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The United States Marine Corps seal.

"Semper Fidelis"

-motto of the United States Marine Corps

The United States Marine Corps is a branch of the United States Armed Forces which serves as the infantry force of the United States Navy.


Even though the Marine Corps had been technically formed on November 10, 1775, the Marine Corps was largely considered to be nothing more than a sect of the United States Navy, which officially it was. However, it was World War One when the Marines began to make a name for themselves on land, at least in the public eye (the Marines also served admirably in the American Civil War, though in a role which was largely overlooked). The most notable battle which the Marines were involved in was the Battle of Belleau Wood, where they allegedly gained the name "Devil Dogs" from the Germans, though this is a disputed point.

Following their involvement in World War One, the Marines also played a large role during World War Two, primarily during the island-hopping operations in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Iwo Jima, Tawara, Peleliu, and Guadalcanal became famous in the U.S. for the Marine Corp's bravery in the battles. Years later, in the Korean War, Marines were once again sent abroad to fight another war; but against the Communist instead. Their bravery in battle was once again shown during the defense of the Pusan Perimeter, the amphibious landing at Inchon, the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, and many other battles.

The Indochina War[]

When the Indochina war broke out US marines were sent to defend the South and at the time was week and has in need of assistance. By 1968 US marines toppled the communist government and Indochina was reunited under a democratic government

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Other Conflicts[]

The 21st Century[]