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Wars, conflicts and strategy on 11 August in Asian history


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Updated on August 11, 2019

1687: Siamese King Narai, upon advice of Constantine Phaulkon, issues a declaration of war against the English East India Company, though not the English government

1786: Captain Francis Light established the British colony of Penang in Malaysia

1863: To prevent Siam and Annam attacks, Cambodian king Norodom I sign a Protectorate agreement with France

 1945: Allies refuse Japan’s surrender offer to retain Emperor Hirohito

1947: During the civil war, communist offensive in Central China

1954: A formal peace takes hold Indochina, ending more than seven years of fighting between the French and the Communist Vietminh

1959: Laos appeals the United Nations on its territory violations by North Vietnam

1966: After the Confrontasi over Borneo, Malaysia and Indonesia, by the Jakarta Accord, normalize their diplomatic relations

Malaisie 1966-08-11 Fin Konfrontasi

1972: The last United States ground combat unit depart South Vietnam

1975: The US vetoes the proposed admission of North and South Vietnam to the United Nations. The Security Council had already rejected South Korea application

1975: Governor Mario Lemos Pires of Portuguese Timor abandons the capital Dili, following a coup by the Timorese Democratic Union (UDT) and the outbreak of civil war between UDT and Fretilin

1988: Al-Qaeda is formed

2003: NATO takes over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history

2012: Japan says it will take a long-running territorial dispute with South Korea to the Hague-based International Court of Justice, after Lee Myung-bak, South Korea’s president, made a surprise visit to a group of disputed islands this week

2014: A report published by Amnesty International claims that at least 1,100 Afghan civilians lost their lives as a result of U.S. air strikes between the years 2009 and 2013. The report goes on to lambaste the U.S. military for never investigating the deaths or seeking to help those affected by them