Although this was a great achievement, Thatcher did have other successes such as with the EU, America and defeating communism whilst working closely with Gorbachev to act as a peacemaker in the Cold War. The Falklands War in 1982 was Thatcher’s most successful foreign policy achievement because it increased patriotism and loyalty towards her in Britain which then helped her re-election. It also showed that Britain still had power, which was one of her aims, and gained respect from other countries compared to the humiliation it first brought when the Falklands were invaded by Argentina. This war showed that Thatcher was willing to take risks that evidently paid off and gained USA support, showing that she wasn’t just an ‘American poodle’ and did have influence and importance to Reagan. This was a more successful achievement compared to the others because there weren’t as many negatives.
Another reason America had an advantage over Britain was that the English citizens were tired of war. The war had begun to turn into years and citizens were getting tired of paying taxes and just the war in general. In my opinion one of the biggest advantages the colonists had was how great a leader George Washington was. American soldiers were outnumbered and not as well trained as the English soldiers, but because of Washington’s brilliance and strategy it helped the colonists prevail over Britain. On the other hand Britain also had many advantages over the Americans.
The Reds relentlessly employed superior military technique, but also were able to win over a far greater number of people through their innovative and attractive land policies. Conversely, the White army was quite incapable of waging a successful fight against their enemy. They lacked proper military and socio-political technique, struggling to mobilize their forces with the same
Rather, it gives the honest truth of the military events leading up to the French armistice. Another crucial aspect of the book is that it was one of the first to highlight the fact that force levels often favored the allies in terms of both weapon and machinery, an example being the French's superior and more numerous tanks in the Battle of France. In previous historical accounts, the French credited their fall to the superiority in quality of the enemy tanks, but this was not the case. By emphasizing the inherent weakness of the Germans, the ingenuity of the Blitzkrieg
Political Success of Augustus The political success of Augustus can be attributed to the advantages inherited to him through Julius Caesar: the divine connection, wealth, and military legions; his success can also be attributed to the adverse effects of the civil wars: a weakened senate and a populous seeking any sign of stability to adhere to. However, Augustus greatest asset and the foundation to his stellar success lay not in the advantages bequeathed to or taken by him (for other men in history have been given similar advantages and failed), but in his opportunistic character. Possessing a watchful eye and patience, he knew when to either extend his reach or bide his time; a trait that breathe a manipulative propagandist genius and beget an empire. On the basis of revenge, the young not yet metamorphosed Octavian was able to rally troops to his side and consolidate power through the elimination of Caesar’s conspirators and those connected therein. These proscriptions killed “150 senators,” further deteriorating an already weakened senate.
All payments went towards the king, this would've also made the Earls not feel powerful enough, especially Harold Godwin who was seen as the most powerful man in England, but theoretically he wasn’t. However the Economy was well governed because the trade increased, which encouraged both the growth of towns and foreign contacts, this demonstrates that England were still involved in trade, which was good for the economy. However the economy was not very well developed especially compared to the Byzantine Empire and Muslim world. Those economies were massive, especially when compared to England’s. Overall I believe that the economy for pre-Conquest England as well- governed to an extent as the King did have large control, he did control this well, but he may have been seen as too powerful where the government is concerned.
This took the Chinese by surprise which were unprepared but still managed to send them back to the 38th parallel therefore the achievements of the under-equipped Chinese troops forcing the USA and South Koreans forces back to the northern border indicates that the Korean war was not a victory for the USA, this was very humiliating for the USA and especially Truman as he was in charge of MacArthur. On the other hand USA safeguarded Japan, the most important economy in Asia, and ensured that it was a loyal US ally. Japan had benefited massively from the Korean War and
The strong economy and growing military reputation lay foundations for a strong, proud and militaristic culture. As a relatively new state it could learn from the mistakes of others and as a large state it could bully and manipulate its neighbours, but it was still a subordinate of Austria in the Holy Roman Empire and nowhere near powerful enough to contend Austria’s seat of dominance. The influence that Prussia gained allowed for a stronger Prussia later, the knowledge that Prussia was vastly superior to its neighbours aided in giving Prussians a sense of self-confidence that allowed them to make the exertive steps towards unifying Germany after 1815. From the 9th century until 1806, the Holy Roman Empire dominated the German states, a common language and a notably similar culture had developed and bound the member states together as the ‘Germanic states’ of central Europe. Prior to the dismantling of the Empire by Napoleon in 1806, the Empire had been stagnating and its ‘golden
There are several important reasons for the Bolsheviks' success in the Civil War. One of the greatest advantages enjoyed by the Reds was strategic: their possession of a centrally located and compact territory. The Reds was also in a great geographical position with the Petrograd and the capital city-Moscow at the central of the Trans-Siberian Railway. The Bolsheviks also gained from the disunity of the Whites where theirs armies were thousands of miles apart. Trotsky acted as an important figure throughout the civil war, he was a remarkable leader who helped and leaded the communists to win the war.
Civilians also loved the idea of exploration because they believed in a paradise in another nation. Furthermore fate had a hand in the matters by presenting the nations with a need to go elsewhere to avoid the Ottoman Empire. The geographical location of Spain and Portugal made them perfect nations for the job along with discovered wind systems that made travel easier. Fortune played its role in creating the time period. The European nations had an economy that was unmatched by other nations and had a powerful merchant class pushing the trade options, all the while pushing through struggles with Muslim taxes.