With this push in culture, religion, and education he was challenging Russia and their stereotypically conservative ways. With Russia being so large his reforms were very slowly implemented with many Russian citizens not getting the message right away. The youth of Russia enthusiastically accepted his new western influenced reforms in name of Peter the great and were excited about the changes, but the older traditionalists that were quite common in Russia did not. Many of these traditionalists were older upperclassmen who cared more for religion and tradition that the words of Peter the great. To them Peter was trying to change all of Russia’s traditions and beliefs and they felt threatened by it.
Peter buried himself into learning and acquiring skills in blacksmithing, shipbuilding, and war arts, which assisted in the building of Russia’s first Navy, which modernized the field of Naval power. Before the leadership of peter, Russia was a nation divided into uneven districts, which were each governed by a nearby city. He transformed the scattered nation into an efficient state through the creation of both a Senate and a Cabinet to supervise the rapid growing
Another example of having too much pride is some types of couples. Couples sometimes don’t trust each other or may have way too much pride, thats the main reason why couples break up is because they focus so much on their pride than working on their love more. In the Bible, “The Book of Daniel” to be exact, Daniel gives us a story of Nebuchadnezzar 's Pride, this story tells us that King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon was filled with pride. He held immense power over his kingdom. He developed a military force capable of conquering any foe.
In order to call the important shots that impact an entire nation, a king needs a thorough thought process to reach the proper decision. This is where fault can be found with Hamlet. Fortinbras claims that Hamlet would make a good king, stating “For he was likely, had he been put on, / To have proved most royal” (5.2.413-415). While this quote may make Hamlet appear as a great future king, Fortinbras had never met Hamlet. Fortinbras was not able to get an accurate feel for what type of person Hamlet was day in and day out and therefore Fortinbras could not pick up on Hamlet’s key fault.
He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness. He made a lot of mistakes based on arrogance. I don’t admire him at all for his courage nor his noble ideas. Really, I think he was just plain crazy,” shows that Shaun believes Chris had no common sense in his doing for leaving society for the wild. I agree with Callarman’s position of thinking “ he had no common sense” and that he was “bright and Ignorant” because Chris thinks he did not have much to offer in his society, ditched all his possessions to take a trip into the Alaskan Wilderness and did not have much common sense or survival skills.
From these issues that occurred it was quite evident that serfdom prevented the growth of Russian industry, obstructing the free flow of labor and restricting enterprise. It also prevented the introduction of modern methods of agriculture, leaving Russia poor and lagging behind the rest of Europe. Defeat in Crimea had shown that the army needed urgent reforms and this was difficult to achieve as long as serfdom survived. Abolition of serfdom was the only way to stop the rising number of peasant revolts as there had been over a thousand since 1800. It was quite evident that serfdom prevented Russia’s growth and development as a country, so it was then on March 3 1861 when Alexander II emancipated the serfs.
It’s hard to defer whether or not John Adams was an effective president because, although many historians believe that Adams was correct in not expanding the naval war with France into a conflict which saved many people’s lives, there were things that he established and believed that completely contradicted the newly established constitution. This could’ve put America into jeopardy. These things included the belief that the executive branch should stand above politics, his agreement to sign the Alien and Sedition Acts, and the fact that mostly of the people in the United States, including his own party, turned away from his ideas, which definitely did not make him the most effective president. Much of Adam’s isolation reflected a well conceived
Although he had a profound legacy William the Conqueror’s early life had many conflicts, William the Conqueror’s had to show how worthy of an opponent he is and his death was unexpected, but even through the cold grasp death, he still lives on. William the Conqueror faced many challenges during his rise to power. The challenges he faced started the day he was born, “He was born in Falaise in 1028- his parents were unmarried” (Lords and Ladies). This posed a problem because being a child of an unmarried couple made you illegitimate and a mistake rather than a new life brought into the world. Being illegitimate did not stop William from being duke because he
The difference comes in when a study is done on their different focuses in regards to building up the country and economy. Throughout the essay we can see that Stalin’s’ main focus was industrialization of Russia and wasn’t too focused on the military side of things, where as Hitler was known for his military success. This could have been Hitler’s downfall. Hitler was too focused on building the army and ultimate military success, that he was not aware of the other issues going on around him, such as needing a strong economy to supply his soldiers with necessities during war, such as medical supplies and food. When those resources ran out, his economy was not strong enough to sustain war and therefore his army was weakened.
I covered how Putin’s visionary leadership traits ignored key aspects of diversimilarity and show how he was methodical in planning and executing is objectives. I also demonstrated how his drive for success and a lack of open-mindedness made him an unethical leader. Finally, I reflected on my own leadership as it pertains to these lesson principles, and my pursuit to continue growing as a self-aware leader. Perhaps there would be no Russia, as we currently know it, without Putin”, certainly he has shaped his country and has effected countless lives and treasure. Influential Russian author, Fyodor Dostoevsky might have foreshadowed such a leader as Putin in his book The Brothers Karamazov: “He understood very well that for the meek soul of a simple Russian, exhausted by grief and hardship and, above all, by constant injustice and sin, there was no stronger need than to find a holy shrine or a saint to prostrate himself before to worship”.
One aspect of the book that I found better than most books is that he shows you a perspective of both sides. McCullough’s intent was not focused strictly on the Americans, as he also sets you in the lives of the British Generals. Another aspect I enjoyed is how he didn’t give George Washington the image of being perfect that we normally think of him as. He was very indecisive, and had to be talked away from his decisions several times. He lets us know the other side of Washington, yes, he’s a great war General but he is not a great tactician or strategist.