What is worse than the problem itself is the way he interacted with it. Carter's failure to negotiate with the Iranians was obvious to the world, but what made it even worse was the badly failed rescue mission. Operation Eagle Claw failure showed the American people that their great country miscarries in front of a small country like Iran. Not only that, but by the end of the operation the prestigious group of special operations Delta Force had lost 8 of its members (Kamps, 2006). President Carter’s inability to resolve the problem made him look like a weak and ineffectual leader.
Americans initially favored neutrality, but events like the sinking of the Lusitania and the Zimmermann telegram provoked the U.S. to join the war in support of the Allies (Shi and Tindall 754-757). Less obvious factors, such as nationalism, imperialism, and business opportunity, also contributed to the war. The war ended in 1918 after immense bloodshed, but President Wilson failed to get the Treaty of Versailles ratified by the Senate (Shi and Tindall 773). As a result of the war, Europe was significantly weakened, harsh punishments were imposed on Germany that later led to WWII, and America emerged with a strong economy as a dominant world power (Shi and Tindall
Elie Wiesel states “ I felt like giving up.” showing his major internal conflict (wiesel 99) showing his major internal conflict. Elie went through many difficult times during the Holocaust. And many times he felt like giving up and dying, to which his father always gave him the inspiration to keep going. At the same time, the external conflicts are similar to. In Killing Lincoln, The country was in despair and were worried, after the tragic murder of Lincoln.
The great Mongol empire experienced a crippling blow to its foundation in the form of the bubonic plague. This deadly epidemic resulted in a great population drop, a situation that would never be solved properly by the Mongols; the plague was a major contributor to the eventual destruction of the Mongol empire. A great former leader of the Mongols was officially known as Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan was shown to be an expert strategist and military genius, which was reflected in the tactics that his Mongol army displayed during battle. Despite those presentations of military prowess, the Mongols are considered to be severely barbaric and violent peoples to most modern Europeans.
The empire lasted for about 1,226 years before its “fall” in 476 CE. Critics argue rhat political instability helped bring about the “Fall” of Rome, however, the military mistakes were the primary reason behind the decline of the empire. First of all, one of the dominant reasons for the fall of Rome was the slothfulness of the army. According to the Document B Vegetius excerpt, “... because of negligence and laziness, parade ground drills were abandoned.” The military stopped doing parade ground drills.
Lead by Senator Joe McCarthy, this modern witch hunt for communism ruined lives and spread lies, with the initial victims being the disliked, the outsiders. One of the first of those blacklisted was Owen Lattimore. He was outspoken about his unpopular liberal views and so it was easy for McCarthy to shift blame and suspicion towards him (Victims of McCarthyism). McCarthy played off the existing fear of communism left behind by World War II to gain support for his lagging political career by fighting a problem that did not really exist. As in The Crucible, people easily accepted that Lattimore and others like him were to blame, in this case for being communist.
So, Michael Flynn a Defense Intelligence Agency 2012-2014 stated, “We cut the military to its lowest levels, yet we are facing the world that is the most complex environment we have faced since at least the end of World War II”. We have the lowest numbers of active soldiers since before World War II because the cuts and shortage to the military and the forces. We should make a change in how the military get funded. I think if we continue going down
Depression, tyranny, and hypocrisy are all major downfalls from our past as a community and as individuals. Fear is the presence that seems to be recurring and extremely evident. I believe that Martin Luther King was definitely correct because of some prime historical examples including: Hitler with his fear-based tyranny and the prejudice that once engulfed America, as well as bullying in schools and in the outside world that yet still lingers. During the early 1900’s, the country of America was just recovering from the hard-hitting Great Depression and had been primarily struggling with itself to maintain a stabilized government. Our country had been ignorant to what had been occurring on the other side of the world: genocide.
North Korea is considered one of the most repressed countries in the world. The Kim Dynasty brutally control freedoms, causing starvation, death and malnutrition. Rand was born into a Russian family near the start of the Russian Revolution, her family lost a lot to the newly communist nation, which sparked a hatred for Socialist ideals. Rand moved to the United States and wrote Anthem. North Korea is a nation with the least freedoms on Earth; however, Ayn Rand’s novel, Anthem, shows a society with even fewer rights and freedoms.
But they suffered a major loss, almost 100 British officers lie dead or wounded. The British definitely couldn’t afford to suffer another heavy loss like this. The British really underestimated the American Colonists, they thought that they would easily beat the americans. But they have finally met their match. The British had a total of 1,154 casualties, to the 441 American casualties.