By Tim Ripley
Tim Ripley weighs up the armies that faced one another around the Saudi border in Kuwait and within the deserts of southern Iraq. He unearths the huge strengths and weaknesses which characterised both sides. The Iraqis, for instance, had a bonus in long-range artillery. Weapon structures, tanks, education, small palms, designated Forces, assault helicopters, Scud missiles, defended positions, secret agent satellites, ammunition kinds, strive against engineering, the specter of chemical and organic war , and plenty of different elements which helped be sure the process the clash are tested intimately.
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43 Even after Pius IV had issued his bull In sacrosancta in 1564 to abolish graduations of Protestants, a number of universities did not follow suit. The doge of Venice, for example, in 1587 subjected the students to his own tribunal so that the Inquisition could not persecute Protestant students. 44 In the Netherlands of the early sixteenth century, the University of Louvain admitted about eight hundred new students per year, reflecting the attraction of humanism there, in particular due to the reputation of the Collegium Trilingue (1517).
About ten per cent took up their places in the nobility, and about six per cent each entered the military or became physicians. 20 Moreover, investigating the education of office holders provides evidence that attending university was certainly helpful for enhancing one’s career prospects. Across (northern) Europe, the percentage of members of parliament, town magistrates, or occupants of other administrative Gössner, Studenten, 2003, 25, 194. Frijhoff, ‘Graduation’, 1996, 364f, 378. 17 Del Negro, ‘Early modern period’, 2001–03, 61.
35 Conrads, Ritterakademien, 1982, 105–15, 154f. 36 Bonjour, Universität Basel, 1960, 168–87, 242. English Students at Leiden University, 1575–1650 10 a number of well-regarded academies in Geneva, Zurich, Bern, and Lausanne. 37 The Scottish universities (for the English universities see chapter 2) were arranged around certain chairs rather than in faculties, and in the tradition of the Calvinist faith, the focus was on moral education. Consequently, subjects belonging to the arts were predominant, and standards in law and medicine were not high, if the subjects were taught at all.
Desert Storm Land Power The Coalition and Iraqi Armies by Tim Ripley