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  • Fall Of Napoleon And The French Empire
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    WAR FROM 18 TH CENTURY NAVAL CAPABILITIES TO THE WAR OF 1812 The English Navy has to obviously be strong to protect an island, and had already been tested against sea powers of Spain and the Netherlands. France, which was not susceptible to an attack from the water, began to build it's naval fleet and became a threat to the English merchant vessels. England began to realize the importance of having a strategy through an allied coalition in which their greatest contribution to the alliance would ...
  • Napoleon's French Army
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    The 5th of May is not Mexican Independence Day, but it should be! And Cinco de Mayo is not an American holiday, but it should be. Mexico declared its independence from mother Spain on midnight, the 15th of September, 1810. And it took 11 years before the first Spanish soldiers were told and forced to leave Mexico. So, why Cinco de Mayo? And why should Americans savor this day as well? Because 4,000 Mexican soldiers smashed the French and traitor Mexican army of 8,000 at Puebla, Mexico, 100 miles...
  • Armies Of Wellington And Bl
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    The Battle of Waterloo was fought thirteen kilometers south of Brussels between the French, under the command of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Allied armies commanded by the Duke of Wellington from Britain and General Bl " uc her from Prussia. Napoleon Bonaparte had always been driven by his desire to make France an European empire and was an experienced warlord and leader. The European powers were meeting in Vienna to re-establish the territorial balance in Europe when news came of Napoleon's esc...
  • Army To Dreyfus's Guilt
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    The Mystery Surrounding the Dreyfus Affair by Mitchell Fish bein A.P. European History Mr. Ascuito April 4, 1999 The Dreyfus affair was the result of many unfortunate circumstances, not the planned premeditated intervention of the French Army. It was the outcome of reasonable suspicion, acted on by contempt, some circumstantial evidence, and instinctive prejudice. However, the intentional army coverup, and shady courtroom procedures, were responsible for suppressing important evidence and keepin...
  • Mercenary Armies And The French Foreign Legion
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    The French, being a thrifty and practical people, have always been willing to let any foreigners assist them in any necessary bleeding and dying for La Patri e. Writes American historian John Eating, From the Scots who rode with Joan of Arc to the Foreign Legion at Dien Bien Phu, the foreign soldier, idealistic volunteer or hard-case mercenary, is an integral part of the French military tradition. Since its inception on March 10, 1831 by King Louis Philippe, the Legion has attracted soldiers, me...
  • If The Army
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    By: Mark Nunes Valley Forge No actual battle was fought at Valley Forge. Although, it was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. It was here that the Continental army was desperately against the ropes tired from the battle, bloody, beaten, and just about ready to quit. Even George Washington, at one point, said 'If the army does not get help soon, in all likelihood, it will disband. ' Early into the six-month encampment, the soldiers were riddled with disease and famine. Death was a common ...
  • General Edward Braddock And The French Army
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    The French and Indian War The French and Indian War was fought on July 9, 1755. This battle took place at Fort Duquesne, in western Pennsylvania, which was one of the many French forts in the Ohio Valley. The fight was between the English army, which was led by General Edward Braddock and the French army, which was led by CaptainBeaujeau. The English army included 1,750 British regulars and 450 colonial militia. The French army, which included Indians, included less than 1,000 men. The English a...
  • French Expeditionary Force In Algeria
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    RESEARCHED by AdnanTHEMEIn 1957, French Forces were able to militarily defeat and temporarily subdue FLN. However, to the surprise of the whole world, French President Charles De Gaulle opted for a political solution and announced independence for the Algerians in 1962. To what extent did the activities of FLN influence De Gaulle and what other factors can be identified which led to his surprising decision to grant independence to Algeria? Introduction 1. The Algerian War of Independence (1954-6...
  • Money And The Army
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    WAR FROM THE 16 TH AND 17 TH CENTURY TO INVENTION OF GUNPOWDER The invention of the powerful artillery guns would change man's role in warring engagements. The artillery guns at first were very limited by their own design. The guns were very heavy and had to be transported by water, which meant that only towns and fortresses that were close to a body of water could be attacked with artillery also known as the cannon. There were also some fortresses that were impervious to the early cannon attack...
  • Armies
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    Artists portrayed him gloriously. Napoleon said "power was his mistress". He knew he was important from his birth. There were three things he believed in: pride, revenge, and honor. As a child, he exchanged the white bread his mother gave him for food rations from a soldier. He believed in a French Republic and wanted to see the Monarch fall. Napoleon was a believer in "lead by example". At a young age, he was allowed to command the French army in Italy. He revolutionized the art of war. He went...
  • Albany Plan Of Union
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    Albany (new York) In The 1750's Essay, Albany (new York) In The 1750's Albany in the 1750's By the beginning of the 1750's many English colonies were well established along the northeastern seaboard. These colonies forts were under constant attack by the impeding French forces that sought power in the Americas. In retaliation to this ongoing threat the Lords of Trade and Governor Clinton called upon the governors of the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, ...

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