• Spanish American War 000 Men
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    The Spanish and American War The Americans were brought into The Spanish and American War on February 15, 1898. The Americans came into this war because a naval boat of ours called the Maine was blown up. On that boat, 327 of our sailors were killed in the explosion. With this explosion, the navy used it by having a slogan, Remember the Maine, to get volunteers into the navy to help fight. We though that the Spanish were to blame for blowing up our ship. But, really there was something wrong wit...
  • Battle Of Long Island
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    The Battle of Long Island took place on August 27, 1776. The American outpost of Colonel Edward Hand's sent word that the British were preparing to cross Long Island from Staten Island on August 22, at dawn. There were three frigates, the Phoenix, Rose, and Greyhound, and two bomb ketches named Carcass and Thunder, in Gravesend Bay. The frigates were anchored in the Names. British generals Cornwallis and Clinton had a force of 4, 000 men that included Von Donop's corps of jaegers and grenadiers....
  • Grand Arm Napoleon Russia Thousand
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    How Napoleon's Invasion of Russia Led To His Downfall How Napoleon's Invasion of Russia Led To His Downfall Napoleon Bonaparte's invasion of Russia was a major factor in his downfall. In 1812, Napoleon, whose alliance with Alexander I had disintegrated, launched an invasion into Russia that ended in a disastrous retreat from Moscow. Thereafter, all of Europe, including his own allies, Austria and Prussia, united against him. Although he continued to fight, the odds he faced were impossible. In A...
  • Constantine The Great Licinius 000 Army
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    His coins give his name as M. , or more frequently as C. , Flavius Valerius Constantius. He was born at Na issus, now Nish in Servia, the son of a Roman officer, Constantius, who later became Roman Emperor, and St. Helena, a woman of humble extraction but remarkable character and unusual ability. The date of his birth is not certain, being given as early as 274 and as late as 288. After his father's elevation to the dignity of Caesar we find him at the court of Diocletian and later (305) fighti...
  • Wars Throughout Time World War
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    Sometime during the course of World War II, the United States became the most powerful nation in the world. During the last two hundred or so years, the United States has fought ten major wars and innumerable smaller military actions. For the most part it has been successful, in some instances defeating some of the world's most powerful countries. In other instances it has simply been lucky. A common threat throughout the nation's existence has been the practice of indifference and neglect. Betw...
  • Alexander The Great Army Darius Durant
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    Alexander the Great Alexander the Great was king of the Macedonians and one of the greatest generals in history. As a student of the Greek philosopher Aristotle, Alexander was embedded with lasting interests in philosophy, politics and warfare. As king, he settled problems by immediate action, making quick decisions and taking great risks. His armies overcame these risks by sheer force and by the ingenious tactics instilled in them by Alexander. He and his armies conquered the Persian Empire, wh...
  • William Sherman War General Troops
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    William Sherman How would you feel if your brother came into your room and transformed it into a junkyard? You would probably have the same feelings of the civilians in Georgia when William Sherman came across their land. William Sherman was hated by most Southerners and favored by many generals from the North because if his brilliant war tactic. William Sherman was born on May 8, 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio. But according to the American History Encyclopedia, he was born on February 8 of that year....
  • Waterloo Quatre Bras
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    BATTLE OF WATERLOO The Battle of Waterloo was the final and decisive action of the Napoleonic Wars, the wars that effectively ended French domination of the European continent and brought about drastic changes in the political boundaries and the power balance of Europe. Fought on June 18, 1815, near Waterloo, in modern Belgium, the battle ranks as a great turning point in European history. After raising France to a position of preeminence in Europe, Napoleon met defeat in 1814 by a coalition of ...
  • The Mexican War Santa Anna
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    Introduction Beginning in 1845 and ending in 1850 a series of events took place that would come to be known as the Mexican war and the Texas Revolution. This paper will give an overview on not only the events that occurred (battles, treaties, negotiations, ect. ) But also the politics and reasoning behind it all. This was a war that involved America and Mexico fighting over Texas. That was the base for the entire ordeal. This series of events contained some of the most dramatic war strategy that...
  • Hannibal Barca Punic War
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    Hannibal Barca was born in 247 B. C. in the city of Carthage, which was located in modern Tunis, or the northern tip of Africa. His father, Hamilcar Barca, was a great Carthaginian general of the army who fought in the First Punic War between Rome and Carthage, which the latter lost. At a very young age, Hamilcar made Hannibal promise "eternal hatred towards Rome" (Lendering, 1). At around age nine, Hannibal accompanied his father on an expedition to gain a hold in Spain. During this time was w...
  • Battle Of Bull Run
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    In Virginia the first battle of the Civil War was fought, near Manassas, Virginia railroad junction, after which the battle is called (or First Bull Run, named after the flowing stream on the battlefield, if of the Union point of view). The armies in this first battle were not prodigious by later Civil War principles. The Federal services under Brigadier General Irvin McDowell were well thought-out into four divisions, of about 30, 000 men. These divisions were commanded by Tyler, Hunter, Heintz...
  • Gettysburg Union Army
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    Gettysburg was the turning point in the American Civil War. Back in the day's before animation. More importantly Gettysburg was the climatic clash between the two major American cultures of their time: the North and the South. A climax of a conflict between two cultures with such vastly different ideals that they could not coexist in 'one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.' When looking at the causes of the Civil War, and eventually the Battle of Gettysburg, one mu...
  • Spanish American War Americans America Fought Because We Had Big Mone
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    The Spanish and American War The Americans were brought into The Spanish and American War on February 15, 1898. The Americans came into this war because a naval boat of ours called the Maine was blown up. On that boat, 327 of our sailors were killed in the explosion. With this explosion, the navy used it by having a slogan," Remember the Maine," to get volunteers into the navy to help fight. We though that the Spanish were to blame for blowing up our ship. But, really there was something wrong w...
  • Defeat In Russia Napoleon 1812 Moscow
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    Napoleon's Reasons for Defeat The Campaign of 1812 should have been a another crusade for Napoleon, but he now faced 2 new policies that he had never faced before, the severe Russian winter and the notorious scorched-earth policy. On June 23, 1812 Napoleon " s Grande Armee, over 500, 000 men strong, poured over the Russian border. An equal amount of Russian forces awaited them. The result of the campaign was a surprise. Two authors, General carl von Clausewitz and Brett James, show similarities ...
  • William Sherman 000 Men
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    William Tecumseh Sherman William Tecumseh Sherman was born on February 8, 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio. He was given his middle name after the Shawnee chief Tecumseh. Tecumseh had tried to unite the tribes of the Ohio River Valley against American forces on their land in the first decade of the nineteenth century. These attempts were unsuccessful though. In 1829, when Sherman was nine his father passed away so he went to live with a family friend, Thomas Ewing. Ewing was a influential Missouri polit...
  • Napoleon's Role At The Battle Of Waterloo
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    The Battle of Waterloo was the final and decisive action of the Napoleonic Wars, that effectively ended French domination of the European continent and brought about drastic changes in the political boundaries and the power balance of Europe. Fought on June 18, 1815, near Waterloo, in what is now Belgium, the battle ranks as a great turning point in modern history. After raising France to a position of dominance in Europe from 1804 to 1813, Napoleon met defeat in 1814 by a alliance of major powe...
  • Wellington Quatre Bras
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    Wellington Arthur Wesley, known as the Duke of Wellington, accomplished many great goals as a military commander. He won many battles and he also defeated one of the great military leader of all time, Napoleon Bonaparte, in the battle of Waterloo. He supported policies which he disapproved and he would fight for the country whether he liked it or not. Arthur Wesley was born on May 1, 1979 in Dublin, to the first Earl of Mornington. As a child, he attended Eton school and later he went on to a mi...
  • Worth Fighting Battle Verdun French
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    Customarily any contemporary scholar or historian would agree with the fact that a successful battle is one that is planned, orchestrated, and accomplished in such an enigmatic and intricate manner that the attacking side of the battle will prevail and will also benefit both economically and militarily. However the Battle of Verdun and the Battle of the Somme had thwarted the very notion of the "successful battle", as neither the Allies nor the Germans had made any significant gains, achievement...
  • Prussian Army Fredrick Prussia Military
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    The rise of Prussia between 1640 and 1786 happened because of the combination of military, political, and social factors. Three of the kings responsible for the uprising of Prussia were, Fredrick William, "the Great Elector," and Fredrick III, and Fredrick William I. The nobility and aristocracy, known as "Junkers," played a dominating role in the Prussian state. The military had grown from 45, 000 to 83, 000 men, consisting of nobles as high-ranking generals, and peasants as low-ranking soldier...
  • Andersonville Civil War
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    Torture, screams, Andersonville Andersonville Torture, screams, no food: These are the conditions of prisons during the Civil War. The lack of attention to prisoners led to many gruesome things such as eating live animals. The two most infamous prisons were Andersonville in the South and Elmira in the North. Both had terrible conditions that were largely caused by the psychology of the War: If the other side doesn? t have men they can? t fight and likewise with weak men. Both prisons were alike ...