Napoleon Eulogy Napoleon Bonaparte was a lifelong friend of mine and also one of France’s most successful Emperors. He had an abundant source of energy, and a surprising ability to make quick decisions even in the most pressured situations. These traits and his keen intelligence allowed him to influence the people of whom he ruled over and gain their support. He was truly a supernatural, supporting the fact that he finished three year classes in only a year in school, became a second lieutenant straight out of school, and won many wars being in control of France and its artilleries. His accomplishments followed a significant pattern, all of which led up to him being the Emperor.
Julius Caesar was one of the most brilliant figures in all of history, particularly in the long history of Rome. His accomplishments were so significant that “The German ‘kaiser’ and the Russian ‘czar’ [are both] derivatives of Caesar” (Source 1). Caesar was an extraordinary military leader, vastly expanding Rome’s lands. He was a very intelligent man, and when he became dictator, made many important political and social reforms for the good of Rome. Caesar’s military prowess and his reforms crafted him into the extraordinary person that historians all recognize as great.
Alexander continued to march onwards. Soon however, Darius started to feel threatened by Alexander’s approaching army, so he sent his own out to confront him. The two armies met on the banks of the Granicus River. Alexander used the banks to his advantage; the Persians couldn’t use their deadly chariots in the thick mud of the river bank, which hurt them dearly. Alexander turned out to be the better commander, and he defeated the Persians with superior military strategy.
One reason the Normans won was due to long-term causes. Duke William of Normandy won the battle because was well prepared and had a good army. They prepared carefully for the battle. The Normans had knights on horseback who were skilful fighters. The long-term causes were so important because William was skilful and ambitious, and he was determined to be King of England.
And fortune tellers were saying that Alexander who was born in the midst of three victories, must become invincible. Likewise, he became the world wide known, almost invincible king of Macedonia as fortune tellers said. He expanded Macedonian borders from Macedonia to Asia Minor and Egypt, and Mesopotamia, and then Persia until Indus River. He bounded together such a vast land together successfully. Even if he died at the age of 32, he had always been a successful and genius statesman, commander and contributor to the socio-cultural life rather than brutal warrior so that he became Alexander the Great.
Alexander started his campaign for the world with 37,000 men, 5,000 of which were cavalry. The king pushed east towards Asia Minor in 334 BCE and had the first confrontation and victory against the Persian Empire at The Battle at Granicus River. By 333 BCE, the western half of Asia Minor was controlled by Alexander. At the Battle of Issus, the Persians outnumbered Alexander and his men. The numerical advantage the Persian’s had was cancelled out because the battle was on a narrow piece of land.
It all started when King Darius decided to conquer the tiny Greek city states of mainland Greece. King Darius sent messengers to ask for presents of Greek earth and water, which would be a sign that the Greeks would accept rule by the Persians. Instead, the Greeks threw the messengers in wells and pits, and told them that was their earth and water. King Darius was furious and sent soldiers and cavalry by ship to Greece, and they assembled themselves on the plain of Marathon. Miltiades, a great general for Greece, convinced other Greek commanders that the Greeks should fight the Persians at Marathon.
He then continued to level out the plain so it was now flat, in preparation for his scythed chariots, whose advantage would be that they could cut the opposing forces in half with their blades or at least make holes in the opposing forces. Perhaps Darius’ biggest mistake in preparing for the battle was keeping his men awake and alert the night before the battle. He had heard of Alexander’s tendency to attack upon surprise, and was wary for letting his guard down or his forces rest. Arrian tells us that this was the main reason for Darius’ loss, and with this point we can do no more than concur wholeheartedly. Alexander was perhaps a little more intelligent when preparing for the battle.
Using his military genius, Alexander feigned to be intimidated by the vast army that Darius spread along a great plane, and appeared to retreat. Darius gave pursuit and was overcome by Alexander’s ploy to lead the large Persian army into a narrow area where the Persian numbers couldn’t be used effectively. Facing defeat, Darius had his army retreat. In the time
Leadership Styles Annamarie Jenkins HCS/475 April 30, 2012 Successful Leadership Style There have been many presidents that have serve this wonderful country, yet there is one in particular that stands out the most. President Franklin D Roosevelt was a president that helped get this country through the first depression. He had many obstacles to deal with in his personal life but he did what was needed through his unique leadership to obtain the success of the United States. The following paragraphs will discuss his leadership styles and qualities that made him a successful president. Why this Leader was successful What made President Franklin Roosevelt a successful leader was that he had so many styles that was unique and capable in accomplishing tasks as president of the United States.