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Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 2:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In one sense, the name of this historical event is entirely accurate; in another, however, it's astoundingly inaccurate.

I can only think of one solution to this, but I wouldn't be surprised if there are more.

You have been very kind and welcoming -- thanks!
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 3:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it occur before the 1st century? in the 1st century? 2nd century? ... 21st century?

Did it occur in North America? South America? Europe? Asia? Africa? Australia?

Was it a...

...birth? death? royal succession?
...invention? discovery? publication of an idea?
...political change? social change?
...establishment of an institution?
...war? the Cold War? other form of conflict?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 10:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anyhting like the fact that the 100 Year War actually lasted 116 years?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 11:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did it occur before the 1st century? in the 1st century? 2nd century? ... 21st century? 20th Century

Did it occur in North America? Yes South America? Europe? Asia? Yes Africa? Australia? yes

Was it a...

...birth? death? royal succession?
...invention? discovery? publication of an idea?
...political change? social change?
...establishment of an institution?
...war? This, none of the others the Cold War? other form of conflict?

Anyhting like the fact that the 100 Year War actually lasted 116 years? Kinda, only more so

It's probably obvious now... (rueful grin)
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 1:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

World War I? World War II? Thirty years war?
Grainbeer (Grainbeer)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 3:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A "World war" which didn┤t include more than maybe 20 countries, and only in a limited part of the world? Accurate in the sense that it afflicted the whole world culturally and economically, but inaccurate geographically?

If so, the "WW I" must be the most inaccurate one of the two, since it was mostly limited to Europe, though the sea transport on the Atlantic and elsewhere also was afflicted.
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 1:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

World War I? World War II? Yope Thirty years war?

A "World war" which didn´┐Żt include more than maybe 20 countries, and only in a limited part of the world? Yope Accurate in the sense that it afflicted the whole world culturally and economically, but inaccurate geographically? No

World War I is not the answer; while the name is inaccurate, it is not obviously so at first glance.
Alex319 (Alex319)
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 12:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Clarification: You have a "Yope" for WWII, but not WWI, yet in your statement at the bottom you refer to WWI. Did you make a mistake here?

Another name for World War I? or World War II?
The Great War?

A particular event in WWI? or WWII? The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand? The bombing of Pearl Harbor? the Manhattan Project? The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 2:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The world war was known as "the war to end all wars"?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Clarification: You have a "Yope" for WWII, but not WWI, yet in your statement at the bottom you refer to WWI. Did you make a mistake here? No. I said that WWI is NOT the correct answer, and explained why.

Another name for World War I? No or World War II? Yope
The Great War? No

A particular event in WWI? No or WWII? No The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand? No The bombing of Pearl Harbor? No the Manhattan Project? No The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? No

The world war was known as "the war to end all wars"? No
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 10:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are we looking for a battle during WWII? A codenamed operation during WWII? Some sort of espionage operation? A wartime alliance? Just to clarify: this took place in North America, Australasia and Asia but NOT Europe, right?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 11:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are we looking for a battle during WWII? No A codenamed operation during WWII? No Some sort of espionage operation? No A wartime alliance? No Just to clarify: this took place in North America, Australasia and Asia but NOT Europe, right? Yes (primarily Australia and Asia -- very minor parts in North America)
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Was this event related to WWII at all, or only happening during the same period of time?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 1:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It was related to WWII.
Gourami (Gourami)
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Is the event a battle? A push/offensive by an army? A retreat? Does it take place on an island?
"Island hopping" relevant?
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Is it something that involves Japan or the Japanese military?
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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 11:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the event associated with:
War?
politics?
religion?
culture?
sport?
entertainment?
TV / Radio?
Other media?
something else?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 12:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the event a battle? A push/offensive by an army? A retreat? Does it take place on an island?
"Island hopping" relevant? Yope to all of these, possible FA

Is it something that involves Japan or the Japanese military? Yes

Is the event associated with:
War? This one
politics?
religion?
culture?
sport?
entertainment?
TV / Radio?
Other media?
something else?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Pacific War!

An anomaly because Pacific means:
not warlike; peaceable; mild; at peace; calm; tranquil etc.
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 1:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Exactly!
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 11:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Very good. Can't believe that i didn't think of that

There's a line in "The Shawshank Redemption" where Andy says " Do you know what they say about the pacific? They say it has no memory". For some reason that I can't put my finger on I just love that notion.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 12:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Aw, good one!
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Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 7:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As to favourite lines about oceans, the media mogul Lew Grade remarked on seeing what it had cost him to make Raise the Titanic that it would have been easier and cheaper to lower the Atlantic.

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