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  • End Of A Truly Great Empire
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    Genghis Khan's original name was Temujin. He was born in 1167 near lake Baikal in Russia, born the son of Yesukai. His father was a tribal chief. At the age of 13 he succeeded his father as tribal chief. In his early reign though he had trouble with many of his subjects revolting bu the soon proved his military and political worth by successfully suppressing and conquering not only his revolting subjects but his hostile neighbors also. By 1206 he was the master of much of Mongolia and was named ...
  • Important Benefit The Army
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    I retired from the Army last year July 1, 2004. After spending 23 years in the Army, I would encourage any young man or woman to join. The Army was a great experience, and I would do it all over again if given the opportunity. The benefits I received made it well worth the occasional sacrifice. Some of the benefits are full time employment, money for college, free health care, Learning new skills, and the pride of knowing you are serving your country. While in the Army I earned decent money, 30 ...
  • Civil War Armies
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    DEVELOPMENT OF THE U S ARMY Since its birth on 14 June 1775-over a year before the Declaration of Independence-the United States Army has played a vital role in the growth and development of the American nation. It won the new Republic's independence in an arduous eight-year struggle against Great Britain, at times providing the lone symbol of nationhood around which patriots could rally. During the Civil War it preserved the Union through four years of biter conflict that turned brother against...
  • Peter The Great Like Louis XIV
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    Research Essay Absolute rulers like Louis xiv and Peter the Great strengthened there countries but weakened them economically. They made great improvements to the armies and social aspects of the kingdom. But when they were improving all of these things it ended up costing them a great deal of money. Was it good to have a great army and government if everyone had no money? Absolutism is a political theory holding that all power should be vested in one ruler or other authority. Both Louis xiv and...
  • Cicero's Alliances With Pompey And Caesar
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    Novi Homines Novi Homines During the last centuries B.C.E. Rome became a power not only recognized in Italy but in the Mediterranean world. The Roman Empire was one of the largest in world history. A common saying 'All Roads Lead to Rome' alludes to this central center of technology, literature, and architecture. Rome became a great empire for many reasons: great rulers, great armies, a suitable location, and notable achievements from visionary builders. Rome's greatness grew out of its imperial...
  • Rufin's Isfahan
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    The supermarket of history The Siege of Isfahan by Jean-Christophe Rufin, trans Willard Wood 373 pp, Picador In Letter 72 of Montesquieu's Lettres Persanes, which was published in 1721, a Persian nobleman who has travelled from Isfahan to Paris meets a Frenchman "who was extremely satisfied with himself. In a quarter of an hour he had decided three questions of ethics, four problems of history, and five scientific matters. I mentioned Persia to him, but I had hardly uttered four words when he co...
  • Thutmose And His Army
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    Three important pharaohs are Thutmose, Nefertiti and Senusret. Thutmose lived from 3429 to 3375, died when he was 54 years old. Thutmose was probably the most interesting one of all them being that he never lost a battle. He was a great Egyptian ruler. Along with being a great ruler he was also a great horseman, archer and a good athlete. He built the temple of Amun at Karnak. Thutmose mother, Hatshepsut took the throne from him. Although after his mother died Thutmose went around taking everyth...
  • Fredrick William II
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    A great sovereign must know exactly what the strong and weak points of his country are. He must be well acquainted with its resources and the national commerce. The sovereign must perform his duties connected to his offices with care. Fredrick William II would say, he is "the principle servant of the state"; therefore, he must act unselfishly, honestly and with wisdom. "The sovereign stands to his people in the same relation in which the head stands to the body". (Barker, p 22) Fredrick William ...
  • Maria Theresa And Her Armies
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    Many great events have happened throughout time. One of which I would have wanted to witness was when Frederick II [more commonly known as Frederick the Great] invaded the lands belonging to the Hapsburgs. When he became King of Prussia in 1740, Frederick to conquer Austria's iron-rich land of Silesia, among others. I believe it would have been an exceptionally captivating incident to observe during Maria Theresa's reign as Austria's new successor as the Hapsburg monarch. During the times of gre...

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