The Iliad by Homer The Iliad was a really good representation of the chaotic war-torn times of the area surrounding the Mediterranean Sea; this includes the countries Rome and Greece. It was a time where nations were trying to expand their power and influence and warriors were claiming their spoils of war. I mean the beginning of book I of The Iliad, Achilles and Agamemnon are arguing over the rewards and the spoils of war. Agamemnon didn’t want to give up his prize girl Chryses in order to please the God Apollo and stop the plague and the rain of arrow falling from Olympus. However, in the end Agamemnon took Achilles’ girl, Briseis, which really hurt Achilles in the end.
World War 1 resulted in many revolutions, many countries were formed while others seized to exist. However the Arab world saw a major splitting of land and later on one of the greatest revolutions in its history. So what is the Arab revolution and how did it affect the Arab world? The Arab Revolt is an uprising started by Sharif Hussein bin Ali with the hope of gaining independence from the Ottomans and creating a united Arab State. Sharif Hussein forged an alliance with France and The United Kingdom on the 6th of June, 1916 and on the 10th of June 3500 Arabs siding with the Hashemite forces attacked the port of Jidda with the help of British Warships.
One reason was the fact that the United States began an embargo on Japan, ending the trade of Japanese weapons. This limited Japan from obtaining more resources in their expansion. Another reason was that Japan needed oil to help keep expanding and raise their economy. The U.S. Navy was in their way, by controlling the Philippines, which is why they thought they needed to get rid of them. Lastly, both Japan and the U.S. did not agree on each other’s ways of running government.
However when they didn 't pay their debt to British banks, so the British took over the canal. The Suez Canal was very important because it allowed quicker access to different parts of Asia and Africa. Persia Summary Persia’s land was desired by both Britain and Russia. Britain and Russia both fought for control over the land with locals. Russia wanted control over the land in Persia because it had access to the Indian Ocean.
Thucydides states that they had “deprived [their allies] of their ships, and imposed instead contributions in money.” (1.19) Greece was now divided between two major powers: the Dealian League which formed the Athenian empire and Sparta and the Peloponnesian allies. Up until this point, Sparta had maintained its hegemony and authority as the major power or empire of Greece. Naturally, the rapid expansion and power of the Athenian empire was a concerning threat and looming anxiety to their authority. Further alienating Sparta from Athens was their oppositional governmental ideologies of Athenian democracy and Spartan
The American Revolution was said to have been almost lost on multiple occasions, however, because of the American’s courage, strength and perseverance they were able to defeat the British and earn their independence. Winning a war isn’t an easy task especially against the greatest army in the world at the time, but because of the unity of the American people or the colonists at the time, because of their courage, strength and perseverance they benefited from it and because of these factors they were able to win the war and claim what they so strongly believed they had the right to. Courageous people have been displayed throughout all of history, and especially in fictional tales and stories told by people. However, this is no tale,
Encyclopedia of World Biography states “Drake fulfilled the queens expectations and sacked virgo in Spanish Galicia and then sailed to Santo Domingo and Cartagena, capturing and holding both for ransom” (“Drake, Sir Francis”). Between 1585 and 1856 relations with England and Spain grew much worse. Queen Elizabeth unleashed Francis Drake on the Spanish in a series of plundering, raiding, and capturing Spanish ships. Drake also occupied Spanish cities in the North and South America taking treasure, goods, and inflicting heavy damage on the morale of Spain. These acts convinced Spain to invade England.
Tiberius or Tiberius Claudius Nero was born on November 16, 42 B.C.E. and died on March 16, 37 A.D, he was the son of Livia, wife of the first Roman emperor, Augustus. Although Tiberius was adopted by Augustus, if there was any other alternative to the throne Tiberius would have been overlooked. After Tiberius became emperor himself, he established the concept of a ruler as god and improved the Roman economy, though his erratic behavior made him unpopular with citizens and the senate. Tiberius was a very capable military leader and a sensible civic leader who tried to restrain the budget, but he was severe and unpopular.
Just a few short years before the Holy League launched a war against Venice (Britannica.com). The Venetians probably felt that they could not trust the people of the Holy League 100% because they had so easily declared war on them before. If I were Venice I would have a hard time trusting the people that went to war with me before. They may have also done it as a tactical plan. Or, Maybe their plan all along was to join the Holy League to gain the trust of all those powers whilst still keeping in touch with the French, then with the element of the surprise switch teams after learning the battle plans and ultimately win in the end.
Muslim warlord Rabih az-Zubayr, gave the French some of their more challenging obstacles in their route of conquest. With the death of the Muslim warlord Rabih az-Zubayr, and the creation of the Military Territory of Chad, the Voulet-Chanoine Mission was a success for the French. Although, the accounts and recordings of the mission sparked a scandal back in Paris. A fellow officer was dismissed by one by Voulet after demanding his release. He then penned his wife, detailing the tragic events and inhumane crimes that took place before his eyes.
Darius I shifted his forces to the bay at Marathon. Highly outnumbered, the Athenians boldly confronted and defeated the Persians and forced them to renounce further invasion plans. Xerxes, son of Darius now sought the blood of his enemies. In 480 BC, Xerxes overpassed the Hellespont via the twin bridges he ordered to be constructed. The Greeks had insufficiently
The early Islamic empire expanded by using different methods such as conquering lands, spreading their religion, treaties, or bribery. According to document B, “We [Abd al-Aziz’s forces] will not harass him [Theodmir], nor remove him from power.” The Muslims spread their religion and many people converted though the Muslims made treaties to keep peace between different lands. Muslims did have to conquer lands where people did not want to convert. According to document A, “The Muslims gathered together, and the Greek army marched against them… The battle they fought at al-Yarmuk was of the fiercest and bloodiest kind.” The Muslims fought very hard to get more land. The document also stated that women took part in the fight.
The United States began to push the Japanese back in a serious of major land and sea battles. The Japanese had plans of evading neighboring nation, and wanted to prevent the United States from interfering. They saw the U.S. navy as a threat since they had most of their fleet stationed at Hawaii. On December 7, 1941 the Japanese fleet launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in aim to strike a devastating blow to the U.S. fleet. The Japanese where successful in crippling the U.S. navy, but did not damage or sink their aircraft carriers.
Altogether, “Philip neutralized the enemies from the northern and western fronts within a year of kingship (Gabriel)”. As great as an accomplishment this was, Philip II wanted more. With firm control over the Illyrians and Paeonia, Philip sought to strengthen the eastern borders as well. Breaking the treaty he made with Athens,
War and trade helped in the spread of the disease throughout the Byzantine Empire. Justinian spent years of his reign battling Ostrogoths for control over Italy. He fought Vandals and Berbers for control in North Africa, and fending off Franks, Slavs, Avars, and other barbarian tribes that were in raids against the empire. Constantinople doubled as the center of commercial trade for the empire, and the capital’s location along the Black and Aegean seas crossroads were trading routes from China, the Middle East, and North