Octavian avoided such titles since he already had the power of an emperor and knew that there was a stigma towards the term monarch. He would only become a monarch as long as the people desired him to be one. Cassius Dio adds, “The name of monarchy, to be sure, the Romans so detested that they called their emperors neither dictators nor kings nor anything of the sort; yet since the final authority for the government devolves upon them, they must need kings.” The reason why Julius Caesar was assassinated was because he did not care enough on how the senate and people perceived him. He acted in public as a monarch in which roman republic tradition condemns. Octavian was intelligent enough to understand that you can be an emperor but you have to
According to Mustapha Mond, the World Controller for Western Europe, there can be “No civilization without social stability. No social stability without individual stability.” In order for the world they live in to run smoothly, the World Controllers need to ensure that their people think as alike as possible, so the least amount of conflict will arise. John is punished because he poses a great danger to the stability of the World State. John despises everything about the new world. After a long conversation with Mustapha Mond, John even forces himself to throw up in order to purge himself of civilization, explaining that “It poisoned me.” John does not see himself as a part of society like Lenina does; in fact, because he has always been treated and considered as an outsider, John is the very embodiment of individualism and natural instinct.
As well, they did not care about their citizens. This proves that politics was one of the most important causes of the Democratic Revolution because the monarchs did not care of hurting the people by imprisoning innocent people without giving them any trial. As well, before the revolution in Venezuela, Spain at that time ruled Venezuela as a colony.
Tsar Nicholas II’s autocratic ruling of Russia contributed to a variety of problems in which Nicholas II failed to address, as he believed that he was appointed by God to rule Russia and continue to the autocratic system of ruling which he inherited from his father, and grandfather before him. Nicholas II had mixed emotions about ruling Russia, which was detrimental in bringing about his undoing, due to the simple fact that he knew nothing about being a successful Tsar. In a letter to his brother in law, Nicholas expresses his discontent of becoming Tsar. “What is going to happen to me…to mother, to all of Russia. I am not prepared to be a Tsar.
By centralizing the seat of government and the members of his court away from the centers of power in Paris, Louis was able to weaken the nobility and increase his control over state and government affairs. According to the article, Louis XIV and Versailles, The Palace of Versailles, “as symbol of France's new prominence as a European super-power, Louis XIV officially installed his government at Versailles.” The reason and intentions behind moving the government to Versailles, reflects how he believes in absolute monarchism because his decisions relied on no one else ,but him.King Louis XIV himself had said, “I am the State. It is legal because I wish it.” This quote also demonstrates his belief of absolutism by being able to make laws legal just by commanding them to happen. King Louis XIV decided to invite Nobles of a certain rank to live at Versailles for a portion of every year. King Louis XIV hoped this would deter the noble class “from developing their own regional power,” according to the article, The Palace of Versailles.
Louis XVI had a huge role in causing the French Revolution. However it was not just Louis who caused the French Revolution, there was bad harvest which led the people hungry and there were the very angry peasants. Louis played a large role in causing the French Revolution. For example, he was a very stupid because he did not lead the country properly because he was more interested in making clocks rather than ruling the country and that lead to his wife to interfere with the running of the country and had gained more power than she already had. Another reason for why Louis was blamed was the unhappiness of the third estate.
Haimon’s loyalty is broken between obeying his father and his lover. Creon is obsessed with his loyalty to the state; he is too stubborn and proud to listen to the people of said state. This leads to his misconception that he as king is the entirety of the state.”I’ll have no dealings with law-breakers, critics of the government: Whoever is chosen to govern should be obeyed-- Must be obeyed, in all things, great or small, Just or Unjust!” (Sophocles, Lines 525-529). Creon does not hold democratic ideals, and thus the state that which he is loyal to is solely the government, which he is the embodiment of. Creon, oblivious to his own self-centered ideologies, does not believe that his loyalty is directed incorrectly.
The Anti-Annexation Struggle. 1. Why was the Bayonet Constitution so detrimental to the Kingdom and the lāhui (nation)? The Bayonet Constitution was so detrimental because it stripped the King, Kalakaua, of his executive powers. All his decisions required the consent of the cabinet and he could no longer appoint the House of Nobles and was prevented from dismissing it.
Although the Glorious Revolution was fueled in part by religious intolerance, ultimately the Glorious Revolution was a direct outcome of the Age of Enlightenment. In document one the feelings of England’s people is best described. The author, John Evelyn, writes for himself as this piece is taken from a diary entry. Evelyn’s views are unaltered as no one will see this document, as a result he will not receive repercussions, so this work is much closer to how people were feeling around the time. Evelyn writes of the growing dissatisfaction among the people as James II brings more soldiers in and continues to remove Protestants from places of power.
First argument that Paine has made was about distinction between society and government. Paine made it clear that he mainly did not love government, whose individual value he thought lies in "restraining our vices" (Paine, 1776). For Paine, the natural state of man is to live without government, and government's existence is needed only to solve its problems created by this usual, revolutionary way of life. If a government is unsuccessful in improving society or, even worse, it is actively initiates other troubles so it is not essential to be ruled by that government.