Napoleon was largely seen as a savior after he overthrew the Directory, ending the chaotic French Revolution. However, Napoleon only pretended to cater to the masses, and became dictatorial himself. His obsession with power and domination suggested the despotic tendencies of a villainous leader. Furthermore, Napoleon lost many significant battles during his reign. In the Battle of Trafalgar, he shamefully suffered defeat to French’s nemesis Britain, failing to bring glorious victory to France.
Caesar was beginning to show signs that he saw himself above roman jurisdiction which was contradicting Republic values. The senate also did not like the fact that Julius Caesar was extremely disrespectful towards them on multiple accounts which showed his arrogance. Suetonius states, “Two tribunes of the people ordered the fillet to be removed at once from his statue and the offender imprisoned. But Caesar reprimanded and summarily degraded them both.”
The inhumanity found in humans that is shown in war, changes both the aggressors and the victims’ lives in a negative way. Humans often lose sight of what is most important in life: survival; therefore some focus all of their attention towards what is needed to make them “fulfilled”, and sometimes have to take down others in order to get their way. Hitler was enraged that the Germans lost WWI, and blamed the loss of the war on the citizens of Germany being unpatriotic and
Personally, Caligula was a tragedy waiting to happen. The people of Rome may have known that his reign would be the forefront of destruction to the Roman Empire, but a blind hope of arrogance clouded their judgment as Caligula’s terror destroyed the lives of those around him. However, Caligula’s life was built for luxury, military warfare, and egomania. Most Emperors would have the decency to respect his people, protect their empire, and keep peace among other countries.
Although these were successes, he may have not taken the correct way of placing them. In my opinion, he seemed very demanding and inconsiderate with his reforms. People may have disagreed with reforms and a revolt or uprising was a possibility for Russia. There were cases of uprisings as well. Sattler stated, "Revolts were dealt with swiftly and with great cruelty, and when Peter demanded reforms nothing was allowed to stand in his way.
An oppressive government cannot last forever against the people that it oppresses. It has to fall eventually because the use of fear does not create any allies and soon it causes the oppressor to suffer greatly. At the conclusion of the book Larsen suffers grave consquences due to mistreatment if his crew. Any government that chooses to use the weapon of fear may achieve great results at first
Firstly, Big Brother is a totalitarian governor who spreads falsification to the people. Not to mention, the Party changes parts of history that shows them as “weak” because they want to be viewed as strong. Secondly, Winston and Julia are disobedient because they do not agree with any rules established by Big Brother. Lastly, O’Brien abuses Winston which changes Winston’s point of view of Big Brother. In conclusion, “Actions speak louder than words” is still relevant today because there are totalitarian governments trying to make themselves seem superior and invading the privacy of
He was elected president and was living a good life. Nixon’s desire to maintain the power and gain the liking of citizens led him to making a decision without court approval when he was criticized for moving too slowly in disengaging from a war. He ordered for the phones of several government officials and reporters to be tapped. Voters began to distrust Nixon and, as a result, he became the only president to resign from office. Richard Nixon was very much like Macbeth in that his excess ambition and desire for power led to bad choices being made.
The goal was to drive out the president because they were unhappy with the was he was ruling, which they successfully did. At this time, many new forms of power and government were forming. This caused many revolts in the first place. Most of the Mexican people didn't like the way president Francisco Madero was ruling, and tried to drive him out.
Blame is the belief that a person or inanimate object is responsible for any outcome whether it be good or bad. People often resort to blame to fill the idea that they were not the cause of the outcome but someone else. The quote from the book It’s Not My Fault: The No-Excuse Plan for Overcoming Life’s Obstacles
”(Doc 3) This demonstrates that the removal of the Edict of Nantes drove people insane because it granted the people France substantial rights, however when the rights were removed by Louis XIV people became infuriated, which is another reason to why the French Revolution occurred. Fundamentally, the actions that Louis XIV took had a great impact towards his people. His actions ultimately led the people of France initiate the French Revolution, which left France and its people in a vulnerable
since the revolution had many enemies and few friends peasants were forced to fight and this displeased them. before the revolution the catholic church had a lot of say in the government and a lot of power afterwards some of their power was revoked making it possible to have other religions in france which pissed off the catholic church. with the revolution brought equal rights to every one if that were lost there would be no point in the committee of public safety and it would just be disbanded. to protect the revolution would definitely come before protecting the people. robespierre was basically a dictator after an amount of time and was not thoroughly protecting the people 's rights so he got his head cut off the committee of public safety’s main goal was to protect the revolution even if effected both sides
He had to deal with the mistrust of a nation and Congress which will make a term in office very difficult. His stubbornness and independence put him in a sticky position that made him unfit to be president. Not to mention, the way he dealt with economic and domestic decisions doing nothing but harm and further damage where our nation was at. Lastly, his foreign affairs―Iran Hostage Crisis, Panama Canal, stirring the pot with his allies, and Soviet tension―weren’t the wisest ways he could’ve handled the problem. Though he saved the energy crisis and the Camp David Accords, his mistakes and damage he has done made Jimmy Carter the worst president that America has seen.
So his authority collapsed completely. It is clear that the restoration settlement did little to provide stability in England. However I think this would be expected in the earlier years of the restoration, as there were no rules or protocol to follow, in the event of the monarch being executed and later restored. However the latter period was much more about a fear of catholic succession of James. As we can see from the restoration, religion was a deep underlying problem and it would be inaccurate to blame all the problems
One day in my Honors World History class sophomore year we began to learn about the start of rapid, aggressive imperialism along with the rise of fascism and totalitarian governments. As we delved deeper into this era of history, we began to cover the rise of Hitler and the extermination of the Jews. Like any other person, I could not begin to comprehend how the masses of people, a whole country, would approve of such hate and racist rhetoric. As I continued to try and realize how such actions could be justified, I looked at other examples in history of hate being the norm. I realized this was a pattern in history, exploring slavery, the rule of Stalin, the Armenian Genocide, and other injustices through time.