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Wars, conflicts and strategy on 8 December in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 8 DECEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 8, 2018

395: Later Yan is defeated by its former vassal Northern Wei at the Battle of Canhe Slope
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Canhe_Slope

1941: After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Congress passes a declaration of war against Japan


http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1208.html#article
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1654.html
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-united-states-declares-war-on-japan

1941: The Japanese start to invade Hong Kong, Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. They also invade the portions of Shanghai administered by European powers and bomb American bases in the Philippines
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Malaya
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/world-war-two/the-pacific-war-1941-to-1945/the-attack-on-malaya-by-japan/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_invasion_of_Thailand
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/800/today-in-philippine-history-december-8-1941-japan-launched-a-surprise-attack-on-the-philippines

1941: After Japanese start attack on Hong Kong and Malaya, UK declares war to Japan
http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/commons/1941/dec/08/prime-ministers-declaration#column_1358
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/hong_kong_fall.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles/nonflash/a1122355.shtml

1941: First Japanese attack on Wake Island
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wake_Island
http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-wake-island

1947: Dutch and Indonesian representatives meet on board the U.S.S. Renville, a U.S. Navy transport stationed in the Philippines, which was moved Jakarta harbor for the talks

1949: Chiang Kai-shek moves the capital of the Republic of China from Nanjing to Taipei
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-nationalists-move-capital-to-taiwan

1950: Because the Chinese attack in Korea, U.S. Commerce Department announces a total trade embargo on China. It will remain in place for 21 years

1962: The Indonesian backed North Kalimantan National Army (TNKU) try to capture the sultan of Brunei who escapes and asks for British help. British emergency troops from Singapore land in the evening

1965: In Vietnam, Operation Tiger Hound is launched
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/operation-tiger-hound-launched
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Tiger_Hound

1966: Pope Paul VI pleads for Christmas truce in Vietnam to be followed by an amnesty and negotiations

1966: North Vietnam rejects Johnson’s prisoner exchange proposal
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-rejects-johnsons-prisoner-exchange-proposal

1969: Nixon declares that Vietnam War is ending
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-declares-vietnam-war-is-ending

1971: Operation Python a follow up of Operation Trident, naval attack launched on Pakistan’s port city of Karachi by the Indian Navy during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Python

1971: New Delhi announces that on their way to Dakha, its forces are beating the Pakistani troops

2003: Taking advantage of a visit of PRC Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, Washington asks Taiwan to renounce to the use of referendum on topics which could encourage separatist movement

2009: A former Indonesian army officer has admitted in a magazine interview that five foreign journalists were deliberately killed during Indonesia’s 1975 invasion of East Timor
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/200912824629737228.html

2009: In Malaysia, peace talks resume between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a separatist group from the south of the country after 16 months
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8400804.stm
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2009/12/200912995736198528.html

2010: Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sharply criticizes Beijing for not condemning North Korea’s artillery barrage against a South Korean island two weeks ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/world/asia/09korea.html?ref=asia

2014: A ceremony takes place in Kabul to mark the formal end of Nato’s 13-year combat mission in Afghanistan.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30377059
http://www.dawn.com/news/1149579/us-nato-end-afghan-combat-command-after-13-years

2014: China’s foreign ministry rebuks the US Congress after legislators passed a bill allowing the sale of second-hand warships to Taiwan, the self-ruled island which Beijing claims as a renegade province