Monday, May 28, 2012

Fact of the Day: Zanzibar Gives Up Too Fast

In 1896, Great Britain declared war on the Zanzibar Sultanate after the new Sultan was not approved by the British government. So when British forces called for him to step down, the sultan hid in his palace with his own military as protection. The Anglo-Zanzibar war lasted only about 40 minutes, making it the shortest war in history.

6 comments:

  1. I'm kinda sad that Zanzibar doesn't exist anymore... such a lovely name for a country. And this case just shows how the Brits and Americans think they rule the world even in the farthest of corners of the planet....

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  2. If only all wars could be than short!

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  3. Be nice if all were that short, stupid Brits thinking they rule the world.

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  4. a war lasting 40 minutes? how is that even possible?

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  5. if only all wars lasted 40 minutes or less. it would be like waiting for a pizza to be delivered.

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