Joseph Steiner Steiner 1 Mr. Johnson English 2 April 24, 2014 The Tactics of Genghis Khan The Mongol empire was the strongest during the 14th century out of any others in the world. This rise to power came largely as a direct result from their new ruler who would later be known as Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan is revered as one of the greatest military leaders in all of History. His numerous and at the time unheard of military strategies caught everyone he fought by surprise which may have been the most important factor. There are many factors that made Genghis Khan’s empire so successful such as the element of surprise, the unity of smaller tribes throughout Mongolia and the training of individual soldiers.
As all great leaders do he continued to be an example for his men. To demonstrate anything less than strength would have been a disaster. Today, Hannibal?s military genius and tactics are utilized as a frame of reference for the armed forces. The penned accomplishments of Hannibal?s military genius, leaderships, strategist, and his ability to be an organizer have cemented his station in history as the greatest military leader of the ancient world (Luttwak,
Patrick Ferguson Battle of Kings Moutnain Patrick Ferguson was a cavalry leader of the British army. He joined the army at the age of 14 and by the time the Scotsman came to America to fight patriots he had become a respected, yet controversial leader. He taught his men guerrilla warfare and used camouflage during battles. This made traditional military leaders feel spite towards him because he had broken from the conventional formations. Ferguson was also a great marksman, reputed to be the best shot in the British military.
“…the British were impressing American seaman to help fight the war against Napoleon”. They had been helping the Indians by giving them weapons and helping them “attack the frontier”, they hadn’t left our property and fort... ... middle of paper ... ...d understanding.” (11). Remini’s words paint a picture for me of a man with a kind and gentle heart filled with compassion and also a strict leader who had what it took to do whatever he could for the respect that his country deserved. These great qualities are what led Andrew Jackson to become president. The Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America’s First Military Victory was a book with lots of tedious details and exciting battles.
He had received many victories in Egypt, Pontus, Gaul, Africa, and parts in Asia Minor, there he received some of his greatest honors. He proved himself when he led his army to conquer Gaulic tribes one after another. He constantly outmaneuvered and defeat his enemies which earned him the title as one of the greatest military minds in history. Julius Caesar also earned the respect he deserved from his soldiers when he fought on foot with his army against the Roman enemies. By doing that, Julius Caesar showed that he cares enough about his people that he will not only make successful plans for them, but fight wit... ... middle of paper ... ... during his time and even after, he was one of the greatest military minds and leaders in all of history winning almost all battles, and gaining more land for Rome.
Adolf Hitler deserves an honorary knight award, for he is brave, well respected, a natural born leader, very talented, and he has achieved many goals in life. Adolf Hitler was really brave, he volunteered in World War I, took responsibility for all the deaths on June 1934 when he had nothing to do with the situation, and he thought suicide was the best way out. During World War I in 1914, Hitler volunteered in the German army. There he served for four years on the front line being a messenger. (Gale) Volunteering to be a messenger on the front line for four years is a key sign of bravery.
George C. Patton Legend of War One of the greatest generals of World War II, George C. Patton was the only true general feared by the Axis forces due to his charisma, bravery, and brilliance. Grown up in a proper episcopalian family Patton grew with many challenges such as dyslexia but soon his interest in military overcame him and he went to the best military school in America. Patton soon fought many wars and his experience made him the man he was. Born with an instinct that only a few generals had he was able to predict where the battle would be fought and when. Hated and admired it is without a doubt said that Patton was one of the greatest military generals of the era.. George Patton faced every challenge put up to him ever since childhood.
He gave his own money and time to train his forces so that they could be the best in the army (Creighton), but he was never shown any gratitude. He also happened to be a very good general. He always fought his hardest and thought quickly (Dell 51-53). For example, at Lake Champlain, he burned the American fleets so that the British could not steal them and use them (Dell 55). To most, it seemed like Arnold was out of his mind, but it was really just him planning ahead.
Beowulf embodies everything the Anglo-Saxons saw as a good warrior, due to his strength, bravery, and achievements in defeating Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon. “I never saw in the world a greater earl than one of your band is, a hero in his harness. He is no mere retainer decked out with weapons, unless his face belies him, his excellent front (5)." This passage takes place when the watchman of the Scyldings first sees Beowulf and his men. These are the watchman's thoughts as Beowulf approaches.
Great Wall of China In the year 221 B.C.E., there was a great ruler over the Ch'in kingdom in China, named Shih Huang Ti. Shih was power hungry and wanted more land so he gathered his army and captured the surrounding kingdoms. As the ruler of so many kingdoms he became "the first emperor" of China. Shih showed his tyranny when he burned all history books to insure that his people and future generations would only remember him and none of the earlier rulers. He had a strong army but the fierce tribes north of China, the Mongols and the Huns, were stronger.