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Alexander The Great Persian Empire
1,246 wordsAlexander the Great in Conquest of Gaugemel In the early summer of 331, Alexander the Great took his whole army northeast through Syria, reaching Euphrates, not earlier than July 10. Darius, the great king of the Persian empire, knew very well that Babylon itself was Alexander's next objective. Babylon, the great city on the Lower Euphrates, was the economic center of the empire. Alexander the Great struck hard, fast, and with maximum economy. It was therefore that he would come straight down th...
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Code Of Conduct Middle Ages
1,157 words... a lot of responsibilities. The main duty was to be ready in the case that their lord or superior needs them. They did however had other responsibilities. A knights other responsibilities are to fight in his lords army, guard his castle, give him financial aid, act as a messenger or an ambassador, and serve on his council. However, beyond their responsibilities there was a code of conduct called chivalry. Chivalry is defined as qualities of bravery and courtesy, of an ideal knight. Examples o...
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Hannibal Crosses The Alps
1,256 wordsThe march of Hannibal across the Alps onto Italy is thought to be legendary. Having read this book, that mere sentence is reiterated to its full extent. He had to fight his way through a Roman army, cross the Pyrenees (themselves a difficult range of mountains), then fight his way across southern France, for this area was under Roman control, then cross the formidable Alps. The scope of this accomplishment is often overlooked for Hannibal did much more than cross the formidable Alps. Hannibal Cr...
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Fidel Castro Soviet Union
1,147 words... a complete trading-embargo against Cuba. Che leads an official Cuban delegation in a tour to different socialistic countries: from the Soviet-Union and Eastern Europe to China and Northern Korea. From there, back to the Soviet-Union, Eastern-Germany and Czecho-Slovakia. Early 61 the U. S. breaks all diplomatic relations with Cuba. On April 15 are the Cuban airports bombed by US-planes. On April 17 there is the invasions in the Bay of Pigs: 1. 500 CIA-mercenaries attack Cuba supported by the ...
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One Of The Greatest Bruce Willis
1,442 wordsThe Similarities of Culture in Western and Samurai Movies Nowadays, in the times when the nations of the world try to find their own unique features, and differentiate each other on the global arena, it is oftentimes only the culture that unites the people of different states. Seemingly very different from the first sight, the American and Japanese cultures are very similar and close to each other in their essence. Through the long history of the US Japan relationships there were both: the rises...
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Hand To Hand Edward Iii
1,683 wordsDiscuss the ideas of militaristic loyalty and honor found in Froissart's Chronicles with the same issues found in Beowulf The story of the great warrior Beowulf is set in Southern Scandinavia during the 5 th and 6 th centuries C. E, though written down much later. Jean Froissart, c. 1337 c. 1410, accompanied the Black Prince to Bordeaux in 1366 and two years later accompanied the Duke of Clarence to Milan. He describes the nobles of England and their deeds during the first part of the 100 years ...
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Alexis De Tocqueville Democracy In America
1,902 words... the typical feature of aristocracy only. Maybe when Plato wrote his Crito the process of the classical polity decay had gone far away and the appeals to come back were some kind of utopia. According to it a conclusion could be made that Plato did not promote aristocracy but admitted the end of unified classic polity. Further explanation of the origin of state gave Italian scholar Nicolo Machiavelli (1469 1527). In his treatise The Prince Machiavelli tries to explain the origin of states. Fro...
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Bob Marley Apr 2004
794 wordsSong Lyric Analysis Zimbabwe by Bob Marley "I believe in freedom for everyone, not just the black man. " Bob Marley The King of Reggae, Bob Marley was the first Jamaican artist who became famous all over the world and who popularized the culture and art of his country as no one had done, did and would do after him. Bob Marley was one of the founders of reggae, a style of music which was closely connected with Rastafari subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jama...
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Hamilcar And His Sons Hamilcar Barca Hannibal
594 wordsHannibal was the son of Hamilcar Barca. He was a Carthaginian who was born twenty two centuries ago. He was actually born in Spain but spent most of his life in Carthage so he is considered a Carthaginian. Hamilcar ruled over a mountainous realm which could support very little crops or people. This however was his land, called Mount Eryx, in a region near Tyre. Because the land could support so little people the people were constantly in need of food to eat. Hamilcar's solution was to gather a s...
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Niccolo Machiavelli Ruler Mercenaries
601 wordsNiccolo Machiavelli tells of the methods that have been the most successful in gaining and maintaining power in non-democratic governments in his classic novel, The Prince. Through a meticulous analysis of political history up to his point in time, he tells of the political strategies that had worked for rulers time and time again and also of those that had failed. Machiavelli maintains that any opposition to a ruler? s power should be disposed of. He gives the example of Agathocles who had his ...
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Trojan War Fourth Century
1,019 wordsMichael Woods brings up an interesting mystery of the ancient world that puzzles learned people of modern times. Although Wood strongly suggests that the Sea Peoples were a result of mass migrations, recent research has disproved many of the theories upon which Wood based his opinions. There is evidence to show that the Sea Peoples were not a product of mass migrations. The Trojan War, much like the Sea Peoples remains a mystery. Many theories have been developed to explain its occurrence. Accor...
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