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Jed Dilligan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-07-06 01:58 PM
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234. Yes
not really much of a war though. After posting I remembered that the Sultanate of Zanzibar was subdued entirely by British naval guns sometime in the 19th century (world's shortest war).

NATO still had to move in on the ground in Kosovo; there wasn't resistance because there wasn't resistance... Meaning the people left after the bombing welcomed the peacekeepers, or at least didn't have the will to fight them. I don't think this is ever the case in a real war.

I guess you could argue that air power ended WW2 in the Pacific, but nuking is a whole different category. We'd been conventional bombing the Japanese for a long time without results.
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