On the other hand, the French did not only help the Continental Army by providing them supplies, but instead, the French Army even protected the Americans in attacks from the British. While the Continental Army was fighting off the British on land, “the French fought off a British fleet, and protected Washington’s forces in Virginia” (History State 1). With the protection from the French, the Americans were able to secure more land which brought them to a greater advantage while they fought the British. As a result, it is undeniable that the assistance from the French was a key factor for the Americans to gain their
Octavian’s mother was related to Julius Caesar. So when he became a man he got involved with politics and wanted to join his uncle Caesar in battle. Due to the fact that Julius was impressed with the young Octavian made him his heir to his fortune and name. After Caesar's assassination Octavian found out that he was adopted by Caesar. Soon Octavian was elected as a Consul.
When Charlemagne, otherwise known as Charles the Great, took the throne in 768 CE, he already had a legacy to live up to as the successor of his father, Pepin the Short 1. His father was the first Carolingian king of Franks who ruled over regions such as Neustria, Burgundy and Provence. By the end of his reign, he was responsible for expanding the kingdom significantly. He also defended Rome from the Lombards and strengthened the Frankish church 3 .When his father died, Charlemagne would share the Frankish empire with his brother Carloman I. It was according to Salic law that the realm would be divided between the two because the land was their inheritance but both would rule as king 2.
King Louis XIV hoped this would deter the noble class “from developing their own regional power,” according to the article, The Palace of Versailles. Louis XIV truly believed that for the government of France to stay in good hands, he would need to have absolute control, and by keeping rich nobles close to him in Versailles, nothing would be treating his control, and to King Louis, that translates to him doing a good job as
They were vagrants, continually trying to find a territory to occupy. Many areas the Mongols conquered did not have the resources ruthless Mongols possessed. Horses, for example, were used as an implement to defeat the opposition by the Mongols because of their speed and mobility. These empires were feared and hated for their military power and desire for more
Instead of taking the land monopolized by the hacendados to give back to the campesinos, he took the land to create profit for high to maintain his revolutionary efforts. He gave so of the land he seized to his supporters and let his supporters keep the land they had. Another thing important to him was US support so he made sure to protect properties of US citizens. This wasnt even though becuase later the united states would turn against him. Other foreign powers took advantage of him for their own countries interest so they would supply him with arms and
But more importantly, if the small army wins, fewer men means a greater share of honor for those who survive. Following this indisputable logic, Henry uses ethos to increase his credibility with his men: “I am not covetous for gold, / Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; / It yearns me not if me my garments wear; / such outward things dwell not in my desires” (7 – 10). King Henry claims that he does not care about gold, wealth, or outward appearances. Given that a large portion of his army was poor and often abused by egocentric kings like Richard II, this claim was a great change of pace, which motivates the men to help King Henry. Subsequently, King Henry moves on to tell the men about the fame they will receive by fighting and living on Saint Crispian’s day, using pathos to appeal to the men’s emotions: “And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by, / from this day to the ending of the world, / But we in it shall be remembered-” (40 - 42).
Despite being a great leader, Peter had quite a few mistakes, which were usually just as spectacular as his achievements. One huge mistake was not providing the nation with a successor, which led to Russia being in complete jeopardy after his death. In conclusion Peter the great was a charismatic and ambitious leader focused on making Russia a western superpower like all those great nations he had seen in his visits to Europe. He revolutionized the Russian to culture and brought it closer to that of western society unlike the barbaric and dark culture that it was before. He claimed a new port and named it saint petersburg and called it his window to the west and from that point on Russia was a global superpower through the ambition and tactics of one
Napoleon was a French military leader who had crowned himself emperor, and quickly rose to power. While in Europe, Bolivar and Napoleon discussed their goals and ambitions. Napoleon expressed that he wanted to run a country that devoted itself to the highest ideals of liberty; equality, and fraternity. (Jacobs Williams p.18) Napoleon quickly realized that if he were to abandon his morals, he could conquer much more land and gain more power. As a result of Napoleon withdrawing his morals, Bolivar was concerned and so he returned to Europe to see for himself what damage had been done in Spain.