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  •  Yes, we did (8+ / 0-)

    Look up "American Expeditionary Force Siberia".

    •  late teens, actually. (8+ / 0-)

      Severely short of troops to spare, the British and French to request that President Wilson provide American soldiers for the Intervention Campaign. In July 1918, against the advice of the War Department, Wilson agreed to the limited participation of 5,000 U.S. Army soldiers in the campaign as the "American North Russia Expeditionary Force" [2] (a.k.a. the Polar Bear Expedition) who were sent to Arkhangelsk, while another 8,000 soldiers, organised as the American Expeditionary Force Siberia, [3] were shipped to Vladivostok from the Philippines and from Camp Fremont in California. That same month, Canada agreed to Britain's request to command and to provide most of the soldiers for a combined British Empire force, which included Australians and colonial Indian troops.

      The Japanese concerned about their northern border, sent the largest military force which was about 70,000. Japan desired to establish a buffer state in Siberia[4], the army general staff viewed the situation in Russian as an opportunity of settling Japan's national security "northern problem". The Japanese government also had an intense hostility to Communism. France, Italy, Romania, Greece, Poland, China and Serbia also sent contingents in support of the intervention.

      Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War

      "The answer is to end our reliance on carbon-based fuels." Al Gore, 7/17/08

      by TomP on Fri Aug 15, 2008 at 11:19:03 AM PDT

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