The allied strategy for victory was forged after much planning and debate. The early planners had to know the end state before they could devise the plan. Much of the allied concepts were influenced by classical theorists Clausewitz and Sun Tzu. The allied application of sea power followed the ideas of Julian Corbett and the airpower strategy would have been welcomed by Giulio Douhet. The Casablanca conference was the most important allied meeting because it formalized the plan to defeat Germany.
Alexander’s successes were numerous, and he had only faced extreme resistance a handful of times before he met the Scythians. This group challenged him immensely and declared victory over him in one of their early engagements. After this, the Scythians were basically taunting Alexander and it forced him to go against his advisors and attack them yet again. This time around, he was victorious as he caused the Scythians to retreat. The real reason that Alexander wanted to conquer the Persian Empire was not only retaliation or revenge, but also as a test of his true abilities.
Alexander the Great and the Macedonian Empire dominated the ancient world from 336 to 323 B.C. through military force and cultural exchange. The army of Macedonia had achieved an abundance of success due to Alexander's ability to provide his militaries with the best weapons, instill the training needed to perform battle formations and endure battle as well as the attitude needed to overcome adversity such as being outnumbered by the Persians. Despite conquering various lands, Alexander the Great chose not to impose his rule, but rather embrace certain customs, in order to spread Hellenism and eliminate the perception of being foreign; the process of unification impacted western civilization by mixing the people of Macedonia with other conquered
After the Miltiades successful battle of Marathon, he is given a small fleet of ships which he promises will enrich the city. (6.132.1) This is a key detail which Herodotus provides, like the previous two instances the framework has been set to provide another example of past events catching up with the actors. With the newly entrusted ships, Miltiades sets his eyes on Paros. However, Herodotus explains that Miltiades had a underlying motive which was to settle a “grudge against the Parians because Lysagoras son of Tisias.” (6.132.1) This is a key development, as Herodotus has now directed the reader to the understanding that Miltiades acted out of anger rather than rational. Miltiades demands 100 talents to settle the grudge, but the Parians had no intentions in paying.
If Alexander was not determined to keep going he could have just gotten revenge from Persia and gone back to his kingdom, but a yen pushed him to keep going and little by little he conquered a big part of Asia. Even though Heyerdahl did not conquer countries, his own perseverance made him prove his theory to scientists and people who disagreed with his theory. If Alexander did not conquer most of the land he probably could have lived longer. If Columbus was not determined to find a new route to the Indies then who knows what could have happened to the Western part of the globe? If Heyerdahl stopped caring about his theory when people told him it was impossible and changed his mind, he could have learned other things during his time.
Alexander the Great's legacy is both far reaching and profound. First, his father was able to unite the Greek city-states, and Alexander destroyed the Persian Empire forever. More importantly, Alexander's conquests spread Greek culture, also known as Hellenism, across his empire. (338) In fact, Alexander's reign marked the beginning of a new era known as the Hellenistic Age because of the powerful influence that Greek culture had on other people. Without Alexander's ambition, Greek ideas and culture might well have remained confined to
The emotion and determination that Henry used was a great way to influence the public to go to war. Pathos was Henry's best form of persuasion in his “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech because it helped convince the Convention to go fight against the British in 1776. Speaking to people who love their country about the good and bad incomes and outcomes of the war was their biggest motivation. As I asked before, how effective could it be to emotionally persuade your peers to fight? By the looks of Henry's achievement, it was very
Odysseus is a hero to the Greeks but not from a Biblical standpoint because of his arrogance toward his intelligence, perseverance, and courage. Odysseus was an intelligent man. He is responsible for the idea of the Trojan horse that was crucial for the Greek victory over the Trojans. If it wasn’t for Odysseus’ intelligence
9th Grade Ancient Greece Persuasive Essay Who was responsible for the fall of Ancient Greece - Sparta or Athens? It has been argued over the years about which city-state, Sparta or Athens was responsible for the fall of Greece. Athens had been the superpower all along the years. Especially after Greece won the Persian War the Athenian Empire was able to attain their full potential and brilliance. Sparta and its allies grew discontented of the great growing power Athens was becoming therefore different conflicts broke out resulting in the Peloponnesian War.
The Persian Empire was not something to be conquered as much as an achievement to be acquired” (Ansari). Alexander enjoyed killing people, “But according to some intriguing research, the young Macedonian's achievements may not have been as great as his name implies. The evidence suggests quite strongly that Greek material culture, at least, flourished as far away as the coast of what is now Israel at least a century before Alexander's conquests” (Dye). Those are all the reason why Alexander the Great was a villain.