War factsHistory quiz
Who used the sarissa (a type of weapon) in their combat formations?
Macedonians. The sarissa is a type of long spear (about 4–7 metres or 13–23 ft in length) first introduced by Phillip II of Macedonia in Macedonian phalanx formations. It was usually composed of two lengths and was joined by a central bronze tube only before a battle. The tight formation of the phalanx created a "wall of pikes", and the pike was so long that there were fully five rows of them projecting in front of the front rank of men.
Which State has caused the most civilian deaths around the world after 9/11?
United States. A study reveals that U.S. military forces were directly responsible for about 10 to 15 million deaths during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and the two Iraq Wars. The American public probably is not aware of these numbers and knows even less about the proxy wars for which the United States is also responsible. In the later wars, there were between nine and 14 million deaths in Afghanistan, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor, Guatemala, Indonesia, Pakistan and Sudan.
Which of those countries didn't participate in the Hundred Years' War?
Grand Duchy of Moscow. The Hundred Years' War was a series of conflicts waged from 1337 to 1453 mainly between France and England but around 20 countries took part in it. The Grand Duchy of Moscow wasn't one of them.
What special set was built for the film War Games, at the cost of one million $?
NORAD command center. The NORAD command center built for the film War Games was the most expensive set ever constructed up to that time, built at the cost of one million dollars. The producers were not allowed into the actual NORAD command center, so they had to imagine what it was like.
I am a historic city in the U.S. state of Delaware, where lore holds it that the famous "stars and stripes" were flown at the Battle of Cooch's Bridge.
Newark. The Battle of Cooch's Bridge was the only American Revolution battle held in Delaware. It is also the first ever battle where the U.S. stars and stripes has been flown. Unfortunately for the Americans, this was a defeat. This led to the fall of Philadelphia, which was then the nation's capital.
The Cod Wars were a series of confrontations between the United Kingdom and...
Iceland. The Cod Wars were disputes running from the 1950s to the 1970s over fishing rights in the North Atlantic. Each of the disputes ended with Iceland's victory. As a result, the already declining British fisheries were hit hard by being excluded from their prime fishing grounds with thousands of fishermen and people being put out of work.
What does the term "The Great Game" refer to?
The rivalry between the British and Russian Empires in Central Asia. Russia was fearful of British commercial and military inroads into Central Asia, and Britain was fearful of Russia adding "the jewel in the crown", India, to the vast empire that Russia was building in Asia. This resulted in an atmosphere of distrust and the constant threat of war between the two empires for the most of the 19th century.
What was a German anti-aircraft and anti-tank artillery gun from World War II mainly used in Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger tanks?
8.8 cm Flak. The 8.8 cm Flak was a German 88 mm anti-aircraft and anti-tank artillery gun from World War II. It was widely used by Germany throughout the war, and was one of the most recognized German weapons of that conflict. Development of the original model led to a wide variety of guns.