Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them. Another reason why he was a villain because he killed members of his family so that he would become the ultimate successor to the throne. This should never be how a king becomes the ruler of his kingdom, ever. Even though I believe that Alexander the Great is a villain, others may think he was a hero. They may think that because he had conquered so many other nations.
These barbarians were like savages, they destroyed things and they would slaughter people too. One of Genghis Khan’s first serious attack, was against the Chin armies of North China in 1211. He had a fleet of 200,000 men and he sent them east to battle. Many of the Chinese thought that the Mongols were brutal. The barbarians were so barbaric that the streets of China’s capital were greasy for the human fat and flesh.
In Document D, stated is “Fired with an overwhelming desire for seizing the property of others, these swift moving and ungovernable people make their destructive way amid the pillage and slaughter of those who live around them.” This piece of evidence shows how savage Rome’s enemies were. The Huns were ruthless and unforgiving, so when Rome invited some Germanic tribes into their territory they showed other Germanic tribes that they were weak and easy to overcome. A different kind of
Based on the evidence it seems as if the Mongols were barbaric and viewed women as property. Lastly the Mongols performed vicious practices that were fatal and inhumane. In Document 5 a picture depicts five people being buried alive and another man being shot with arrows while tied to a tree. No matter what these people may have done their actions don’t warrant such savage inhumane death. “Genghis Khan rooted out...adultery and theft...these could be left unattended because of the severity of (Mongol) laws against theft”(Document 7).
The citizens and counter-revolutionaries were being executed for the slightest thing such as saying a careless word of criticism about the government. Although the government did this to stop any rebellions from forming, they ended up doing much more than what was needed and going completely
Kamenev, Bukharin, and Zinoviev, who were some of his rivals for power, were executed in a show trial. Anyone that crossed Stalin met the same fate, and he began to make himself a dictator. Stalin was increasingly paranoid and power hungry, and thought that everyone around him was plotting against him, because of this he demanded constant praise and devotion from his citizens. His first purges began around the early 1930s, when he began to take over the farms from their owners to turn them into collective farms owned by the state. Anyone who refused was executed, and the rest, about 5 million, were deported to forced labour camps located mainly in Siberia.
The Mongols next attacked the Jin Dynasty of Northern China, their ruler demanded Genghis to surrender. From 1211 to 1214, the Mongols invaded and they sent refugees into the cities of Jin Dynasty and food shortage became a problem in the country and the Jin army started killing tens of thousands of its own peasants because of food. In 1214 the Mongols surround the capital of Zhongdu now its Beijing, The
They were seen as warlike, fierce and cruel, but they did not take into consideration the way the barbarians were brought to life and the harsh environment they were surrounded by. To be barbaric means to be aggressive and dangerous. These developed civilizations had these negative perceptions of the barbarians due to the fact that they were familiar with a different way of life and survival unlike the sedentary people that had everything in the palm of their hand, the barbarians had to fight and be harsh for
Second is Oliverotto of Fermo, who also became a military commander and killed citizens amid feast with the assistance of his troopers who later terrorized the city for submission. These kinds of acts what Machiavelli pertains to as criminal means. He argued that these cruel acts, though evil, maybe be justified if done at once to build a prince's power and then swung to the regale of his people. Moreover, the prince having attained the principality is required to live with his subjects and should do all the injuries at once, if not, it is no longer acceptable. This second argument resembles Machiavelli's famous phrase “the end justifies the means”, showing that he approves bad behavior as long as at the end it will turn
This final straw caused the Hutu people to crave and have reason for revenge. The killing of their leader as well as another Hutu man was now dead. The Hutu people had felt the Tutsis had tried to over throw them too many times and shown too much disrespect to their people. The Tutsis treated the Hutus as if they were their political props to prove their points. The Tutsis treated the Hutus like objects not people, killing whoever was in there way of superiority and power.