The hate, greed, and ignorance of people have caused suffering for many others throughout the history of mankind. “If you are greedy or angry or ignorant (the three Buddhist poisons), you are condemned to an endless cycle of unhappiness.”(Arthur Dobrin D.S.W.) Hate and greed have overtaken people and have caused them to make actions that led to a genocide, or a mass killing of people. Ignorance did not help at all and actually kept the genocides going. An example of this would be the colonists and the Native Americans.
The failures of the wars Russia took part in damaged their economy even more than it already was. The extreme poverty of the Russian people and the overpopulation of the major cities making living condition dreadful. These factors put struggles on the Russian people and it made them very anger at the government. The Tsar, Nicholas II failures to lead the country properly and the consent bad decisions that was made caused outrage with the Russian people. All of these factors are the reason why the Russian Revolution in February 1917
Sugar was one of the many things to be taxed. The Sugar Act frustrated the colonists with how it began, Taxation Without Representation, how it lead to the Revolutionary War, and the other effects it had. One of the many reasons The Sugar Act infuriated the colonists was the reason that it was passed by the British Parliament. The main goal of The Sugar Act was to crack down on smuggling and raise money for the British Military and pay for the French and Indian War. It was passed because the British waited a long
Moreover, the German revolution caused endless chaos and tension in Germany, stealing away the soldiers’ focus on victory in WW1, therefore negatively affecting their performance & sparking their defeat in WW1. The figure above (Figure 2: German Revolution), shows one of the demonstrations in the German revolution. However, the German revolution stemmed many changes into the German authority, as the Kaiser was coerced to resign & Germany was announced a republic. (Figure 2: German Revolution) In conclusion, many different factors combined led to the German defeat in WW1, including the US entry into WW1, the naval factors, the authoritative factors, the blockades and the failure of the U-boat campaign as well as the Ludendorff offensive. Moreover, these factors are highly related, as the entry of the US was the main factor that gave rise to their defeat, and most of the other causes were an upshot of the US entry into
During the Qin Dynasty, any books which did not support the Legalist philosophy were burned and writers, philosophers, and teachers of other philosophies were executed. Now that I read what I put, I am starting to think that the emperor, “Shi Haungti” is one of the cruelest people on earth. But I guess that the people who mentioned it do deserve it because they were breaking the emperor’s laws. Back to the report. The excesses of the Qin Dynasty 's legalism made the regime very unpopular with the people of the time.
For instance, the Sons of Liberty started riots, committed treason, and started a war with England. Not to mention they were behind the Boston Tea Party, leading to the closing of the Boston Harbor and many colonists losing their jobs. In addition to all of this, they also didn’t pay their taxes, and were rather deceitful. The Sons of Liberty were masters of media, which could be seen in either a positive or negative light. These violences and crimes, however, could not have led the colonies to become the United States, and would not have gained the colonists their liberty.
Because the Britishers were busy with war, they were also not able to look into the conditions of Indians, leading to failure of crops, spread of epidemic diseases and death of many. Not surprisingly, this angered Indians and they needed some way to express their anger. The arrival of Mahatma Gandhi and his ideals gave them the ideal opportunity to do so. Gandhi claimed that “the real enemies were
They were there for the sole purpose of making money and therefore the laws that they put in place to govern the areas controlled were often not with the general populations well-being in mind. This led to widespread hatred of the British by the indigenous population. The Indians believed that one of the main goals of the occupiers was to Christianize Hindu and Muslim populations. This, and the heavy taxation imposed by the British East India Company, led to immense resentment and several uprisings of the locals during British Rule. After the Indian Mutiny of 1857 the British Government abolished both the Mughal Dynasty, which was the local Indian Government, and the East India Company.
From missionaries who were attacked by the Boxers, to word of mouth stories passed down from the peasants involved, to Chinese higher ups, who rejected the movement as well as those who supported it, these accounts have biases to them that should be taken into account. A common link between the historians’ theories on the Boxers are that they were heavily motivated by anti-foreign sentiment. In Hu Sheng’s book, From the Opium War to the May Fourth Movement, the Chinese “suffered from an increasingly large amount of foreign imports, notably textiles, that destroyed the natural economy of the villages, bankrupted the native handicraft industry, and made life miserable for the peasant and other laboring masses.” I agree with Victor Purcell, who attempted to tie the different perspectives together and concluded that the Boxer Uprising was an anti-foreign and anti-Christianity movement, starting off as an anti-Qing uprising, then coming to support it later. This view is evident in the records of Boxer leaders pronouncing their desire to “restore the Ming dynasty!” and to “Kill the foreign devils!” and later taking on a more nationalistic approach, saying that they want to support the Qing empire by expelling the foreigners and their ideas. (Purcell
Finally, Britain would constantly deny any attempt to find peace between the two countries. As expected, Britain put certain taxes on the colonies to help regulate trade and pay for transport of goods. However, many of the taxes Britain put on colonists were for the sole purpose of creating revenue for the British (Doc 2). The reason the British believed they were justified to do this was the belief that colonists still owed reparations for British support in the French Indian war (Doc 1). The colonists found these taxes so insulting that many of them refused to purchase British goods.
As Colonists we were justified in breaking away from the British. We were being taxed heavily, and we were not given representation in parliament. We needed to stand up for what we believed in and fight for our rights by gaining independence from Britain and establishing our own country. Since we did not have representatives in Parliament that could speak about and vote on the taxes, our rights were repeatedly violated. The many taxations and laws passed by parliament had a grave affect on every colonist with only benefit for the British.
The proclamation of 1763 was a British attempt to “cool down” tensions between the indians and the british. Unfortunately this proclamation was seen as an attack on settlers trying to gain their own land and angered may colonists. The proclamation of 1763 combined with an increase in taxes angered many colonists and
Even if the military wasn’t committing acts of violence against the people, their presence alone created an underlying hatred between the two sides. However, the British were in fact committing acts of violence against the people, angering them even more. The colonists felt robbed of their freedom, because they were constantly watched, aggravated and abused. The military presence could possibly have been tolerated, and the abuses made up for, had justice been administered to the soldiers committing the crimes. However, the use of mock trials was adding insult to injury, and made the colonists feel even more powerless.
The American revolution all started because of taxes. The colonist got really mad at the British for taxing all of their important goods.The british always treated the colonist poorly since they came and invaded their homes. By this time the british were sick and tired of the colonists so they started a war. The war was very expensive, the British started to make the colonists pay for the expenses by increasing colonial retirement of British attempts. The British also tried to limit western expansion but that angered the colonists.