Because of old world diseases, native people were unable to defend themselves allowing Europeans to colonize the Americas successfully. The military also gave Europeans an advantage over native people because it was well-equipped, organized with a chain of command, and structured. The military had guns, steel and armor, and horses. The military also had tactics like the flank, which involves infantry and horses. Native people were guerilla warriors, but wasn’t quite as advanced as the European military.
Some advantages for the South included their strong navy and army fleet. While the South did not have a large and hefty population, they were quick, wise, and very educated on their military strategies. Another extremely beneficial advantage to the South was that they were fighting on their home land. They knew and understood their land because they had planted and settled their homes there. The South was fighting in the defensive side of the Civil War, while the North was on the offensive side.
Essay Question 1 The Mongols were brilliant strategists and tacticians. The Mongols by nature were extremely resilient and tough people since they weren't softened by the wealthy and comfortable city life of China and other nations. They were nomadic and tribal. This means that there was much rivalry between them. However, during the High Middle Ages, a man named Temujin was able to break old traditions and unite all the Mongols.
Because of the brutal and spontaneous attack on the Europeans, by the Natives (Document B), the Europeans had time to supply themselves with defenses against the Indians. The Natives were more adapt to close combat when the Europeans had more advanced and higher quality weapons. The way that the Europeans fought vs. the Native American truly made a difference in the outcome of a Battle (Document C). The technology that the Europeans possessed during a battle truly put them above the Natives. The Europeans did not want to continue down a this road of war with the Native Americans so in turn the Europeans wished to please them, and at some points were even spoiled more than there own settlers (Document E).
The uniforms worn by the Texans showed their order and ranks and the Texan settlers were dressed in mountain gear and other items that were commonly work by frontiersmen at the time. The weapons were also very accurate and the way in which they were used was also correct. The use of hunting equipment, riffles, and knives was common among the frontiersmen, whereas as the Mexican forces carried unified firearms. “The fight at San Jacinto was also inaccurate because Houston’s real strategy was to wait until the afternoon to attack so that the sun was glaring in the Mexicans’ eyes. This was his key to defeating the Mexicans.
The seventeenth dynasty of Egyptians princes from Thebes continued to rule in semi-independence but paid allegiance and tribute to the Hyksos kings in the north. The territory controlled by these Theban rulers extended from the Nubian border as far as Abydos The reason that the Hyksos was able to dominate Egypt for such a long time was that there military was much more stronger and more advanced. There main fighting advantage was the horse drawn chariots that they had, unfamiliar to the Egyptians. The chariots gave the Hyksos better mobility and power and since the Egyptians didn't know the chariots they didn't know how to defend them selves against there attacks. They also had more advanced weapons such as bronze swords, scimitars daggers, powerful composite bows, they were bigger and had greater striking distance to the Egyptians small bows.
This has caused many to make up a false persona of who Genghis Khan was. He was a great ruler who was respected by loyal subjects and followers, and who does not deserve disapproval from ignorant people. There are some notable personal and political events in the Great Khan’s life, which impacted his decision to unify the Mongol people. He grew up in tribal violence, murder, abandonment and fear, which helped shape his character and also gave him a strong survival instinct. “Hunting, trading, herding, and fighting formed a seamless web of subsistence activities in the lives of the early Mongols” (17).
Stanza six and seven tell readers the reason about his feeling towards Crazy Horse. In Custer’s mind, Crazy Horse was the same as him—a brave, born warrior and leader for wars. He thought maybe Crazy Horse was better than him. The fact proved that Custer’s worry was reasonable. Crazy Horse’s forces didn’t have advanced arms, but he had better wisdom and tactics of war.
The success of the phalanx depended on suitable terrain. This shows that the Spartan army were a strong fighting unit but in some circumstances could be forced back and defeated. “Fighting individually they were not all bad fighters but when they are fighting as a group, they are the best of all”, from Brennan. This shows what a great unit of soldiers the Spartan phalanx was because when they were in a pack they were nearly
Many people believe that the Mongolians were barbaric people of the 13th century, yet the Mongolians were a peaceful people for long periods of time. While the Mongolians did have their share of good times, their barbaric nature was more dramatic and outweighed their good side. With the Mongols having few warriors in the beginning, they had to develop an extraordinary army, complete with top notch battle plans and a set understanding of where they wanted to dominate. Their army greatly revolved around loyalty, not only to the khan, but also to each member of the army and to themselves. They believed that there should be ranks within their army and that one man should always hold supreme ruling over someone else or another group.