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  • The Day of Defeat

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    The Day of Defeat Operation Overlord, more commonly known as D-day, took place on June sixth, 1944; though, it was not originally planned to happen when it did. In August 1943, “President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, meeting in Quebec, Casablanca, or at Yalta with Stalin, would approve or disapprove these plans. One of the first decisions to be made was the agreement to defeat Germany first and fight a holding action in the Pacific until Hitler fell.” (Dank

  • Defeat: Changes

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    I knew where the house was. I had been down that way once, which was most likely how they found me in the first place. I kept my speed up until I was a mile out then stuck close to the trees. My scent was completely hidden along with sounds to anyone in the house. When I was among the trees just next to their house I jumped into the canopy and called Jessica's phone. “Dad, that Joe guy is calling again,” one of the two teenage girls yelled out. I could see Mr. Creoks sitting at a desk through the

  • The Axis Defeats

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    Undeniably, the Allies thoroughly triumphed over the malevolent Axis during World War 2. Throughout the war, both sides had lost many soldiers, civilians, and cities. Because the war had been going on for years, the Allies were searching for a way to quickly end it. Both sides were haggard and weakened. The American generals were an indispensable factor in the Allies winning the war. On D-day, the Allies aggressively turned the tide of the war with their invasion of Europe. Then V-E-day brought the

  • The Defeat of Ethiopia

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    for the Ethiopians to combat or was it the lack of good leadership that they once had in the years leading up to the second invasion. I believe that due to the lack of good leadership before and during the second Italian invasion attributed to the defeat of Ethiopia, rather than their technological deficiencies. To first understand the loss in the second war we must first briefly look at their victory in the first war. In this conflict Ethiopia defeated the Italians because their leaders made all

  • The Defeat of The Confederacy

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    There were several reasons for the defeat of the Confederacy which included no industrial base, (Donald 1996, p. 99) inadequate transportation net (Donald, 1996, p. 99), and bickering among the generals (McPherson & Hogue, 2009, p. 365) etc., but the overriding factor was that the Confederacy never became a nation (Donald, 1996, p. 100). That is, they seceded because the Southern states believed they had the right as independent States to do so (Donald, 1996, p. 7). The South lost because they

  • The Defeat of Many by One

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    The Defeat of Many by One In The Moor’s Last Sigh, Salman Rushdie uses the complex and changing character of the Moor to represent a complex and changing image of India. By making the eclectic family history of the Da-Gama Zogoiby family the central theme in the first two parts of the novel, Rushdie portrays India as a culturally and religiously pluralistic society. This pluralistic society is layered by violence caused by the corruption of multiplicity by various characters and the threat of

  • Hitler's Road to Defeat

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    Hitler's Road to Defeat Adolf Hitler's statement "there shall never again be a November 1918" clarifies his fierce rage by the abortive November 1918 revolution in Germany and as well as the humiliating defeat in WWI. His career focus was to rescue a humiliated German nation from democratic ideology, the shackles of the Treaty of Versailles and "eliminate 'internationalism', by which he meant the Jews within the German Empire" (Haffner: 10), to create a Greater-German nationalism under despotic

  • Feminist Defeat and Perseverance

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    In Simone de Beauvoir's The Woman Destroyed, the reader is given a deep psychological portrait of a women's failing marriage. Not only does Beauvoir show us the thoughts and confidences of one beset by inner turmoil, she also portrays for us the marriage as it appears from the outside. The main character in The Woman Destroyed is the narrator Monique. She has been married to her husband Maurice for over twenty years and is trying to keep herself emotionally together after the realization that

  • Reasons for Napoleon's Defeat

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    Reasons for Napoleon's Defeat The Campaign of 1812 should have been a another crusade for Napoleon, but he now faced 2 new policies that he had never faced before, the severe Russian winter and the notorious scorched-earth policy. On June 23, 1812 Napoleon's Grande Armee, over 500,000 men strong, poured over the Russian border. An equal amount of Russian forces awaited them. The result of the campaign was a surprise. Two authors, General carl von Clausewitz and Brett James, show similarities

  • Day of Defeat (DOD)

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    each school day, the moment when I could rush home, connect to my 56K Internet connection, and go on and play Counter-Strike with my friends. All until something happened that would greatly affect my life for years to come. A new mod called ‘Day of Defeat’ (DoD) was released. It was around this time that the RAF was formed. Back in computer class, myself and my friend Joey Magee decided to start a Counter-Strike clan, which would include all of our friends, since there were eight of us playing. We