In the Warriors video by the History Channel, it clearly states,”The knight’s sword was used for stabbing.” To clarify, knights could pierce a samurai with the sharp tip of their blade. To follow this up, a second piece of evidence that supports my claim is in the Warriors video by the History Channel, it says,”The knights had a six inch longer blade than the samurai’s sword, the katana.” This evidence clearly shows that knights had more range than samurai. These last pieces of evidence will definitely convince you that knights would win in a battle against a
As mention by Parker, Frederick the Great army, “employed in formations allowed close control and constant supervision, emphasizing heavy infantry and cavalry tactics that marshaled men in straight lines in the open field.”7 Frederick often complained about the development of artillerists in other countries and introduced horse-drawn field artillery for a shift of position during battles.”8 Even though, the Prussian army was behind other states with the new vogue for artillery. Out of frustration of the advancement of other states, Frederick developed his own concept of artillery with the of horses alongside artillery elements. Not only was his concept of the horse drawn field artillery changed the way he fought battles, but Frederick also has a robust cavalry. Paret stated, “Frederick set a value on cavalry, which constituted about a fourth of his army, but used it in general only for shock action in solid tactical units.”9 His ability to integrate combined arms, as opposed to other independent states made his army
Levy tells the story of Hernan Cortes, originally setting sail from Spain, as he sailed from Cuba to the shores of Mexico in 1519, eager about the discovery of new lands. Cortes, as well as many other explorers during this time, was inspired by the Three G’s: God, gold, and glory. He planned to conquer the new lands for Spain, to convert the natives to Catholicism, and to obtain the riches of the land, mostly gold. Conquistador is basically a record of the last days of the Aztec civilization, as the two groups, the Aztecs and the Spaniards, clash, and the Spaniards ultimately come out on top. When Cortes and his men first arrived on the island of Cozumel in 1519, they were unaware that a complex and advanced civilization was just beyond the shores of Mexico.
1. England came to settle in America due to financial reasons, for power, for land, and for religious freedom. Unlike England, Spain came to settle in America for the conversion of Catholicism, control of the native population and cultural assimilation. According to the book Of the People, Spain came to North America for the same reasons they explored in Mexico like gold and spread of religion, “In the southeast, the Spanish never found the great sought-after cities of gold resembling the Aztec capitals” (pg.23). Spain began its exploration in North America with Christopher Columbus.
They were also had far much more money and industrial power. The north did have its hindrances though. Northern officers were terrible compared to southern officers. Because of their experience in the Mexican American war, southern military commanders were able to more effectively lead troops. The casualty rate between the two sides remained to be in favour of the confederates, and In some cases, battle
Such as the Dutch, who journeyed to America to spread their religion and find some type of gold or anything valuable. Christopher Columbus, born in Italy, started Spain’s exploration from his rediscover of America. As for the Swedish, they settled first in Delaware but then soon got dominated by the Dutch. The English colonies had one of the greatest impact on America. They wanted to practice mercantilism, spread their religious beliefs, and
In addition, huge alliances with a mixture of smaller and bigger countries had the potential to involve the world’s strongest military powers in a small dispute between obscure countries. This situation all meant the countries created increasingly effective weapons in order to be the best started a war which was further escalated by the
Ferdinand and Isabella received authority over the New World from Pope Alexander VI in his encyclical Inter Caetera (Weber 19). Believing that they had exclusive rights over the New World, the Spanish crown was on a moral crusade to disseminate Spanish culture and Catholicism to indigenous people in all of the Americas (Weber 19). The Spaniards came to the New World seeking riches, gold and silver, claiming the land for the crown and souls for the Church (Fisher 12). Eternal Salvation was the goal of the Spanish explorers if they claimed the possessions of the New World for the crown and if they brought Christianity to the indigenous people (Fisher 14). Eventually tensions exploded between the Spaniards because each viewed their mission differently.
At the beginning of the Civil War, it was evident that the North would have the upper hand in both an abundance of weapons and their larger population to draw soldiers from. Although this was the case, the South appeared to have the upper hand early on due to several Confederate victories. Although most of the battles in the beginning of the war ended in a stalemate, General Robert E. Lee was able to push his forces into the Virginia in 1861 and 1862. With this newfound confidence following these victories, the Confederate forces would continue to pursue a more offensive role in the war by continuing to advance. This was obviously met by opposition from Union forces and the Confederates would be pushed back to Bull Run.
Because of our economic and political superiority, rapid population growth, and because it was God 's will, America would take over the others on the continent. The idea was revived toward the end of the 1800 's during the Spanish-American War, and also led to the the US becoming an imperialistic nation at the turn of the century (this is just about how Manifest Destiny would contribute to future conflict for North America and how the American’s keep on using God’s will as the answer for various religious reasons, as well as a way of ignoring what the other’s think, by “others” I mean Canada (British North America/BNA), the Spanish, American Indians, etc. and caused the name by using the idea of God’s will, created from American arrogance)
Some of the Amerindians who lived in the areas of eventual colonization were the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Mixtecs, Maya, Purepecha (Tarascan), and the Aztecs, among others. They were spread out from the Gulf of Mexico to Tenochtitlan and south. Little did they know that when Hernan Cortes made his voyage to the area, he would turn their whole world upside down. Starting just before the 16th century, explorers from Spain and Portugal became curious of the stories of land and riches they had heard in relation to the Americas. The Spanish were the first to venture that direction, with the Portuguese not far behind.
had a God given mission to spread its civilization by conquest to the entire western hemisphere no matter who it harmed. The reasons for Manifest Destiny: - Technology like the telegraph, steamships, and railroads liked far distant places like Oregon and California that had seemed to remote. - Belief that the democracy must continue to grow in order to survive and a desire to expand the benefits of Americans. - Southerners were anxious to acquire new lands for additional slave states. - A need to develop new markets made the acquisition of the pacific ports of priority.