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The European Iron and Steel Community

The European Iron and Steel Community (EISC) is seen by many as the start of the process that led to the European Union. The European Iron and Steel Community was proposed by Robert Schuman and Jean Monet and came into being in 1951. By 1950, many parts of war torn Western Europe had many a good recovery from the devastating impact of World War Two.
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Battle for Mount Longdon

The Battle for Mount Longdon took place from June 11 th to June 12 th . Mount Longdon is situated to the northwest of Port Stanley, the Falkland Island's capital, and had to be captured by the British forces as Mount Longdon gave the Argentine forces there a height advantage over the British and they would have continued to have threatened them if British troops had simply by-passed Mount Longdon on their advance to Port Stanley.
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Christian Wirth

Christian Wirth, first commander of the Belzec death camp, was born in November 1885 and trained as a joiner and then a police officer. Wirth served in World War One on the Western Front where he was decorated for bravery. After the war, he returned to the building trade before, once again, joining the police.
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Impeachment

Impeachment became a household word in America during the process in the late 1990's which may have removed President Clinton from office. Ultimately impeachment was not taken to its final conclusion with regards to President Clinton - but the mere initiation of the process was enough to cause President Clinton huge international embarrassment.
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The Edelweiss Pirates

The Edelweiss Pirates were groups of youths who opposed Nazi rule. The Edelweiss Pirates were primarily opposed to the way the Hitler Youth movement had taken over the lives of youths in Hitler's Germany. It is difficult to give an exact date as to when the Edelweiss Pirates first started but in 1936 membership of the Hitler Youth movement was made compulsory and historians tend to use this date as the start of the 'Pirates'.
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The V Bomber Force

The V Bomber Force was the nickname given to Britain's three bombers during the Cold War that were capable of delivering nuclear bombs and formed part of Britain's nuclear deterrent. The V Bomber Force was made up of the Vickers Valiant, the Avro Vulcan and the Handley Page Victor. The development of three bombers during the Cold War by the British was done to give the government increased freedom from US foreign policy.
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