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    Causes Of The Musket War

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    European population was down in the hundreds. In 1818, the Musket Wars resulted in the loss of over a fifth of the Maori population, at least 20,000 dead and thousands more captured (“Overview of NZ”). The Musket War was a war that began when the Europeans introduced their advanced technology and muskets into New Zealand. The Musket Wars were a series of inter-tribal wars caused by tribes all trading to obtain muskets. At the end of the wars, in 1830, a new conflict for the Maori population took rise

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    What Were the Effects of the Rifle? Essay

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    than a musket, is the fact that it has rifling throughout the barrel of the gun. Rifling is a system of spiral grooves in the surface of the bore of a gun causing a projectile when fired to rotate about its longer axis (Merriam-Webster). The rifle changed America by starting long range warfare, enforcing a new industry of American weaponry, and leading to the sniper rifle which now has many important uses such as protecting the white house.

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    with the right to own a gun. The symbolism behind the musket in the monument I am creating is that it was one of the major guns used during the revolutionary war. The second amendment is mostly about gun rights and allowing them in the states to the people, to protect themselves. The musket was used by many american soldiers, because it was light weight and shot a smaller bullet these were a favored gun to the continental soldiers. These muskets were the best at close range in the battle next to rifles

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    of the Taranaki wars. The four most significant driving causes of the Taranaki wars include the Musket Wars, conflicting beliefs about sovereignty between the Maori and Pakeha, conflicting beliefs about land ownership between the Maori and Pakeha and the selling of the Pekapeka block. A significant cause of the Taranaki wars is the Musket Wars. Musket wars were inter tribal wars between different Maori tribes in the 1820s/18230s. They were one of the most lethal inter tribal wars in Maori history

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    was a savage killer and it only was the one true word that I heard the crowd say and it was that word that put me in this new world. ¨Fire¨ No one new how said it but then i shot my musket at the crowed and then I spotted that devil of a man Mr Gray and as sone as I laid my eyes on he I ran at him with my loaded musket and then he tripped and his was my chance he looked scared and in that new world I thought it was fun to shoot him and I did and when I did I felt good and then for fun stabbed him

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    Matchlocks In Japan

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    Japan. In 1545 the lord of Bungo on Kyushu, called Otomo Yoshiaki heard about the weapon and requested a demonstrating of the musket (Lidin 2002, 6). Otomo also became impressed by the power of the weapon and as a result, muskets were included on its military arsenal. However, the gun was presented with some technical problems, which was not reliable to be used in the wars. One of those problems was that it could not perform properly in rain. But the Japanese generals soon were able to find a solution

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    Rifled Musket Componenet Overview During the Civil War, rifled muskets were all the rage. The Rifled Musket was adopted by the U.S. Army in 1858. These new type of muskets had grooves inside of the barrel, meaning that if this gun was partnered with the Minié ball, it would increase both the range and the accuracy of the bullet. The smooth-bore musket (the previous generation of muskets) did not have grooves in the barrel. This means that the bullet is not spinning as it exits and there is a margin

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    The Effects of Gunpowder on Warfare Essays

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    of gunpowder changed war from being fought with medieval weaponry and battle tactics to more modern day weapons and tactics because the gunpowder powered weapons are more deadly. Weapons that use gunpowder to launch projectiles have a greater range than melee weapons and are more powerful than bow and arrows. Also, cannons are more powerful and have a greater range and accuracy than catapults and they also can be reloaded faster than catapults. Gunpowder weapons changed war because they are stronger

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    “It’s a funny thing. You’d think that if there was a war going on in your own country, it would make your life different.” (Collier 38) Tim, the protagonist, is trying to live an ordinary life during time of the Revolutionary War as he works on his family’s tavern. However, his brother Sam wants to join the Rebel Army and wants to defeat the British, otherwise known as the Loyalists who Sam and Tim’s father support as they support the king. In My Brother Sam Is Dead the author’s James Lincoln

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    Strengths: The weapons were far more accurate and dependable than the muskets of the whites, at least until the more advanced rifles were invented. Even then the rifles were unpredictable. A warrior could fire 10-15 arrows before a musket or muzzle loaded rifle could be reloaded. If a warrior ran out of arrows, he could make more; he could not make more lead or powder. If his bow broke, he could make another, he could not make a firearm. A warrior carried spare bow strings. If one broke it could

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