Kamenev, Bukharin, and Zinoviev, who were some of his rivals for power, were executed in a show trial. Anyone that crossed Stalin met the same fate, and he began to make himself a dictator. Stalin was increasingly paranoid and power hungry, and thought that everyone around him was plotting against him, because of this he demanded constant praise and devotion from his citizens. His first purges began around the early 1930s, when he began to take over the farms from their owners to turn them into collective farms owned by the state. Anyone who refused was executed, and the rest, about 5 million, were deported to forced labour camps located mainly in Siberia.
The Mongols are perceived as a savage people who only wanted to surmount the world but in authentically they are not troglodytic. They are a misunderstood culture who have authentically done some commendable things like bringing other cultures and religions together without persecution. In document A the Mongol imperium is shown at its height. During this time the imperium had surmounted 4,860,000 square miles of land. That is twice the amount of land Alexander the Great had surmounted at 2,180,000 square miles.
A ghoul is a being of pure evil, one with no soul, a foul disgusting thing that desires to be the most horrific being it can be like Ivan the Terrible. Ivan the Terrible was the Tsar of Russia from 1533 to 1584. He was a ruthless, cunning evil being who killed and brutally murdered hundreds of thousands of people. The Tsar ordered people to be beheaded, strangled, hanged, blinded, burned, stabbed, boiled, disemboweled, buried alive, impaled, and fried. The Villain would often force parents to watch the execution of their children.
But they were correct; Wallace was a genocidal coward. Everyone knows William Wallace pillaged the North of England, but what exactly did he do? Wallace would destroy whole towns and kill thousands of innocent people, burn their houses, leaving them homeless. How would you feel if someone burned down your town, killed your family and then became a hero to millions of people? People who think Wallace was a hero may say he was
In the later stage of the war, even German land became the target of insults and assaults. “On German soil there is only one master – the Soviet soldier, that he is both the judge and the punisher for the torments of his fathers and mothers, for the destroyed cities and villages…” was the final directive to Army upon crossing German borders (72). With these propagandas with absolutely brutal and inhumane words and ideas, Soviet soldiers went into Germany with strong hatred and an urge of revenge, which motivated the killing of German soldiers and men, raping and humiliating German women
Making points about how animals are killed because of the lack of homes, killed because for testing, and finally killed for our enjoyment. Later on that same page the book mentions a Nobel Prize winner Isaac Singer who shared his opinion on animal rights. Singer believes that man is the worst transgressor of all species and that all humanity are Nazis to
Prospero thinks he can conquer the “Red Death” but the outcome is a failure. When Prospero “gets killed” everyone “... summons the wild courage of despair… seizing the mummer.” (Poe 10). Everyone strikes at the masked figure due to the killing of the prince only for the result to lead in death from everyone in the mansion. The plague is symbolic of all death and morality of all humans even “Prospero” whose name is ironic and also a contradiction. “Prince Prospero and a thousand knights and dames to seek to secure themselves against the Red Death by relocating themselves in a “new” place…” (Roth).
Seeds of Hatred Bloomed “In my will it will one day be written that nothing is to be engraved on my tombstone but ‘Adolf Hitler.’ I shall create my own title for myself in my name itself”-Adolf Hitler. Hitler’s actions during World War II fulfilled his words. His name brings memories of totalitarian dictatorship, cruel torture, and mass murder of millions of innocent people, Germans and Jews alike. Hitler’s hatred and beliefs of racial superiority brainwashed an entire nation, resulting in a war with a history written in the blood of helpless victims. What could have twisted Hitler’s mind into the psychotic, murderous maniac that he became?
Whitmire states that white settlers came to, “the Indian's homes, drove off their cattle, horses, and pigs, and they even rifled the graves for any jewelry, or other ornaments that might have been buried with the dead” (Whitmire). Whitmire shows how the Cherokees were oppressed by the fact that not only were the white settlers forcing them to leave their homes, but that they also destroyed their ancestors burial sites for their riches which was both disrespectful as well as mortifying for their family
It is clear that the Mongols committed many ruthless and brutal acts in his life, and he is one who wiped out entire villages and innocent men, women, and children. However, one aspect of their brutality, though, is more prominent than the others: the brutality towards religion and ignorance and manipulation of the human mind. In one primary source, we see that Chinggis Khan marched into a village with 20,000 men and extracted the richest 280 men in the village. He told them that they had sinned, and told them that he was the punishment of god, sent to their village to punish them for their sins. The mongols then started taking money from the rich people, as their punishment for sinning.
After a beginning of worshiping and honoring of these thought to be gods, the Aztecs moved to fear for their city and their lives. A fear that was rightly justified by the merciless killings of their people and their kings. The Spanish wiped out an entire nation with their weapons and their diseases, only further proving that the relationship between these two great people was one that was destined to fail from the first footstep on Mexican soil by the Spanish. With the overpowering greed and disregard for life, the Spaniards took over the city of Tenotchlan and never looked back, never regretting the choices they made out of gluttony. The relationship between the Aztecs and the Spanish declined rapidly over time, as the Spanish wasted no time in murdering solely for the accumulation of gold and land.
Successfully building an empire large enough to rival the British Empire at its peak is an extremely difficult task. Steamrolling everybody you come in contact with, including themselves, takes a lot of military know how. The only people to successfully beat a Mongol army on the battlefield was another Mongol army. Thanks to their tolerance of others the Mongols had the opportunity to use their conquered people, like the Chinese, to administrate their empire. Life under the Mongols was good for religious minorities so they had little reason to revolt.
Christopher Columbus isn’t worthy of a national holiday. For one thing, he slaughtered and killed Native Americans and brought over diseases as well. Also Colombus started the American holocaust such as the murder, torture, pillaging, robbery, kidnapping, and slavery of the native people. Additionally, he once said “They would make fine servants with fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.” In the long run due to the slavery and murderings of the Native Americans Christopher Colombus isn’t worthy of a national holiday.
They act like everybody should feel sorry for the colonists for stealing innocent people’s land and killing them. Throughout A Patriot’s History of the United States there are many incidents like on page 20 where it states, “killing more than three hundred settlers, the English retaliated by destroying Indian cornfields.” Was killing at least thousands of Native Americans before not enough? The authors are trying to make it seem like the colonists did nothing wrong, and they act like the Native Americans are just the “hostile Natives” for no reason throughout the entire book. I prefer A People’s History of the United States to A Patriot’s History of the United States. It explains history much clearer and is much more accurate.