He created a system to support his kingdom and make it thrive. Also, he brought outside knowledge to his kingdom to ensure it grows. He had a close relationship with the churches which gave him the success in his conquest. When combining all of these factors, it shows that he is one of the greatest kings in European history.
During the French Revolution, the revolutionaries developed a common identity among the French people with the national motto “Liberty, Fraternity, Equality.” Therefore, Napoleon saw nationalism as an indispensable tool to maintain the loyalty. During Napoleon’s ruling, many of the people, who were drafted into the army, actually were willing to serve because they identified the army with the nation (Hunt et al. 659). Moreover, Napoleon not only inspired almost the fanatical loyalty and support from the soldiers by fighting along side in some sixty battles, but also created the spirit of nationalism among the citizens by remarkable series of victories (Hunt et al. 660). On the other hand, Napoleon also spread the seeds of nationalism to his enemies and even the states that were not unified.
He concentrated on many areas including developing science and technology, encouraged trade, modernized the alphabet and produced the first newspaper in Russia. He was adored by many in Russia and especially in St. Petersburg. Although Peter the Great was a harsh man who inherited his titles through his father, who died at a young age where his leadership, education reform, military accomplishments and government reorganization to Russia certainly shows he deserved the title of “the Great”. As a young child and Tsar of Russia, Peter discovered the importance of knowledge and
Charlemagne was a beloved figure in history. Charlemagne, also called King Charles, or Charles the great, significantly impact the world of the middle ages and even the world today. He was a brilliant leader in education, government, and especially on the battle field. But what made King Charles, Charles the great? Today I will prove to you that through being an exceptional leader in education, government Charlemagne was one of the best rulers of the Middle Ages.
Czar Peter the Great was an autocratic ruler of Russia. Meaning that he ruled with complete rule over his subjects, and he was titled as a modernizer of Russia. Peter the Great is respected for his actions when westernizing Russia, he made Russia diplomatic, military, political, commercial, scholastic, literary, and industrial. During his reign, Peter establishes many different policies, and he substantially reforms his country. Although, during Peter’s absolute reign he encounters a few negative occurrences.
Philip II was born in May of 1527, he was the son of Charles V and Isabella of Portugal. During his rule, he reigned as an absolute monarch, and spent all of his time working to strengthen the Spanish empire and expand the Catholic Church. Philip II gained the Spanish throne in 1556 after it was gave to him by his father Charles V. This gave him control over all of Spain and the Spanish territories. After coming to Spain after ruling the Netherlands, Philip II did not like conflict but still fought many wars.
Charlemagne was known to be successful in warfare Einhard said, “Such are the wars, most skillfully planned and successfully fought, which this most powerful king waged during the forty-seven years of his reign.” This shows not only his success in warfare, but also his diligence and fortitude to deal with wars throughout his kingship. On the contrary, Alfred handled warfare differently. He dealt with a new kind of warfare, Vikings, with their naval forces were constantly trying to loot and pillage. Although he fought back multiple times the Vikings were a constant challenge for Alfred.
Throughout history, warriors have played many vital roles in government. Warriors have been fighters, protectors, and at times political personnel. They have helped shape the structure of governments, protect and defeat empires, and help empires expand. Warrior Aristocracy helped ancient empires grow their armies, learn more efficient war tactics, and control their citizens and land. Being part of an army was a symbol of honor and those with such a high position could be heavily compensated.
By the mid 16th century, the Roman Catholic Church had been ruling most of Europe for a thousand years. European society and politics had been framed around the church and the pope. The church had complete authority in the feudal society and authority over the monarchy. Papal Infallibility, which means that the since the pope was the voice of god, then he was true, was a reason for why the church had not been questioned or had been attacked. Using the church’s powers, the pope was able to control every detail of Europe.
Julius Caesar was a very important figure to the Roman people because he basically created the Roman Empire by expanding Rome, relieving debt from the roman people, revising the calendar and crafting its imperial system. Julius Caesar created what was known as the Roman Empire by expanding the land Rome had to even more. Before Julius Caesar, the size of the Roman Empire was small but inevitably when Julius Caesar came into the position Rome was expanded quite largely. The first expansion was the conquest of Gaul or during the Gallic wars because once Caesar became governor of Gaul all that territory was associated with Rome. With this expansion it meant Rome was growing into a very important country.
He used strategic wars to win the territory that he wanted to include in Germany. With his alliance system he was able to keep the peace in Europe for about two decades. In order to achieve his goals, Bismarck also made some reforms: universal male suffrage and a welfare state. Overall, Bismarck 's use of strategic wars and foreign affairs led him to united 39 independent German states, under Prussian rule, that would eventually
One cause of World War I was Militarism. Germany had an industrialized military and spent millions of dollars on weapons and trying to improve and prepare them for war. Many other countries seen this newfound competition and started to try and rebuild their armies and navy so they could keep up. France and Russia were also other big spenders in the war. With Germany’s new and improved army, they started to gain confidence and were convinced that they could win a war.
Charlemagne, also commonly referred to also as “Charles the Great,” was a medieval emperor who ruled much of Western Europe from A.D. 768 to 814. His goal was to become powerful enough so that he could bring together all germanic people into one kingdom and convert them into Christianity. In 771, he became King of the Franks (a germanic tribe) after his father who was the past ruler had passed away. At first his brother Carloman (751-771) also got a share of the kingdom after their father died, but Charlamagne ultimately took over after his brother too died. Charlemagne was determined to accomplish his goals of becoming a powerful ruler, so he spent most of his time in the battlefield.
Why Charlemagne’s coronation as emperor in 800 called “a sign of the emergence of a new European civilization,” had to do with his vision to how he sees Europe. His main Ideology was to not only rule but to leave his doctrine to everywhere he has dealt with. The reason why his ideology became the emergence of new European Civilization was due to his desire to unite his fellow Europeans. The empire was stretched from the North Sea to Mediterranean; France, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Italy was all part of his command. Charlemagne change the way most kings run their kingdoms.
Charlemagne’s empire in medieval Europe and the Roman empire were both very significant, impressive, and influential. The two empires can easily be compared, because they are very similar and had similar effects. Both had many accomplishments in war, government, and religion. One of their biggest accomplishments was the size of their empires, both obtained a large peace of land. Though there are many similarities, there are some differences between them.