Formula for gunpowder started in China (10th century)
Spread to other countries in Europe by mid 14th century
Cannons were primitive form of firearm (hard to move)
Trebuchets were used
Hand guns in Europe around 15th century
Pistols are inaccurate and ex
History 240 final exam study guidance
The final for History 240 will have three parts.
The first part will have twenty short questions. Most of these questions will be drawn
from the multiple-choice sections of the two midterms. There will additionally be
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Soldiers Experiences in WWI
There have been multiple theories throughout the years pertaining to the
experiences of soldiers in World War I. Some say that these civilian-men-turned-soldiers
did not fu
Paper #1: Siege of Sienna
Blaise de Monlucs account of the 1555 Siege of Sienna is a vivid first hand
description of sixteenth century warfare in Europe. He describes in detail the use of
weapons and machinery, and als
How would you define war?
o a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states
o Threshold of violence (one well-known survey of warfare set this at 1,000
total casualties per year)
o Two or more armed for
Frances defeat as strategic hinge of WWII
-Altered strategic calculations of all major belligerents and neutrals
-Great Britain now lost forward frontier: our frontier is the Rhine
-U.S. and Soviet assumptions in tatters
-French and Briti
-Limitations on German military
-Reparations: Germany was to pay costs of the war
-But how were costs to be defined?
-And could Germany pay costs of the war and recover economically?
-In the end, Ger
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- Why should a set of ideas have an impact on warfare? no impact on the way wars
were fought, but on what the wars were about!
- The picture depicts a french soldier taking leave from his familya citizen figh