Many countries and people probably did as well. On paper it appears that England would win without a doubt; they had all the means necessary for a victorious win over the colonists. When people come together to fight over a common cause, it is amazing what can happen. This is proven true by the outcome of the War for Independence. America won not because they had better soldiers, more supplies and weapons, or better fighting styles.
His attempt to revive the Roman Empire was a successful one, both in terms of power and longevity. Justinian’s legacy would be that of the most successful Emperor of the Byzantine Empire. The empire expanded under Justinian because of his ability to pick exceptional advisors. The men that he gave power to owed this to him, and were very loyal. Despite many periods of financial and military crisis where the empire faced threats from all sides, it always managed to come through, often due to the Emperor’s advisors.
In this essay, it will be necessary to discuss why William Duke of Normandy and his army won the Battle of Hastings. In the course of the battle, the English formed a wall to protect their leader, Harold, which was working well until the Normans pretended to flee. It was this that made Harold and his army follow after them, and therefore break their wall of protection. Harold was (most people say) shot in the eye with an arrow. I believe that the Norman’s trick was the main reason for their victory.
How Successful were Wolsey’s Domestic Policies?? In this essay I’m going to be writing about Thomas Wolsey and how successful he was in dealing with all the domestic policies and if they were success or failures. Cardinal Wolsey introduced some policies over the time period of 1515-1529 when he was in power, historians have argued that for centuries whether his policies were a success or a failure. Wolsey was exceedingly powerful during his reign and held a very high and mighty position. His roles were very important and had to be done very well, his roles were Kings Chief Minister and cardinal with a papal legate, making him very controlling but also giving him lots of responsibilities for the administration of places from finance to control of the church and also legal reforms.
Evaluate the significance of the Gallic Wars in the Career of Julius Caesar Julius Caesar’s involvement in the Gallic Wars was a vital factor in his successful career, it had a major impact on both his military and political status. Caesar’s involvement in the Gallic wars was a daring and ambitious move, as per his financial circumstances at the time. However, it was a necessary decision if he were “to make a career at all” [Plutarch]. The Gallic Wars was an opportunity Caesar utilized to obtain a proconsular command that would propel his rise to power and status. The military strength and wealth he gained through his conquests in Gaul would pave his way to a successful career.
With firefights, life and death situations, and the mourning of their fellow soldiers, Restrepo showed that when it comes to war, even when we win, everyone still loses. At war, winning is the main goal. Defeating the opposing side and fighting for your country is what soldiers sign up to do. However, even when the soldiers accomplish their goal, and survive the war, a part of them still dies. They will never be the same person they were before they left for war because what they see, experience and feel will change them no matter how tough they are.
She cared about him and believed of what he was capable to do in his life so much that even followed him to West Point when he was a cadet, and lived there so she could be close to him. The main influence in MacArthur’s life was the military academy West Point. He lived his life by the West Point values of duty and honor, which shaped his personality and who he became. General Douglas MacArthur was one of America’s most powerful leaders in history. His fantastic strategies combined with his skills of being a great general helped many of the outcomes of the American conflicts in his time and many of the victories may not have been received if it was for MacArthur.
Henry had immediately married her after all the delays that his father had caused. Everything had seemed to be going to plan but later he faced major problems because of his decisions. Henry was largely successful in being different to his father. The nobility liked Henry and saw him as a true king because he had engaged in war where his father never did. Henry also wanted England to be a major power in international affairs.
This was firstly by very strict military discipline. Strictness and harsh punishments provided a deterrent to deserters and those who gave up and it created a sense of unity of fighting for one cause among the troops. This view is supported by Trotsky’s orders to the Red Army (Source D) in which he says that “Every scoundrel who incites anyone to retreat, to desert, or not to fulfil a military order, will be shot”. These harsh disciplinary techniques were used, in Trotsky’s knowledge, to boost soldiers’ morale and their will of fighting as he knew that if he lost this war, the Revolution would break up and communism would end in Russia for good. Also Trotsky selected the army carefully.