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1

What was the US codename for President George H. W. Bush's 1989 invasion of Panama, to depose and seize the de facto Panamanian leader, general and dictator Manuel Noriega"

A
Operation Topple
B
Operation Just Cause
C
Operation Wrath of God
D
Operation Overlord
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2

The Battle of Guadalcanal was between troops from the USA and what other country?

A
Japan
B
Germany
C
China
D
New Zealand
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3

In April 1947, following a rapidly spreading epidemic of what disease, New York, USA, carried out a programme of vaccination which delivered over 6.35 million doses over the space of just 4 weeks?

A
Polio
B
Smallpox
C
Measles
D
Diphtheria
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4

The Mukden Incident in late 1931, provided an excuse for what Japanese action later that year?

A
Withdrawal from the League of Nations
B
Invasion of Manchuria
C
Resignation of Japan's shōgun
D
Establishment of democracy
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5

Which war, from 1853 to 1856, was between Turkey and Sardinia together with (from 1854) Britain and France, on one side and Russia on the other?

A
Crime and Punishment
B
The Crimson Struggle
C
The Crimean War
D
The "Cry Foul" Rebellion
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6

What was the Menin Gate, unveiled in 1927, built to signify?

A
Celebration of ancient French customs
B
Memorial to some of the military dead who have no known grave
C
Peace
D
Returning commercial growth in the area
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7

Who commanded the Spartan fleet in the Hellespont, which defeated the Athenians at Aegospotami in 405 BC?

A
Pyrrhus
B
Pelopidas
C
Dion
D
Lysander
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