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Venice, in later times, figured more than once in wars of ambition, till, becoming an object to the other Italian states, Pope Julius II.
The provinces of Holland, till they were overwhelmed in debts and taxes, took a leading and conspicuous part in the wars of Europe.
The wars of these two last-mentioned nations have in a great measure grown out of commercial considerations, -- the desire of supplanting and the fear of being supplanted, either in particular branches of traffic or in the general advantages of trade and navigation, and sometimes even the more culpable desire of sharing in the commerce of other nations without their consent.
Neither are any wars so furious and bloody, or of so long a continuance, as those occasioned by difference in opinion, especially if it be in things indifferent.
It s a question posed often in the media, and it's just one example of the hold that the Vietnam War still exerts on the U.S.
In the Old English Dictionary, "civil war" is defined as a war between two or more factions fighting for control of the same government.
The church's fundamental posture is against war, as recent popes have made clear.
At the beginning of the Civil War, in 1861, many states denied blacks--those flee and those still enslaved--the opportunity to prove their mettle in the battle.
This book is a significant contribution to the historiography of the Civil War. Union Jacks is the first comprehensive account of ordinary Civil War sailors.
"It is important to note that even though researchers haven't been able to put a label on those symptoms, the IOM study recognizes that veterans are suffering from illnesses and disabilities related to their service in the Gulf War," said National Service Director Randy Reese.
"The revival of the romance of the anti-war left is a potential disaster for the Democrats," Alter wrote, reminding readers that "ideologically pure liberals who backed Eugene McCarthy in the primaries refused to rally around Hubert Humphrey because Humphrey was 'complicit' in the Vietnam War machine." Hence, Richard Nixon's win in 1968.
(1) His "Unknown Soldier" sermon served to articulate the pacifist position that Fosdick had begun to embrace at the conclusion of World War I.