The smallest disturbance can cause a ripple to shake the balance in the hands of justice. Breaking away at the familiarity of our world and opening our minds. We must embrace what isn’t normal to achieve greatness. To also dance with danger, even if the outcome is most vicious. The notorious and infamous will only prolong this planet with new discoveries and inventions. Many have died in the name of progress to insure the definite possibilities of futurism. Never underestimate a soul, for the greatest minds can be formed in anyone. Our world was hidden in the shadows for eons; only dreaming of meeting new life in the unknown we call outer space. Longing for communication to prove there is life outside our own atmosphere. What we do with this information is uncertain. Training for a potential war may be the approach we have to take. We plan to have our new discoveries succumb to our way of living. Maybe that way of thinking is what got us in trouble from the beginning.
In 1538, the Mediterranean Gulf of Arta would become the battle ground between two opposing forces. As the Ottoman Empire seeks to expand it’s territory and cultural influence into the heart of Europe, the Kingdom of Spain, the Republic of Venice, and even the Papal States, fear for the loss of their status as world powers, their sovereignty as independent nations, and their freedom as human beings. For if their leaders and people were to act blissfully ignorant to the marauding hordes of the Ottoman Turks upon their arrival to their doorsteps, they would surly become lambs of God among the wolves of Allah. Fueled by political and religious ideologies, these diametrically opposed entities would use the latest of military technology and strategy to shed their blood. For the victors would become the most dominant naval force of the Mediterranean Sea; and remembered by the annals of time and history as a new generation of ruthless conquerors or faithful crusaders. The purpose of this essay is to is to analyze the critical intangibles and x-factors which determined the Battle of Preveza’s outcome, and how it shaped it’s political fallout for both the Europeans and the Ottoman Empire.
In the long term of the human condition, a true spoil that belongs to the victors of human
conflict is the history for which their efforts will be remembered by future generations to come.
No stronger does this correlate than in an event described as “America’s Second War of
Independence”; The War of 1812. This war marks a secondary process of military violence
between the young United States and the British Empire in order to secure permanent
sovereignty on the North American continent and would cost over 15,000 American, British,
Canadian, and Indigenous lives. Surprisingly though, there is an irony which lies in how our
modern generations have metaphorically shrugged aside the historical importance of this
conflict. Even the author and state-historian, James H. Madison writes only three paragraphs
about the wartime experience in the then Indiana Territory in his 400 page book Hoosiers: A
New History of Indiana. Certainly, the events that took place in Indiana are rather miniscule
compared to the Burning of Washington or the Battle of New Orleans. However, I wish to argue
that the strategic value of the Indiana Territory at the time was equally as important as the White
House or the bayous of Louisiana. For Hoosiers, the War of 1812, is utterly consequential as part
of Indiana’s state-based identity. This is largely in part due to the numerous indian tribes, united
under the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, and were willing to fight to the death to protect their
sovereign lands surrounding the Great Lakes; as well as the dire American holdouts, which
would retain U.S. dominance in the territory; even when under the threat of annihilation.
I've had a lifelong interest in the United States Army, and especially the ranks and medals one can earn with excellent service to the nation. Our armed serve people earn these medals through their valor and commitment to our country and its ideals, and they wear them proudly wherever in the world they are stationed. The Army Achievement Medal holds a special place in my heart and I wanted to get into some of the details about this medal and history of the United States Army's honors and ribbons in today's article titled The Army Achievement Medal: what is it?
Director: Sam Mendes
Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Richard Madden, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong
Summary: During World War I, two British soldiers – Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake – receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades – including Blake’s own brother.
The hardest obstacle that you'll ever have to maneuver through is yourself. Your own insecurities, mental blocks, habits, that's where the true challenge is.