Need an example from history for an essay.?

I'm writing my war essay and I'm trying to think of an example where at some point a state showed intent and had the means to attack another state, but never actually did so.The only example I can think of so far is the Cold War, but that's not quite right because America and Russia didn't actually intend to attack each other; they were just trying to be better than each other because they were afraid of the other state attacking them.So, besides the cold war is their any other examples you guys can think of? I know it is rather hard to find because unless there's a war people don't care as much, but any help would be great.

Similar Asks:

  • Russia or the Soviet Union? - I’m writing an essay about Russia during WW2, and am aware that it was a state within the Soviet Union. I want to make reference to Russia specifically, but the information at times refers to the Soviet Union as a whole. Would it be confusing if I just keep switching between “Russia” and the “Soviet
  • Is it all breeds of dogs that get put down for attacking people? - Is it all breeds of dogs that get put down for attacking people?and to what extent does the attack or injury have to be for this to happen?pls only answer if you actually know or you believe is true! thnxbefore you ask i have searched it. it is for an essay due tomorro pls help!
  • Help Me Please: World War I? - I need to write an essay. Anything you know, or any sites that could help me out with this would be great…”In a well written dissertation discuss the reasons America intervened in World War 1. Carefully explain these from an American perspective as to why America found it necessary to assist England, France and Russia
  • Help with The Odyssey essay!? - I have to write an essay on the bird signs in The Odyssey the Robert Fitzgerald translation and I need 6 examples but I only found four! I need the bird, the interpreter, and what the interpretation of it is was. I have an eagle carrying a goose which means that Odysseus is coming home
  • What do you think of my essay; how is the ending? - I was born with achondraplaisa; the most common form of dwarfism which occurs in 1 out of 15,000 new born babies. It can be past down genetically or by a new sporadic mutagen. From growing up to be different from the rest of the world, you see everything in a different perspective. When you are
  • HELP! What is the difference between Analyzing & Summarizing? - I had to watch a couple of short videos titled WHATS GREAT ABOUT AMERICA and I now have to write a 800-1,000 word essay my teacher listed these q’sWhat qualities make America a great nation? Are the criticisms of America discussed in the video valid? Does the video successfully counter these charges? Support your analysis
  • What Do You Think of The War in Iraq? - I’m doing an assigment in my english class (Cause/Effect Essay) and my topic is the war in Iraq. Here are a few questions that I’m looking for to help me with my paper and would like to hear people respond and read their POV.Here are the questions:*Why are we at war with Iraq?*Why can’t we,

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Need an example from history for an essay.?”

  1. thermogeographical says:

    The Roman Empire and the Germans. Resulted in some conflicts.But there was always intent (revenge), and the Romans always had the means. But they did invade a few times.I can’t think of to many others, other than dominance between Athens and Sparta, which resulted in a few wars.Or the Bloods and Crips of LA. A lot of fighting but no real wars.THIS IS A REALLY HARD QUESTION. In history, if it did not lead to war, it was probably not recorded to full extent. Sorry that I’m not really helping you.

  2. turnbuckles says:

    Well I don’t really agree with your cold war assessment, but here are some options for you…….The Cuban Missile Crisis (but really everyone writes about this)Several of the MANY escalation’s between Greece and Turkey in their squabble over Cyrus. (Some of these did result in fighting; but some were cooled off by the UN or other powers) In particular there is the crisis of 67. And I would bet there are also numerous examples in the middle east especially between Israel and its neighbors. But there is and has been A LOT of posturing over there.