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Daemon
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Peace Treaty Ends 335 Years' War (1986)

When hostilities between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago located off the southwest coast of England, ended, the warring parties recalled their troops, and the conflict was forgotten. Without a treaty declaring its end, however, the 1651 war peacefully became the world's longest, technically lasting 335 years. Despite questions regarding the validity of the declaration of war, peace was officially declared in 1986. What 45-minute war is considered the world's shortest? More...
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It seems to me that this is the best kind of war.
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Those Scicilians were always a nation of aggressive warmongers out of all proportion to their size. Hence the Maphia. Whistle Eh?
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mafia?
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Please!! do not make confusion

The Isles of Scilly (/ˈsɪli/; Cornish: Syllan or Enesek Syllan) form an archipelago off the southwestern tip of the Cornish peninsula of Great Britain.


Sicily (Italian: Sicilia
[siˈtʃiːlja]) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea; along with surrounding minor islands, it constitutes an autonomous region of Italy, the Regione Siciliana (Sicilian Region).


http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Mediterranean+Sea
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monamagda wrote:
Please!! do not make confusion

The Isles of Scilly (/ˈsɪli/; Cornish: Syllan or Enesek Syllan) form an archipelago off the southwestern tip of the Cornish peninsula of Great Britain.


Sicily (Italian: Sicilia
[siˈtʃiːlja]) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea; along with surrounding minor islands, it constitutes an autonomous region of Italy, the Regione Siciliana (Sicilian Region).


http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Mediterranean+Sea


Give a little whistle....Whistle
Maryam Dad
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Hence the Maphia Whistle
thar
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The Scillian mafia are very sneaky...they keep the crime rate low so nobody suspects they are there.....



There is a lovely understatement:

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Since 1890 the Scilly Isles have had a local authority separate from Cornwall's, but some services were combined with Cornwall.

There is a population of 2200. I imagine quite a few departments are not part of the local authority!


The story says they withdrew their troops, but the truth is a bit different.

the Dutch tried to invade. They landed a fighting force...


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but the locals bravely repelled the massive invasion... with puns like "Teign Spirit"! (OK, not Isles local, but maybe they came to help out).



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Whistle Whistle
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Nothing screams aggression like an armada of spandex clad rowers
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monamagda wrote:
Please!! do not make confusion

The Isles of Scilly (/ˈsɪli/; Cornish: Syllan or Enesek Syllan) form an archipelago off the southwestern tip of the Cornish peninsula of Great Britain.


Sicily (Italian: Sicilia
[siˈtʃiːlja]) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea; along with surrounding minor islands, it constitutes an autonomous region of Italy, the Regione Siciliana (Sicilian Region).


http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Mediterranean+Sea


Excellent catch. Bravo
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Seven Silly Scillians Silently Surfed Several Sicillian Citizen's Sandy Sea Shores.
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