Warrior aristocrats not only led to the rise of governments by attracting many towards battle and devising efficient and powerful war tactics, but were the reasons many governments had fallen due to the lending of inexperienced soldiers. Warrior aristocracy had benefits and unfortunate effects which were sometimes direct or indirect from warrior aristocrats
Alexander the Great was a leader of Macedonia at a very young age. Here is my take on whether he is a hero or a villain. Alexander caused widespread destruction, according to the Persians, “Persians also condemn him for the widespread destruction he was thought to have encouraged to cultural and religious sites throughout the empire” (Ansari). Alexander thought it was an achievement to capture the Persians, “Alexander would have been familiar with stories such as these. The Persian Empire was not something to be conquered as much as an achievement to be acquired” (Ansari).
Regulars and militia focused their attacks on scouting missions of small groups of British soldiers, making it hard to replenish the British with supplies, and this helped drive the British out of the north. After losing in the north, the British moved to the south taking Savannah and then a few years later Charleston, according to Boot, “the biggest British success” (Boot, 2013). With no Continental army left to fight in the south, a group of veteran militia, of the Cherokee War played an instrumental part in beating the British down and destroying their resolve at this time. They employed guerrilla tactics ambushing the enemy and then hiding in the local swamps and forests. The tattered Continental army along with militia used conventional and non-conventional warfare to weaken the strength of the British driving them out of south.
These continuities includes the presence of conflict, the use of novel Greek military formations, and grandiose architecture. However, these periods still attained levels of distinction including the growth of cities, shift in political power, and ideological change among individuals. Classical conflict can be traced back to the beginning of the era, where Ionians and Greeks revolted against the Persian Achaemenid Empire. The severely outnumbered Greek city states repelled the revengeful Persian army twice as well. Conflicts such as these continued in the Hellenistic period where multiple battles were fought.
Alexander’s successes were numerous, and he had only faced extreme resistance a handful of times before he met the Scythians. This group challenged him immensely and declared victory over him in one of their early engagements. After this, the Scythians were basically taunting Alexander and it forced him to go against his advisors and attack them yet again. This time around, he was victorious as he caused the Scythians to retreat. The real reason that Alexander wanted to conquer the Persian Empire was not only retaliation or revenge, but also as a test of his true abilities.
As a result of the agrarian laws, the two brothers were able to take control of the Empire, causing the Senate to fear their intentions and their potential. The Gracchi Brothers used their power and authority to take advantage of the vulnerable Roman government. They often let their selfish nature take control of the power they had, impacting Rome negatively. Gaius made it his goal to get back at the Senate for the death of his brother by replacing them with the Equites. The Gracchi brothers are the first tribunes to take advantage of their power.
Compare and contrast the leadership and impact of Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great. Both Khan and Alexander are great leaders. They both conquered large territories and were able to guide both the leaders and the armies underneath their command. Alexander consolidated the Greeks into one empire (although being a Macedonian he was not really seen as Greek), This stopped all intestine wars among the Hellenic cities and somehow put order in the empire, transform Greece into a tremendous war machine that allowed him to conquer their eternal enemies the Persians and most of countries under their domain, reach as far as India before his death. As he was absorbed by Persian customs, and vices, most historians say he forgot his homeland, so the
We befriended the Cherokee and a couple other dangerous tribes though in defence of their tactics. In the American war many of the Natives sided with the British to try and defeat the colonists and regain their lands. In this time western Pennsylvania and New York became savage battlegrounds. After the defeat of the British the newly set boundaries for America ensured that their would be more and more
Fear was a major factor in the increasing power of these empires. Both empires used fear as a way to gain more land, increasing their empire. The Aztecs were feared for their strong warriors and human sacrifices to their gods. The military power of the Aztecs helped them in conquering the surrounding tribes. While this empire was growing, they contracted an alliance with the Tepanec tribe.
As a soldier he was brave and courageous, which is how he led his people to victory at the Battle of the Alamo. He took a risk of losing men when he launched a violent assault on the Alamo mission and killed all 180 Texan occupants. He also took a risk when he fought against the mighty Spain in Tampico. According to the article titled “Antonio López de Santa Anna” (1996), “The Spanish forces were superior in numbers, equipment, and training, and Santa Anna's initial attacks were parried. However, with fierce persistence, he fought the Spaniards all summer, keeping them bottled up in Tampico.” He came out victorious and became known as “Conqueror of
King Phillip II of Macedonia was held as a hostage while he was young in the leading city of Greece at the time, Thebes. While being held hostage there Philip received both a military and diplomatic education. Philip returned to Macedonia in 364 BC and took the throne due to the deaths of his older brothers in 359 BC. Philip’s great military skills allowed him to use diplomacy to push back the Paionians and Thracians and also allowed him to dominate the three-thousand hoplites in 359 BC. In 338 BC the Battle of Chaeronea allowed King Philip to unify all of Greece, excluding Sparta.
Though he lost many men, his concern was to win the battle, and eventually the war. To be a general you must take risks to have great success. The job of an Army General is to command his army to win on the battlefield. General Ulysses S. Grant also developed a reputation during the war for being more concerned with his own plans than with the plans of of the
According to An Empire of the Mind, A year after their defeat of Athens in 404 BC, the Spartans allowed the Athenians to replace the government of the Thirty Tyrants with a new democracy. The tyranny had been a terrible and bloody failure, and even the Spartans acknowledged that a moderate form of democracy would be preferable. As a system of government, democracy quickly spread to a number of other leading city-states, despite the authoritarian grip of Sparta on the Greek world. However, Sparta 's dominance was not to last. Overextended and unable to adjust to new battle techniques, in 371 BC Spartan hoplites suffered their first major defeat in 200 years at the hands of the Theban general Epaminodas.