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10th Apr '16 1:42:50 PM moloch
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* One of Creator/GarthEnnis's ''War Stories'' is about these, when an Irish Greenshirt, a Condor Legion pilot, an English socialist and a Spanish Republican end up spending the night together in a shell-hole.
23rd Mar '16 2:55:43 PM dclark
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* Similar to the Korean War example above, there are a fair number of Russians fighting in the current Ukrainian Civil War on the side of the separatists. And like the Chinese volunteers, they tend to cross the border surprisingly well equipped.
20th Mar '16 5:52:48 PM GentlemensDame883
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* In the ''VideoGame/{{Civilization}}'' games, this is represented by your gifting units to City-states that are at war with another major power. Militaristic City-states can also gift you units.
14th Dec '15 3:08:55 PM Eliphas8
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** Subverted for the most part on the Red side of the war, where experienced troops were in extremely short supply, so veteran international fighters often ended up taking up roles training and instilling discipline in far greener troops across the entire front rather than fighting in their own organizations. There were some exceptions to this though, like the Red Latvian Riflemen, one of the few veteran units from the First World War who volunteered to keep fighting for the Soviets rather than follow through with demobilization after the war. Notable in particular because they ended up siding against their homeland in the Civil War. Depending on who you ask they are either LesCollaborateurs or this.


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** On the Soviet side,
10th Dec '15 8:18:02 PM JackTheHammer
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* Continued from the above, the Islamic State terror group, which grew exponentially due to the above war, also has [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/08/foreign-fighters-iraq-syria_n_6116440.html thousands of foreign fighters in its ranks]], many of which are disillusioned Muslims and new Islamic converts from Western countries. On the flip side, the Kurdish militias opposing them also have volunteer foreign fighters helping them, such as [[http://www.businessinsider.com/jordan-matson-recruiting-veterans-2014-10 a former U.S. Army soldier]], [[https://news.vice.com/article/a-divorced-father-of-two-from-ohio-is-fighting-the-islamic-state-in-syria an American Desert Storm veteran,]] [[http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/10/22/Their-Quest-Legalized-Dutch-and-German-Biker-Gangs-Arrive-to-Fight-ISIS-in-Kobani ex-military Dutch and German biker gang members]], [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/fighting-isis-canadian-israeli-woman-joins-kurds-in-syria-1.2830122 a female Israeli soldier]], and [[http://www.smh.com.au/world/kurdish-fighters-hold-funeral-for-australian-ashley-johnston-killed-fighting-islamic-state-20150314-143zhr.html an Australian army reservist]].

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* Continued from the above, the Islamic State terror group, which grew exponentially due to the above war, also has [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/08/foreign-fighters-iraq-syria_n_6116440.html thousands of foreign fighters in its ranks]], many of which are disillusioned Muslims and new Islamic converts from Western countries. On the flip side, the Kurdish militias opposing them also have volunteer foreign fighters helping them, such as [[http://www.businessinsider.com/jordan-matson-recruiting-veterans-2014-10 a former U.S. Army soldier]], [[https://news.vice.com/article/a-divorced-father-of-two-from-ohio-is-fighting-the-islamic-state-in-syria an American Desert Storm veteran,]] [[http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/10/22/Their-Quest-Legalized-Dutch-and-German-Biker-Gangs-Arrive-to-Fight-ISIS-in-Kobani ex-military Dutch and German biker gang members]], [[http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/fighting-isis-canadian-israeli-woman-joins-kurds-in-syria-1.2830122 a female Israeli soldier]], and [[http://www.smh.com.au/world/kurdish-fighters-hold-funeral-for-australian-ashley-johnston-killed-fighting-islamic-state-20150314-143zhr.html an Australian army reservist]]. Probably the most surprising is [[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-35036879 a Chinese volunteer]], considering how strongly China is trying to avoid getting mired in this conflict.
14th Nov '15 12:32:16 PM kchishol
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* Another good example are the American Volunteer Group (AKA the "Flying Tigers") who flew P-40 Warhawks for [[UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar The Guomindang against the Japanese]]. Contrary to legend the AVG were (technically) mercenaries[[note]]They were U.S. trained and supplied with U.S. aircraft, but the U.S. didn't want to get into a war with Japan.[[/note]] (and well paid ones at that) and didn't actually fly their first mission until four days ''after'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo Japan's Declaration of War upon Britain, The Netherlands, and the USA]]. They were eventually incorporated into the USAAF.

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* Another good example are the American Volunteer Group (AKA the "Flying Tigers") who flew P-40 Warhawks for [[UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar The Guomindang against the Japanese]]. Contrary to legend the AVG were (technically) mercenaries[[note]]They were U.S. trained and supplied with U.S. aircraft, but the U.S. didn't want to get into a war with Japan.[[/note]] (and well paid ones at that) and didn't actually fly their first mission until four days ''after'' [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo Japan's Declaration of War upon Britain, The Netherlands, and the USA]]. Regardless, they did more than their bit ripping up the skies against the Japanese, which earned their famous nickname when a Chinese newspaper marveled at how those Yank pilots "fight like tigers." They were eventually incorporated into the USAAF.
1st Oct '15 6:06:58 PM h27kim
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* Union Army actively recruited "immigrants" with military experience in Europe during the AmericanCivilWar.
1st Oct '15 6:05:13 PM h27kim
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** The Battle of Yorktown featured several German regiments of the French Expeditionary Army, consisting of volunteers/mercenaries from the Rhineland, fighting against German regiments of the British Army, either Hannoverian (British king's German subjects) or Hessians (lent by their German sovereigns in return for British money), plus, of course, German immigrants to America in the Continental Army.
1st Oct '15 5:57:46 PM h27kim
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** Matched by the Slovak troops fighting alongside the invading Germans.
1st Oct '15 5:51:19 PM h27kim
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** And when the Spanish Civil War ended and World War II started, it was the Spanish's (both sides) turn to serve under other flags: the winning Nationalist side[[note]](technically neutral but politically aligned with the Axis)[[/note]] sent the ([[GotVolunteered technically]]) volunteer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Division Blue Division]] to fight under German flag in Russia (as mentioned below), while exilees from the Republican (losing) side fought under [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Armored_Division_%28France%29 Free French]][[note]] Spanish Wikipedia [[http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Nueve link]][[/note]] and British [[note]]Spanish Wikipedia [[http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Company_Number_One link]][[/note]] flag.

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** And when the Spanish Civil War ended and World War II started, it was the Spanish's (both sides) turn to serve under other flags: the winning Nationalist side[[note]](technically neutral but politically aligned with the Axis)[[/note]] sent the ([[GotVolunteered technically]]) volunteer [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Division Blue Division]] to fight under German flag in Russia (as mentioned below), while exilees from the Republican (losing) side fought under [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_Armored_Division_%28France%29 Free French]][[note]] Spanish Wikipedia [[http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Nueve link]][[/note]] link]][[/note]], Soviet [[note]]The other wiki [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrique_L%C3%ADster]][[/note]], and British [[note]]Spanish Wikipedia [[http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Company_Number_One link]][[/note]] flag. General Lister would go on to (sort of) fight alongside Fidel Castro after World War II ended, as Soviet Union's military liaison to Cuban revolutionaries.
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