Compare & Contrast Candide by Voltaire

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The Eighteenth Century:France and Britain are continually fighting to see who will be the number one colonial power. Half of this war effort involves stirring up Indian "allies" to kill each other before the colonists spread into the wilderness.

Today: With the demise of the Soviet Union, America stands as the sole superpower.

The Eighteenth Century: The first intentional use of biological agents by a military occurs during King Phillip's War. The British intentionally infect blankets en route to the Indians with smallpox.

Today: The United States enforces economic sanctions against Iraq because of their suspected development and use of biological weapons.

The Eighteenth Century: General George Washington advocates fighting from behind trees and rocks, ambush style, instead of the traditional parade-style formation.

Today:Though guerilla warfare is now the style when necessary, fighting strategies today rely heavily on airpower and missile bombardment to soften up...

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