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The True Victory - The struggle to do what is right can be seen in many works of literature. In Prometheus, Lord Byron describes this struggle by retelling the tale of the mythological figure Prometheus. Byron uses literary techniques, rhyme and structure to develop his opinion on the struggle. Byron expands on the idea that working for the greater good, even if it means receiving punishment afterwards, will result in the ultimate reward. Byron is known for his use of “Byronic heroes” in his poetic works. These heroes are said to be flawed because they exhibit strength but lose something in return (Allen)....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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The Athenian Victory in the Battle of Marathon - The Athenian victory in the Battle of Marathon, illustrated by Plutarch in the Life of Themistocles, shows similarity to modern themes on underdogs, like that in the movie Forrest Gump and the book “The Help”. In this paper, I will argue that these ideas are similar because of the common theme represented in many movies, TV shows, and books. Humans tend to root for the underdogs even if they don’t believe the underdogs will succeed. The Battle of Marathon was fought by the Athenians and the Persians....   [tags: ancient civiliations]
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The Theme of Ultimate Victory in The Aeneid - THESIS STATEMENT In the epic poem The Aeneid, Virgil stressed the theme of ultimate victory over defeat through Aeneas’ adventures to Italy. PURPOSE STATEMENT Through the analysis of the text and critical analyses of the Aeneid, it is true that Aeneid is ultimately the victor in this war for freedom. INTRODUCTION Imagine you were a well- recognized noble; you had everything you could ever possibly want. Then imagine sudden defeat. You are no longer a noble, but a fugitive. There seems to be no victory in the future, and you have lost all hope....   [tags: The Aeneid Essays] 1806 words
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Winged Victory: The Nike of Samothrace - Winged Victory: The Nike of Samothrace The Nike of Samothrace (fig. 1) Charles Champoiseau uncovered pieces of masterfully worked Parian marble in April of 1863.1 On Samothraki, the island from which Poseidon is said to have watched the fall of Troy, these segments of stone came together to form four main sections: a torso, a headless bust, a section of drapery, and a wing.2 The sections were shaped to be assembled though the use of cantilevering and metal dowels, allowing the sculptor to extend beyond medium’s gravitational limitations (fig....   [tags: Greek Mythology]
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Zulu Army Victory at Isandlwana - The Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879 marked a day of defeat for the British in the first major encounter in the Anglo-Zulu War between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom. Eleven days after the British invaded Zululand (now most commonly known as South Africa) a Zulu force of some 20,000 warriors attacked the British combat formation known as 'the main column' which consisted of about 2,200 British combatants. The battle at Isandlwana stunned the world and is historically acknowledged as a demoralizing defeat for the British against a less technologically advanced indigenous force....   [tags: Africa ]
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Short Story: Onward to Victory - “Tis a success – total success” I thought. “My grade and my sanity had been saved once again by the intuition of myself and my adjutant, Major Whaley!” as I called him. It was a habit of mine, calling people a rank by their usefulness in an attempt to influence the environment around me. It was blatantly obvious that I’d been in my most jovial mood after the victory of the presentation wars of 13:00 hours. At least not before my presentation was challenged by numerous classmates I would call enemies....   [tags: success, fights, battle] 1773 words
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D-Day and its Victory - On June 6, 1944 The Allied Forces of America, Britain, and Canada had devised and launched a plan to invade Normandy, France and take it back from the mass German occupation, this invasion took 2 years of planning and preparation in order the allied forces to achieve victory and was still a big gamble for the Allied Forces despite all the preparation for it. This was invasion named “Operation Overlord” by American General Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower and would soon to be known as D-day, one of the biggest victories against Nazi Germany occupation in World War II....   [tags: Planning, Allies, Word War II] 877 words
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Gettysburg Victory - The battle of Gettysburg played a large part in history, including the Union’s victory. The Civil War was between the slave holding south, or Confederates, and equality fighters of the north, or The Union, in the United States. When the Civil War began, the Confederate troops, though smaller, began to defeat the Union. The Confederate side began to see themselves invincible, which lead to their demise later in the war. After the loss at Gettysburg, Confederate soldiers began to lose hope. Although spoken to by their commanding officer, the confederate side never regained their once great victories....   [tags: American History]
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The Beginning of Victory - The Beginning of Victory As the music seeps through the air of the dark basement theater, my fingers begin to slide up the neck of my guitar. Instinct starts to take over. The notes flow through my veins, swim up the cables, and are flung into the sphere of energy that has formed around the small theater. The spotlight falls onto the closed eyelids of the audience as their steps coincide with the rhythmic beat of the improvisation. My mind slips away from the scene. The freshly fallen snow clings to the limbs of the evergreen trees, forming a canopy over the path that winds its way up the mountainside behind my home....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives] 542 words
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A Victory For Clinton - A Victory For Clinton Another four years, another new president. The election of 1996 for president moves closer everyday as the republican Robert Dole, and the president Bill Clinton fight it out. Far behind and by all means out of the race is Ross Perot. The polls show Dole-Kemp behind Clinton-Gore, and the results will stay this way for several key reasons. Clinton will serve another four years as president since Americans know what to expect from him as president. On several key issues, such as the budget, Dole has provided the voters with vague ideas on how he will tackle his promises....   [tags: essays research papers] 846 words
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Victory Business Meeting - Introduction At Victory, we know riding your motorcycle is the #1 priority – after all, your passion for riding is what started this chapter in the first place. We don’t want you bogged down by paperwork. That’s why we want to keep the heavy business meetings limited to one a year. By utilizing this section and holding one business meeting a year, your chapter can collect all the information that Victory requires – just prepare the forms in this section, send in the required documents, and be done....   [tags: motorcycles, goals, finances] 591 words
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Canada's Victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge - In the spring of 1917, the battle of Vimy Ridge took place. As the Germans occupied it, the British had fought long and hard, but had failed to capture it after many attempts. Their immediate solution was to order the Canadians to try and capture this valuable piece of land once and for all. Unlike the British, the Canadians had taken time to think up a plan, which would catch the Germans off guard. The plan suggested that the Canadians make a dummy hill of Vimy Ridge, so that they memorize every spot on the hill....   [tags: Canadian Culture, War] 918 words
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Decisive Military Victory in Operation Chromite - Operation Chromite led to one of the most decisive military victories in modern warfare. The landing at the port of Inchon not only led to the capture of Seoul, but also the capture of Kimpo Airfield which allowed for aviation assets to assist the advancing force. Against great odds and opposition the United States Army, Navy and Marines led the United Nations force in capturing a key port and severing the logistical supply line of the North Korean People’s Army (NKPA). Many of the joint force operations, planning and tactics used in the execution of this amphibious assault set the stage for the modern day air assault....   [tags: north korea, communism, general macarthur] 1776 words
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Impact of Change in India - Jubilant India was celebrating. 1st March 2011, the day when a cricket crazy nation repeated the history by clinching six-wicket victory to win the biggest game in the world of cricket. A new chapter in golden words was added to the glorious Indian Cricket history. Six months later, the fluttering national flags were back. Although, this time it was not Dhoni, not cricket but the real heroes were the citizens of the largest democracy in the world who were celebrating the victory of democracy. The atmosphere was escalating....   [tags: Victory of Democracy] 1252 words
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The Cherokee Victory - The Cherokee Victory The Cherokee Indians, the most cooperative and accommodating to the political institutions of the united states, suffered the worst fate of all Native Americans when voluntarily or forcibly moved west. In 1827 the Cherokees attempted to claim themselves as an independent nation within the state of Georgia. When the legislature of the state extended jurisdiction over this ‘nation,’ the Cherokees sought legal actions, not subject to Georgia laws and petitioned the United States Supreme Court....   [tags: essays research papers] 872 words
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Sport, Education, and the Meaning of Victory - Sport, Education, and the Meaning of Victory Sport was included in ancient educational systems because it was thought to promote aretê or human excellence which could be applied to almost any endeavor in life. The goal of most modern scholastic athletic programs might be better summed up in a word: winning. Is this a sign that we have lost touch with the age-old rationale for including sport in education. I argue that it need not be by showing that we value winning precisely for the virtues associated with it....   [tags: Athletics Greece Papers]
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The Battle of the Somme as a Victory for the British - The Battle of the Somme as a Victory for the British This investigation seeks to evaluate the level of success for the British in the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and analyse whether this battle was really a "victory" for the British or not. The main body of this investigation outlines what happened to the British army in The Battle of the Somme in 1916, with references to many sources. The battle is then analysed to see to extent was it a victory for the British and to what extent it wasn't, with importance on the country and the army....   [tags: Papers] 1279 words
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The Battle of the Somme as a Victory for the British - The Battle of the Somme as a Victory for the British This investigation seeks to evaluate the extent to which the Battle of the Somme was a victory for the British. The main body of this investigation will outline the way the British set out their strategies to win the war and what were its weaknesses and oppositions. During this investigation two main sources are going to be used: "The first day of the Somme" by Richard Tames and the other source is from the British newspaper "The Times" written on July 3rd 1916(still existing today).Through these 2 different sources we will evaluate and highlight the differences and similarities about the British "victory" o...   [tags: Papers] 1413 words
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The Nature of Victory in a War on Terrorism -        While President Bush has proclaimed a "war on terrorism" and taken measured steps in a strategic battle against terrorist groups, most prominently al Qaida, American citizens have been living lives far removed from his proclamation.  The American people have responded to the September 11th "act of war" with an outpouring of democratic rhetoric and bizarre acts of patriotism1.  Sadly, our proud demonstrations have truly ignored the reality of ensuing war. Americans have donated blood and established funds for firefighters' families, while failing to look outside of our nation with any intention of understanding the grounds for popular terrorism in Arab and Muslim states.  The America...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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The Victory of Banquo in Shakespeare's Macbeth - The Victory of Banquo in Macbeth       The audience sees in Shakespeare's Macbeth that the one who ends up victorious, the one whose family will provide kings for the kingdom, is the innocent, spiritually inclined Banquo. It is he about whom this essay will deal.   In Shakespeare and Tragedy John Bayley discusses Banquo shortly before his murder:   [. . .] like Banquo, who, in the tense hour before the murder, expresses in more forceful form the idea of evil speculation and possibility as ranging in the mind:   Merciful powers, Restrain in me the cursed thoughts that nature Gives way to in repose....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]
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Britain's Victory in the Battle of Britain - Britain's Victory in the Battle of Britain Following the British evacuation from Dunkirk and the French surrender in June 1940, the Germans were uncertain what to do next. Hitler believed the war was over and that the British, defeated on the continent, would come to terms soon. However, he was to be frustrated by British intransigence. Though there was a strand of public and political sentiment that favoured a negotiated peace with Germany, Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister, refused to countenance an armistice with the Nazis....   [tags: Papers] 3886 words
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Was Henry V's Victory a Miracle? - We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition. And gentlemen in England now abed Shall think themselves accursed they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day." These words, spoken by Henry V in Shakespeare's play of the same name, reflected the pride the English took in the memory of a glorious victory and, by connecting the Battle of Agincourt with a holy day, helped reinforce the popular belief that Providence played a role in England's fortunes during that historic battle....   [tags: Henry IV Henry V Essays] 1108 words
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Claiming Victory of the Cold War - Claiming Victory of the Cold War What has been termed as “the long peace” by some has proven to be the most intense time period in world history. A historical rarity, two superpowers fought rigorously across the globe for support, each carving out their own sphere of influence. The bi-polar of international affairs resulted in an arms buildup between the United States and the Soviet Union; including weapons that exceeded the atomic bomb, then the most effective and destructive weapon in price and devastation....   [tags: Papers] 1027 words
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Liberals' Victory in the 1906 Election - Liberals' Victory in the 1906 Election There are various reasons given as to why the Liberals succeeded in winning the 1906 elections, decline in support towards the Conservative party, a new Liberal attitude which enabled its members to reunite instead of seeing their seperate ways which is what lead to their initial collapse. The Conservative Party like the Liberal Party split over the issue of Free Trade and failed to reunite, unlike the Liberals which did so and remained so....   [tags: Papers] 549 words
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The Liberal Election Victory of 1906 - The Liberal Election Victory of 1906 The Liberals won a 'landslide' election victory in 1906. It is claimed that the loss of power for the Conservatives was largely due to a decline in fortunes as the party split due to issues over tariff reforms. On the other hand it is assumed that the loss was due to the complacency and the neglect of Workingmen's Interests. Arthur James Balfour had become the Conservative leader in the House of Commons and served (1891-92, 1895-1903) as the first Lord of the treasury....   [tags: Papers] 1382 words
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A War With a 98% Victory - A War With a 98% Victory I know we're violent, but we have to be. The government won't just listen to us, so we have to take action. We won't wait for the Suffragists to get women the vote, they are too tender hearted. Our actions are having to become more desperate. All of the Suffragettes are meeting today to gain justice. We do the usual, arson and attacks on property. It's the only way we can bring attention to ourselves, and make headlines in the newspapers. We don't like creating dancing balls of fire, being responsible for shattering glass, and chaining ourselves to buildings....   [tags: Papers] 1450 words
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Grandmother's Victory by Maya Angelou - Grandmother's Victory by Maya Angelou Grandmother's Victory was written by Maya Angelou. This story was about Maya Angelou as a young girl who lived in the state of Arkansas with her grandmother, whom she called "Mama", in the 1940's. Maya's grandmother was a very clean God fearing woman. She taught her grandchildren to be clean, religious, respectful, and God fearing also. In the 1940's there was segregation between blacks and whites. So therefore, there was a lot of racial tension....   [tags: Papers] 751 words
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An Analysis of President Obama’s 2008 Victory Speech - The origin of my essay is the victory speech of Barack Obama in 2008. The essay is an attempt to illustrate the correlation between discourse and politics in varies of aspects and perspectives. I hope the reader can enhance the skills of persuasive power in discourse. Since in the political views, nothing is coincident. We can use the persuasive power to assure the thing is going to the right track of your plan. I found there are varies persuasive appeals in the victory’s speech. Language is powerful....   [tags: language, persuasive, power, skills] 1095 words
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Franklin Roosevelt Victory in 1932 - Franklin Roosevelt Victory in 1932 In 1932 America was suffering from a terrible economic depression. President Hoover did not believe in government intervening in industry or business and little was done to help the unemployed and the increasing numbers of poor people. In the1932 election for president, Hoover lost to Franklin Roosevelt, the demorcratic candidate. During the election campaign Roosevelt had promised the American people a "new deal". Roosevelt's government created jobs thought public works schemes the poor were given help....   [tags: Papers] 487 words
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How Do We Achieve Victory in a Post-9/11 World? - Since 9/11, the United States has had to reassess strategies for deterrence operations. Those methods have proven to be somewhat effective against nonstate actors who use unconventional methods of warfare. This essay will address why understanding the psychology, culture, and the context in which an adversary operates is critical to developing strategy to defeat nonstate actors. The United States 2011 National Military Strategy lists four Military Objectives to support the National Security Strategy....   [tags: New Deterrence Model]
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September 11: An American Victory - September 11: An American Victory The terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and Washington DC has been described as an act of war and a tremendous defeat for the United States, a defeat that must not be allowed to be repeated and a loss that must be avenged. Personally, I don't like the use of the phrase "Act of War". Wars are something that happen between states. Wars end when one side surrenders. If we treat this as a literal war, what will be the victory conditions. Who will surrender....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1393 words
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Factors that Led to Northern Victory during the Civil War - A. Plan of Investigation This investigation analyzes what major factors led to the northern victory during the civil war. To assess the different factors and evaluate the impact each had on the victory of the northern army, the investigation focuses on both the army of the Potomac and the Confederate army during the civil war 1861-1865, the battles during the time, the economic situations of both armies, the political leadership of both the North and the South and the military leadership of the Northern and Southern armies....   [tags: The Union against the Confederate Army]
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World War II: Return of the Victory Garden - Return of the Victory Garden The victory garden or home garden was something that was highly popular during World War I and II. People would grow their own produce to help with the local food supply and to ease pressure on the local economy. At that time, almost one third of vegetable that were produced in the United States came from people’s home gardening (Wikipedia.org). Since then, there has been a massive decrease in the home garden. Store bought produce had become common place and as a result people have stopped growing their own food....   [tags: fossil fuel, carbon monixide]
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The Effect of Technological Advancements on the Northern Victory of the Civil War - A – Plan of the Investigation This investigation is to evaluate to what extent did technological advancements of the time affect the Northern victory of the American Civil war. To assess how modern technology of the era affected its events, the investigation focuses on the inventions and advancements of the time period of the American Civil war and how they influenced or changed the course of the conflict Union in the North and its defeat of the Southern Confederacy. These developments and the impact that each technology had can be evaluated by their contributions to daily life, contributions on the battlefield, and how each compared to the technology that was previously available....   [tags: Technological Advancements, American Civil War]
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Why was there a Liberal landslide victory in the 1906 General Election? - The Liberal victory in General Election of 1906 has gone down in History for being one of the biggest landslides in modern UK politics, but it can be argued that it was more of a Conservative loss than a Liberal gain. The Conservatives made many mistakes in policy which alienated much of their support base that originally elected them into power. The key policy that they pushed in their election campaign was Tariff Reform, an issue that divided the party, making them appear weaker to voters. Arthur Balfour allowed Joseph Chamberlain to go ahead with the push, but they miscalculated public opinion; it was not what the public wanted....   [tags: UK History] 513 words
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The Times Square Kiss: Victory over Japan - The United States declared victory over Japan. Soldiers are coming home from war, Times Square fills up with people cheering and shouting the great news. With the excitement of the celebration, Alfred Eisenstaedt snapped a picture that would soon be the kiss seen around the world. The couple Eisenstaedt took a picture of wasn’t even a couple. There has been a lot of speculation about who was actually the smooching duo.   Alfred Eisenstaedt shared a gift to the World. The gift of joy and celebration after the declaration of victory over Japan....   [tags: hope, love, chaos]
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The Document that Changed the Course of History: Victory or Death Letter - We may forget a lot of the important historical events that have occurred in the past, but there are some things that are well remembered by people everywhere. The impact of William Barret Travis and his famous “Victory or Death” letter is one of those things and will never be forgotten. The original letter is one of the few historical documents that has survived the test of time. Travis, one of the heros of the Alamo, with his call to all people of the world for assistance has made a lasting impact....   [tags: william travis, alamo, texas]
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The United States' Victory in the Battle of the Philippine Sea - ... Their significance to America was that with their possession we could place air bases and then from there could use our B-29 strategic bombers to raid the Japanese home islands. On the Japanese side the Islands were important because they were a last line of defense for the homeland if the Marianas were lost there was nothing separating our advancing forces and their country, which would be devastating. Another reason they were so important was they contributed to Japan’s greatest advantage over the United States, their ability to use ground based aircraft on the islands along with aircraft launched from their aircraft carriers....   [tags: command, equipment, training] 618 words
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Victory or Demise, Same Faces in a New Light - Loyalty and nobility are supposedly infallible characteristics to most people. Nevertheless, the honorable influence of others and venomous influence of greed is a common threat, shattering bonds between others. The good of others and greed tends to blind a person, weakening the connection between people, killing off trust, nobility, and shared bonds. In George Orwell's 1984, love, friendship, and loyalty are crushed by the hands of an oppressive government and trust is scarce. A totalitarian government is threatened and helped by individuals, however, one thing is common, the obligation to love of the authority, Big Brother....   [tags: betrayal,loyalty,nobility]
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Hattin: Trapping a Victory - Hattin: Trapping a Victory On June 26, 1187, the Muslim Sultan Saladin crossed the river Jordan with 20,000 of his followers - an army consisting of roughly 12,000 light horsemen and a number of footmen to a location south of the Sea of Galilee where he and his men encamped. They had been ravaging the nearby countryside in hopes of provoking a Christian attack, but had been unsuccessful. The Frankish Christians led by King Guy in Jerusalem had also mobilized their own army and camped at the spring at Saffuriyah ....   [tags: European Europe History] 2699 words
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Victory Over the Limits - “Victory Over the Limits” There is no doubt that DH Lawrence’s limits of expression are far different than many successful writers before him. These limits were not etched in stone, but writers knew that there were certain boundaries that should not be crossed. Lawrence chooses a number of ways to push these boundaries, and is extremely successful in doing so. His dedication to use the strongest possible language and expressions to describe sexual encounters forced his novel to come under wraps....   [tags: essays research papers] 935 words
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Low Morale, No Victory - Low Morale, No Victory The First World War will be a war that shall always be remembered with tragic thoughts. This was to be the first war in which a man could rarely see his enemy. One would just shoot his gun and hope for the best. Trenches played a major role in this war. In fact the whole war revolved around trench warfare. This is not the only war to use trench warfare, but it was a much bigger conflict than any of the others. Soldiers lived, ate, slept, fought, and died in the trenches....   [tags: Papers] 984 words
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The Successes and Struggles in the Reign of King Pyrrhus - Pyrrhus was the king of Epirus and lived from 318 BCE to 272 BCE. He is widely acknowledged as being one of the most brilliant generals of his age. He led his soldiers to many victories, but is most famous for his battles against Rome. Along with being an outstanding general, he was a praised author. His books on the art of war have been quoted and acclaimed by many ancient authors. Despite his many great qualities Pyrrhus was a lousy politician. Many people believe that if he had had better political sense he would have been able to keep control of the land he conquered and his battles against Rome Pyrrhus became king at the age of 12 but was soon dethroned by an uprising in 302 BCE....   [tags: political, victory, war] 732 words
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What Made "Alexander of Macedon" Known as Alexander the Great? - ... When Alexander the great turned twenty his father King Philips assassinated by his own bodyguard and Alexander became the King. I believe Alexander military skills, loyalty toward others, army moral and support, inspiring speeches and passionate are some of the reason that Alexander the Great successful in his expedition. “My boy, you must find a kingdom big enough for you ambition. Macedon is too small for you” those are the world of King Philip II of Macedon after Alexander tamed a fearful horse at early age....   [tags: battle, victory, expedition] 1110 words
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Throughtout History, Illustrations and Paintings Have Played with Our Emotions - ... In addition on the top part of the poster there is a man and a lion battling. The man that is on top of the lion illustrates Hercules fighting the Nemean Lion, which is part of his twelve labors. For this particular poster, Hercules is undergoing his first labor – slaying the Nemean Lion. Germany is depicted as the mighty and robust Hercules, while the lion, which is underneath the man, represents Germany’s enemies. However, a lion represents England’s coat to arms, and since England was one of the biggest German enemies, the lion in this poster could potentially portray England....   [tags: soldiers, victory, propoganda] 669 words
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The American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln - ... He met Mary Todd and married her. Lincoln got elected to the house of representatives in 1846. He hadn’t been popular with voter in Illinois for his stance against the U.S. war with Mexico, but he began his term the following year. After his term was over, promising not to seek reelection, he moved back to Springfield in 1849. However, certain events pushed him back towards politics. Stephen Douglas, a democrat in congress, pushed the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska act, which declared that the voters of each territory had the right to chose whether the territory should have slaves or be free, instead of the federal government choosing that....   [tags: wartime leader, union victory] 739 words
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The Great Leader: Dwight D. Eisenhower - ... From there they advanced eastward, pursuing the Afrika Korps led by General Erwin Rommel, commonly known as the Desert Fox. After months of heavy fighting, they surrendered in May 1943. Although he helped American troops in North Africa, Eisenhower’s biggest feat was the invasion of Nazi-occupied Western Europe, better known as D-Day. As the Supreme Commander of Allied Expeditionary Forces in World War II at the time, Eisenhower gave permission for a massive invasion called Operation Overlord....   [tags: goal, victory, courageous, communication]
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A Summary of Julius Caesar - Commoners gather in town to celebrate Caesar’s victory against Pompey. During this gathering, a soothsayer shouts for Caesar to “beware the Ides of March.” Caesar dismisses this warning. He is offered the crown, which he denies three times in a row. While all of this is going on, there is a group of conspirators against Caesar, claiming he is a tyrant and should be killed before he gets into power. Casca and Cassius try to convince Brutus to be on their side, because he is noble and will go along with their plan if they tell him if for the good of the Plebeians....   [tags: battle, conspirators, victory]
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D-Day Landing and Capturing Pointe-du-Hoc - It was cold and windy on the morning of June 6th ("The Weather on D-Day."). The allied nations of Great Britain, Canada and the United States finally had made the preparations for a massive amphibious assault on a portion of the beaches of Normandy, France. Tens of thousands of soldiers were aboard the hundreds of landing craft en route to France. Today could be the beginning of the end for Nazi Germany; but first, we must take the beaches. As the boat I was on approached the shore, it began rocking bad enough to start to take on water, and we had to use our helmets to empty it out of the boat....   [tags: cliffs, beach, victory]
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The 1980 Miracle on Ice - The most memorable moment in hockey history came thirty-four years ago with the 1980 Miracle on Ice. The Americans defeating the dominant Soviet team at the Olympics was not only an important triumph for USA Hockey, but for the entire nation. Contrary to popular belief, the underdog win was not only the result of a miracle; it was also the result of a hard-working team led by Coach Herb Brooks. With increasingly negative views on the position of the United States in the Cold War, the Miracle on Ice and the gold medal win lifted the spirits of the nation and brought hockey into the American spotlight....   [tags: Importance of US Victory] 1321 words
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The Treaty of Versailles: A German "Victory" in 1918 - A German Victory in 1918 When the treaty of Versailles was signed June 28 1919 the whole world celebrated an allied victory, more importantly they celebrated victory over an evil empire set to destroy the world. This is the viewpoint taught to any American child who studies World War One. To suggest anything to the contrary could be construed as treason, after all the United States and Great Britain are good nations full of good people run by good democracies that fight the good fight and win the good fight and make our world a better place....   [tags: European History] 831 words
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