Armed Forces Essay Examples

  • Civil War Flags

    4628 words - 19 pages

    The Color Bearer Tradition The War Between the States was the heyday of American battleflags and their bearers. With unusualhistorical accuracy, many stirring battle paintings show the colors and their intrepid bearers in the forefront of the fray or as a rallying point in a retreat. The colors of a Civil War regiment embodied its honor, and the men chosen to bear them made up an elite. Tall, muscular men were preferred, because holding aloft a large, heavy banner, to keep it visible through battle smoke and at a distanc

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    Civil War Spies

    2067 words - 9 pages

    Male and female spies were essential sources of information during the Civil War. The best spies were people you would never suspect. Spies were brave, faceless and they knew the environment very well. Their presence was incredibly excepted. Whether they dressed as men and joined the army, posed as mindless slaves, or just kept their ears opens in collective circles, spies provided necessary information. It was even a woman spy who provided Union battle plans to Confederate Army, which allowed them to win the First Battle of Manassass (First Bull Run). Throughout history, men have be

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    Civil War The Road To Appomattox

    2236 words - 9 pages

    The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the events surrounding the end of the American Civil War. This war was a war of epic proportion. Never before and not since have so many Americans died in battle. The American Civil War was truly tragic in terms of human life. In this document, I will speak mainly around those involved on the battlefield in the closing days of the conflict. Also, reference will be made to the leading men behind the Union and Confederate forces. The war was beginning to end by January of 1865. By then, Federal (Federal was another name given to the Un

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    Egyptian Tomb 5

    1990 words - 8 pages

    Egyptologists had lost interest in the site of tomb 5, which had been explored and looted decades ago. Therefore, they wanted to give way to a parking lot. However, no one would have ever known the treasure that lay only 200 ft. from King Tut?s resting place which was beyond a few rubble strewn rooms that previous excavators had used to hold their debris. Dr. Kent Weeks, an Egyptologist with the American University in Cairo, wanted to be sure the new parking facility wouldn?t destroy anything important. Thus

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    History Of Military Aircraft

    1588 words - 7 pages

    Military aircraft has become more sophisticated in variety, effectiveness in war situations, and special maneuvering techniques in recent years. With the advance of stealth technology, many new and very effective aircraft have been developed. The F-117A was used during Operation Dessert Storm and every plane came back without a scratch. The very expensive B-2 stealth bomber has never been used in actual war, but during testing it was a success. The Advanced Tactical Fighter program was started to make an aircraft that could supercruise,

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    Power And Propoganda In Communist China

    5348 words - 22 pages

    Propagand in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms; there were mass Red Guard demonstrations in Tianamen Square in support of Mao Zedong, pictures of Mao were put up in every conceivable location from restaurants to the wallpaper in nurseries, and pamphlets and books of Mao's teachings were distributed to every Chinese citizen. One of these propaganda publications Quotations from Chairman Mao which later became known as the Little Red Book contained quotes from Mao Zedong and was distributed to every Chinese citizen.

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    1382 words - 6 pages

    In the 7th Century BC a new era of warfare strategy evolved. Before this new strategy, foot soldiers (known as hoplites) engaged in battle in the form of one mob for each army which on the command of their generals runs at each other and proceeds to hack blindly at the enemy with little to no direction other then to kill the enemy in front of them. This proved to be very messy and the tide of battle depended mostly on emotion and size of an army. In the name of strategy and organization, the phalanx was developed. A phalanx is simply defined as a

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    The Effect Of The North American P 51 Mustang On The Air War In WWII

    5104 words - 21 pages

    Abstract This paper deals with the contributions of the P-51 Mustang to the eventual victory of the Allies in Europe during World War II. It describes the war scene in Europe before the P-51 was introduced, traces the development of the fighter, its advantages, and the abilities it was able to contribute to the Allies' arsenal. It concludes with the effect that the P-51 had on German air superiority, and how it led the destruction of the Luftwaffe. The thesis is that: it was not until the advent of t

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    The Sepoy Mutiny Of 1857

    3025 words - 13 pages

    As with any conflict or controversy there are always two sides to the debate, and the events in India during 1857 are certainly no exception. Given the situation in India during the nineteenth century it is hardly surprising that such a polarisation of opinion exists regarding the context of the rebellious events during that year. The British being in control of the subcontinent and their sense of superiority over their Indian subjects, would naturally seek to downplay any acts of rebellion. While the Indian subjects on the other

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    Theme Of Love

    1115 words - 5 pages

    When a man or woman falls in love, they take on a subconscious responsibility; the vow that they will do and say anything to get the lover back. Today humans are capable of luring, seducing, stealing, stalking, and in the immeasurable love that many feel they may even commit the act of murder. In doing these actions, one devotes himself to the relationship, in the sense that he is proving that he is passionate and cares for his significant other. The feeling that a significant other, or a spouse would do anything to a certain extent can be spine tingling. In the beginning of the play Lysander

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    Thomas Stonewall Jackson

    3747 words - 15 pages

    Thomas Jackson was the third child of Julia Beckwith (née Neale) Jackson (1798 – 1831) and Jonathan Jackson (1790 – 1826), an attorney. Both of Jackson's parents were natives of Virginia. The family already had two young children and were living in Clarksburg, in what is now West Virginia. This is where their third child, Thomas, was born. He was named for his maternal grandfather. Thomas's sister Elizabeth (age six) died of typhoid fever on March 6, 1826, while two-year-old Thomas sat by her bedside. His father died of the same disease March 26. Jackson's mother gave birth to Thomas's sister

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    What I Despise

    1234 words - 5 pages

    What I despise I despise talking about problems that are already solved by civilized nations, but sometimes I don’t have choice. I am not going to write about a person or a place. I will not point out straightly what I don’t like. I will draw a picture of my people’s life and their problems. After you read this article, you will understand my feeling. I am going to talk about a country called Iran. I am pretty sure that by reading this essay, your knowledge and way of thinking about this country will change. The present Iran is a geographical package which was wrapped by the British policy

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    US Civil War

    2412 words - 10 pages

    The United States Civil War The Formation of the Confederate States of America – CSA (1861) The Confederate States of America was the political body originally formed on 4th February 1861 by six Southern states (South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana). Jefferson Davis was selected as its first President the next day. Texas joined early in March and then replaced its governor, Sam Houston, when he refused to take an oath of allegiance to the Confederacy. These seven states seceded from the United States and took control of military and naval installations, po

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    Alex The Great

    1320 words - 6 pages

    Alexander The Great is very important because he was made a king at the age of twenty. He was a great leader as well, and had conquered most of the known world in only a thirteen year span. During 355 B.C. to 323 B.C. Alexander lived a good life, he was able to construct great battle plans so he could win a battle even if he was greatly out numbered. Three of his most memorable battles where at Granicus, Issus, and Gaugamela. Alexander’s first battle was at Granicus. The Prtsian satrap’s, Arsites and Mithridates ignored Memnon’s plan and met the Alexander and the Greeks at the Granicus River

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    Communism In The 20th Century

    1301 words - 6 pages

    History has shown that strong individuals and revolutionary ideas can have a major impact on a country. Leaders are often driven by what they perceive as a desire to create a more perfect country. Frequently their egos and methods sway them from the realization of the ideals they set out to achieve. Every country has encountered a noteworthy leader at one point or another. Some countries realize this, and take advantage of the fact, while others let him or her pass slip away. A great leader has an impact on a country, an impact that lasts, one that can be looked upon as an example for future g

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    African American Soldiers In The Civil War

    1099 words - 5 pages

    Black Soldiers in the Civil War During the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and part of the Nineteenth Century the White people of North America used the Black people of Africa as slaves to benefit their interests. White people created a climate of superiority of their race over the Black African race that in some places, still lingers on today. The American Civil War however, was a key turning point for the Black African race. Through their actions and the political actions of President Lincoln and his administration, Black Africans set a presedent for their freedom, equality and liberation. A

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    1206 words - 5 pages

    Rise & Fall Soft fog fell over the southern hills; stars rose above the heavens as a gentle breeze blew the light smoke across the top of the mahogany pipe. Frigid air and piercing frost steadied the rustling leaves and there he sat, pipe in hand, staring into the darkness for answers. He was set in his age, his face like the rippling water. His eyes as cold as the very air itself and as majestic as the pearlescent moon hanging in the soft night sky. Dark black waving hair down to his shoulders gently rested over his face and covered in a black robe with a gold medal hanging upon it. Since

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    Alexander The Great

    1278 words - 6 pages

    Alexander The Great is very important because he was made a king at the age of twenty. He was a great leader as well, and had conquered most of the known world in only a thirteen year span. During 355 B.C. to 323 B.C. Alexander lived a good life, he was able to construct great battle plans so he could win a battle even if he was greatly out numbered. Three of his most memorable battles where at Granicus, Issus, and Gaugamela. Alexander’s first battle was at Granicus. The Prtsian satrap’s, Arsites and Mithridates ignored Memnon’s plan and met the Alexander and the Greeks at the Granicus

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    3351 words - 14 pages

    Our Military men and woman are currently posted in hostile combat locations such as in Iraq and Afghanistan, protecting the freedom and liberty for all. Why is it that we expect protection from these brave men and woman, but cannot offer the same to them in terms of effective and protective body armor? After the initial invasion of Iraq & Afghanistan, families and friends of military personnel deployed to these combat zones were forced to purchase body armor for their loved ones; the most popular of these non-issued and personally procured body armor systems being “Dragon Skin,” offered by a c

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    Why Did The Confederacy Last So Long

    1070 words - 5 pages

    Thousands of papers and research projects have been written to answer the question: “Why did the Union prevail over the Confederacy in the American Civil War?” In essence, this question and its subsequent answers have become a near-cliché to most American historians. The North possessed a white population twice the size of that of the South. Three quarters of the United States’ industry lay in the North; the Confederacy did not possess a navy, etc. etc. A different, and much less approached question is: why did the South last so long when the scales were near-ludicrously tipped towards the

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    Robert E Lee

    1694 words - 7 pages

    Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at "Stratford" in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Henry and Anne Hill Lee. Henry Lee was a distinguished cavalry officer who participated in the American Revolution where he gained the nickname "Light Horse Harry". Henry Lee moved his family from Stratford to a home in Alexandria, Virginia on the Potomac River across from Washington. Robert E. Lee was raised there, attended school and enjoyed outdoor activities along the river. In 1825, the young Lee secured an appointment to West Point where he done great in his studies and in the military exer

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    Mid Summers Night Dream

    1136 words - 5 pages

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream In the novel by Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream a big thing in the story is the plot because it effects everything that happens in the story. Well it is a play that was written in the 1594 or1595 in London. It is a romantic/humorous/fantasy play. What else is important is the theme, setting, protagonist, and the antagonist. The characters obviously play a huge role in the play. Theseus, duke of Athens, is getting ready to marry Hoppoltva, queen of the Amazons, with a four day festival. He hopes his Master of the Revels, Philostrate, to find suitable amus

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    Assess The Reasons For The Failure Of Operation Market Garden

    1287 words - 6 pages

    The failure of operation market garden cannot simply be placed on one solitary factor, intelligence interpreters could most definately have improved the job they carried although it is unfair for them to shoulder most of the blame. There are various other themes that must be considered when deciding to what extent the failure of operation market garden, for example the tactics employed, insufficent planning, and the weather, as these are of equal importance to the failure of operation market garden. Intelligence it could be argued was the most important reason for the failure of operation ma

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    Why Did Justinian Attempt The Re Conquest Of North Africa

    3695 words - 15 pages

    In A.D 527 the Roman Empire which had been severely depleted came under the control of the Emperor Justinian I. One of his main aims was to restore the Empire to the glory it had seen in former days and rebuild trade routes it had once used. This process of restoring the Byzantine/Roman Empire involved the formation and movement of great armies, established a support system to supply these armies, along with plenty of funding. The Emperor forced heavy taxes on the citizens of the empire and re-conquered domains to help pay for the wars he would wager. One of Justinian’s most acclaimed generals

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    American Cival War

    1554 words - 7 pages

    The American Civil War The incident that began the Civil War involved the demand for the surrender of Fort Sumter, in Charleston, South Carolina. On April 11, 1861, Brigadier General Pierre G. T. Beauregard requested that the fort be surrendered. The Federal commander, Major Robert Anderson, refused. On April 12, 1861, Captain George S. James fired the first shot of the war from a Confederate artillery battery. Artillery exchanges continued through April 13, when terms of capitulation were finally agreed to. The fort was evacuated by steamer on April 14. The following

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    Civil Wars

    2051 words - 9 pages

    The Tennessee countryside leading from Nashville to Murfreesboro is rolling and rough. The roads in 1862, were poor and the battlefield selected was no better. The area was relatively flat with few imposing hills for artillery or observation. The terrain had rolling, low hills and shallow swales. The land was broken by numerous and sometimes large limestone croppings which in some way gave prominence to the land. It was heavily wooded with red cedars and pines, Black Cherry, American Elm, Orange Osage, Kentucky Coffeetree, oaks and maples. The coming of winter had caused the fruit of the Orang

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    Women In The Combat

    1191 words - 5 pages

    In democracy we have a system of checks and balances to protect the people of this country from a tyrannical system of government that would only abuse and destroy. Yet, there is still one part of our most marvelous democratic system that is untouched by the needs of checks and balances, when in action at least. Our military seems to be the only place where one man can control one hundred at a time with no objection. This is where democracy fails us and the people of this country, at least the soldiers, are subject to an inequality in rights. This is a place where men outnumber woman one

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    Genocide In Rwanda

    1030 words - 5 pages

    On April 6, 1994, a plane carrying Rwanda’s president, Juvenal Habyarimana, was shot down as it landed in Kigali; there were no survivors. Habyarimana was a member of the majority Hutu ethnic group and had been preparing under severe international pressure to sign into law the Arusha Agreement, which would allow a more democratic system into the country. Immediately the Rwandan Armed Forces and the Hutu militia set up roadblocks and went from house to house, killing Tutsi and moderate Hutu politicians. The roots of this conflict can be traced back to the eighteenth century when the people

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    Why Did The English Kill Their King In 1649

    2717 words - 11 pages

    Why did the English kill their king in 1649? This essay is about the English killing their king. You will find out about, Charles problems with parliament, The Civil War and the roundheads and cavaliers. Charles was born 19th November 1600 at Dunfermline Palace, Fife, but got executed on 30th January 1649. He took over the throne on 11th May 1625, aged 24, after his father James I died. He ended up reigning England, Scotland and Ireland for 23 years. A portrait of King Charles Painted By Anthony

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    Outbreak Of WWII

    1239 words - 5 pages

    While German forces overran western Poland, Soviet troops entered from the east to claim their portion of that country. France and Britain declared war on Germany and mobilized their forces. The subsequent period of deceptive inactivity, lasting until spring, became known as the Phony War. Nothing happened to indicate that World War II would differ significantly in style or tempo from World War I. But the years since 1918 had brought important developments in the use of tanks. A number of students of war -- the British Sir Basil Liddell Hart and J. F. C. Fuller, the Frenchman Charles de Gau

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    1285 words - 6 pages

    Using evidence, assess Thutmose III reign as Pharaoh in New Kingdom Egypt. Thutmose III is arguably one of the most prominent and successful Pharaohs, he was the 6th Pharaoh of the XVIII Dynasty. He co-reigned with his mother Hatshepsut for 22 years, and when she passed away he immediately became Pharaoh. He was known as The Warrior Pharaoh because of his excellent leadership as a General and Warrior, this on top of his intellect side where he excelled in being an administrator and a statesman. When he took over the reign of Pharaoh he was immediately faced with the coalition of the princes

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    Roman Republic

    1570 words - 7 pages

    Expansion, Poets and the Catiline Revolt Crassus won prestige by defeating Spartacus, and so too did another general: Gnaeus Pompeius, known to his fellow Romans as Pompey. In the year 70 BCE, the Military Assembly elected them as Rome's two consuls, and while consul, Pompey added to his prestige by sweeping away much of the piracy that had begun to cut Italy off from vital food supplies. In Pompey's drive against pirates, Rome established a garrison at Cyrenaica (in eastern Libya), and he made Cyrenaica a Roman province. And with the arrival of a greater supply of grain its price dropped.

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    Infiltrating The Mongols Motorcycle Gang

    2255 words - 10 pages

    Running head: Infiltrating the Mongols “Infiltrating the Mongols Motorcycle Gang” Gabriel A. Chavarria Bert Ouderkirk AJS 275 11/19/07 Abstract Special Agent William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a passion for motorcycles and a dislike for paperwork. Then one day when a “confidential informant” contacted his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando Valley chapter of the Mongols Motorcycle Gang. Queen quickly seized this opportun

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    The Ottoman Empire Military

    1251 words - 6 pages

    The Ottoman Empire was a large empire. It had expanded from a small Turkish principality in North-west Anatolia, to an empire that stretched from Austria to the Persian Gulf in one direction, and from North Africa to central Asia in the other direction. Force was the key to their successful expansion, which led them defeating their enemies. It began by Osman I leading his army and settling towards the edges of the Byzantine Empire. During this time he had moved the Ottoman capital to Bursa and shaped the early political development of the empire. After the death of Osman I, the empire began to

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    U S Cavalry Action In The Great Plains

    1969 words - 8 pages

    The U.S. Cavalry action in the Great Plains developed after the Federal Indian Policy and other Treaties were disregarded to suit the needs of the white mans lust for the west. The purpose of my paper will show how the Plains Indians were stripped of their lands, livelihood, and forced to live on reservations by the U.S. Cavalry. It will cover the white migration to the west coast, gold discovery in the Black Hills, Northern Pacific Railroad through Sioux territory, slaughter of the buffalo, and the Ghost Dance. During the 1830s, the United States government adopted the Federal Indian Policy

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    2078 words - 9 pages

    Many have seen Napoleon as a madman for his dreams and ambitions, but he looked at them as goals within his reach that only required strength of character to achieve. Despite his short stature and his heritage of the petty nobility of Italian Corsica, he would grow to become the almighty Emperor of the West in Europe. He is a prime example of one who reached for the impossible, and achieved his dreams, if only for a short time. Napoleone Buonaparte was born on August 15, 1769, in Ajaccio, on Corsica. His father, Carlo Maria Buonaparte, decided that his first son, Giusseppe, later Joseph, wo

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    Boot Camp Personal Statement

    1095 words - 5 pages

    There are many options for a graduating high school senior to do when they graduate from school. However, I wasn’t prepared and didn’t want to go to college right after high school. I wanted to do something for my country and to benefit me in the future that was heading my way. Some of my close friends decided to join the United States Marine Corps and in doing so, opened my eyes and influenced me to do the same. The recruiter, whose name is Sgt. Curry, told me I had to have a commitment to actually wanting to be a Marine. In his eyes he thought that it was better for m

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    Napoleon Bonaparte

    1430 words - 6 pages

    Page 1 West Civ. Book Review The Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon was a superb tactician in European history. His life from the very beginning represented the future and struggled against incredible odds to overcome the injustices of the past. His struggles led to incredible successes and devastating failures. He was regarded by some to be the best military leader of all times. Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Corsica on August 15, 1769. Italians and French always debate on his ancestry. However, Napoleon was definitely not French. He was from

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    Battle Of The Boyne

    3236 words - 13 pages

    The Battle of the Boyne (Irish: Cath na Bóinne) was a turning point in the Williamite claim on the English throne. The deposed King James VII of Scotland and James II of England and Ireland and his Jacobite supporters were defeated by James' nephew and son-in-law, William III and his supporters. By the invitation of Parliament, William had deposed James in 1688. Both kings acted as commander of their respective armies. The battle took place on July 1, 1690 (Old Style) just outside the town of Drogheda on Ireland's east coast. Each army stood on opposing sides of the River Boyne. William's fo

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    Pearl Harbor

    6123 words - 25 pages

    In this report I will explain what happened to Pearl Harbor . Pearl Harbor was the operating base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The bombing of Pearl Harbor was a major turning point in World War II for the United States . At the beginning of World War II, Americans were isolationists, meaning they didn't want to get involved in foreign affairs. Americans were more concerned about unemployment in the United States than fighting overseas. In 1941, one of the largest American military defeats occurred. An entire naval fleet was destroyed; hundreds were killed, all before 09.00 on a Sunday. The Unite

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    Chinese Revolution

    1928 words - 8 pages

    What were Mao’s educational aims during the Cultural Revolution and how far did he achieve them? The passing of time alone is good enough reason for re-examining the cataclysm that shook China in 1966-1976, whose legacy endures into the China of the 1990s. Like all momentous events in human history, the Cultural Revolution demands constant restudy, reinterpretation, and reflection. William A. Joseph, Christine P. W. Wong, and David Zweig. The Chinese Revolution seemed to have settle down to the job of ruling China during 1960s. Its main goals were basically nationalist: a prospero

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    Purpose Of Accountability

    1127 words - 5 pages

    Purpose of accountability The U.S.Army values are as follows Loyalty bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. constitution, Army, your unit, and other soldiers. Duty, fulfill your obligations. Respect; treat people how you want to be treated. Selfless service put the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own. Honor live up to the Army values. Integrity Do what’s right legally and morally, And Personal Courage, face fear, danger or adversity (physical and moral. Loyalty… Loyalty is faithfulness or a devotion to a

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    Comparing Aleander Augustus And Constantine

    1027 words - 5 pages

    Leaders That Changed the World Alexander the Great, Caesar Augustus, and Constantine were without a doubt three of the most influential leaders of ancient times. Their ambition and achievements have had a permanent impact on western civilization, shaping it into what it is now. Whether it was the military prowess of Alexander, the social and political reforms of Augustus, or the religious enthusiasm of Constantine, all of these men helped shaped the western civilization into what it is today. In terms of military ability, all three of these men were gifted commanders. Alexander however is

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    Lakshamana Analysis In The Ramayana

    1084 words - 5 pages

    Beginning with the introduction of Lakshmana, throughout the entire epic, and till the very end, Lakshmana is forever destined to be Rama’s best friend and guardian. His grand emotional entrance and his passionate display of justice, creates an image of a strong warrior who will fight to the death in order to protect his loved ones. We can therefore conclude that Lakshmana is of the Kshatriya (warrior) class of the caste system. His nobleness and bravery are seen in the following description, “He picked up his sword and bow, put on his battle dress, and aggressively roamed the streets swearing

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    Alexander The Greats Art Of Strategy By Partha Bose Book Review

    1274 words - 6 pages

    ALEXANDER THE GREAT’S ART OF STRATEGY In “Alexander the Great’s Art of Strategy”, Partha Bose Describes the life of Alexander, relating Strategies Alexander used in his conquest to conquer the world, and strategies other successful military and business leaders later use. Born in 356 B.C., Alexander became the king of Macedonia as well as the ruler of Greece when he was twenty, which was also when his father, Phillip, was assassinated. When Alexander died in 323 B.C., he had conquered most of the known world in that time. He had established many cities as well as cultures, many of wh

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    War Veteran Interview

    1276 words - 6 pages

    War Veteran Interview My name is Ernesto Contreras, and out of my own curiosity have; decided to interview my grandfather and tell his story on his war experiences from the beginning of boot camp, until his last day of service. Arthur Cameron was born in phoenix, Arizona, in 1946. He is a Native American and had been very athletic in high school, playing on sports teams like basketball, track and field and cross-country. In the year 1963, the United States had been drawn into the war in Southeast Asia that would be later known as the Vietnam War. Arthur came from an era where there was a mil

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    Idi Amin Bad Leadership

    2545 words - 11 pages

    Idi Amin Dada A “killer, clown, big-hearted buffoon and strutting martinet” , these are just some of the kind words that have been used to describe General Idi Amin or as he preferred to be addressed, “His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular." As evident Idi Amin infatuated with himself. There has never been a more selfish individual to walk this planet. He was a walking advertisement for the dange

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    U Boats

    2179 words - 9 pages

    U-boats were German submarines that wreaked mayhem in WWII during the Battle of the Atlantic. U-boats were so destructive that Winston Churchill commented that it was the only time in WWII that he thought Britain would have to consider surrendering. Germany was banned from having submarines because of the Treaty of Versailles. To get around this, German submarine crews trained in Spain and Russia. Crews also trained in anti-submarine warfare in Germany and the very nature of this meant that they had to learn about submarines themselves. Either way, by 1939, Germany had nearly 50 operational U

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    Napoleon Bonaparte S Rise To The Top

    2490 words - 10 pages

    Napoleon Bonaparte’s Rise to the Top: The Short Lived Reign of Europe’s Most Powerful Man Many scholars and historians alike throughout history have regarded Napoleon Bonaparte as a power driven monster for his antics and sky high goals. Napoleon looked at these goals as being reasonable and within his reach as they only required the drive and passion of a strong leader. Despite his minuscule size and his background as a petty descendent of the Italian Corsica, he would eventually grow to become the almighty Emperor of the West and ruler of all of Europe.

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    Stonewall Jackson

    1005 words - 5 pages

    Thomas Jackson was born in Clarksburg, Virginia (present day West Virginia) on January 21, 1824. His parents were Johnathon Jackson, an attorney, and Julia Beckwith Neale. Thomas was the third child of the family. His siblings were Elizabeth; born in 1831, Warren; born in 1821, and Laura Ann; born in 1826. Jackson's oldest sister Elizabeth and his father died of typhoid fever a day prior to the berth of Jackson's youngest sister, Laura Ann. Widowed at the age of 28, Julia Jackson was left with extensive debts to pay off, and the family fell to poverty. A few years later, Julia remarried

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