After a few days in battle with Tlacalan Indians the Spaniards proved themselves in battle. When the Spanish entered Tlaxcalan territory on September 18 they were welcomed as heroes who opposed the Aztec empire just as much as they did. Cortés offered them a place in his Spanish dominated Mexico which increased his army’s numbers by
In Ancient India, the people named their flag after Asoka. He did great things for the Mauryan Empire that gave a good ending, but were the means of the ending just? Asoka ruled Ancient India and changed the history of it doing good and bad things for himself but for his empire. Was it being Ruthless or Enlightened? His responsibility for many deaths, his wanting of unfair wars, the unjust laws all clearly imply that Asoka is a Ruthless Conqueror.
Many people may say that Asoka was a ruthless conqueror because of his conquest of Kalinga which was a bloody battle where many people died and many more were driven out of their country but I bet the evidence I will show you will make you believe he was an enlightened ruler. From 268 BCE to 232 BCE Asoka was the ruler of the Mauryan Empire, which is now known as India. During that time many of his actions show that he was enlightened. First, the conquest of Kalinga which many people think was ruthless was something that the Mauryan people needed so I believe that battle was one of an enlightened ruler rather than a ruthless conqueror. Asoka can also be considered an enlightened ruler because he went on a pilgrimage looking for a teacher and after finding a Buddhist monk and following his instructions he was able to understand history, reject violence, and form ideas that had never been thought of before.
Nevertheless, the American government had the power to use the land for their own means and as a result subjugated Natives into Indian reservations. This is an extremely relevant example of colonialism in the form of controlling a population geographically. The paradoxical relationship I derived from Ceremony is the relationship the Native Americans have to the government in times of crisis. When crisis happens, as depicted in Ceremony Native Americans become first class citizens. In other words, they were drafted into a war for a country that stole their land but were expected to be patriotic and ready to die at a moments notice even though they were not accepted into the culture in the first place.
The Victory Stele of Naram-Sin is a major work of art that tells us a story. It portrays the triumph of King Naram-Sin over the Lullubi people who were ruled by King Satuni. Naram-Sin conquered the people of the Zagros Mountains in modern day Iran and this ancient artifact gives us a glimpse of what it would have looked like to see King Naram-Sin lead his troops to the top of the wooded mountains while annihilating all intransigence. (1) The stele, which is a six foot and seven inch tall (2) monument carved into pink limestone (1), was created somewhere around 2200 BC (2). Although the artist is unknown, we can see that he deserted the conventional methods of carving into layered registers, and elected instead for a consolidated and dynamic
Therefore, a sovereign prince must have unlimited, permanent, perpetual power over his government and people. King Louis XIV accomplished this task by first taking away the control that the citizens had: titles. Louis XIV established a militia to protect his kingdom instead of using nobles and vassals in order to weaken their power. As a result, the feudal series was destroyed and the power of the nobility along with it (Historical Memoirs of the Duc De Saint- Simon). A key cause of the vassal’s loyalty to nobility was because the nobility protected their subjects from outside assaults on the village while the king did not protect them.
A second reason why Portilla wrote this source was to help us understand the Aztec’s battle against the Spanish and their win from military conquest and disease that is represented from the native’s point of view. He wrote “Broken Spears” in order to shed light on the history between the Spaniards and the Indians. For example, in “Broken Spears” Portilla described the meeting between Motecuhzuma, the leader of the Aztecs, and Cortes, a Spanish conquistador. The entire purpose of “Broken Speakers” was to show the truth behind most successes of the world back then and show what caused most of the fallen Indian
Augustus – Chen 7I Discuss Augustus’ use of propaganda in BOTH establishing AND maintaining his power. Augustus, born as Gaius Octavius, started his rise to power when his great-uncle, Julius Caesar, was assassinated during the Ides of March, 15 March 44 B.C. Julius Caesar was named dictator for 10 years and a small group of around 60 Romans became wary of his power threatening the republic. And so the group of conspirators assassinated Caesar in the hopes of ‘saving Rome’. Fortunately for Octavian (as he was known at the time), relativity fortunately anyway, in Caesar’s will, he had adopted him as his son and made him his heir which helped kick-start his rise to power.
During the year of exploration Hernan Cortez is recognized as one the most ruthless conquistadors from Spain. Cortez would lead an expedition that would cause the fall of the Aztec empire. The native people believed the Spanish were Gods sent from the sky, little did they know what they had in store for them. Hernan Cortez was able to conquer the indigenous people by disease, weapons, and most important the aid from native allies. Therefore, Cortez would successfully abolish the Aztec empire that would unlock many lands and riches that would benefit Europe.
During the Coronation Ceremony; Dhritrashtra’s younger brother Pandu was made the king with the high interfluence of Vidura(Dhritrashtra’s another younger brother). Shakuni felt that he was cheated and so he swore to himself that he would destroy the Kuru race. He sowed the seeds of the climactic battle during the adolescence of the Kauravas (Sons of Dhritarashtra) and the Pandavas (Sons of