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Infantry Weapons Of World War 2. Grey Falcon Black Sun. Retrieved 14 November 2009. These all-purpose guns were developed and used by the German army in the 2nd half of World War 2 as a result of studies which showed that the ordinary rifle's long range is much longer than needed since the soldiers almost always fired at enemies closer than half of its effective range. The assault rifle is a balanced compromise between the rifle and the sub-machine gun having sufficient range and accuracy to be used as a rifle combined with the rapid-rate automatic firepower of the sub machine gun. Thanks to these combined advantages assault rifles such as the American M-16 and the Russian AK-47 are the basic weapon of the modern soldier.
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Because England blocked the import of raw materials for the vitally important textile industry Ghent was forced by sheer necessity to take Englands side 1338-1345 during the Hundred Years War. Jacob van Artevelde a rich cloth merchant led the uprising against Count Louis de Nevers the vassal of the French king. In 1345 this wise man was murdered by his fellow citizens. His importance is shown by the fact that Ghent is still called the City of Artevelde. Ghent had to give up its ties with England and embrace the king of France. In 1407 the seat of the Council of Flanders the highest judicial body in the county was moved from Bruges to the Castle of the Counts. Dutch became the official language.
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They enrolled in Ghent University and more particularly in its Polytechnical School. An estimated 300 Jews were thus living in Ghent on the eve of World War II. During the German Occupation of 1940-45 Jews were allowed to live in only four cities namely Brussels Antwerp Charleroi and Liège. Those who refused to submit to the Nazis diktat had no other choice than to go into hiding. Upon the countrys liberation Ghents Jewish community reassembled. Its members included several dozen engineers former students of Ghent University from the interwar period who held leading positions in Ghents industries some doctors and several university professors.
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In August the war in the Pacific ended soon after the US dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing 120000 civilians. Japan formally surrendered on September 2. World War II resulted in an estimated 55 million deaths worldwide. It was the largest and most destructive conflict in history. Berthon Simon and Joanna Potts. Warlords An Extraordinary Re-Creation of World War II Through the Eyes and Minds of Hitler Churchill Roosevelt and Stalin. Cambridge MA Da Capo Press 2006. Choices Under Fire Moral Dimensions of World War II. Chickering Roger Stig Forster and Bernd Greiner. A World at Total War Global Conflict and the Politics of Destruction 1937-1945.
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July 14 Nazi Party declared Germany's only political party. October 14 Germany quits the League of Nations. June 30 The Nazi Night of the Long Knives. July 25 Nazis murder Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss. August 2 German President Hindenburg dies. August 19 Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany. March 16 Hitler violates the Treaty of Versailles by introducing military conscription. September 15 German Jews stripped of rights by Nuremberg Race Laws. February 10 The German Gestapo is placed above the law. March 7 German troops occupy the Rhineland. May 9 Mussolini's Italian forces take Ethiopia. July 18 Civil war erupts in Spain. August 1 Olympic games begin in Berlin. October 1 Franco declared head of Spanish State.