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  • Second Boer War Analysis

    The second Boer war took place between 1899 and 1902. It was a conflict involving the British Empire and the Boers, descendant Dutch settlers of the Eastern Cape Frontier. After an initial dispute based on the colonial policy of Joseph Chamberlain and Alfred Milner concerning the issue of independence of the South African Transvaal region, the war campaign was initiated in South Africa in 1899. Since the war, there has been much analysis as to why, what at the time seemed like a small, isolated regional problem, ended up evolving into a situation with wider imperial implications. In an attempt to address the reasons behind the conflict, this analysis will take into account a range of views and interpretations aimed at explaining the causes…

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  • Battle Of Dundee Research Paper

    20th 1899. The battle would occur in the beginning of what the British would call the Second Boer War. The battle would be fought between the British and the Boers at the town of Dundee, which is located in Northern Natal in South Africa. The Boers made the decision to invade Natal to destroy the British forces before they could be reinforced. The Boers would have the upper hand in surprise and tactical advantage over the British at Dundee, even with this advantage the British would turn the…

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  • Summary: Asymmetric Warfare

    object is to fight, not to maneuver.” – Colonel C.E. Callwell, in Small Wars; Their Principles and Practice. Asymmetric warfare is typically a war between a standing, professional army and an insurgency or resistance movement. It is warfare between opposing forces that differ greatly in military power resulting in the use of unconventional weapons and tactics (tactics usually associated with guerilla warfare.) The South African War of 1899-1902, the first major military clash of the 20th…

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  • Wilfrid Laurier's Decision To Participate In The Boer War

    the Boer war in 1899 and how imperialism played into this decision. The war for South Africa’s independence, commonly known as the Boer War where Britain and regions of the British empire fought the South African Republic with the support of its colonies, the war ended with the annexation of the republic with victory for Britain. During this time Canada was still under the severe pressure of imperialism and still felt duty to be at war when Britain was at war. Further this paper examines…

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  • Great Britain Vs British Imperialism

    Imperialism is the policy of extending a countries power through the acquisition of foreign lands either through military force or through diplomacy. The former tended to be the method of choice for most of the colonies. Although France and Great Britain had many colonies in Africa the way in which they ruled their colonies was vastly different; the French used a more “hands on” approach, handling problems as they came up in their colonies in North Africa, and the British had taken steps to…

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  • Boer War In Canada

    Historically, the concept of war was viewed as a conflict between nations or political parties fighting against each other to gain what they believe are rightfully theirs. There are many ideologies and different perspectives an individual has towards the concept of warfare. For example, war can emotionally scar soldiers for life by making them incapable to perform daily activities alone and thus, they need social support to help them lead a normal life. In addition to this, an individual can…

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  • Personal Reflection: The Strengths Of Time Management

    Time management is a problem that everyone experiences, some people are better at it than others, but we all struggle with it. Life is a busy thing and we often fall behind. This project gives some insight as to how time is being spent by tracking every action made for twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, for an entire week. The data collected provides an opportunity to look at where time is being spent throughout the week and can be helpful in showing where time is be wasted the most.…

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  • Causes Of The Second Punic War

    The second Punic war was the result of the growing rivalry between the two great powers that were now struggling for supremacy in the western Mediterranean (Rome and Carthage), with the trigger of the war being the rapid growth of the Carthaginian dominion in Spain, with Carthage building up a great empire in the Spanish peninsula, expecting to raise new armies to invade Italy. The second Punic war was a conflict of a military Carthaginian genius called Hannibal against Rome, and later…

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  • The Ethnic-National Chechen Conflict

    introduction of Arab mujahideen. Emboldened by the Soviet-Afghan War, mujahideen flocked to Chechnya; bringing with them Wahhabism as well as criminal and terroristic behavior like drug smuggling, kidnapping and suicide bombing. The modern conflict has spanned from 1994 to the present, covering two official wars and numerous terror attacks against military, political and civilian targets. Driven by a desire for independence from Russia, the Chechen people were willing to accept the aid of…

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  • Research Paper On Chechnya

    reason for this intervention, primarily in regards to the First and Second Chechen War. Scholars have disputing…

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