Wars, conflicts and strategy on 7 April in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 7 APRIL IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on April 7, 2019

1767: The Burmese sack the starving city of Ayutthaya for the second time in history, committing atrocities. Thousands of Siamese captives are relocated to Burma. End of Burmese–Siamese War
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese%E2%80%93Siamese_War_(1765%E2%80%9367)   

1938: End of the battle of Tai’erzhuang, won by the Chinese on Japanese
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Taierzhuang
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/3595.htm

1945: The Japanese battleship Yamato, the largest ever constructed, is sunk 200 miles north of Okinawa while en-route on a suicide mission in Operation Ten-go
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-battleship-yamato-is-sunk-by-allied-forces
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_battleship_Yamato

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5UYt5ih1fc

1945: After being delayed on the roads from Xiangkhoang and Vientiane by the Franco-Laotian guerrillas (of whom the Hmong were particularly effective), two battalions of Japanese troops finally arrive in Luang Prabang
http://www.angelfire.com/folk/khunborom/japanese.htm

1948: In China, the communists launch a military action on the Yellow River

1954: President Dwight D. Eisenhower coins one of the most famous Cold War phrases when he suggests the fall of French Indochina to the communists could create a “domino” effect in Southeast Asia. The so-called “domino theory” dominated U.S. thinking about Vietnam for the next decade

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-gives-famous-domino-theory-speech
http://historytools.davidjvoelker.com/sources/domino.html

1963: In Laos, Kieng-Khuang city is taken by Pathet Lao, the communist guerilla
http://countrystudies.us/laos/18.htm

1971: US president Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam

1988: Russia announces that it will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_war_in_Afghanistan

 



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