Sunday, January 9, 2011
- United States of America
- Great Britain
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
From the results of what happened in Operation Cartwheel, America and it's allies where smart about the decisions they made. The Japanese use tactics like waiting a really long time to intimidate the enemy and poisoned the water supplies so the American marines would dehydrate. American troops worked closely together and supported each other quite well.
It was a fun game to play on Monday. Our group learned a lot and quickly since we wanted to move on to the next round. It was also fun because we won =D, but still we managed to learn so much because of the game method. It was interesting to know about the island hopping and other strategies the Allies used to ensure victory and get closer to the attack on the Japanese mainland. Deceiving the enemy into thinking Allied troops might attack somewhere they really weren't was really clever to be able to capture Rabaul. This game made my learning experience a whole lot better.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Valkyrie was a pretty good movie in my opinion; I'd seen it once before when it came out in theaters. I honestly thought the Hitler character could have been more "ruthless". I heard from a few people that they thought Tom Cruise's performance in that movie could have been better, but was decent. I mentioned it during gym today and the people who had seen the movie wished for some battle scenes, overall more action and less talk. The movie is about one of the most significant assassination attempts on Hitler within his allies in Germany. I really admired how these people recognized the wrong their regime was doing and attempted to grind it to a halt. These officers understood the consequences of siding with Hitler and decided to defy him regardless of the punishments. Overall it was good seeing it again and even better having to eat some Munchos and popcorn while watching.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
|Mexican migrant workers|
Sunday, November 28, 2010
With the recent tension on the Korean peninsula growing after the exchange of artillery fire from both Koreas, one has to wonder if this could potentially escalate and start a world war. The United States has a military alliance with South Korea in which it will aid the country if it were to be involved in war with the North. China is North Korea's greatest trade partner and also its ally. To make matters worse, just days from the incident, the U.S has sent over the USS George Washington (aircraft carrier) to conduct military drills with South Korea on its west coast. This definitely looks as if the situation could get out of hand and World War III could break out. In my opinion, the possibility for a war to break out is unlikely since it is in the Chinese and American's best interest to not let it get so bad. Both countries have made many attempts in the past to stop any provocation that would otherwise cause much suffering. I'm sure the future world wars class wont be discussing World War in Asia any time soon.
Friday, November 19, 2010
In response to what young marines teach each other, I believe that they for the most part teach each other to be strong and survive. Although they might be stealing the supplies from the army, they manage to aquire much needed or desired supplies to be able to get through staying on the island. By joking around and making hysterical commentary, the marines have a sense of normality during a though and exhausting campaign on Guadalcanal. So they teach each other to have some sanity, and watching over one another can create some comfort. For the month that they're on Guadalcanal they all become experienced in the Japanese's tactics, and together these young marines find the strength to overcome the many battles to come.