Foe or Friend, Terrorist or Hero: Nelson Mandela Due to British harsh and racially determined rule over South Africa, independence could only be achieved through the use of (political) disobedience and violence, but to what extent were Nelson Mandela’s participation in such violent activities justified? Being a British colony for decades has marked South Africa and left an everlasting effect on its politics and community. Initially, the British arrived in South Africa in 1785. By the late 1800s, gold was discovered in approximate territories. Their territories are of course then annexed, leading to a series of wars (Anglo-Boer War).
Differing ideas of national identity shaped views of United States overseas expansion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to a great extent due to the presence of segregation amongst the African American population, acquisition of the Philippines, and encouragement of violence as a result of the Spanish-American War. Imperialism is the policy of taking control over countries around the world for political and economic gain. Since its formation, the United States has imperialized several countries, including the Philippines, Cuba, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Imperialism was incorporated during the Spanish-American War, a four-month battle between the United States and Spain. Then, chaos induced after the explosion of the USS Maine in Cuba.
Among them was slavery, state rights, and political matters. These conflicting views on major issues created significant events in history that tore the country apart. Many events dividing the north and the south on numerous controversial issues led up to the south seceding and ultimately The Civil War. (HistoryNet) Before all of this took commence, Tensions were on the rise between the north and the south over the spread of slavery. As America acquired more and more territories after the Mexican
About 1.25 million Indian soldiers and labourers served in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, while both the Indian administration and the princes sent large supplies of food, money, and ammunition. However, Bengal and Punjab remained sources of anticolonial activities. Revolutionary attacks in Bengal, associated increasingly with disturbances in Punjab, were significant enough to nearly paralyse the regional administration.  After the war In the aftermath of World War I, high casualty rates, increasing inflation compounded by heavy taxation, the deadly 1918 flu pandemic, and the disruption of trade during the war escalated human suffering in India. The costs of the protracted war in both money and manpower were great.
The Ride to Shiloh When people recall the Civil War, the battle of Shiloh rarely rings a bell. People usually think of the Battle of Gettysburg or the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, while failing to realize the importance of the lesser known battles which left a considerable impact, the battle of Shiloh included. At the time, it was the bloodiest battle yet to occur in the Civil War. It made both sides realize that this war wasn’t going to be an easy fight, it was going to be costly and bloody. People were going to die, and tensions were going to continue to rise.
This means that politics places itself above war and modify it to suit its needs, with Clausewitz arguments, it is difficult to think of war as something apart from politics. The Clausewitz's theory underwent a lot of criticism by the end of the Cold War due to the transformational changes that took place in the international system which altered the nature of war (Shaw
Wars have altered and shaped the world. The wars of Rome, Wars of the Roses, American Civil War, World War I, and the Battle of Stoke Field among others are in the record books as the key world events that have become the history. This paper analyzes the book The Art of War by Sun Tzu, the author’s life, his ideas and works. Furthermore, it will seek to review his contributions and their significance in the modern world. Since conflicts and disagreements have been solved through war for the better part of human history, combat and increased strategy has been important on the field of war.
L'état de Belgique/The State of Belgium Before examining the novel, the reader must consider the time period which the book was written in and how it influenced Conrad’s writing. The country of Belgium, even when it gained independence in 1831, has always suffered problems like any other 19th century nation. Belgium was plagued with many internal and external problems. Many historians believe that ”Belgium’s oldest division was that between anticlerical liberalism and political Catholicism. The country’s “culture wars” were among the hottest in Europe between the 1850s and the 1880s, culminating in a guerre scolaire (1879–84) that left deep wounds on the local level.
Joan of Arc. The consequences of this terrible war were impactful on both English and French sides and many brave heroes who fascinate both Catholics and non-Catholics arose including St. Joan of Arc. The Hundred Years’ War was a true disaster, but in the end, a good sense of nationalism was found. It was a critical part of our history, and it forever changed the lives of the English and the
This war prolonged for 15 years and it was one specifically caused by the African native’s collective need to attain political independence as well as access to economic resources and land. Laws enforced by the Rhodesian government too sparked the war as the government had implemented laws such as: Native Land Husbandry Act and the Land Appointment Act 1930. Laws such as these prohibited Africans from staying in agriculturally productive areas . The natives too felt that their country was held in the wrong hands as the British dominated it as well as run. External factors such as communism and China too had a role in the war as communist countries supported some Zimbabwean parties .The ZANLA was supported by North Korea and the People’s Republic of China and the ZAPU was supported by the USSR and East Germany.