In complete violation of the treaty, Hitler invaded the Rhineland in 1936, claiming it was Germany's ancient homeland. Similarly in 1990, despite the Kimbrough2 warnings from countries like England, America, and other United Nations members, Saddam Hussein ordered the invaded Kuwait because he believed it was ancient land owned by Iraq. It had natural resources, and they had to escape a financial debt of 30 million dollars owed to Kuwait. Both men lied to the world community to satisfy them while they
Then, after McKinley declared war upon the Spanish in 1889, America could use imperialism to gain land and power in the world. America declared war on Spain in April 1889, not to gain land, but to assist Cuba in gaining its independence. Only later into the war, it realized how it can benefit through imperialism. The newly acquired land increased America’s resources and gave them new countries to trade with and worked as an advantage for the U.S. military as well. Turner believed that the idea of the frontier shaped the American being and their characteristics.
When the French and Indian War broke out between the British and the French, Britain hoped to use the colonies as an extra source of wealth to fight the war. As the area for war expanded from India to North America, the cost of the war increased dramatically. This lead Britain to impose new forms of taxes such as the stamp act which put a tax on legal documents and the sugar act which put a tax on sugar (which at the time was a commonly used product used in the colonies), and new regulations like the navigation acts, to prevent the colonies from trading with foreign nations. The colonies did not agree with Britain’s imposition of the new laws as they were not fighting the war. The colonists believed that they should have separate laws from Britain because they are not directly represented in parliament.
Cortez and Montezuma The author tells us how Hernando Cortez took advantage of Montezuma’s religion and the prophecies with in the religion to destroy and conquer the Aztec Empire. This article is about Mexico the country where I was raised and that attracted my attention to it and because wanted to learn a little more about how the Spaniards were too gruesome and took everything by force like Professor Harriet Joseph told us. I think this would be a better choice than the other articles because it shows us another aspect of the colonization in America; the side where it shows us perfectly the way Spain began exploring America for gold, glory and god. The article’s strengths was that it tell us very well the conflict between the Aztecs and the Spaniards but it lacks of information about the Indians religion and the story of Cortez before he went to Cuba and then to America. The Article was very interesting because you learn about the origins of the land you were raised if you were like me and everything in the article was very clear and not confounding at all.
Oliver Cromwell waged war against Spain, just as Charles had planned, and gained new colonies for Britain. But war, as King Charles had known, was a costly venture. So Oliver Cromwell increased taxes - so much so that many of his supporters turned against him and began to plot with royalists who hoped to bring Prince Charles to the throne. Certain religious extremists and revolutionaries even conspired to kill Oliver Cromwell. More and more, Oliver Cromwell relied on his soldiers and spies to protect him.
Texas argues that the Mexican General Santa Anna made late changes in the government and overturned the constitution that both states originally had agreed upon. His changes included forcing citizens to “either abandon their homes or submit to the most intolerable of all tyranny.” (117) In order to stop the Mexican government from taking away all the sacred rights of citizens, Texas petitioned for the establishment of a separate state government, but got rejected. In Texas’s argument for independence, Texas shares some of the actions performed by the Mexican Nation. The following is an example, “it has invaded our country both my sea and by land, with the intent to lay waste on our territory, and drive us from our homes; and has now a large mercenary army advancing, to carry on against us a war of extermination.” (118) On the other side of the argument, Mexico replies to Texas’s declaration of independence by stating that the “Texans were invited and admitted subject to the observance of a contract by which assurances were given to maintain one written constitution; but once this was annulled, all their obligations ceased.” (119) I feel the Texas Declaration of Independence provides the most convincing arguments
This essay will explore the interpretations with evidence as to what caused the purges. A reason for the causation of the purges is Stalin’s paranoid nature, which led him to instigate the purges and therefore demonstrate his power for those who may threaten it or doubt it. Stalin’s paranoia caused him to think anyone that would challenge or mock him is an ‘enemy’ causing him to humiliate anyone who insulted him. A key reason for the purges is the intense paranoia that Stalin felt when Hitler announced his plans for invading Russia whilst Stalin’s power wasn’t as secure as he hoped. The purges would be an efficient way of ensuring that nobody would question Stalin’s leadership.
However the real question here is, whether the United States was justified in going to war with Mexico at all. In our opinion, the U.S was not. The United States wanted to take advantage of a new nation on the verge of success, which in the end all it did was cause many causalities. The U.S for three reasons had no right to go to war. Their greed for more land, Polk as their president and the Americans interest in the expansion of slavery, were all factors on this ongoing controversial disagreement still rampant today.
Caesar had the ambition for a lot of power power and to ultimately be king, even though he tried to hide it. As a result, the men of the senate planned to assassinate him because he had too much power. Hence, Caesar’s ambition to have power indirectly caused his death. In addition, the senate’s ambition to overthrow Caesars caused them to do evil. Another example of this is Adolf Hitler during World War II.
General George Washington’s strategy of erosion effectively outlasted Great Britain’s will to fight a costly war on American soil. Comparatively, Great Britain wholly underestimated the colonists and did not employ a coherent strategy but rather relied on a poorly executed belief that colonial support for the war would disappear with the occupation of key American cities. Roots of the American Revolution reside in a series of laws and taxes implemented by the British government following their support of the colonies during French and Indian war. It is important to note that the French and Indian war was part of the much larger Seven Years war fought between 18th century powers Spain, Great Britain, France, and the Holy Roman Empire. While Great Britain emerged a victor of the Seven Years war, it was nearly bankrupt at its completion in 1763.