While some historians claim the blockade was one of the major causes of the collapse of the Confederacy, others contend that it was hopelessly ineffective. Overall, in terms of closing off ports, capturing ships, and stopping supply lines, the blockade was ineffective. The very concept of closing off shipping on a 3,600 mile coast studded with inlets and inner channels with a numerically insignificant navy was a highly unrealistic goal and the Union could not accomplish it. For the first few years, there was virtually no blockade, and the blockade runners entered and cleared Southern ports with minimal risks. Only very late in the war was it actually more effectively enforced, but by that time the war had basically been decided.
Because of all the wars that the Dutch Republic was involved in, they were not capable to deal with the wars because Holland was the only province with some money and could not win against larger nations such as England who could became a threat. In battle and in naval warfare, the Dutch were significantly outgunned. The estimated losses of Dutch ships seized by the English to merchant shipping in the three Anglo-Dutch wars were about 2000-2700. The Dutch on the other hand, only seized about 500 ships (Document 3). This particularly shows that the Dutch were in no position to be defending themselves against foreign nations, especially the English.
They were terrified. The figures of ships show that it was totally one sided. This gives the wrong impression though because wrong decisions made by the British could easily lose a battle even if they had more ships. There were three main factors of the war at sea and theses are: 1.The battle of Jutland ======================= This was the only significant sea battle in World War 1. It started in late May 1916.
Before the fleet even set off Sir Francis Drake, Vice-Admiral of the English fleet, damaged many of the Spanish ships in Cadiz, this is just one of the reasons why the Spanish failed to invade England. The Spanish set-sail in May 1588 with 131 ships, this was after the bad weather held them back. One of the main downfalls of the plan is when the Spanish were supposed to be landing in the harbour at Calais, on the 6th August 1588, the Spanish were not sure... ... middle of paper ... ...t of the ships got shipwrecked. The weather was an enemy to the Spanish around 6 times during the whole duration of the battle. So this can go down to luck for the English.
When the Tonquin reached the mouth of the Columbia, on March 22, 1811, the crew could not locate the channel across the treacherous bar because of stormy weather. Instead of waiting for more favorable weather, Thorn insisted upon sending a small boat ahead to find the passage. The boat and the crew of five were promptly swallowed by the crashing breakers. Before the Tonquin finally crossed the bar a few days later, another small boat and its crew of three also disappeared. The crew was not satisfied with the site selected for a post and wanted to search for a better one.
They had no air force, submarines or tanks, the navy limited and the army only had 100,000 men, and this German argument was they had no means to defend themselves from attacks, which may come. The German's anger was not good and Lloyd George thought that in later years this treaty would bring about another war. The French wanted the rhineland to go to them but the treaty settled on being demilitarised, the Germans opposed this idea as well, and I agree, the Germans could not defend themselves if attacked and innocent civilians would die when it could have been prevented. They lost lots of their Empire and all of their colonies in other parts of Europe but mostly civilians lived... ... middle of paper ... ...rices were inflated. They went bankrupt within a few months.
In addition, Washington needed the supplies that he would gain after defeating the Hessians at Trenton. Washington’s army had only 18 cannons and very little food and supplies left. Taking over the Hessian Fort would result in Washington and his army having a lot more much needed tools and materials. Glover thought that Washington’s plan was crazy and impossible. However, because he viewed it as a last resort, Glover agreed to do his part in the plan, which was to get Washington’s men across the Delaware River, even though Glover did not think that he could do it.
I consider this a fail because he was governing a colony but wasn’t even able to feed them or take care of their basic necessities which is pretty lame on his part. I feel that the people living on the colony were successful and took advantage of their opportunities to rebel against Columbus and send him back to Spain in chains. In addition to Columbus’ fails, his fourth voyage led to him and his crew shipwrecked for over a year. After his rescue, he returned to Spain, still believing he had found Asia. In my opinion this was a fail because the voyage led him shipwrecked for over a year which is pretty pathetic and
The only problem I would have with this is that the British government failed to mention that 139,997 of the evacuees were FRENCH (source I). Plus you can't really even trust the figures given because the British government drew them up, so they most likely exaggerated them to show off to the public and keep ... ... middle of paper ... ...d the1-mile jetty that helped so many men escape. Also all of them failed to mention that 1/3rd of the men saved were French. To conclude, some people would say that it was a great deliverance because the British lived to fight another day, but as Churchill said, "wars are not won by evacuation", also the Americans thought the British would lose, they were proven wrong. Some people say if the British hadn't evacuated the war would have been lost there and then.
The militia itself was more of a reserve force. Due to little gunpowder, musket practice was out of the question . Additionally, among the states there were no difficulties brought up by manpower and organization, but by the scarcity of gun powder. Since General Gage (the British commander-in-chief) had relocated most of the powder stores from Cambridge to Boston. This made gunpowder inaccessible to many colonists.