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    Sparta Swot Analysis

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    adapt their strategy as the realities, risks and the length of the war changed. The initial strategy of the Athenians was to outlast the enemy. Pericles, the primary architect, revealed the Athenian strategy when delivered an insightful speech before the war. In it, he decreed, that Athens should make no concessions to the Spartans except as provided by the treaty, and that a firm refusal of demands would result in treatment as equals. He drew attention to Sparta’s weaknesses such as limited resources, inexperience at sea, and the fear of helot uprisings in their absence. In contrast, he praised Athens wealth and its naval superiority. However, Pericles did acknowledge that Athens might not be a match for Sparta in a decisive land battle. He believed that if the war were long, Sparta would exhaust itself and that if Athens focused on their strengths they would be victorious and could maintain the empire. Athens’ end was to maintain the Athenian Empire. Athens believed themselves righteous, they claimed: “Athens acquired her empire peacefully, honorably and by the default of Sparta; now it cannot be given up without risk”. Athens intended to maintain its empire during the war, and then to continue the path of growth upon its completion. Athens’ way was to employ a primarily defensive approach with limited offensive strikes. Pericles proposed to move all of Athens’ citizens into the protective walls of the city, thus leaving their farms and lands, but also…

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    in attempt to conquer Greece. The Greek history was a series of battles fought between the Greece and Persia from 499 BC to 479 BC. The Persians were successful at invading but never conquered Greece. The Persian Empire was the largest and most powerful empire in the world and Greece had many cities states including the two main powerful states who were Athens and Sparta. This event all started when a few Greek city states who were under the Persian Empire control revolted against the ruler who…

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    Greek strategy overcame the sheer size of the Persian Army; utilizing the terrain around them and their men, the Greeks experienced great success in places like Marathon, the Straits of Salamis, and Mycale. However, the Persian’s over reliance on the size of their forces and some crucial battlefield mistakes, like the order to assault at Plataea, greatly aided the Greeks in their…

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    and had foreseen trouble many years ahead. Now we’ll learn about all the different battles that went on during the Persian War. The first battle was launched by King Darius in 490 BC against the Greek decision was made to battle Persia at once. This battle was called The Battle of Salamis, and started in 480 BC. After the famous naval battle was over, Greece won a drastic and dramatic battle over the large Persian Army. The Persian Navy was destroyed. The Battle of Salamis ended in 480 BC.…

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    the public thinks is that women are just now starting to begin to take part in war. Most of these people have never considered that these women have been serving for longer than they would ever consider. These current women are not the pioneers of the women solider, they are the direct ancestors of the women that fought in the past. It is genuinely surprising that a majority of people are still to this day surprised when they speak to a women that says she has served her country. The reason it…

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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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    Military Power House Essay

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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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    was, especially in the area of military supremacy. It is understood by competing political parties that America’s military needs reform. This, however, is not a single definition idea. The source of protection and power of the United States is smaller than ever in comparison of percentage. When the armed services are again needed in larger quantities, it is possible that the means of acquiring these numbers will demonstrate the depth of American possibilities in a new and previously…

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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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    The ability to overcome tough obstacles in an individual's life is known as human resilience. The book “Boys in the boat”, written by Daniel James Brown, is about a young man named Joe Rantz, who is on the rowing team for the University of Washington. He had to overcome many challenges regarding his past, but it didn’t stop him from gaining a spot on the United States Olympic crew team. He helped lead his team to victory, despite the hardships of living alone as a teenager. The second story…

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