George Washington played a prominent role in changing American history. He was appointed the job of commanding the Continental Army in the war against the British. Washington had previous knowledge about geography which contributed too many of his successes. He also used unique war tactics that surprised his enemy. Through even the hardest times of war, he never lost sight of the freedom he was chasing for himself and every American citizen.
The Battle Of Granicus: Alexander the great was a powerful leader and one of the greatest generals to have ever lived. His abilities are shown not just through his personality but through his military tactics and battle logistics. The battle that is a key example of Alexander’s military superiority is the battle of Granicus. This important battle not only shows the Alexander’s military abilities but it also shows all the key factors that helped him to win the battle. The key factors that eventually lead to Alexander winning this great battle are tactics, weapons & armour, topography, discipline and strategy.
In a Machiavellian society, there was little choice as to what citizens did in their free time. The state was strict but efficient in their laws, in order to maintain order and prevent mutiny. Citizens did not get to choose their skill, but rather they chose what met the needs of the state. Joining the army was the most common need. A Machiavellian state differed from Utopia in its attitude towards war.
Question: To what extent were Alexander’s military successes a result of strength and skill of his army or the weaknesses of his opponents? Alexander the Great succeeded his father, Philip II of Macedon, to the throne in 336 BC after Philip was assassinated. Alexander inherited a strong kingdom and an experienced army. He was awarded the generalship of Greece and used this authority to launch his father's military expansion plans. From a young age Alexander started to show his leadership skills and came to command a portion of his fathers great army by the age of 15, whilst his father was away fighting.
Visual aids were not used in his speech because it is unnecessary and we couldn’t identify any specific statistics used. In his speech, he urged the audience to maintain friendship with other countries. He used the cooperation with Soviet Union to limit nuclear arms as an example to show the friendship between United States and the other nations. To illustrate his love and commitment to the country, he talked about the time when he first became the president and the promises he made to himself and to the country back then. To make his speech clearer to the audience, he defined his duty to persevere, as to make every possible effort to complete the term of office to which the Americans at that time elected him.
In regards to almost every failure and success incurred by the state of Rome, the deciding factor was almost always the military at the core. To put it short, it was the use of effective and successful doctrines and strategies that made the victories of Roman militaries as pervasive as they were. It is argued by many that the success of the Roman Empire, considered by many to be the greatest empire in history, was due to its military power. This paper will trace the history of the Roman Military from the early periods of Rome to its many reformation with later emphasized the tactics used by the famous Legions of Rome. Beginnings Davis 2 Under the Etruscan Ruler Tarquin, in mid-700 B.C., the Roman army was formed.
He also gave speeches to the army to motivate them, which also developed the feeling of comradery within the ranks. After Austerlitz, Napoleon gave a speech praising them, he said they were ‘fearless’, ‘brave’ and a part of ‘everlasting glory’. By talking to the troops positively it would have reinforced to them the reasons for them being there and fighting for Napoleon. They would also wish to perform well because they knew they were likely to receive more praise from their leader. Without the motivated troops Napoleon’s battles would not have been as successful as they were, proving how important motivation can be.
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.
His decisive victory did not just come down to pure luck, however; both Alexander and his Persian opponent Darius had painstakingly made preparations in order to ensure that his numerical superiority could be used to its full advantage. The tactics of Alexander must also be taken into consideration when pondering on his victory. Perhaps the most important immediate outcome for Alexander was that he finally got to fulfil both his and his father’s desire to occupy the Persian Empire, as he moved into Babylon. Although the precise location of Gaugemela is not certain, Darius began the preparations firstly with the choosing of the location for the battle; he picked a flat plain, where he could ultimately use his forces to the best of their abilities, at the base of a hill. 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.
The government wanted to continue its firm engagement against communalism. Government officials believed that Vietnam was a likely location for Russian and Chinese incursions. Since government officials felt a chain reaction of events could occur, they determined it was a potential threat for the American people. However, American crowds did not think or feel Vietnam posed any danger to the nation in any way. Although China was unquestionably an enemy, there wasn’t any fear