South America 1865
When its war with Brazil began in December 1864, Paraguay swiftly overran southern Mato Grosso. However, to reach its Uruguayan ...
the Arctic 1892
Opening up Greenland
For more than a century, Denmark's Royal Greenland Trading Company (KGH) had administered Greenland in a strict monopoly which ...
Sub-Saharan Africa 1960
UN Operation in the Congo
United Nations forces arrived in the Congo in late July 1960, replacing the Belgian troops there. However, the UN refused ...