By Jon White, Aaron Asadi
Assessment: a lot of background depends upon victories and defeats in conflict. learn the strategies and methods that formed the world’s most vital campaigns via particular conflict maps, diagrams and poignant photos. comprehend what components contributed to the results and discover how such occasions have formed the id of societies around the globe.
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The vast majority of his military operations were for personal gain and he changed alliances frequently for his own desires. For instance, in 1821 he supported the drive for Mexican independence but turned against its leader, Agustín de Iturbide, just a few years later. The same happened again to President Vincente Guerrero, who Santa Anna helped rise to power but then also plotted his downfall. Perhaps the general’s inest moment was when he fought against a resurgent Spain, who tried to retake Mexico in 1829.
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