Brief historical overview

Posted by ninjagrr
Jan 17 2010

Brief historical overview of some strategic thinking or strategic moves in history Xenophon, crowned with brilliant success driving to his homeland of the 10,000 Greek warriors after Cunaxa broken, making this memorable retreat in acts of excellent tactical and strategic expertise to Over the centuries now excited the admiration of those who study them. He wrote in his masterpiece Anabasis, in which apart from the “retreat of the ten thousand,” is the story of the expion of Cyrus the Younger to Upper Asia. Xenophon was with them almost by accident as he says himself, but after the death of the leaders of the Greek army was one of five new leaders who were elected and who led the immortal retreat. He described minutely the countries that had undergone complete and drew pictures of manners and character of its inhabitants.What I most like is the modesty of the narrator and the man was great in terrible economic times and the historian was not unworthy of man, and also brought in his writing and the way military events of the Great Asia, later followed by the glorious Macedonian leader, Alexander the Great. Also provided further idea of the possible success of massive marches and expions concentric. Alexander the Great, which nobody can deny the quality of strategic moves designed by him and executed by troops who led the famous captain of antiquity from the shores of Asia Minor to the margins of the Indus. He made the supreme aspiration of the Greeks in their foreign policy was to subjugate Persia and prepared the world for the Roman rule. Joined two civilizations, East and West and established a fruitful exchange of ideas between them.Hannibal, with this example almost insurmountable and brilliant, worthy of the highest praise, by designing and implementing the strategic idea mortally wounding Rome, a Rome which set all their attention on a possible attack by the Carthaginian southern Italy. Anibal Ebro from the Pyrenees, going after the Rhone, going up the basin of this mighty river, crossing the towering peaks of the Alps and then descending to the fertile plains of the Po river and into Italy on Italian soil and give terrible and lucky blows to the powerful and almost invincible Roman Republic. We see from this example that strategic moves should always be the object of bringing an army to the point or points where the enemy least suspects that can be attacked.The Anibal estragegia noted for its speed and conducted or executed despite the obstacles of every kind which had to overcome and the Romans did not suspect that Hannibal never intended to go to conquer Italy taking such a detour, not taking enough precautions and took pains to gather some troops on Trebia and met these troops only after he learned that Hannibal had crossed the Alps. Julius Caesar, with its impressive strategic vision that brought the ideas and implement the famous Roman leader, to conquer and subjugate Gaul (which among other things fixed his penetrating gaze because it could be the entrance again over Tribes Barbarian as happened previously in the time of Gaius Marius in which Rome suffered the unspeakable to finish them (Teutons, Cimbri, Ambrones ..)), leading his troops as general diestr simo in the valleys of the Rhone, Rhine and the Seine .Barbarian tribes or barbarians who ruled over Rome, which according to Du Roure in his Histoire de Th oderic le Grand should be noted, though many have cast doubt on the strategic ability of these tribes, whose daring operations of war and invasions were guided and conducted following the rules of military science. Attila the Hun who conceived the project of subjugating the Roman Empire and became the faithful representative of the instincts of his nation in a way that supported his ambitious irresistible. According to some historians as Jornandes and Priscus, Attila’s empire included the whole Scythia, from the Black Sea to the Baltic, Sarmatians, Scythians, Gepids, Heruli Ostrogoths and other subject peoples. A crowd of kings before him surrendered and 700,000 warriors waited anxiously when embarking on the fight.When he died in 453 his body was exposed in the field between two long rows of tents of silk and the Huns sang around with grim ferocity that:”This is Attila the Hun, son of Mundzuck, lord of really mad people, who possessed power unheard Scythia and Germania and terrorized both Roman empires so that by not turning over all overwhelmed with pleas catch him and offered him a yearly tribute. He successfully completed their businesses, and died, not wound an enemy, nor by treachery of their own, but in the midst of pleasure and pain. Tariq strategic ability of Musa and his lieutenants after the Battle of Guadalete in two years to subdue the entire Iberian Peninsula along the same lines identified by the Romans as more conducive to domination of the country. Genghis Khan after beating Ung-Jan States took possession of the Tartars (still called Temugin and had himself crowned with the name of Genghis Khan or King of Kings).

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