They destroyed their entire city. Burning every one of their buildings to the ground, which is very cruel. Another instance of this is shown through Rashid Fadl Abi-l’Hair writings, a Muslim historian in 1498,” These invaders burned our great libraries, broke our canals and ditches, destroyed our farms, defiled the true Faith by raising temples to Buddha…attempted to destroy our trade with paper money. ” In this instance, the Mongols take it up a notch. The Mongols completely destroyed all of Azerbaijan (this was where the Mongols invaded).
Joseph Stalin, 1878-1953, established totalitarianism in Russia, and forever changed the nation. He used police force to gain power, and instilled fear in all of his followers. This reign of terror was known as the Blood Purges or the Great Terror. During the Blood Purges, Stalin blamed Russian citizens for crimes he committed, and imposed the worst of punishments on them. Death or being sent to a labor camp, such as Gulag, was the fate of most.
Stalin, the dictator of Soviet Russia, was a killer. He was said to have killed about 60 million, some not by his hand directly, but by his orders. Stalin was obsessed with his power and would eliminate all who would oppose this power. He would eliminate those who oppose him by either exiling them or executing them. He would even burn his own villages just to instill fear in the peasantries and to discourage criminals from stealing food shipments.
(Germany was going to be Russia’s enemy in World War I.) His other close advisor was “the Mad Monk,” a man named Rasputin. Rasputin was crazy and gave Nicholas terrible advice, but Nicholas kept listening!” (“Czar”). These immoral decisions lead to many mishaps within his leadership and potentially were the reason that the Russian Revolution started. Although many will argue that Lenin’s good leadership, that led to his exile, was the reason the Russian Revolution started, Nicholas II made so many crucial mistakes that outweigh the decisions of Lenin.
People should always remember the devastating event when six million Jews were killed in Nazi Germany. This event was The Holocaust, and it occurred from 1933-1945. The Nazis captured Jews and kept them in concentration camps, then killed them, and burned them. Homosexuals, gypsies, and people with disabilities were also killed as well. The killings and oppression of the “inferior” people was tragic, and most people find it unspeakable to talk of or write about.
Additionally, Towards the end of the empire Xeres and other kings started doing more violent killings, and being more intolerant. Xerxes is believed to destroyed temples, kill priests, and enslave subjects. Furthermore, this brutal violence hurt people and eventually led to the Achaemenid Empire’s downfall. But this evidence does not compare to the significant advances and systems that were put in place by Persia, since there are positive effects that can still be seen today. The world had seen its strongest empire ever, and it learned from their successes and mistakes, which is extremely important for progress to be
Stalin went on a spree of execution, imprisoning and firing many officials (especially the officials with higher level) “The Great Purge 1934-1940.”(H-Headlines). Stalin would do whatever it takes to upset any building power bases or alliances who he thought might work against him to take his leadership status.
What The Great Purge consisted of was the purge of the Communist Party and government officials, repression of peasants and the Red Army leadership, and widespread police surveillance. This purge was accomplished by imprisonment and arbitrary executions. This time in history is known as “Yezhovshchina” translated as “times of Yezhoz” because Nikolai Yezhov was the
The victims of the Holocaust comprised of many different factions of people, including the Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, trade unionists, and political opponents of the Nazis. (Vail 112). The Holocaust was a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually to be deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Jews were forced into ghettos, which were described as quarantine facilities (Altman 19). One of the phony reasons they gave the public for sending the Jews to the ghettos was so that they wouldn’t have political or economic power (Altman 16).
Totalitarianism means that individuals live and die for their country, no matter the cost of their freedom. Furthermore, individuals lose their free will and are under constant persecution by the state and fellow citizens. According to Fiero, “Soviet communists persecuted those whose activities they deemed threatening to the state” (Fiero, 407). The definition is fitting since individuals in Soviet Russia had no free will, therefore, their only purpose in life is to serve the state and only the state. Additionally, they are under constant persecution, since at the time anyone could claim that an individual's actions have been detrimental to the state regardless of whether there is any substance to the argument.
“The first concentration camps were made to detain people without trial, usually under harsh conditions.” (www.theholocaustexplained.org) The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside. It was sad to be taken to a concentration camp because it meant that it was the end of your life.
Fear and hatred by a few of a multitude drove mass suspicion and paranoia across a nation. It was pure evil. The Red Scare and September 11th are similar in that both periods Americans were attacked. The Soviet Union courted many Americans to gain their support for communism. The Soviet Union never physically attacked the United States but it.
This force, which was ordered and led by Heinrich Himmler, used revolting and fearsome methods in order to punish those in Germany who did not fit into Hitler’s concept of a clean ‘Aryan’ race, such as Jews and homosexuals and those who did not tolerate or believe in the Nazi’s ideologies, all possible without a need for evidence. Millions of others, consisting of men, woman and children were sent to concentration camps with dreadful and unsuitable conditions and were forced into hard labour. These inhumane actions done by the Gestapo members were all in an attempt to defeat and target those who criticise the Nazi’s views and overall play an important role in maintaining Nazi control over German society by letting fear drain the German
Alexander was a tyrant for many reasons including only caring about himself and his forceful and cruel tactics. Alexander is also famous for being the greatest military leader but he was a very bad person and he was cruel to people who hadn’t surrendered. He didn’t care about