The Federals waged a war against Southern civilians destroying their crops, their cities, and their homes. These battles from 1863-1865 Crocker calls The Long Goodbye. Crocker wrote a biography about nine Generals of the Civil War giving each a human appeal and their role in the War. He said what George Washington was to the War of Independence, Rogert E. Lee was to the War of Southern Independence, he stated Sherman believed Southerners needed to be exterminated. He said General Longstreet wore carpet slippers in the battle because of a painful blister.
Sherman´s March to the Sea was the most destructive campaign against a civilian population during the Civil War; it began in Atlanta on November 15, 1864, and concluded in Savannah on December 21.The purpose of this “March to the Sea” was to frighten Georgia 's civilian population into abandoning the Confederate cause.Sherman led more than 60,000 soldiers on a 285 mile march. Sherman wanted his march to be so secret that he cut telegraph line to avoid enemy reports of his location.When he was on his was he burned houses.He also had militia encounters,The first encounter came east of macon in Griswoldville on November 22.The Confederates suffered many deaths.The second encounter was in Ogeechee River twelve miles below Savannah.Once Sherman
Anyone who refused was executed, and the rest, about 5 million, were deported to forced labour camps located mainly in Siberia. When Ukrainian farmers refused to give up their land, Stalin took away their crops, and as a result, about 10 million Ukrainians starved. Sergey Kirov, a political rival of Stalin, was found murdered in 1934. Stalin, although believed to be behind the murder, used this opportunity to further reduce the numbers of his political rivals, and those who opposed him. Stalin arrested thousands of men (who ‘coincidentally’ opposed him), and imprisoned and executed them.
The grim setting of the Iliad, two defining characteristics emerge from the ashes of the destructive power of war. Human nature is susceptible to violence as Homer clearly shows in the descriptive, brutal death of Sarpedon when two aspects of humanity - cruelty and compassion- arise from the bloodshed of war. The violent death of Sarpedon helps the reader understand the effects of war on the human condition by juxtaposing the acts of cruelty and compassion demonstrated by the epic’s characters. Through the unthinkable atrocities of war and the murder of Sarpedon, Homer lifts the veil of societal expectation to reveal the human side of cruelty. The “killing jaws” of the violent battle spurred the warriors to further engage in dark and increasingly cruel actions, pushing them further into inhumanity.
From 1929-1930, Ukrainian farmers fought against the program and stayed individual, these farmers were known as "kurkuls". Stalin decided to "liquidate them as a class" and introduced a policy of class warfare. The new policies from the "dekulakization", ended up with half a million Ukrainians being deported to remote areas like Siberia and are left to die. In 1932-1933, the Soviet government increased Ukraine’s production quotas, just so they could not be met. Eventually starvation became extensive and in the summer of 1932, a law was made that any person that steals any amount of grain will be arrested and/or executed.
Here at Gettysburg in Southern Pennsylvania after the three day battle and the win for the Union Gettysburg was brewed after the attack on Ft. Sumter. The Union won with a tactic! The tactic was to barricade and surround the town of Gettysburg on July 1-3 1863 and the Confederates were running low on supplies and the Confederates had no way to get their supplies because the Union was blocking the trade routes and the paths. We have word that 165,000 troops clashed on the Gettysburg fighting ground in the three day battle Abraham Lincoln made a code and the code’s name is the Gettysburg Address! The Gettysburg Address is a speech that was given by Abraham Lincoln he made the speech and added in remarks just for the Union and it was a speech about the deaths of all of the soldiers who died during the battle.
The Kulaks in Ukraine resisted collectivization, and murdered officials, torched the property of collectives, and even burned down their own crops in protest. Stalin declared that they should liquidate the Kulaks as a class. Adrian Karatnycky wrote “Ukrainian victims of starvation at 4.5 million to 7 million... Stalin used the forced famine as a part of a political strategy whose aim was to crush all vestiges of Ukrainian national sentiments.”(Document 7) Stalin took away Ukrainian’s food, causing mass starvation and famine. More than 3 million Ukrainians were shot, exiled, or imprisoned. About 6 million people died from the government-engineered famine.
This rebellion was caused by the oppression of the Herero people, who reacted to this by starting a revolt against the German leaders. They began by killing people and setting buildings on fire causing Germans to flee to other cities for protection. The violence lasted for about a week but was shut down when the government violently cut down the resistant. In fleeing, “the Herero people were scattered and many of them died of starvation and thirst as they fled through the Omaheke desert,” and “about 12 000 of the remaining Herero were forced to surrender and were placed in concentration camps where medical experiments as well as daily executions took place” (“Herero Revolt 1904-1907”). This event alone caused the death of 80% of the Herero people in Namibia (“Herero Revolt
Vasyl Hryshko, though, believes that the famine was genocide. He claims that collectivization was forced with far more speed and cruelty upon the Ukrainian peasants than on their contemporaries in other parts of the USSR, mainly because Stalin wanted to destroy the peasantry of Ukraine and their nationalism (Bilinsky 2). Robert Conquest believes that the famine was genocide, too, claiming that it was also an attack on the Ukrainian peasantry and their nationality. He also points out that while the Ukrainians were starving, perfectly fed police were enforcing Stalin’s policies, and that the police even prevented people from going to other places to find food. The US commission on the famine determined in their report to Congress that the famine was intended to kill Ukrainians and to neutralize them politically (Bilinsky 2).
In the later stage of the war, even German land became the target of insults and assaults. “On German soil there is only one master – the Soviet soldier, that he is both the judge and the punisher for the torments of his fathers and mothers, for the destroyed cities and villages…” was the final directive to Army upon crossing German borders (72). With these propagandas with absolutely brutal and inhumane words and ideas, Soviet soldiers went into Germany with strong hatred and an urge of revenge, which motivated the killing of German soldiers and men, raping and humiliating German women
Sherman 's troops destroyed agriculture, industry infrastructures, and civilian owned property; as part of the scorched earth warfare. Civilian property that they destroyed included houses and barns that they owned. They also took horses and mules on their way to Savannah. They also destroyed railroad, by melting the rails down and tying them in knots around trees. These ties, I would say, represents true Northern victory.
Sherman and his forces tore up tracks burnt down the town of Meridian, crippling the main supply hub and rail depot for the Confederates, Sherman also showed compassion for the civilians along the route by saving some of the homes from the farmers that where just trying to survive. Sherman had Hurlbut and McPherson destroy tracks in four different directions, heading away from Meridian for up to 120 miles; the troops
The March to the Sea was the most disastrous campaign. It began in Atlanta on November 15, 1864, and ended in Savannah on December 21, 1864. William T. Sherman had destroyed everything that was in his way, which includes farms, houses, and barns. After Sherman and his forces had captured Atlanta, he prepared to move his base to the coast. Abraham had wanted Sherman to wait until after the election in November to invade the enemy territories.
To achieve that end, he launched a campaign in Georgia that was defined as “modern warfare”, and brought “total destruction…upon the civilian population in the path of the advancing columns [of his armies].” Commanding three armies, under George Henry Thomas, James B. McPherson, and John M. Schofield, he used his superior numbers to consistently outflank Confederate troops under Joseph E. Johnston, and captured Atlanta on September 2, 1864. The success of the campaign ultimately helped Lincoln win reelection. After the fall of Atlanta, Sherman left the forces under Thomas and Schofield to continue to harass the Confederate Army of Tennessee under John Bell Hood. Meanwhile, Sherman cut off all communications to his army and commenced his now-famous “March to the Sea," leaving in his wake a forty to sixty mile-wide path of destruction through the heartland of Georgia. On December 21, 1864 Sherman wired Lincoln to offer him an early Christmas present: the city of Savannah.
On february 11th, Sherman and his men destroyed the railroad depot, and Sent his men in 4 different directions to destroy just about everything in their path, thus starting his “total war” plan. During the September of 1864, a Confederate general by the name of John Bell Hood had to retreat his men as they were being pushed back by Sherman 's men, forcing them to destroy and burn any and all supplies, including food, ammo, and other such things. Sherman had his men leave it to burn, and proceeded to rip through all of Atlanta Georgia, leaving a 60 mile wide path of burning destruction, effectively burning Atlanta to the ground. The reason he did this was because he reasoned the only way to win the war was to break the souths will to fight, and so he did just that. In the year 1869, Grant became president, and Sherman was made a full fledged general.