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Wars, conflicts and strategy on 18 December in Asian history

WARS, CONFLITS AND STRATEGY ON 18 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 18, 2018

1845: During the First Sikh War, battle of Moodkee
https://www.britishbattles.com/first-sikh-war/battle-of-moodkee/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mudki

1941: In Singapore, the Communist Party of Malaya general secretary and the British sign an agreement for fighting the Japanese invader

1941: Japan invades Hong Kong after British governor of Hong Kong, Mark Aitchison Young refuses to surrender to Japanese forces
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japan-invades-hong-kong
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=61

1944: 77 US B-29 superfortress and 200 other aircrafts bomb the Chinese city of Hankow (now apart of Wuhan) where is a Japanese supply base

1946: Dutch create the state of East Indonesia/Negara Indonesia Timur at a conference in Denpasar, Bali. Capital of the new NIT is Makassar, and it includes the entire eastern half of Indonesia. Sutan Sjahrir protests
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutan_Sjahrir

1948: Dutch officials tell representatives of the United States and the Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta that they are cancelling the Renville agreement. The news does not reach Yogya, as the Dutch have already cut the phone lines there
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renville_Agreement

1956: Japan is admitted to the United Nations

1959: Zhou Enlai suggests a meeting with Nehru on December 26 to solve their border quarrel. Nehru answer that he is ready for that at an appropriate time

1961: United Nations Security Council rejects a « neutralist » resolution approving the invasion of the Portuguese enclaves by the Indian army. Soviet Union veto an Occidental resolution asking for a cease-fire

1965: United Nations pass a resolution (2079-XX) condemning the « permanent violation of the basic rights » of Tibetan
http://www.tibetjustice.org/materials/un/un6.html

1972: US president Richard Nixon announces that the United States will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings, after peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on the 13th
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-orders-the-initiation-of-operation-linebacker-ii
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Linebacker_II

2009: Cambodia’s UN-backed war crimes court charges Khmer Rouge former head of state Khieu Samphan with genocide