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    Effective and exemplary political leaders are those who can achieve the greatest good for the general population, serve as an example to the people they represent, and resist the temptations of power. In The Education of Cyrus, Xenophon describes Cyrus as the embodiment of these traits, but Book 8 shows the Persian empire immediately disintegrating after his demise. It would seem that altruism and success as a leader are inadequate, and that Cyrus’ hopes of leaving a legacy disbanded along with his empire. Despite his empire’s lack of longevity, Cyrus was able to leave a legacy through his ability to create such a huge empire, though the qualities and virtues he possesses, and through the impression Cyrus left on Xenophon. Cyrus was legendary because he was the first conqueror to create an empire that stretched across a continent. Xenophon claims that based on Cyrus’ success “we were compelled to change our mind to the view that ruling human beings does not belong among those tasks that are impossible.” (1.1.3) The Persian empire stretched from what is now Europe and Turkey, into India in the East and Egypt in the West. The composition of the population was heterogeneous citizens happy and even thankful to be under Cyrus’ rule. This legacy is significant because before Cyrus’ success, history lead to the conclusion that political instability is inevitable for humankind, which is a very disheartening outlook. The king of Persia’s rule can give human beings hope; Cyrus’ rule…

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    Though few details are known about the life of Xenophon, his hatred toward Athens and Athenian democracy is one of the primary themes communicated throughout the body of Xenophon’s work. Born into an aristocratic family within a democratic society that placed commoners in an equal political position to the wealthy, Xenophon was part of a class of people who were “greatly dissatisfied…with the operation of democracy.” Even if he had not been born into an aristocratic social class that showed…

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    species, and the Battle School would…

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    Themes In World War Z

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    of this epidemic including the walking dead and their army of dread. In Continuation, there are not many characters that stick for the whole book except the interviewer. The interviewer is mysterious to some but a hero to others. He goes around the world to tell a story about this massive epidemic. From the book we can tell that he gives a lot of emotion and seeks the truth most of the time. He’ll go to extreme measures to get this story, that he’s NOT GETTING PAYED FOR, to basically sum up…

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    Ideal Command Brazil

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    We are all well aware that when our troops are cared for, they can perform better. A lot goes into maintaining healthy, proficient, and motivated troops. From my personal experience, I can assure everyone that one of the most important factors, aside from logistics, is the training environment. Yes, we should train as we fight. Yes, we do not choose the locations where we will be fighting in battle. However, when we do have the opportunity and resources to train in the perfect environment,…

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    the team would have. HE would be more worried about going home and about his family, who would probably be helping in a factory making weapons for this war that he doesn’t approve in. One thing that the country would benefit from is the surplus of payment from the military for weapons and supplies. Factories would be able to thrive on the business… however, soon the weapons would have a disproportionate amount of ammunition. Then either the country will fall into another Depression, or war would…

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    person limited point of view. Henry does not say why the war is happening or why he fights for the side he is on, instead he focuses on the battles of war. He goes into the war with a naive mindset because he has yet to see the horrors of war. The narrator says, “He had, of course, dreamed of battles all his life” (2). Henry sees the glory of war from the tales he had heard, which causes him to a having a burning to enlist. Henry Fleming is a young, naive soldier who worries about the reputation…

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    Kozak) LeMay was going to drop everything he had to end this war earlier. It was not just the Japanese who were caught off guard by LeMay’s actions but it was our own navy which “never believed LeMay could possibly use up all the incendiaries they had stockpiled. They were wrong. LeMay had to stop because he ran out.” (227 Kozak). Tactical Finally we have the tactical level of warfare which is defined as simply “how we fight” and this is the greatest showing of leadership and innovation that…

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    Is cooperative engagement only an idealistic strategy or could it be the first step to a very effective foreign policy that leads other nations towards the goal of international peace and security? Issues like, climate change, infectious diseases, or economic crisis are problems that can reach beyond a state’s borders, yet they have the potential to cripple a nation. The world is facing a new type of war, one that is different than other wars in the history books. The United States’ new foreign…

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    Case Study Of Aeon

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    4. Lure the enemy to move with benefits that he desires and then use concealed troops to await and ambush him. 3.1 To identify and explain the relevant theory/theories. Sun Zi said : “ lure the enemy to move with benefits that he desires and then use concealed troops to await and ambush him”. It means that to entice the enemy by giving away something that he would definitely want to have. When the enemy is greedy for small advantages, offer baits to lure him. 3.2 To analyze and discuss…

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