In the aftermath of WWII, Britain declined abruptly leaving The US and The Soviet Union as the superpowers of the world. Tensions between the two grew thus beginning the Cold War. America pushed to take its dominance to every continent but so did the Soviet Union. As with almost every villain, power quickly went to Stalin's head. Stalin ruled over the Union with an iron fist embalmed in the blood of his people.
For example, some of the key aspects of extremely controlling monarchs is that there is only one ruler, you rule until you die, and that power gets passed down from generation to generation. Ivan the Terrible obtained his power not through his own hard work, but through his blood line. He ruled until he passed away, and Ivan was the only ruler. Another aspect of extremely controlling dictators is that they have complete control of society and government. At the very start of Ivan 's rule, he had two chairmen guide him in the right direction to show him how everything worked, but they were soon fired leaving Ivan the Terrible to make every decision on his own.
Following the Battle of Bosworth of 1485, it was indisputable that Henry needed to establish new means of controlling the size and power of the nobility to levels which posed no threat to the throne. The Wars of the Roses 1455-85 resulted in 30 years of instability for England and thus Henry’s accession to the throne saw him take control of a fragmented country in which the crown was weak yet the nobility strong. Henry initially diluted noble power through the Act of Attainder which seized the titles and possessions of nobles suspected of disloyalty whilst simultaneously ensuring obedience as members of the nobility stood to lose everything should they be attained. Moreover, Henry was prepared to reverse an attainder if it would secure future loyalty evident in the fact that of the 138 attainders passed, 46 were later reversed.
The Mongols were easily one of the most dangerous and powerful empires in the 13th and 14th century. The Mongols were known for conquering most of the eastern empires of that time. Some may argue that the Mongols spread their culture and blended it with cultures across the eastern empires. The mongols did not desire to blend their culture and ideals with other empires but desired power and wealth and only what would benefit their own empire. The Mongols would take citizens from empires they conquered and recruit them into their army, make them slaves or require the citizens to pay tribute.
This clearly proves the existence of nihilism in political ideologies, where he believed that all that which existed in the past including knowledge is pointless and is an obstruction for a better future. Another brief explanation of the nihilism that existed in society was summed up in a statement stated by a leading Russian Nihilist Dmitri Pisarev: “Here is the ultimatum of our camp. What can be smashed must be smashed; whatever will stand the blow is sound, what flies into smithereens is rubbish; at any rate, hit out right and left, no harm will or can come of it”. In Russia, nihilism became identified as an organised revolutionary movement (1860-1917) that rejected the authority of the state, church, and family.
Although Lenin was famous for his methods and his ideals during his rule like the creation of the Gulag system. He did encourage the creation and production of art with the condition that “it aimed serving the goals of a new society” (Roseberry, 1982: 10). Maes (2002) explains that although Stalin was open to the concept of creating art, he still kept a grip on the process by saying “the relative liberalization had been ushered in by the regime itself and was carefully controlled” (Maes, 2002: 243). Maes (2002) also discusses Lenin’s involvement in culture and the arts as it was his belief that “culture was subordinate to politics” (Maes, 2002: 239).
He was a man who some say, thirsted for blood, which is definitely true given his brutal, unforgiving nature. His actions directly parallel with Hitler’s in a way that is both unsightly and inhumane, and both men’s’ lives seemed to revolve around death. Finally, there is Genghis Khan who, even for his time, was a murderous machine. Even though he may have not killed in the most brutal methods, the number of deaths he was responsible for was astronomical for those times. This one man was responsible for reducing “the entire world population by as much as 11 percent,” by massacring people to make an example of them, or to take whatever Khan wanted.
During the 15th century, Vladimir III used his power and authority to exemplify the principles of an Absolute Monarch by forcing supreme control over the citizens of his kingdom, including the Transylvanian nobles; striking fear in the minds and hearts of those who tried to challenge him and establishing himself as a benevolent king in the eyes of the Holy Catholic Church. Vladimir III demonstrated the principles of an Absolute Monarch by using techniques that would create a reputation of fear around him. Vlad The Impaler struck fear into the hearts and minds of those who tried to oppose him to secure his place at the top. According to Source B: German Woodblock (late 15th century) of Vlad invading Germanic Lands, Vlad was admiring his work
Rough Draft: Genocide Genocide is another common word for “massacre” or “mass murder” that has been used across the world and continues to spread thought the nation rapidly in today’s society. It is also seen as a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves (NA, “What is Genocide”). All around the world people have heard of the Holocaust or Armenian Genocides. These horrific acts have been remembered throughout history for their infamous ways that people were treated and killed.
Fear was a major factor in the increasing power of these empires. Both empires used fear as a way to gain more land, increasing their empire. The Aztecs were feared for their strong warriors and human sacrifices to their gods. The military power of the Aztecs helped them in conquering the surrounding tribes. While this empire was growing, they contracted an alliance with the Tepanec tribe.
Horses were an extremely important part of Great Britain 's fight during World War 1, affecting every aspect of the war. Throughout the war these beasts of burden were in high demand for their necessity for the movement of supplies and men along with their use to carry men into battle . In the beginning of World War 1 Britain had an insufficient amount of horses, therefore the government knew that they were going to need a large increase in their amount of horses if they were going to have a chance in the war. The British government were willing to do almost anything to get horses, including shipping horses from other lands, while enemies were desperate to discontinue the trade of horses to Britain.
The delegates that were included in the convention are well-known figures of American history, such as George Washington. Washington was among the first people to recognize the weakness in the Articles of Confederation. His involvements in the revolution war had convinced him that, the government was unable to feed, accommodate, supply, or pay the army, which was more than enough to convince him that the central government needed more power to raise money and essential to maintain such an extended nation. Therefore, George Washington believed in a central
Toyotomi Hideyoshi was regent to the Emperor because he was unable to become shôgun as a result of his peasant upbringing. Despite not being named shôgun Toyotomi Hideyoshi had the power a shôgun possessed, and as a result was able to have great influence in Japan. Toyotomi Hideyoshi as a very militaristic leader who was obsessed with control. “Hideyoshi 's obsession with complete control pushed him to execute Christian missionaries and even to order the great master of the tea ceremony, Sen no Rikyû (1522-91), to commit suicide for no apparent reason” (Feudal Japan: The Age). These actions demonstrate how being shôgun or having the power of a shôgun could influence the criminal justice system in Japan.
When people are asked the question, What was the Soviet Union or Russia, what is their answer. Each person has their own thoughts or feelings about the Soviet Union or Russia. Some people say that the Soviet Union and Russia are the same. They’re not!!!!! The Soviet Union and Russia are two very different things.
Peter l took the Russian throne in 1682 at the age of 10. However he didn’t take control of the government until 1689 at the age of 17. The country was poor and in ruins because it was going through the “ Times of Troubles”. This was a terrible period for Russia because it was a time that consisted of disorder and foreign invasions. The country had a weak military, bad education, a weak economy, and Russia was not progressing as much as it’s opposing countries.