What is a forgotten nation and why should we be concerned?

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A forgotten nation is a nation that was defeated or destroyed in war and no longer exist.

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In war or any battle there is a winner and a loser. Like these countries they where on the losing side and no longer exist. The reason I am discussion “forgotten nation” is because if the United States and China go to war one great nation is going to lose. The United States should form a foreign military policy with China in hopes of preventing a war. Foreign military policies not only affect the United States government but affects our society. The United States should form a military foreign policy with China to form cooperation, end rivalry, and form economic stability.

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Yugoslavia (1918-1992)

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Like Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia was created from the breakup of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I. They maintained an autocratic monarchy until 1941 when the Nazis invaded. During this time it became a German possession. In the fall of the Nazis in 1945, Yugoslavia evaded the Soviet occupation but did not evade communism. Internal tension and rival nationalism began in 1992 causing a civil war. In the end the country split into six smaller nations: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro.

Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (1922-1991)

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The Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) also known as the Soviet Union was a Marxist-Leninist State. It was a single-party state governed by the Communist Party. In 1917 the Soviet Union began with the Russian Revolution which overthrew the Russian Empire. This empire formed through the unification of Russian, Transcaucasian, Ukrainian, and Byelorussian in 1922. One leader, Joseph Stalin, came to power in 1920s.

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At the beginning of World War II the USSR signed a nonaggression pact with Germany. However was disregarded in 1941 when Nazi invaded. Soviets pushed back and took Berlin in 1945, causing many German losses.

Started to fall after the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989 and the collapse of Communism in Europe. On December 25, 1991 what remained of the Soviet Union became independent post-Soviet states. The Russian Federation (SFSR) took over the rights and obligations that was once the Soviet Unions.

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Czechoslovakia (1918-1992)

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Created from the remains of the old Austro-Hungarian Empire, during its creations it was a bright spot in Europe. It managed to maintain one of the continents few working democracies before the Second world war. In 1938 England and France betrayed Czechoslovakia at Munich, by March of 1939 it was completely occupied by Germany and almost vanished off the map. Soviets later occupied it, turning it into part of the old Soviet Union until that nation collapse in 1991. During this period it was able to reestablish into a thriving democracy.

However the ethnic Slavs that dominated the eastern half wanted their own independence breaking Czechoslovakia into two in 1992. In today’s world it exists as Czech Republic in the west and Slovakia in the East.

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Ottoman Empire (1299-1922)

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Ottoman Empire also known as the Turkish Empire was a Sunni Islamic State founded in 1299. This empire overthrew the Byzantine Empire in 1453 in the conquest of Constantinople. In the height of its power, during the 16th and 17th centuries, the Ottoman Empire was a multinational power in control of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, North Africa, the Caucasus, and the Horn of Africa. At the height of their power the empire had about 32 provinces.

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Constantinople was its capital and controlled lands around the Mediterranean. They were at the center for trade and other interactions with the Eastern and Western lands. Its demise was not noticeable at first and took many centuries until the 20th century. By 1992 it finally became the modern day Turkey.

Austro-Hungary Empire (1867-1918)

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Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed as a result of defeat in World War I. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was made up of two monarchies, Austria and Hungary, and one autonomous region: Croatia-Slavonia. In the 1867 reforms, Austrian and Hungarian states where made equal within the Empire.

This empire was once one of the world’s great powers. It was geographically the second-largest country in Europe and the third-most populated. (Population est. 52,800,000) Austro-Hungary also built up fourth-largest machine building industry in the world.

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Austro-Hungary was a Central Power during World War I. After World War I the once large empire became modernly known as Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia.