The South even count too much on other countries like France to give them what they need. The Confederacy relied very heavily on those foreign countries for supplies, ammo, and food. The ports that they used to trade with those countries could easily be blocked by attackers. Aside of that, more than 1/3rd of the population in their states were enslaved. Because of this, they had fewer people that could be soldiers.
With the North having more people to go to war with, it was clear their army would be able to defeat the South. The rising numbers of death in the South tremendously weakened their army, which allowed for a Northern succession. William C. Davis asserts, “Industrially the South couldn’t keep up in output and in manpower. By the end of the war, the South had, more or less, plenty of weaponry still, but it just didn’t have enough men to use the guns”. Having such a small army, the South was not able to sustain a decent amount of soldiers for the war.
Many were young and had never learned how to fight or defend. Most militias of famers were inexperienced and often were defeated in battle by the soldiers of other empires. This led to the fall of some empires, when trained warriors could not be produced for combat and untrained militias were sent out to protect their empires. Certain ancient empires might still exist today if not for warrior aristocrats. 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.
The Changes of the Western Front War, irrefutably, changes the mentality and ableness of a person beyond recognition. Through the hardships recruits and veterans face on the front lines, many come back as different people. Through their experiences, they take back gruesome images, and traumatic experiences. Many do not even return from the battlefield. German casualties in World War I were around “1.7 to 2 million”, and about “65% of all mobilized men were casualties” (Rabideau 1), many of whom were young recruits enlisted straight out of school.
The majority of the Italians who crossed over to America were from South Italy. The reason for this was because they had to endure bouts of starvation and poverty. They were also under the rule of Norther Italy which meant more taxes and more oppression. They sought to seek new opportunities, and from what they knew, America was the place to go. Roughly 4 million Italian immigrants sought refuge in America.
Lincoln needed fresh troops for the Union army, so he signed the Enrollment Act into law. This act was very controversial and required every male citizen and immigrants who have filed for citizenship between the ages of 20 and 45 to enroll. A similar mandatory enlistment of people into military service had allowed other nations in history to build very large and powerful
As most blacks couldn’t read, Literacy Test reduced massively freed slaves who wanted to register to vote as well as did Poll Taxes because it was too expensive for them to pay. Intimidation also reduced the numbers freed slaves that wanted to register to vote as they were under constant threatening. The Voting Rights Act failed to rebuild the nation as freed slaves rights were not protected by the constitution and eventually help restore White Supremacy in the South that would eventually last for another 100
Artillery accounted for 59% of British soldier deaths during the war. Out of the approximately 908,000 soldiers who lost their lives in World War 1 (on the British side), almost 550,000 lost their lives through artillery related deaths. Alan Kramer also estimates that the number of German deaths in World War 1 could have been decreased by as much as 40% and that British deaths could have been reduced by as much as 38% without the use of artillery. The reason for the large number of deaths were that generals of both sides took a long time to adjust their original battle tactics. At first, even with the development of artillery, generals for both sides insisted on continuing to fight the same way that they had previously (in the open).
The usual procedure was to pass on the throne to another family member. (Emperors without sons would adopt heirs) But often the throne would be sold off to the highest bid, or there would be a battle to determine the next emperor. Candidates for the throne also used bribery or other means to get it. After the reign of Marcus Aurelius, inflation in the Roman economy increased. Since the empire didn’t grow/expand anymore, the flow of money decreased.
For instance, in war the reason so many casualties come present is that when fighting a greater amount of individuals sending a mere hundred troopers to fight a thousand is superfluous, meaningless because the greater amount of individuals will always defeat the least. And as the number of troopers spans, from a hundred to a thousand from a thousand to a million, the individuals within this great bulk of troops are valued considerably lesser and lesser. The point is I believe that Mill emphasizes the worth of an individual within Bentham’s original theory. But they both fall short to a certain extent. The idea is to generate a theory that can generalize the best option for any situation but these theories do not necessarily generate the best outcome in every
This two day battle was an advantage for the Union, but still suffered many losses. The Union lost over 100 soldiers and had many casualties. General Sherman was able to achieve his mission, which was to destroy the Atlanta railroad lines and because of this the industrial city was vulnerable. By the end of the battle, both nations lost many troops. There was a total of 3,149 casualties.
While it seems like the colonists had all the advantages, they ended up losing because they were extremely low on ammunition. Due to this, the British forced them to retreat after a third attempt at climbing the hill. This battle was extremely significant because not only did it again prove the the colonists could keep up with the British, but also even though the lobster-backs won, they sacrificed double the bodies that the colonists did. This
The German army must only consist of one hundred thousand soldiers, and it shouldn’t exceed the given number as stated on the treaty (Doc B). Limiting the army is a substantial factor and this would mean a deformed government for Germany. If any attack is underway, Germany wouldn’t be able to uphold and they would have weak defense. The restricted country is bullied, stomped upon, walked on, and if Germany is threatened, its attackers are convinced Germany is incapable of initiating a war. Germany’s army now is weak compared to the other four countries surrounding it full with hundreds of thousands of reserves excluding full-time troops, which Germany truly lacks of (Doc B).
The war took the lives of thousands of soldiers, civilians, and important figures. Towards the end, the confederates suffered 260,000 casualties and the Union suffered 360,000 casualties. In total, almost 620,000 soldiers lost their lives fighting for what they believed in. This war occurred between the years 1861 and 1865. The biggest battle during this war was the Battle of Gettysburg, a true dog fight that lasted for 3 whole days, where 51,112 troops were killed.
In total they lost over forty-four thousand men in just one battle. Another reason was all the hand-to-hand combat. They did a lot more hand-to-hand combat than any other battle in the whole Civil War. Both the South and the North kept sending in troops for reinforcements. The Battle of Gettysburg is the bloodiest battle in the Civil