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Guerrilla Warfare

Examine the reasons for a contribution of Guerrilla warfare to the outcome of one twentieth century war. The word guerrilla comes from the Spanish word ‘little war’, and involves a struggle between an established army and irregular forces. There are specific tactics that are employed by guerrilla fighters. Guerrilla warfare was used by the Viet Minh in the first Indochina war against the regular army of France. The guerrilla forces of Ho Chi Minh were fighting to rid Vietnam of Imperialistic powers...

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Guerrillas in Arkansas

Guerrillas in Arkansas During the American Civil War, there were such things called guerrillas. No, I am not talking about the muscular black creatures that hide in the jungle. Though that is exactly how the Confederate independent companies got there name. Where and when did guerrilla warfare begin? Who did it involve? Who were these so called guerrillas and what was there strategy? Did certain Military commanders in Arkansas make an impact on the use of guerrillas? What were the strategies that...

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Gray Ghosts of the Confederacy: Guerrilla Warfare in the West 1861-1865.

Brownlee, Richard S. Gray Ghosts of the Confederacy: Guerrilla Warfare in the West 1861-1865. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1986. When the Civil War started many people of this nation were not expecting the chaos, destruction, and they certainly did not expect the war to last so long. The history of the guerrilla warfare began shortly before the start of the Civil War and lasted a few years after the war. The guerrillas dominated Missouri to such an extent that the Union army...

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Guerilla Warfare

Guerilla Warfare: A type of military action using small mobile irregular forces to carry out surprise tactics against hostile regular forces. Guerilla Warfare was used for the first time in the Madrid Dos de Mayo Uprising (May 2, 1808). This tactic was widely used by the Viet Cong and North Vietnam Army in the Vietnam War. “Guerrilla warfare is the unconventional warfare and combat with which a small group of combatants use mobile tactics (ambushes, raids, etc.) to combat a larger and less mobile...

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British Brutality toward the Boer Population When Fighting the Boer Guerrilla Fighters

fighters and civilians was in fact brutal. With the use of the ‘refugee camps’ and the scorched earth policy it made them seem that much more brutal. Sources P, Q and R all offer different insights into how brutally British soldier dealt with the Boer guerrilla fighters during the Second Boer war in 1899, with evidence to support the brutality of it all. Source R strongly agrees that the British treated the Boers badly, particularly the women and children, with this being said the source also has elements...

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How Effective Were the Guerrilla Tactics of the Viet Cong

How effective were the guerrilla tactics of the Viet Cong – History Plan * What tactics the Viet Cong used against US/ARVN troops. * How the Viet Cong dealt with the decisions made by the US troops. * How guerrilla tactics were better than those used by the US troops. * How the environment in Vietnam suited the Viet Cong and how it was a disadvantage for the US troops. * How the surroundings in Vietnam were an advantage to the Viet Cong. The Viet Cong had many tactics which...

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The role of Che Guevara in the cuban revolution. Description and analysis of Che Guevara (the legendary guerilla fighter) who helped Fidel Castro take over power in Cuba

Fidel Castro. Guevara played significant role in the guerrilla army which seized power in 1959 and also in Castro's regime where he held various positions of influence. Guevara's impact on the success of the Cuban revolution was a result of his tactical genius, experience in guerrilla warfare, leadership and training of the guerrilla force and his socialist ideologies. Guevara's ideologies and tactical genius in the art of the guerrilla warfare played a vital role in the revolutions seizure of power...

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The Significance of the Deployment of New Technology in Influencing the Nature of Warfare in the Years 1845-1991

of new technology in influencing the nature of warfare in the years 1845-1991” In order to ascertain the effect that technological advances had on the nature of warfare within this 146 year period, it is necessary to break down the definition of the “nature” of warfare. Within this essay it is understood to mean the ways in which wars were fought. Furthermore, one must also consider the non technological factors that affected the nature of warfare, and the ways in which wars were fought as a result...

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Patriot Tactics Essay

Britain had tactics that were both alike and dissimilar; which in turn played a pivotal role in the outcome of the war. What really helped the colonists during the war was a change in tactics from the traditional European style of warfare. The accepted form of warfare during this period, as used by both the Continental Army and the British Army, was developed in Europe where the terrain consisted of mostly large flat fields. Each European country had developed or was in the process of developing...

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VIETCONG speech

chi Minh created the party, his basics aims were not just use Vietminh as a political party but also as a guerilla tactic resolution. Being a guerrilla tactic solution was aimed at the time to bring about peace and change in Vietnam which would allow them to change the ways in Brian : when u say that the communist party was also part of guerilla warfare, what do u mean? Well, in 1945, September 22, 1400 french soldiers were released in south Vietnam, attacking the viet minh and innocent civilians...

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