Nations who possessed better technology does have added advantages such as air power, firepower, precision and mobility over their adversaries. Equipped with far superior technologies in air power and fire power as opposed to the VC forces, the US managed to inflict heavy casualties on the communists during the Vietnam War. An example of the advantage of technology used during the Vietnam War was that the US made good use of its helicopters for launching large troop insertion into the theatre of operations that allowed them to reach faster to areas that are inaccessible by foot or vehicles2. In addition, the helicopters were integral in providing troops with good close air support with their heavy machine guns mounted on the
In his case, he rushed the process of conquering the state, which led to his failure. It is evident that Duke Ludovico has stronger armies for he is the resident and more powerful. It is important that as a leader, one should be patient in attaining his goal.
The aim of the paper is to describe and analyse the Battle of Hydaspes fought in 326 BC between the Macedonian army led by Alexander and the army of Paurvas led by King Porus. Background 4. In 326 BC, the Northern part of Indian subcontinent comprising of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Bihar was ruled by the Nanda empire and the fertile land of Punjab was ruled by several kings fighting amongst themselves. In order to enter India, Alexander had to cross two major rivers of Indus and Jhelum (Hydaspes).
Although none of these cities were in Greece, they all had Greek architecture. Alexander the Great was acknowledged as a military genius who always led by example, although his belief in his own indestructibility meant he was often reckless with his own life and those of his soldiers. The fact that his army only refused to follow him once in 13 years of a reign during which there was constant fighting, indicates the loyalty he inspired. While considering the conquests of Carthage and Rome, Alexander the Great died of malaria in Babylon (now Iraq), on June 13 , 323 B.C.
This is shows how history is molded and manipulated by the victors of war just as Michel Foucault had stated that history is seen from the viewpoint of those in power and is not necessarily always true. Keeping these aspects aside, one cannot deny that Babur was a genius when it came to strategizing combat and warfare. He was aware of the fact that Ibrahim Lodi would confront his foes when he went into battle. Knowing this, he prepared a week ahead of the battle by going to Panipat and keeping the town to his right, he dug a trench system as to create a funnel-like entrapment. He then divided the army into the left and right flanks which would surround the enemy and he also placed cannons in the centre.
When looking at John Trumbull’s patriotic and sad painting, The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker’s Hill, June 17, 1775, the contrasting colors instantly leap out and attract the eye. General Warren’s white clothing pops out of the dull and dark ground and provides an excellent comparison for the foreground and background. On the upper right corner of the painting, an incoming cloud of dark smoke seems to foreshadow the eventual defeat of the Trumbull’s protagonists, the patriotic Americans. These fighters have on white uniforms; this symbolizes the painter’s beliefs of their innocence and righteousness. The blue flag held up by the Americans is another use of symbolic colors.
Napoleons situation awareness was presumably better and decision making process (i.e. OODA cycle) was suppos-edly faster than the adversary’s. The emperor seemed to understand the dynamics in battlefield to anticipate adversary’s attentions and respond adequately and in great speed. What is more, Napoleon succeeded to surprize the adversaries in Aus-terlitz by applying other principles dedicated to the manoeuvres approach as well; to be precise, avoiding patterns and not doing the same thing again. For example, J.R. Elting claims that in Austerlitz did Napoleon stand on the defensive and lure his en-emy into a trap; when usually Napoleon depended on speed, mass and aggressive manoeuvre (1997, p.
With his charisma, martial and political skills Pericles managed to secure reelection to the office of strategos on an annual basis. For more than twenty years Pericles would lead a multitude of martial expeditions, most of them seas based, to extend and safeguard Athenian interests. Much of his success at battle came from his cautious nature. Pericles endeavored to avoid battles that he considered to a favorable outcome but the chance of failure too high, too risky, and too uncertain. He also refused to be swapped up by the citizens’ vain desires.
The power that Alexander had got him stronger armies, because everyone listened to the king, no one could not do what the king said because that is against laws and punishments would be given. Stronger armies also can get you more land which means you can get more money with the growth of crops. Also wit stronger armies, Alexander can use his phalanx strategy and his smart tactics to defeat larger armies than the Persian
This could mean that democratic nations are likely to be more peaceful than non-democratic ones. Also, a world in which nations act to protect their security through balance of power alliance system is more stable than one which countries act alone. Thus, the greater the parameters in which the chaos reign, the greater the instability of the system. 4.2. Chaos/Complexity Theory and Deterrence Deterrence was once successful during the cold war as there were calls in preventing a major war.
Unlike the Guardians war is not defined by rules or formulas, but by experience and an almost guttural response to combat. Heroes criticize those “who seek to impose predictability and order on a phenomenon they view as chaotic, violent, and emotional” (Linn, 6). At its finest, the Heroic sub-culture provides both an “intellectual and practical framework” (Linn 6-7) that leads to victory on the battlefield. It also can lead to posturing and elitism especially among leadership, and can lead to an “anti-intellectual” (Linn, 7) environment that sees war as an end rather than the means to achieve a political goal. While Heroes believe that victory is achieved
Although Alexander’s forces were limited in terms of numbers, Alexander was able to command the approach with a definitive plan. There are usually multiple ways to approach and conquer challenges; this example proves that the most popular choice is not always the most effective. Even though Alexander had limited resources, the plan chosen by Alexander was meticulous and resourceful. Alexander used the troops under his command in an astute fashion to defeat a large and formidable opponent. Darius went into the skirmish with the belief that the size of his forces and the terrain would provide a clear advantage over the smaller forces of the opponent.
The proof is indirect. Target Patton: The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton is a very suspenseful book, it leaves you at the edge of your seat waiting for more. It is very different from most books that are written about history and is definitely worth the read. Anyone that is learning about History should read this
Alexander’s military brilliance was unquestionable. He was a leader invincible in both, siege warfare and set battles. In addition to that, his intelligence and communications skills were immaculate. The Roman historian Arrian, in his account Alexander Puts Down a Mutiny, explains Alexander’s ability of communication and leadership skills, “[M]arching out from a country too poor to maintain you decently, [I] laid open for you at a blow, and in spite of Persia’s naval supremacy, the gates of the Hellespont. My cavalry crushed the satraps of Darius, and I added all Ionia and Aeolia, the two Phrygias and Lydia to your empire….
Alexander The Great’s title of “The Great” was not an exaggeration. To earn the title of “The Great”, you must've done some extremely good things as your reign as a king, queen, or emperor. Alexander The Great did many great and powerful things during his lifetime. He established an extremely powerful military, and he knew how to strategically conquer land, and he was interested in turning this conquered land into powerful areas.