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  • Battle of a Continent: the Plains of Abraham

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    New France as a tremendous opportunity, Britain decided to wage war overseas in the colonies. The habitant of New France, who had remained out of the spotlight for quite some time, were about to experience the chaos and destruction of the mighty British military. Therefore, due to circumstances far beyond their control, the habitant of New France lost the battle of the Plains of Abraham and eventually the war. Leading up to the `D-Day' of the 18th century, battles were waged throughout the Ohio

  • War, Prosperity, Depression and War

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    of Quebec. Borden was so drawn to the British way that he “never overcame his view that Canada was a part of the British Empire and that Quebec had to accommodate itself to the larger nation. French Canada remained a mystery to Borden throughout his life.” It did not take long for Borden’s conservative government to falter, but it hung on by a thread. It was the ... ... middle of paper ... ...front, so should those at home.” Not only had the troops been sent into the field of unknown, but

  • Effects Of The Indian Independence Movement

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    In the 17th century, the expanding British arrived in India and, after taking a small portion of land; they formed the East India Company. In 1818, the British controlled most of the Indian subcontinent and began imposing their ideas and ways for its residents, including different succession laws that allowed the British to take over a state with no successor ad gain its land and armies, new taxes, and monopolistic control of industry. The British also collaborated with Indian officials to increase

  • 1776 Book Review

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    attack the British in Boston. But Washington was informed that they were shorthanded on gunpowder. The Americans had fewer than 10,000 pounds, roughly nine rounds per man. The situation was not expected to improve soon. During the night of March 4th, 1776 in Boston. Washington pulled the unthinkable and surprised the British by placing his army up the undefended Dorchester Heights. The British had ships anchored in the Boston Harbor, which were within range of American cannons. The British army woke

  • The Causes of the American Revolution

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    realize that they must break from Britain due to the growing feeling of being considered unequal to the British. They realized they had no say in government, and under the rule of Britain, they would never be able to prosper. The conditions of their rights slowly disintegrated, as the construction of parliament becomes more and more powerful and intolerable. The language used to protest british, throughout the time, leading up to the revolutionary war, were legal, and political, but the primary cause

  • The Brunei Rebellion In Malaysia

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    independence from the British colonies. Soon after, In September 1962, Azahari met with the leaders in Sarawak and North Borneo to press for the creation of ‘an independent federation of Borneo”. Subsequently, in Early December, he proposed 3 movements that were publicized at the first meeting of the new Legislative council. First, it was to reject the Malaysia Plan to merge. Secondly, he demanded to restore Brunei independence over Sarawak and North Borneo and lastly requested British to grant independence

  • Battle of Bunker Hill

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    an American loss of the battle, but also hurt the British Army significantly and boosted the American rebels’ morale during the Revolution. The battle took place in Charleston, Massachusetts, specifically on the Charleston Peninsula, which was home to Bunker Hill and Breed’s Hill and had a vital oversight of the Boston Harbor, the most important harbor in the Americas at the time. The principle adversaries to this battle were, naturally, the British Army and the American rebel forces, which have had

  • Battle of Dunkirk

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    Battle of Dunkirk 1. Sources A, B and C give 3 different individual accounts on what the battle for Dunkirk was like, and together they help to paint an overall picture of the situation of the British. The evacuation of troops from Dunkirk became necessary after the total defeat of the British and French forces in May 1940 by the new Blitzkrieg tactics of the German army. Its rapid breakthrough had cut off the main allied forces from their bases leaving them with no avenue of escape.

  • Canada´s Contribution to World War I

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    were made by Canadian troops in each event of World War I, as well as the chances they were given on a whim, and the chances they took of their own accord, in order to heighten the chances of their winning the war. The first Battle of Ypres, having taken place from October 19 to November 22, 1914. The British army consisted of 250, 000 men. This small number, compared to other countries was due to the history of reliance on the ‘all-powerful’ navy, for the security of he British Isles. This resulted

  • The Schlieffen Plan and How It Was Meant to Work

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    number of troops to fight against the French attack. Belgium was an obvious option because it was seen as a small, weak country with an untrained and small arms army. It was also a very flat country, which meant that it would easy and quick to get tanks through it.... ... middle of paper ... ...f food and also because the Russian army was just so immense. On March 1918 the German army made one last attempt to defeat the American, British and French combined army. The British tanks, the