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23rd Oct '17 3:38:27 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' sees both sides in the war between [[LadyLand Azania]] and the [[TheFundamentalist Northern Confederation]] receiving assistance from foreign volunteers. Conservatives in the New Confederacy contribute the Jefferson Davies Brigade to the Confederation's forces, whereas the Mexicans aid the Azanians.
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21st Oct '17 8:13:33 PM SSJMagus
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** Poles wound up doing this a lot in the 19th and 20th centuries. Polish volunteers served in the French Revolutionary armies, and later Napoleonic armies. Polish volunteers showed up in Portugal in 1828, during the Liberal Wars in that country. Polish volunteers formed the best units of the Hungarian rebels in 1848. Polish volunteers also signed up to form Polish Legions, this time, to fight for Austria-Hungary against the Russians during World War I.

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** Poles wound up doing this a lot in the 19th and 20th centuries. Polish volunteers served in the French Revolutionary armies, and later Napoleonic armies. Polish volunteers showed up in Portugal in 1828, during the Liberal Wars in that country. Polish volunteers formed the best units of the Hungarian rebels in 1848. Polish volunteers also signed up to form Polish Legions, this time, to fight for Austria-Hungary against the Russians during World War I. Poles interested in a military career had little choice but to do this during the period of 1795 through 1918, since Poland had been divided up between Russia, Prussia (later Germany) and Austria, and wouldn't regain its independence until after World War I. And the same was true for the duration of World War II, with Poland being occupied by Germany and the Soviet Union.



** The most famous volunteer forces are probably the German [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condor_Legion Condor Legion]] and the Italian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviazione_Legionaria Aviazione Legionaria]] (for the Nationalists) and the many [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Brigades International Brigades]], including the American [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln_Brigade Abraham Lincoln Brigade]] (for the Republicans).

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** The most famous volunteer forces are probably the German [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condor_Legion Condor Legion]] and the Italian [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviazione_Legionaria Aviazione Legionaria]] (for the Nationalists) and the many [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Brigades International Brigades]], including the American [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln_Brigade Abraham Lincoln Brigade]] (for the Republicans). The former two were technically "volunteer" in the sense that none of the troops involved were conscripted, but were in fact fully supported by their nations' supposedly-neutral governments. While this was in part because Germany and Italy supported the Nationalist side of the conflict, it was also so they could test out their latest equipment and tactics before beginning [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII their own war for territorial expansion]].



* GiuseppeGaribaldi did it a lot during his life. First, he led foreign volunteers in a number of South American revolutionary movements in Brazil and Uruguay in 1840s. After having been involved in revolutionary activities in his native Italy in 1850s, he volunteered himself to join the Union cause in the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, which was declined as Lincoln considered the conditions he demanded, such as immediate emancipation of slaves, impractical. After helping unify his homeland in 1860s instead of joining the Americans, he almost joined the Prussians against the French Empire, which still occupied Rome on behalf of the Pope, but changed his mind practically overnight after Napoleon III abdicated and the French Republic was declared, and brought a group of several hundred Italian volunteers to fight for the French Republic. These formed the core of the Army of Vosges that fought in the Rhone Valley during the Franco-Prussian War.

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* GiuseppeGaribaldi [[UsefulNotes/WarsOfItalianIndependence Giuseppe Garibaldi]] did it a lot during his life. First, he led foreign volunteers in a number of South American revolutionary movements in Brazil and Uruguay in 1840s. After having been involved in revolutionary activities in his native Italy in 1850s, he volunteered himself to join the Union cause in the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar, which was declined as Lincoln considered the conditions he demanded, such as immediate emancipation of slaves, impractical. After helping unify his homeland in 1860s instead of joining the Americans, he almost joined the Prussians against the French Empire, which still occupied Rome on behalf of the Pope, but changed his mind practically overnight after Napoleon III abdicated and the French Republic was declared, and brought a group of several hundred Italian volunteers to fight for the French Republic. These formed the core of the Army of Vosges that fought in the Rhone Valley during the Franco-Prussian War.
3rd Oct '17 10:37:57 PM foxley
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* ''Series/FoylesWar'': In "The Hide", Foyle investigates the case of James Devereaux, the son of a distinguished local family who will be tried for treason for belonging to the British Free Corps, a unit composed of Englishmen fighting for Nazi Germany. If found guilty, Devereaux will be sentenced to death.
16th Sep '17 4:44:02 PM nombretomado
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** One of the Afghan Mujahideen fighting the Soviets was known as "the American". He was [[YanksWithTanks a Muslim soldier in the US Army]] who requested - ''and recieved'' - administrative leave to "kill Soviets" (his words). He was later killed in Egypt as part of Ayman al-Zawahiri's organization prior to 9/11, preventing the Americans from [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard looking extremely stupid.]]

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** One of the Afghan Mujahideen fighting the Soviets was known as "the American". He was [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks a Muslim soldier in the US Army]] who requested - ''and recieved'' - administrative leave to "kill Soviets" (his words). He was later killed in Egypt as part of Ayman al-Zawahiri's organization prior to 9/11, preventing the Americans from [[HoistByTheirOwnPetard looking extremely stupid.]]
15th Jul '17 6:16:05 PM blerg223
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-->-- 19th-Century Motto of Polish volunteers in service to nationalist causes


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-->-- 19th-Century Motto motto of Polish volunteers in service to nationalist causes

25th Mar '17 8:54:22 PM StarSword
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* Music/{{Sabaton}}'s song "Aces In Exile", which provides the page quote, is about the foreign pilots who fought alongside the RAF during the [[TheHomeFront Battle Of Britain]].

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* Music/{{Sabaton}}'s song "Aces In Exile", which provides the page quote, Exile" is about the foreign pilots who fought alongside the RAF during the [[TheHomeFront Battle Of Britain]].Britain]]. In particular, the three choruses talk about [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._303_Polish_Fighter_Squadron No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron]], a Polish-crewed unit who had the highest kill-loss ratio of any Hurricane unit in the conflict, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._310_Squadron_RAF No. 310 Squadron]], a Czechoslovak-crewed unit, and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._401_Squadron_RCAF No. 401 Squadron]] of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
17th Jan '17 2:56:18 AM mirisu92
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* Nazi Germany had quite a few of its former officers doing this after its official end. German officers, often from the Waffen SS, were sighted in Arabian and South American countries all the way from 1945 well into the 70s as 'advisors' against both Jews and communists.

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* Nazi Germany had quite a few of its former officers doing this after its official end. German officers, often from the Waffen SS, were sighted in Arabian and [[ArgentinaIsNaziLand South American countries countries]] all the way from 1945 well into the 70s as 'advisors' against both Jews and communists.
17th Jul '16 4:44:14 PM eroock
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->''For Our Freedom and Yours''
-->--'''19th-Century Motto of Polish volunteers in service to nationalist causes'''


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-->-- 19th-Century
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8th Jul '16 1:54:48 PM Willbyr
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* Happens fairly often during ''TheFiveStarStories'', most notably during the Colus/Hagooda conflict of J.C. 2989 in Books II & III, which saw both sides recieving large amounts of support from foreign soldiers. While Hagooda initiall has the upper hand due to being secretly backed up by the governments of two major powers who have a beef with Colus, after the king is mortally wounded and his [[ArtificialHuman Fatima]] partner is killed by one of the "Mercenary" batallions serving Hagooda, Colus sees a massive influx of volunteers from allied nations coming in to join the fight. What makes this interesting is that some of said volunteers are actually members of foreign royalty or high officials, namely Emperor Amaterasu of Delta Belune and President Mission Routh of the Trun Union, who are participating due to a debt of honor they owe the king for his assistance during the events of Book I, but decline to directly involve their nations' military forces in the war, bringing only select members of their Imperial or Presidential Guards.

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* Happens fairly often during ''TheFiveStarStories'', ''Manga/TheFiveStarStories'', most notably during the Colus/Hagooda conflict of J.C. 2989 in Books II & III, which saw both sides recieving large amounts of support from foreign soldiers. While Hagooda initiall has the upper hand due to being secretly backed up by the governments of two major powers who have a beef with Colus, after the king is mortally wounded and his [[ArtificialHuman Fatima]] partner is killed by one of the "Mercenary" batallions serving Hagooda, Colus sees a massive influx of volunteers from allied nations coming in to join the fight. What makes this interesting is that some of said volunteers are actually members of foreign royalty or high officials, namely Emperor Amaterasu of Delta Belune and President Mission Routh of the Trun Union, who are participating due to a debt of honor they owe the king for his assistance during the events of Book I, but decline to directly involve their nations' military forces in the war, bringing only select members of their Imperial or Presidential Guards.
17th Jun '16 2:03:37 AM Doug86
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* The Indian National Army, composed of tens of thousands of volunteers that signed on to fight the British for liberation of their homeland alongside the Japanese during WorldWarII.

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* The Indian National Army, composed of tens of thousands of volunteers that signed on to fight the British for liberation of their homeland alongside the Japanese during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
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