New Delhi, When the cake caused the war. In such a situation, due to the growing instability, there were several battles between the army and the rebels, the fire of which even reached the capital, Mexico City. Meanwhile, a French pastry shop in the city was completely destroyed.
The owner of the French pastry shop was furious after the incident and demanded compensation from the Mexican government for his destroyed shop. With the country burning with civil war, the government ignored Baker’s demands.
In such a situation, the chef directly appealed to the French king for help. After receiving information about the help, the King of France ordered the Mexican government to pay for the loss of the pastry honor, which the government refused. After this, in the year 1838 itself, the French Navy began a blockade with ships in the Gulf of Mexico with the help of America.
When the blockade produced no concrete results, France began a bombardment of Mexico. Being better organized, the French captured the Mexican navy within days, but the Mexican army held firm on land. After 4 months of war, the French army withdrew when the Mexican government agreed to pay tribute to the French pastry.
When British-American troops clashed over pork and potatoes… America and Britain both claimed the strategically important San Juan Island as their share. People of both the countries lived there and their territory was fixed.
But the situation changed in 1859 when an unknown boar from the British territory of the island entered the American territories and entered the fields of American farmers and started eating potatoes. The American owner of the farm shot the boar in anger after the crops were destroyed.
In such a situation, British officials asked the American farmer to pay a compensation of In 10 (about Rs. 795) to the owner of the pig. However, the pig owner was not happy with this and filed a case of ‘murder’ against the American farmer before the British authorities, after which the American farmer was put under arrest.
In this situation, the American farmer sought protection from the US Army, after which the US 9th Infantry Battalion approached the island, in response to which Britain also sent three of its warships to the area. The British government ordered its troops to fight the American army, but Admiral Robert Baynes refused to obey the order, saying that he could not allow the two great nations to fight because of the boar.
Fighting for the golden stool, thousands died. The Ashanti Kingdom, now part of modern Ghana, was once part of the British Empire. In 1896, when the local king Premef refused to work under the British, the British forcibly took his kingdom under their protection.
As such, the people of the Ashanti kingdom were not going to give up easily and continued to fight against the British. During that time the Ashanti kingdom had a golden stool, which was considered a symbol of power.
It is believed that this stool fell from the sky at the feet of the first king of Ashanti, who is said to be the soul of the Ashanti nation. No one had the right to sit on it. But in 1900, the British Governor of the Gold Coast, Sir Frederick Hodgson, decided to sit on it.
This was followed by a war between the Ashanti people and the British army, in which 2,000 Ashanti people and 1,000 British soldiers were killed. This war lasted for 6 months. In such a situation, the Queen Mother and the Gate Keeper or Asantewa hid the chair in their possession. After this nothing is known about this stool. Namely, after years it was stored in the ceremonial house.
Battle for the bucket. In the year 1325, Italy was divided into two parts. One part regarded the King of Rome as supreme and the other part was devoted to the Pope. The dispute between the two sides has been going on for the last 200 years, due to which violence often started between the two over small matters. You may be surprised to know that the conflict that took place in 1325, in which thousands of people lost their lives, started with a wooden bucket.
The people of the two nearby towns of Modena (backed by the king) and Bologna (backed by the clergy) were also divided between the king and the clergy. The Modena ruler, angered by the growing strife in the kingdom, attacked Bologna. In the dispute, both sides had destroyed each other’s areas.
Meanwhile, Modena’s soldiers found a bucket in a well in the Bologna region, which they took with them. After this, Bologna, supported by the Pope, declared war on Modena to get the bucket back.
The Pope sent a contingent of 30,000 soldiers and 2,000 cavalry to the battle in support of Bologna, to which the King responded by sending 5,000 soldiers and 2,000 cavalry. In this battle which lasted for several months, more than 2000 soldiers lost their lives and Modena finally won. Soccer War, 1969… Every 4 years the rivalry between soccer fans escalates, but sometimes it takes a more serious form.
Something similar happened in 1969, when Honduras and El Salvador were playing each other to qualify for the 1970 Football World Cup. In the first leg, Honduras defeated El-Salvador 1–0, but in the second leg, El Salvador equalized by beating Honduras 3–0 at home.
This defeat caused the Hondurans to start beating the El Salvadorans who lived near them. The El-Salvador government demanded that the Honduran government take strict action in this matter, but due to lack of appropriate action, the El-Salvador Air Force started bombing Honduras.
After 4 days of fighting, El Salvador decided to withdraw its troops. About 2,000 people from both countries were killed in the incident and about 300,000 Salvadorans living in Honduras were displaced from their homes.SS1MS