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    The Roman Empire faced many issues in its final years. Some of the problems included sanitation, military shortages, and economy issues. Sanitation was a big problem because sickness and plagues sprang up from consuming contaminated water, sewage bacteria, or rodent issues. (Alchin, "Reasons why the Roman Empire fell") Another problem is the military, during Rome’s decline, it was tough to recruit soldiers and harder to provide resources for its heavy armies. Economy was also a big problem for the Romans because they needed funding for their armies, building sewers, aqueducts, arenas, and financially support their welfare system; but not enough money was there when necessary. Ultimately Rome fell but the solutions to these problems were…

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    Military force is only one of the four instruments of power on the United States D.I.M.E. (Diplomacy, Information, Military, and Economic) model of national power. I am going to discuss how the use of force relates to the D.I.M.E. model and two types of power (“Soft” and “Hard” power), as well as resources associated with D.I.M.E. instruments of power. I agree with Robert Keohane and Joseph Nye’s idea that force is not normally used to solve disputes between states. However, to say force is…

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    priorities, political climate and military goals of a nation can only better my ability to inform both subordinates and superiors. For instance, Germany is a nation that has shown great influence within the geopolitical arena. By providing cultural awareness on Germany to a professional audience, the United States Army is better served in ensuring mission accomplishment. Germany is a greatly evolving country who place a strong priority on staying socially progressive on many issues.…

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    Reasons for North’s Victory in the Civil War Economic Capabilities, Lee’s and Grant’s Military Strategies, and the North and South Armies Many studies have been conducted by scholars to determine why the North won the Civil War. Many scholars believe that it has to do with the North’s efficient military strategies; however, there are more factors that contribute to the North’s victory. Hattaway and Jones (2001), scholars from the University of…

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    Elements Of Grand Strategy

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    Spread of the cultural ideas and principles has historically, been the main ingredient. However, when China has firstly faced powerful outsiders it had to adopt to the new realities. Today, Сhinese grand strategy is to protect its sovereignty, the need to take advantage from their geographical position and economic capabilities. There are two opposing opinions in the discussion of the Chinese grand strategy. There are academics who believe that the grand strategy of China will aggressively…

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    Military Intervention

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    A military intervention is seen as a set of tools and forms coercion of the conflicting parties to preserve or establish peace between them with the use of special forces, equipped with by means of armed struggle. The essence of military intervention lies in the effectiveness of violent impact on the conflicting parties. The effect of coercion of conflicting parties to establish peace with the military element is achieved by the application or threat of material damage, thus limiting their…

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    Pinochet helped plan and lead the seizure of the Chilean government. By using the force of the military, Pinochet was giving the public a preview of his time in office. Constant fear loomed over Chile as the citizens did not know when the next death was going to come. Just as the military junta planned out their coup, authoritarian regimes often try to coup proof their administration. The regime of Anwar el-Sadat, Hosni Mubarak’s predecessor, allocated a myriad of resources to sustaining power.…

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    Retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel Charles E. Rice wrote this article. The full title of the article is Women in the Infantry: Understanding the issues of Physical Strength, Economics, and Small Unit Cohesion. In the article the author discusses these topics as they relate to the current debate of full inclusion of women into the U.S. Military infantry. The article starts by describing a change in the laws regarding women in combat signed January 24th 2013 by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.…

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    Many Latin American countries have historically shown recurring involvements of the military forces in both domestic and foreign affairs. Virtually all nations of the continent have witnessed at some point a dynamic engagement of the military in matters of state. In this sense the armed forces systematically embarked upon political and economic operations, adopting diverse positions in different spheres of actions: in many occasions they saw their commitment as fundamental in order to save the…

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    prospects: In the past, an officer was made to start his career rubbing shoulders with the men. This taught an officer to know his men, learn the art of junior leadership, and acquire basic competence to lead men in particular situation . As a result of change in socio economic environment, social media, internet and access to computer based information has been risen and the habit of reading among the rates and young officers were reduced drastically in turn. As a consequence, the tendency of…

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