women, and cold beer).
  • Military strength is a term that describes a quantification or reference to a nation's standing military forces or the capacity for fulfillment of that military's role. For example, the military strength of a given country could be interpreted as the number of individuals in its armed forces, the destructive potential of its arsenal, or both. For example, while China and India maintain the largest armed forces in the world, the U.S. Military is considered to be one of the world's strongest, although the certainty of such a claim cannot be ascertained without a detailed analysis of opposing military forces in relation to one another as well as taking into account the field(s) of battle and tactics used in such a conflict.
  • Canada is under the United Kingdom. Although Canada is a young and small country in comparison to many other countries it's true that the Snow Birds (jet fighters) beat out the Americans! The latter statement doesn't really matter in the context of things. American, Canadian, British or our allies, it takes ALL OF US to win a war against our enemies. By fighting amongst ourselves it resolves nothing and only shows up each country as being fools. If we can't get along together then how can we even begin to win a war!
  • I am Italian but if you need an answer in the history, so the old Roman Empire was made with the best army for that time , some of this old way to combat is also today in use , if you need to know the most powerful army is us army but cause us government spend almost ten times what other country spen for own country. I say that the best are sas army from UK and Italian nocs from Carabinieri are also good.
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Where is the ally-ally-oh?

The Manchester Ship Canal an ALLY is the rear passage behind the terraced houses of the area. an other name for which is BACK ENTERY.

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Which was the German message sent to Mexico in March of 1917 1. asked for its help negotiating peace 2. offered to help it reclaim lost territory 3. threatened to mine Mexican waters 4. asylum?

Zimmerman Telegramm. Answer is 2. offered to help it reclaim lost territory

Dieting and Weight Loss
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How do you start a plan to lose 40 pounds in 3 months?

  • Weight loss is all about creating healthy habits. To be successful at losing weight, you need to change your lifestyle and your eating habits. Adopting healthy eating habits together with regular cardio exercise is the best way to lose weight effectively and keep the weight off.
  • Cut out anything containing sugar, or high fructose corn syrup, including breads, and cereals, all pre packaged junk that contains monosodium glutamate/hydrolyzed protein, including boxed "dinners", drink no milk, and buy bottled drinking water (store brand is just fine). You will lose 40 pounds by the end of three months. Eat all the fresh low carbohydrate vegetables you want and a few (but not too many) fruits.
  • Eat well balanced diet, count you calories and carbohydrates, take vitamin and mineral supplements, cut right down on saturated fat but use beneficial fats, do of aerobic or cardio exercise, lift weights three times a week.
  • Before changing your physical habits, or starting any fitness program, you may wish to obtain the blessing of your physician.
  • I lost 40 pounds in about 6 months. Like other friendus here, it consisted of eating right along with a weight training/aerobic program. Aerobics (bike, treadmill, elliptical) three times a week anywhere from 20-40 minutes per day (depending on my energy level). Weight training three times a week as well. There are many good books out there on weight training programs. The key here is to mix it up every 3-4 weeks and ease into the program. Many first time weight lifters injure themselves by doing too much, too quick.
  • 40 pounds in 3 months is about 13 pounds per month. Most diet doctors recommend a weight loss averaging 1 pound per week, or 4 pounds per month. Losing weight slower means that you are more likely to keep it off, to lose fat instead of muscle, and to gain new healthy habits. Most of the people who lose large amounts of weight quickly are very obese, or regain it just as quickly. If you are dieting for a special event, even a loss of 10-15 pounds will significantly improve your appearance.
  • Forty pounds in three months is too much. Aim for a loss of one or two pounds per week on a low carbohydrate diet. That way, you are not depriving yourself of calories and compromising your metabolism.
  • In addition to eating correctly, you can do more to boost your metabolism for fat loss and increased energy. For example, proper strength training will increase lean muscle. Lean muscle is your metabolic furnace that will burn extra energy (calories) 24 hours a day. Moreover, adding muscle through strength training will enable you to eat more food and avoid gaining body fat in the future.
  • Cardio exercise will also increase the amount of calories your body uses during and immediately after exercise. Choose some kind of mild cardio exercise that you dislike the least and do it six days a week. Brisk walking is a good way to start. Walking for weight loss is very effective when done properly and it is sustainable long term. 'Brisk' means walking at a 4 mph pace. Slowly work up to that pace and then slowly increase your distance. If you want to use that form of mild cardio to lose body fat, you will need to average walking from 3 to 6 miles daily at that pace. Ideally (for maximum effect), walk before your first meal of the day. Don't worry if you are not able to do that, you can still achieve good results. You do not have to do your entire daily walking at once and you can split it up into more than one walk.
  • There are some things that you can add to training to increase metabolism and get the maximum effect out of weight training and weight loss. Try to eat six smaller meals a day to aid blood sugar. This can give you more energy to work out. Also, your body has to digest the food more often and to do so it burns more calories. In addition, drink ice water at every meal because your body has to warm its core and that too burns calories. Train with the four main weight exercises for 6 months bench squat curls and military press. After the 6 months, you can add dumbbells. This increases your body's frame strength to handle more weight efficiently. In addition, eat protein before bedtime. It feeds your muscles during the night and more muscle means more fat loss. Also, be wary of having too much fruit. Fruit is fructose to the human body. It turns it into sugar and sugar is turned to fat. It is best to eat small amounts of fruit but you can eat all the non-starchy vegetables you want. The more muscle you build the more you can eat per day and still lose weight because muscle burns calories (even while you sleep). If you add some form of cardio every other day and weight training every other day, with one day a week off, and eat more on your day off to feed your body, you can turn the tide and get into great shape fast.
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What was the danger created by forming alliances?

The danger of dependence. your country might be weak a a moment, but if one of your allies is attacked, it's your duty to get involved at help them, thus hurting your country in the process.

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Benito Mussolini

What atrocities did Mussolini commit?

his butt

Military Terminology
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US Army

What did RIF mean in the army?

RIF is short for Reduction in Force. When the military, Air Force or Army, decides they have too many people for the current defense requirements, they reduce the forces by offering early discharges or retirements. This usually occurs after a war has ended. There was a RIF after the end of the Viet Nam War.

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World War 1

What are ten facts about World War I?

2)First Known use of chemical weapons (mustard Gas)
3)Was known as the Great war before WW2 happened as it was supposed to be the war to end all wars
4)The Assasination of Archduke Ferdinand has been blamed as the catalyst for WW1
5)The sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 bought the US into the war,Despite the Germans leaving a message in the American papers,America sent one anyway.
6)58000 British soldiers were lost in the first day at the battle of the Somme (A Record)
7)Aviation Technology was vastly better after the war than before due to militarists realisng the potential of Air to Land conflict
8)An Armistice was signed ending the war at 5 AM the conflict ended at 11am on the 11.11.1918
9)Hitler fought in ww1 in the German Army.
10)Hitler wasnt happy about the armistice which left Germany destitute and lead to him gaining power so WW1 leads Into WW2 as nobody managed to learn any lessons from the 6 million deaths involved


  • One in five of the Australians and New Zealanders who left their country to fight in the first world war never returned, 80,000 in total.
  • In World War 1 "Coffin Nails" was a term used by British soldiers to describe cigarettes.
  • US entered the war on April 6, 1917.
  • The world's worst train accident occured in France, in December 1917 with the deaths of over 600 soldiers.
  • There were 70,000,000 men and women in uniform of that number one-half were either killed, wounded or became prisoners of war.
  • Austria-Hungary faced 90% casualties of their total troops mobilised.
  • Russia faced more casualties than any other nation in WW1, their total casualties were 9,150,000.
  • Russia mobilised 12 million men during the war; France 8.4 million; Britain 8.9 million; Germany 11 million; Austria-Hungary 7.8 million; Italy 5.6 million; and the USA 4.3 million.
  • A total of 65,038,810 troops were mobilized during the WW1, out of which 8,538,315 were either killed or they died. 21,219,452 were wounded. 7,750,919 were made prisoners.
  • So, the total casualties of World War 1 were 37,508,686 which makes 57.6% of the total troops that were mobilized.
  • 116,000 soldiers of US army died in a short period of seven months.
  • 296 US soldiers committed suicide during the 7 months US was part of the World War 1.
  • 1,808,000 German soldiers killed in four years of World War 1. More German soldiers were killed than any other nation in WW1.
  • During World War 1 "Harry Tate" was the nickname given by British pilots to the R.E.8 aircraft.

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Calling and Area Codes

Where is telephone country code 24?

There is no country with the country code +24(dialed from many places as 00 24). Country codes beginning with +24 have three digits, and are located in Africa. You need one more digit. (See the related questions below.)

  • +240 = Equatorial Guinea
  • +241 = Gabon
  • +242 = Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)
  • +243 = Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa) (f.k.a. Zaire)
  • +244 = Angola
  • +245 = Guinea-Bissau
  • +246 = Diego Garcia (British Indian Ocean Territory)
  • +247 = Ascension Island
  • +248 = Seychelles
  • +249 = Sudan

(The plus sign means "insert your international access prefix here." From a GSM mobile phone, you can enter the number in full international format, starting with the plus sign. The most common prefix is 00, but North America (USA, Canada, etc.) uses 011, Japan uses 010, Australia uses 0011, and many other countries use different prefixes.)

World War 1
Australia in WW2
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Gavrilo princip was a member of what?

the Black Hand, a Serbian nationalist group.

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Assassinations and Assassination Attempts

The assassination of which statesman by the Black Hand Gang of Serbia is seen by historians as a major cause of the First World War?

Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of the Austro-Hungarian throne was assassinated by the Black Hand Gang of Serbia, which sparked off the chain of events which lead to the First World War.



Abusive Relationships and Domestic Violence
Germany in WW2
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Black Death (Plagues)

Other than death what can happen to the abused?

  • Each type of abuse has its own ugly and long lasting outcome: physical injuries is only one type. But all abused victims are traumatized and often suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
  • An abused person may know, intellectually, what he/she experienced was inappropriate, but if that experience was a "norm" of their prolonged existence, especially during formative years, that person processes himself to exist and respond with survival tecniques applied to that "normal" environment....and this may be such a subtle processing that it is not identified for what it is. Without recognizing why, that person may experience a feeling of being "different" from other people...maybe a feeling of being on the outside looking into life without really being an active participant. I know this is true. I've spent a lifetime accepting abuse as a human frailty...just an expression of one person to another of frustration or insecurity...but I accepted it. Why can't everybody just get along? Why are some people the givers and others only want to take? How can I explain to those who abuse me that they are perpetuating their own fear when they are venting, instead of learning to be productive beyond perpetuating that weakness? I prided myself on being strong enough to survive in spite of bad behavior where I was the target. I felt sorry for them, but I wanted to "help" them understand so they would choose to do differently...and become confident...like me. I'm beginning to realize what I've allowed myself to experience...and that it wasn't necessary for me to save the world while sacrificing myself. My boundaries have tightened as I've realized I don't deserve to be responsible for other people. My welfare and my experience of supportive relationships is more important than the ones who wanted to climb into my warm and tolerant nest...where they did little more than tear up the nest I was constantly rebuilding and fortifying to withstand tantrums. Does that offer a clue about what can happen to someone who was abused?...not a martyr, but a fortified punching bag.
  • I absolutely agree witht he above answer.I have been n a relationship for 10 yrs now and always felt that my partner needed to be understood.And I tolerated him for many years inspite of physical abuse on few occassions.I was so confident that he would see things from my perspective but unfortunately that never happened.I also tried to see thro' the phases by being silent so that he would feel ashamed of his doings.But it gave him a wrong picture and he took my resilience as weakness and got more and more controlling.Then i ended up having an internet affair with a married man and my life got messier. Do u still want to know as to what else other than the death can happen to the abused?
  • I was in an abusive relationship for 3 years and now I cannot love the way I used to.
  • "The abused" is still a person. Anything can happen to a person.
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Central Powers
Dwarf Planet Pluto
Electrical Troubleshooting

Why would there be no power to a switch?

The upstream supply has been interrupted.

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What are the triple entente and triple alliance?

The Triple Entente and Alliance are the two pre-World War I alliances. The Triple Entente was formed by France, Russia and Britian. The Traiple Alliance was Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy.

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Number of blind people in the world?


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What kind of force that the tornado have like centripetal force centrifugal force?


Well the force is centripetal force during a body is initially attacked by the tornado,when the body started swinging in the tornado from the surface of the earth,the time when body covers some distance from downward to upward is the time when centrifugal force is applied.... That means tornado have both the centripetal force and centrifugal force.....

Thanks you!

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How long did stalemate last at the western Front?

four months.

ehehe, jokes, idno.

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US Army History and Traditions

Who Did John J Pershing Married?

General John J. Pershing married Helen Frances Warren

Helen's father was a United States Senator, Francis E. Warren.

World War 2
World War 1
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How did the Allied strategies help them to win World War 2?

The allies had no strategy after France fell in the Mid 1940. England knew they were next so they just planned to defend. They were not thinking about the future they were just focused on defending themselves. After the Battle of Britain was won Egypt was invaded by a large Italian Army. But it was badly trained and equiped. Britain crushed the Italians but then made a fatal mistake. The send half their army to Greece to help defend it. This caused both forces, the one in Italy and the one in North Africa to be destroyed. General Erwin rommel Rommel's tactical genius led his rather small force to victory. However the Australians held Tobruk for many months. The Allied plan was to now put everything they had into Africa to defeat Rommel. This became even more important when Russia was invaded. Stalin told the allies that he needed a 2nd front to keep Germany bussy while he could reorginize and launch counter offencives. This became much more possible When the US entered the war. A year later the allies had almost defeated Rommel and were ready to invade Italy. Russia was now on the offencive. And in Mid 1943 Germany was on the defencive. In both Russia and Italy. Although Germany managed to keepthe Russia front stable for the most part. Germany would soon have to fight 3 fronts. Operation Overlord, the Invasion of France was a sucess. But simply because of poor German leadership. Rommel was back and incharge of defending France. However his superiors and him had arguements over how the Panzer Divisions should be employed. This caused a defeat for Germany. Despite this failure to place the Panzers properly D-Day could have failed. There were 2 Panzer Divisions near by Normandy. Had they counter attacked immediatly the Invasion could have been repelled but the Panzers were slow to get off and many commanders were in denial about the fact that tens of thousands of ships were comming towards them. Germany simply did not have the strength to fight 3 fronts. However the outcome of the war would have resulted in Germany ruling the world had Hitler lisened to his Generals. Sadly he never did and made foolish mistakes during the war when it came to the battle strategy.


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