Daniel 9:26-27 says that the people of the prince that shall come will destroy Jerusalem; a prophecy fulfilled in 70 A.D. when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem. If the people of the prince were Romans, what of this prince that will come? Most Premillennial scholars suggest this prince is not the historical prince of the people that destroyed Jerusalem, but rather, a prince that will ascend at the end of the age. Daniel 9:27 describes the yet future seven-year peace treaty made by none other than The Antichrist, the Prince over a revived empire built on elements of the ancient Roman Empire.
Never before had he suffered such a devastating loss. Following the loss, and Napoleon’s rejection of a peace treaty; the French people turned on Napoleon. Soon he was exiled to the island of Elba. A year later, he rose again and regained control of France for one-hundred days. Finally, he faced his ultimate demise, the Battle of Waterloo.
By the 5th century, Rome was being destroyed by outside invaders, and political assassinations became routine because leaders were unable to create a stable government. Natural disasters also contributed to the collapse of the Roman Empire.
In search for military glory, Claudius personally led his army through Gaul and across the Channel into Britain where, with little opposition, he reduced much of the island into submission. Claudius died on October 13th 54 after being poisoned, probably on the orders of Agrippina who was afraid Claudius would appoint Britannicus. Claudius undertook the conquest of Britain. He visited the island for 16 days, to preside over the capture of Colchester, the capital of the new province, and then returned to Rome. As well as Britain, Claudius added North Africa, Balkans, part of Turkey to the Roman Empire.
The Roman Empire’s political ‘fall’ (from 410 C.E.) has, for long, been quoted as one of the world’s history most pivotal events. Since the completion of Edward Gibbon’s History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire in 1788, debate rose on the causes of the event. Notably, even though the political power and unity of the Western Roman Empire significantly declined, its cultural heritage persisted. This significantly moved through the middle ages into the West and still is unaltered in the modern world.
Rome’s dispatched forces to Iberia and North Africa raided the Carthaginian villages and towns, so Hannibal, in 203 B.C., traveled back to Carthage and deserted his campaign against Rome to defend his country. In 202 B.C., Scipio managed to defeat Hannibal by garnering superior forces at the Battle of Zama; they used instruments to stampede Hannibal’s remaining elephants, which trampled the Carthaginian troops. Most of the troops left were gradually killed by the
Romulus and Remus fought over who would be the sole ruler over Rome. “An omen determined that Romulus should be the founder of the new city.” (Gale Group)Asking the gods for help to decide who would govern the city, Romulus soon reined champion. Remus received the first sign of six vultures, but Romulus soon saw double the amount of birds, reigning Romulus the king. “Romulus killed Remus and became king of the new city, which was named “Rome” after him.” (Quote from book) Filled with anger, Remus’s feral instinct took over and a battle ensued, leaving Romulus the victor and king. Lacking women, Romulus kidnapped the Sabine women to populate Rome.
The cathedral has lived through the Middle Ages, the French Revolution, and major wars in Europe. Surviving the French Revolution has been the biggest task for Notre Dame. During the Revolution much of the cathedral was destroyed. This includes the twenty-eight statues of biblical monarchs, in the King’s Gallery, being destroyed. The revolutionist beheaded the statues, with some remains being found in the 1970’s.
George Orwell’s use of a personal encounter allows the reader to understand the effects that the environment and personal experiences impose upon an individual. As a result a cohesive explanation and reason for his political purpose is given to the reader, permitting a connection to manifest with the author. The emotional appeal that is constructed through the use of real life situations, allows an audience to acquire a sense of passion in addition to becoming sympathetic. In the state of the Union Address, Barack Obama uses current issues to stimulate the audience and declare a motion for political change, as he states, “We have to reduce the influence of money in our politics…We’ve got to make it easier to vote, not harder. We need to modernize it for the way we live now.
This resulted in Napoleon’s men being defeated by a force that included Prussian, Swedish, Austrian, and Russian troops in the Battle of Nations. On April 6, 1814, Napoleon was forced to step down from the throne. He was then exiled to the island of Elba; shorter than a year later, Napoleon planned an escape and returned to Paris once again. Wanting desperately to regain his power, Napoleon began, what is known as, the Hundred Days Campaign. He created a new army and planned an attack.