By Doug Dildy, John White
On nine April 1940, German forces invaded Denmark, after which Norway, in an try to safe the very important mineral assets of Scandinavia for his or her warfare undefined. This attack, Operation WeserÂ¿bung, represents the 1st joint air-land-and-sea crusade within the heritage of war, and was once the single such crusade deliberate, introduced, and accomplished by way of the 3 prone of the Wehrmacht. It additionally integrated using the rarest of German armoured cars, the Naubaufahrzeug NbFz.A/B (PzKw V/VI) experimental 'land battleship'.
This publication describes the occasions of this tumultuous crusade that not just ended in Winston Churchill's appointment as British leading Minister, but additionally observed the crippling of the German Kriegsmarine as a scuffling with strength, because it used to be diminished to a fleet of submarines and a handful of heavy warships used as trade raiders.
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They became known as tyrants (tyrannoi), a word, possibly of Lydian origin, that was used to describe a monarch whose power was usurped rather than inherited or legally bestowed. 14 The best-documented case studies of patterns of revolution are provided by Sparta and Athens. Both were large and far from typical city-states, but their experience is broadly illustrative of the problems besetting the Greek world in the revolutionary era. Their solutions also represent some of the most important advances in the evolution of the polis and in Greek thinking about the state and the citizen and the best form of government.
Harsh debt laws, such as existed in Athens, under which loans were made on the security 16 DEMOCRACY’S BEGINNING of the person and default resulted in debt bondage, further increased the vulnerability of the poor and added to the discontent and to the general resentment that comes with gross inequality. Out of this background there emerged across the Greek world in the late seventh and sixth centuries an upsurge of social unrest centred around issues of corruption, oppression and political exclusion.
They were elected for life from among those of highest merit, which meant in practice that they came from the nobility, as Aristotle makes clear. They were elected by acclamation by the body of citizens, the damos. The Council constituted Sparta’s highest court, with a crucial role in criminal jurisdiction, and it also had probouleutic powers, which meant that it prepared all proposals going before the people. The damos, in addition to its electoral powers, also had the right to a say in shaping public policy, though it is clear it had no final decision-making power.
Denmark And Norway 1940 by Doug Dildy, John White