From early on Napoleon was revered for his immense military prowess, admired for ending the destructive French Revolution. Although Napoleon was a triumphant commander early in his career, his following failures greatly detracted from his initial success. Other than military victories, success can be defined as achieving one’s goals; Napoleon’s main focus was power. Napoleon was extremely hungry for power, ambitiously elevating his position from a soldier to the Emperor of France, a position he created for himself. Napoleon successfully overthrew the dictatorial Directory in 1799, preventing France from falling prey to corrupt leadership.
Being tough-headed and arrogant allows him to never be stepped on, and only follow through with the things you please. He was named king a little after the age twenty. Alexander the Great was easily known as one of the most successful kings of his time. Alexander the Great conquered what is most of the world today. To give a brief description of his victories, he conquered areas such as Egypt and Persia.
He uses great ingenuity and lateral thinking to defeat vast superior forces such as the Persian Empire. Alexander was one of the greatest leaders of all time. His history prevails to this day, and his military tactics are still studied in modern military academies. Upon his death, Alexander conquered most of the world known to the Greeks. His great ambitions lead him to believe that everything was possible.
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. After years of fighting the Americans, the British ended up in Yorktown. The regular army with help from the French defeated the British at Yorktown in the last battle of the war. This could not have been possible without the help according to Boot “of the bedraggled South Carolina irregulars” doing their part to weaken the British in battles in earlier years (Boot,
Especially within both the World Wars, figures such as Archduke Ferdinand, Chamberlain, Hitler, Winston, Stalin, and the League of Nations, to name a few, have gone through their respective struggles as they deal with persecution and salvation. Truly an uphill battle, these characters fought against their oppositions to achieve their goals, and paid the price. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the prince of Austria before his untimely death, was shot and killed on the day of June 28th, 1914, his wedding anniversary. (“Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated”, 2014) It was because of the disapproval of his wife, who was not technically royal, that brought about his doom. This single event broke out into what we now know as WWI.
In 410 the Visigoth King Alaric successfully invaded the city of Rome. The empire had to spend the next several decades under constant threat before “the Eternal City” was raided again in 455, this time by the Vandals. Finally, in 476, the Germanic leader Odoacer rebelled and deposed the Emperor Romulus Augustulus. Since then no Roman emperor ever would ever again rule. The sudden decline of population due to epidemic diseases was a factor to the decline of both the Roman Empire and Mayan Civilization.
January 21,1793 began a year long of pandemonium now known as the Reign of Terror caused by King Louis XVI’s poor ruling that landed the country in debt and starvation. Fueled by the need for change, Maximilien de Robespierre started a grand revolution that would demolish absolute monarchy in 1789. The execution of the aforementioned king marked the beginning of a period where public execution was standard and tranquility vanished, or the Reign of Terror. Threats against the country were insinuated which brought about malicious methods in an effort to exterminate the threats, which, like the country itself, revolutionized the French’s ideals. The Reign of Terror was not justified.
When Eckles killed the butterfly, a series of events followed for millions of years. Initially, the group returned home after a horrifying experience only to find a regime in place, all in part, due to Eckels. Secondly, their language they were very accustomed to had been altered drastically; it had been altered almost to the point where it almost seemed foreign. Finally, they had found their beloved candidate, Keith, had lost to their current dictator. This was the straw that broke the camel’s back; Eckels was shot and killed on
Frederick Barbarossa's untimely death while crossing the Saleph River in Anatolia caused the near complete dissolution of his army. While hardly the first crusading force to meet an untimely demise in Turkey, the desertion of the army following his death highlights the risk of tying a Crusade to a single monarch. The persistent conflict between Richard the Lionheart and Philip II during the Third Crusade further displays the danger of having kings lead crusading forces. The two kings held each other in contempt from the beginning, in part because Richard had reneged on his engagement to Philip’s half-sister. After the two kings successfully captured Acre, Philip II would return home, but not until he agreed to a covenant to not attack Richard’s possessions back home.
Equality Of Slave During The Reconstruction Era The Civil War was an emotional time for America.The South was destroyed and numerous Americans were killed or injured. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had free around 4 million slaves and the south was at a time of chaos. The devastation brought about what had seamed to be an impossible task of Reconstruction. The Reconstruction Era lasted from 1865-1877 and the United states was experiencing massive transformation. President Lincoln had been planing for Reconstruction but was Assassinated one week after the War ended.
The Siege of Yorktown The Siege of Yorktown can also be identified as The Surrender at Yorktown, The German Battle, or The Battle of Yorktown. This battle was the last battle of the revolutionary war, but did not mark the end of it. This battle greatly affected the outcome of the revolutionary war. The British army in this battle, led by General Cornwallis, had caused the allies 72 deaths and 180 injured. Of course Commander Washington’s army left the British with more damage, killing 156 and leaving 326 wounded.
That was true up until one of Lee’s couriers lost a copy of his marching orders and the union found it. Of course, now that McClellan knew about this, he knew that he had the advantage in the numbers of soldiers and began attacking the confederates lines. The first day of battle was one of the worst considering 5,000 were killed, 20,000 wounded and the union troops
The Battle of New Orleans The Battle of New Orleans was a significant time in history. It was supposed to end the war but it did nothing even close to that. The battle just made things worse if you really think about it. The battle was a lot worse than you think. 2,000 men were killed and 58 wounded or missing.
The Gettysburg and Vicksburg were the turning points in the civil war because during these wars, the Confederate Army lost most men and also lost control over their last fort around the Mississippi River which caused the confederate states to be completely divided into two. Vicksburg liberated the Mississippi, ended the war in the West, and enabled Grant to go to the rescue of the Army of the Cumberland in Chattanooga. Gettysburg ended Lee 's hopes of invading the North, and rendered his army incapable of effective action for many months. In strictly military terms, the Union was bound to win after this. But there was always the chance that Lincoln might have been voted out in the 1864 election, and that could have meant a compromise peace,
William 's strength defeated Harold, who was killed in the battle. Within no time Harold faced two attacks, “one came from the king of Norway, Harald Hardrada, who was supported by Harold Godwinson 's brother Tostig, and the other from William, Duke of Normandy.” Harold debated the Norwegian attack at the Battle of Stamford Bridge in September 1066. On October 14, 1066 Harold was defeated and killed soon after at the Battle of Hastings. Due to Williams death plot of his lands were distributed between his eldest son, Robert who took control of Normandy, and his second son, William Rufus, becoming king of England. William Rufus succeeded in quelling the uprising and the treats of his elder brother and retained his title as