Fordham University entailed, "if there were a proletarian dictatorship not only in our country but in other, more advanced countries as well, Germany and France, say.If that were the case, the capitalist encirclement could not be so serious a danger as it is now, " With these three quotes excerpted thus far, it is clear to see that Stalin played the victim card, making the Soviet Union seemed completely doomed. To fix this awful problem, the answer lied in the rapid industrialization he desperately wanted and eventually achieved (Fordham University). Stalin also explained on the Soviet Unions issues internally. Fordham University stated, "But besides the external conditions, there are also internal conditions which dictate a fast rate of development of our industry as the main foundation of our entire national economy. I am referring to the extreme backwardness of our agriculture, of its technical and cultural level.
His “hopes for men rested on the advance of self-knowledge: he feared that humanity would destroy itself by overpopulation or by violence; from this only greater self-understanding would save them” (Berlin 254). Huxley argues that the needs of each individual and their interests must be balanced with the overall stability of a country. This was probably because when Huxley published Brave New World in 1932, it was just after the crash of the stock market that occurred in 1929. This was a time when many people were heavily questioning the government due to the loss of their money and livelihoods. Many people lost everything when the stock market crashed, which was a stark contrast to Huxley’s universe where everyone was happy and well provided for by their rulers.
A hero should always do well for his followers; Richard only proved to be loyal to himself. He abused his people by saying he was “enforced to farm our royal realm, the revenue whereof shall furnish us” (1.4.45-46). King Richard taxed the poor to fund his luxuries and wars, without thinking of how it affected his people. He thought like a man instead of a king and this lead him to not only losing his title, but his credibility. Instead of becoming a tragic hero, he became a tragic fool; not only did he abdicate his throne, because he could not handle the pressure, he showed that was not fit to be a king, even if he was born for it.
Totalitarianism caused a corrupt government in Russia. Anybody in the military who was thought of going against Stalin was instantly killed. It didn't matter if they weren’t going against Stalin. Also, Stalin only promoted people through the ranks of the military if they were loyal to him. Stalin also, demoted people if he didn’t trust him.
Further, his rank in society corrupts his thoughts and he refuses to listen to others, even when he is at fault. Creon’s title as ruler undoubtedly has impacted his pride. Creon displays a contemptuous belief that his way is the only way. Teiresias the phrophet yet again forwarns Creon on his fateful mistake to punish Antigone. “Think: all men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repaired the evil”(5.77).
Warren G. Harding’s inability to generate an opinion led to his poor presidency, and it should have been clear to both his political party and the public that he was not the right man for the job. It was not just his indecisiveness that made him ill-suited for the job, however, his reliance on delegation allowed his cabinet to take advantage of him. Along with that, his pro-business policy only ushered in economic prosperity for a short amount of time, but inevitably caused an economic depression so terrible that an entire decade was decimated by it. Most importantly, however, what made him a terrible president was his lack of interest in the job, and because he was unenthusiastic about the presidency, he was unable to understand the importance
Nicholas was a very selfish leader that did not take the citizens’ opinions into account when making decisions regarding their well-being. Both Farmer Jones and Czar Nicholas were autocratic leaders that possessed control until one day their captors had enough. This helps to show students the reason for the Russian Revolution and help them to understand what trials the Russians faced from an overbearing government. This leads me into my next similarity which is between the Battle of Cowshed and the Bolshevik Revolution. During the Russian Revolution the first fight that set off the whole uprising was the Bolshevik Revolution.
One of the reasons why Caesar was exiled is because the conspirators believed he would abuse his power. Cassius had a bit more of a greedy reasoning. Cassius knew Caesar was still involved with Pompeii and he also just didn’t want Caesar to be acquainted ruler. So he knew the only way to get Caesar’s
Trotsky felt he could not follow Lenin over this issue. "In 1903 the whole point at issue was nothing more than Lenin's desire to get Axelrod and Zasulitch off the editorial board. My attitude towards them was full of respect, and there was an element of personal affection as well. Lenin also thought highly of them for what they had done in the past. But he believed that they were becoming an impediment for the future.
“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.” Nick is trying to call Gatsby’s lover Daisy but even she doesn 't answer. Nick previously had a large faith in humanity, but after Jay Gatsby passed away and nobody attended his funeral. He was able to realize that most rich people are careless. Rather than being similar to the rich people he hangs out with, Nick chooses to empathize and put friendship over image. If Nick wasn’t this way Nick would’ve seen this coming a long time ago, and probably would’ve acted the same way himself.
Political Revolutions were caused because they wanted a republic rather than a monarchy and socialists believed there was an urgent need for reorganization of society. Karl Marx the father of socialism believed that the downfall of capitalism was inevitable, and that it would be replaced by communism. Marx believes that all classes conflicted which lead to the creation of The Communist Manifesto. The new leadership was made up of well meaning and inexperienced academics, and they were unable to meet demands for higher wages, cheap food or economic stability. Terrible problems emerged.