He had conquered territories that were unlikely for his time. He did this without modern technology or weaponry, troop movements were made largely on foot and communications were done face to face. At twenty years old, he already inherited an empire of Macedon after his father, Philip’s assassination. In thirteen short years, his empire stretched for three thousand miles. Alexander was a philosophical idealist who strived to create unity in attempting to integrate Persians and Orientals into his administration and army.
The Battle of Kadesh was a personal achievement for Ramesses. In the seventh year of his reign, Ramesses II returned to Syria again. This time he was more successful against his Hittite foes. During this war he split his army into two forces. One was led by his son, Amun-her-khepeshef, and it chased warriors of the Šhasu across the Negev to the Dead Sea, and captured Edom-Seir.
The Roman Army: The Most Powerful in History 5/1/2012 Davis 1 The rule of the Republic of Rome, as well as, the Empire of Rome lasted for over a thousand years and contained territories that stretched for the western Atlantic to the Mesopotamian area in the East. This also went as far south as the Sahara and as far North as the Rhine River. The main factor that was responsible for these feats was the military of Rome. In addition to continuously succeeding in their campaigns of expansion, the Roman Military, time and time again, was successful in the defense of Roman borders against invaders for hundreds of years. 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.
However, there are others who go to war for greed and power. Agamemnon is one such ruler. As king of the Achaeans, Agamemnon feels the burden of responsibility and war most strongly. Agamemnon is a powerful man who does not care what other people think of him. He feels strong emotions and goes with them entirely.
In my own opinion Alexander does deserve his reputation because he did this mostly by himself. He conquered the entire known world, with the army that he established because he had the resources and the ideals, to be a successful leader. He managed himself in a well manner with all of his soldiers and even though all feared him, all also loved him. It is beyond me to say that Alexander does not deserve what he accomplished. Saying that he does not deserve this is as if almost to say he did not exist.
If he has broken his limb: thy shall break the same limb.” Many people know about this saying but do not know where it came from; it is extremely interesting that it came from one of the earliest civilizations. The city-states of Mesopotamia and Hammurabi’s Code are the most influential parts of the Mesopotamia society to live on. Sargon and his army, known as one of the first professional armies, influenced other civilizations that came after. All of the later civilizations took part in war and took a page out of Sargon’s book by having professional armies ready to fight the wars of their rulers. Still used today, the Mesopotamians were the first to use denominations of sixty to
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. Because Alexander started showing leadership skills at such a young age it is NO surprise that he became the formidable leader that he was and is remembered as today. Alexander’s military successes were as a result of the strength that his army showed, the overwhelming skill of his army compared to those they fought, and the weaknesses of those he fought. The immense strength of Alexander’s army is credit to the hard work and time that Alexander spent to achieve the number one title in the world. During Alexander’s reign as the King of Macedon he reformed much of his fathers military techniques and refined them to make them more effective.
Power is a very strong word in the world around us. Since the beginning of mankind the desire for power has always been present in our world, because that’s what the man wants the most. People do the most terrible and the greatest things, while having this desire, and it seems like there are no boundaries. Power can make a man kill, but can also make him do the best heroic deeds. There is no end to that desire, because you always need more.
Public Relations & War The Founding Fathers of the United States of America were acutely aware of the importance of the young nation’s security and provided for the common defense of the new Republic by raising funds and forming the military of the United States. The U.S. Military is one of the finest, professional, all volunteer forces in the world. The tools available to this force are some of the most sophisticated ever seen. In the foreign media it is often asked, “Why do Americans not are about the wars and deaths their country supports?” The answer to this question is not a simple one but some of its answers lie in a battle that is often seen daily but never acknowledged. Along with its arsenal of weapons and state-of-the-art devices, the military also utilizes many forms of media to fight battles, win wars and gain popular support.
Being the son of a Roman emperor, Ambrosius Aurelius had much to live up to. Throughout the ages, even Ambrosius Aurelius has legends based on his achievements, such as those in the Historia Britonum, which tell of Ambrosius slaying dragons underneath his fortress. Many legends speak of Ambrosius Aurelius; however, he was a real man who achieved real things. According to the Annal Chronicon Maiora, Aurelius came to rule in 479 A.D. over the Britons. He faced many challenges, such as uniting the Britons after the brutality of which they were served by the Saxons and then defeating the Saxons at the Battle of Badon Hill.