Ashoka had to ask himself this question too. Ashoka ruled India from 268 BCE until he died in 232 BCE. Ashoka had edicts written on pillars, boulders, and walls. Ashoka became a Buddhist and worked on spreading the beliefs and faith throughout his reign. Ashoka is considered to be either a ruthless warrior or an enlightened ruler.
In Ancient India, the people named their flag after Asoka. He did great things for the Mauryan Empire that gave a good ending, but were the means of the ending just? Asoka ruled Ancient India and changed the history of it doing good and bad things for himself but for his empire. Was it being Ruthless or Enlightened? His responsibility for many deaths, his wanting of unfair wars, the unjust laws all clearly imply that Asoka is a Ruthless Conqueror.
The place is India, the year is 268 BCE and Asoka Maurya has just been crowned king of the Mauryan empire. Will he be an enlightened ruler, or a ruthless conqueror? Asoka was an enlightened ruler, because he tried to copy the Buddha, he was obsessed with the spread of Buddhism, and he was guilty about the battle of Kalinga. First, when he found out the devastating effect the battle of Kalinga had had on his empire, he tried to emulate the Buddha: ”Asoka found within himself… Buddha had found enlightenment” (Doc C), says historian Michael Wood. This shows that Asoka wanted to amend his ways and find peace with himself and what he had done.
Or was a Asoka a truly changed being. Therfore Asoka was an Enlightened Ruler who woked hard for his people and focued on helping others to make a better society. How could Asoka be a ruthless conqueror? Numerous people still think of him as the same man who once sent his army to Kalinga to kill their people and conqueror them. After the battle, Asoka sat under the Bodhi Tree that Buddha had once sat under.
Further displays of his martial abilities would come in 1565, when the Môri surrounded Gassan-Toda, the Amako's headquarters. During the siege, Yamanaka's talents became well known even among the Môri, and a certain Shinagawa Daisen challenged him to a one-on-one duel.
Ishmael is unable to think of his life before being in hell, and his only memories are of war now. These memories of hell destroyed the memory of his family. Another effect of the war is the numbness to violence. Ishmael is at the rehabilitation center with other boys who were in the war. He discovers some of the boys are fighting for the rebels side, and with partisan views, a huge fight starts.
Tokugawa Ieyasu was the founder and the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, and has been one of the most significant figures in Japanese history. Besides being such a successful and powerful ruler, Ieyasu had immensely changed the way Japanese society was structured and organised. From 1603-1608, Tokugawa began the modernisation of Japan. He became the first shogun who had more power over the emperor, and started changing the ways of Japan’s trade, economy, agriculture and social hierarchy. Ieyasu’s ‘main political goal was to cut off the roots of potential dissent and rebellion’ (University of Colorado, 2015); he did so when his army was victorious at the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600.
Is Asoka a ruthless conqueror or is he a knowledgeable ruler? Asoka is one of the most acknowledged rulers of the Mauryan Empire. He ruled most of India over 2,000 years ago. Although he may be the greatest ruler of the Mauryan Empire, Asoka is still a merciless emperor because he has done many remorseful things that shall not be forgiven such as exterminating thousands of people and he has also conquered many lands to enhance his kingdom. Several individuals have been slaughtered by the hands of Asoka.
He tricked him into entering an underground arena. This was the arena where only way to win was to kill the opponent. Kaneki was once again forced to use his ability. After learning that Kaneki is a ghoul, Tsuki saves Kaneki by interfering. He decides to devour Kaneki later, on his own.