World wars and conflicts have shaped the course of history as countries stuggle to maintain a balance of power. In this section topics such as the Korean War, Vietnam and both World Wars are explored.
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Constantine I (1868-1923), a king of Greece (1913-17 and 1920-22). He was born in Athens, received a military education in Germany, and was married to the sister of Kaiser William II.

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