A tragedy is an event that is horrific and often can be never be healed. However, with the presence of the correct type of leadership, a tragedy can progressively produce a better world for mankind. For example, the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. were horrific tragedies. After the attacks on September 11, 2001, world leaders, such as President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair, produced speeches that motivated people to prevail over tragedy and instead take the opportunity to make a greater and more prosperous future for the world. President Bush and Prime Minister Blair also had to use their speeches to turn the world from terrorism to a more positive course.
The war of 1812 pitted the young America against the large empowered force of Britain, as well as many native Americans. This war was a huge influential factor in the growth of America from that point on. Britain's tyrannical rule over America and Canada eventually brought America to war. Although they suffered many casualties, American troops pushed the redcoats back and boosted the nation's confidence. The outcome of this war affected America’s foreign policies, economy, and society as a whole.
However, for many interviewed in this report, those opinions where "negative" (Driscoll 75). The bombings held great significance during this time period because it was the first time that American society was introduced to foreign terrorist operatives and their malicious acts of horror. Up until this incident, the largest terrorist attack suffered on U.S. soil was the Oklahoma City bombings carried out by homegrown terrorist Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma City Bombing 20 Years Later). Now that the American public had witnessed an attack directed specifically at the U.S. government on foreign territory, attention was brought to the encroaching presence of America on the world stage, reminiscent of the USSR in Eastern Europe.
General Clinton’s inaction after General Washington’s force departure guaranteed the historical unfolding of the Siege of Yorktown. The largest contributor to this British disaster lay in the lacking of an analytical apparatus, which could have effectively processed and utilized British intelligence. General Clinton chose to focus more on salvation in the form of reinforcements from Britain than on the immediate steps he could implement in his intelligence war fighting function to cement victory. This overreliance on an ineffective logistical support chain, combined with poor strategy, toxic leadership, and indecisiveness, resulted in an overly defensive positon. This ineptitude set the stage for the loss of British populace support, costing him the war of attrition.
Of course, the British were not armed with the information that Prior is today, and could not have possibly been sure of success, which makes their triumph still more impressive. The Battle of Britain is considered by many to be the German’s first real defeat in WWII and despite the night raids during the blitz that killed up to 40,000 British civilians, is considered a major turning point in the
The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair,in his speech, following September 11, 2001 America United States ,sheds light about terrorists and unity. Blair’s purpose is to unite Americans citizens as one .Blair’s speech was effective in persuading all Americans that unity is the answer against terrorist or any other issue because of pathos,logos,and allusion. Blair effectively uses pathos in many different ways throughout his speech to impact the reader 's emotions that will forever stay in ones heart. For instance, in order to express the ¨suffering¨,¨terror¨,and ¨horror¨ that unfolded after the terrorist attack .Incidentally, ¨watching the horror unfold,imagining the almost unimaginable suffering¨(11 and 12).The readers will gain an image on
Throughout the Bush presidency, there were many rise and falls of his approval rating by the American public. The greatest rise and falls were due to the aftermath of the Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and the fallout caused by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the book A Tragic Legacy,Glenn Greenwald illuminates a spotlight that focuses on the many falls of ex-president, George W. Bush. Greenwald, who is a former constitutional law attorney and is now a contributing writer at Salon, has been a regular contributor to The American Conservative. His views and analysis of the bush presidency in A Tragic Legacy are supported by his former experiences.
The main objective was to frustrate the British Army and to limit their supplies. One key example is Francis Marion, Green and Thomas Sumter hit ambushes and hit-and-run attacks against the British supply lines, stores and outposts. The British Army then responded in punitive activities of their own, shadowing the colonial response to the Indians. What must be noted is that the Americans only resulted in guerilla tactics because they were not strong enough to fight against the British using conventional means. This provides a key insight on the conditions on when to conduct guerilla warfare.
World War One had a devastating impact on Germany. Throughout World War One, the people of Germany had been led to believe by their government that they were winning the war. Government propaganda had been used to great effect. Only the military leaders like Ludendorff and Hindenburg knew the true state of Germany’s military dilemma which had become even more apparent when America had joined in the war in 1917. Germany itself was being starved of food and all goods as a result of the British Navy’s blockade of the northern ports.
This lesson evidence the importance of a proper assessment for the military leaders. Retired US Army colonel Hy Rothstein claimed in his book Assessing War that American approach to war confuses winning battles and campaigns with winning wars. The risk of this approach is that it removes the political objectives from the spotlight, and by doing this, the difference between measures of performance and measures of effectiveness becomes fuzzy. It is easy for the commanders to use their own internal standards like the number of sorties flown or the amount of bombs dropped, but without a contrast to the affectation of the desired targets and the end states these numbers become irrelevant. Scholar Fred Ikle in his book Every war must end, claimed that governments tend to lose sight of the ending of wars when military men fail to perceive that is the outcome of the war, not the outcome of the campaigns within it, that determines how well their plans serve the nation’s
Hieu, I completely agree with your views on the two main struggles the Founding Fathers encountered while developing the foundation for this great nation. Your views on both taxation and the Shays ' Rebellion are very similar to mine. It 's crazy that a society in that time frame didn 't adopt the Europeans way of taxation, which evolved around the king and his government. Another good point you have is how it was up to the individual states to fend for themselves for protection. Where the thirteen colonies just finished working together to defeat Great Britain in the Revolutionary War.
The battle of bunker hill was both a win and a loss for the British army. The British army was surprised to see the Americans there threatening them. British military custom demanded that the British attack the Americans, even though the Americans were in a superior position. The troops stormed up the hill. The Americans waited until they could see the white of their eyes and fired.
2. The book 1776 is a very well written book that discusses and informs the reader of events of the many events and battles that had occurred during the American Revolution. The author David McCullough has even written from both the viewpoints of the Americans and the British as well. The opening scene of the book begins with a very in-depth description of King George III of England as he traverses through London on his magnificent royal transportation. The reason McCullough introduces King George III, as the first scene is to show how things were on the British side of the war.
Nobody can argue that the attack on Joe’s mother marked him for life, it branded him for eternity! This built in him an incontrollable rage! He needed to quench the burning desire inside him. He needed to satisfy his thirst for vengeance!
Walls are like grand barriers that withhold its interior inhabitants from leaving them, whether or not they wish too. The wall that bisected the German city of Berlin since 1949 held back the extreme animosity kept within the German people , and the emotional wall built in Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall” prevented a man from connecting with those he does not know. Both President Ronald Reagan and Robert Frost emphasized the appalling effects on civilizations that walls have.