It was 1532 when Pizzaro set foot on Incan territory. The Incas declared war upon the Spanish and a battle soon commenced. But the battle was one sided, the majority of the blood shed was from the Incas and not the Conquistadors but was instead from the Incas. The battle was in no way fair as the Spanish had horses, steel, guns, books and germs on their side. Understanding why the explorers had an advantage over the explored is crucial to understanding why todays developed countries are the way they are and have an economical advantage over some countries.
These rifles were like nothing anyone had ever seen at this time. They could fire multiple shots before needing to be reloaded. And less time reloading, means less time to get shot at. The most famous of these guns, the Spencer carbine, could fire an astounding seven shots in 30 seconds. All in all these repeating rifles changed the war for the north, but according to history.com “Civil War Technology, they state “Like many other Civil War technologies, these weapons were available to Northern troops but not Southern ones: Southern factories had neither the equipment nor the know-how to produce them.” (history.com) These accounted for over 90% of all injuries/fatalities for the entire
Executive summary The conflict between Chile and Bolivia is one of the longest-running disputes in Latin America. This paper is going to explain how the conflict started since the War of the Pacific, where Bolivia lost an important part of its territory. And until today is still claiming it, proceeding on international spheres likes the International Court in The Hague. This conflict has scaled in magnitude and it’s reflected in the resentment among the population of both countries. Background The region was developing independentist processes, so it was fundamental to define borders with neighbor countries.
Due to the fact that Germany had the industrial revolution very early, Russia,France and Britain were very far behind and had trouble catching up. But the worst of the worst, was Russia, whose military was terrible and technology due to the lack of warm water and their location. Due to the fact that Africa had all the ores and natural resources that every country needed, such as gold,silver and Diamonds, the competition had only grown bigger and worst. However, another factor of nationalism was the need for more territory, which meant that they needed more security which cause the country to get more pride than already having in possession. Nonetheless, Russia and Austria were fighting for the balkans, were there were countries that wanted independence, but were not given.
The machine gun would fire out 600 rounds per minute. But the machinegun was the only major improvement as all the other advances in technology were flawed or didn’t have much of an impact for example, tanks. The introduction of tanks to ground warfare was supposed to be revolutionary. This wasn’t precisely the case since the tanks would have troubles when maneuvering through rough terrain and would easily break down. Heavy artillery would be a big back up since 70% of all men in war were killed by heavy artillery, although efficient at killing men, artillery was not precise enough to destroy neither trenches nor bunkers, another
France and Britain could draw men from the colonies while Russia had the largest army at the beginning of the war. Germany itself didn't have superior numbers but its army was far more equipped, well trained and organized more than its contemporaries. More men equaled more prolonged battles. Only the separate peace from Russia and inclusion of America in the war tipped the balance in the favor of the Entante. While the land battles took their toll on the manpower of countries, severely depleting it, the navy was more of a hindrance to enemies.
“Extremely mountainous, in others it is flat...in some districts there are small woods, but otherwise is it bare of trees...Not one hundredth part of the land is fertile, nor can it bear...” (1.4, 16). This quote shows the harshness of the Mongols homelands and the main reason that they were forced to pillage the lands that they fought. While their homelands were horrendous, it was a blessing in disguise for them. By living in such hard conditions the Mongols were more adaptable to the environment, giving them a huge advantage on the people that they fought. With their adaptability they were able to go longer without food, they would take longer to tire, and were able to fight in almost any weather.
The Logical side of the brain is constantly pulling apart the arguments of the people around you looking for flaws or gaps. This was perhaps the least developed rhetorical device in “Duty, Honor, Country” not until almost the final paragraph does MacArthur begin listing facts. Mentioning the financials needed in war in only two clear instances. Moreover, the only other cold hard fact mentioned is the death tolls which seemed to be more directed at the reader's emotions than at their logical
Costa was the person who kept all aspects of the movie production, crew, and everyday needs organized and moving in the necessary manner. He was very unforgiving in the beginning of the movie, not feeling toward the natives. Selects Bolivia because it is full of starving natives which equates to thousands of extras. Accommodations, food, transportation, it is all cheap and allows more money for the film, even the raising of the cross, placed natives in danger and he was unwilling to find a safer way for financial gain. Costa becomes more sympathetic and understanding of the indigenous people and their plight, as the film progresses, yet it is out of his immediate control to help them, indicating he is not NGO and that he is at the mercy of the financial backers of the
In the first place, Viet Congs had already used the guerrilla tactics on the French and succeeded which was clearly a disadvantage for the American soldiers. The Viet Congs also did not wear any particular uniform which caused the American soldiers to kill many innocent people. Not to mention they were traditionally habitual to the jungles, unlike the American troops. Although until 1960 s the Americans thought they were winning the war. This confidence was shattered in 1968.
When the soldiers joined the war, they had no clue it was going to that life changing. "I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another" (Remarque, 263). Before the war, none of these men had experienced loss, or terror, but after being in the war, those are the only things they
Virginia later had to retreat because of the Union 's continuous fires. Day three of the Gettysburg battle Lee tried one more attempt to get supplies and win the battle once and for all. Lee would have won if his army wasn 't weak,they had not slept for days and barely had food, leading Lee to his first lose. Gettysburg was one of the most decisive battles ever because they went to Gettysburg looking for food and resources and then came out of the war with 15,000 dead in total. It has been a rumor saying that the Union went to the city looking for shoes but although there was a shoe factory they didn 't go for that they went for food.
The attacks on the railways and waterways, as mentioned above, not only affected the German economy but also the German army. The equipment that had been produced was difficult to move from the factory to the front line and there was also limited space on the trains to move the men themselves. Whilst not entirely as a result of Allied Strategic Bombing, 80% of the German army was horse-drawn. This lack of transportation hindered the army from reaching its full capabilities thereby limiting their performance in the war and as such it seems that allied strategic bombing of the transport infrastructure was highly successful in achieving its objective of impacting and hindering other areas of the German war effort. The bombing also delayed the use of Hitler’s Vergeltungswaffe rockets.