I love history. There are so many interesting things that happen.

For example, during the English Civil War, the Netherlands declared war against the Scilly Islands and then did nothing about it because the resolution of the English Civil War settled the problem. This was in the 1600’s. In the 1980’s a historian had heard about the story and wanted to verify that it was true. As a result of the historian efforts, there was an end to the 335 year [non] hostilities when a peace treaty was signed on April 17, 1986. No shot was ever fired in prosecution of the war.

A war lasting approximately 38 minutes and for sure less than one hour was prosecuted in 1896. That is the record for the world’s shortest war.

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