In the 17th century, Russia was considered as a backwards and barbaric country in the eyes of the major powers of Europe. In 1696, Peter Alekseyevich Romanov took reign over the Russian culture. During his time as ruler, he improved most aspects to the way of life for the Russian culture. Peter Alekseyevich Romanov, also well known as Peter The Great, ruled the Russian culture from 1696 to 1726. During his reign, Peter wanted to do many things to change the way of life of Russian culture.
Sir Thomas Roe, an English diplomat and ambassador to Constantinople once said "The Ottoman Empire has the body of a sick old man, who tried to appear healthy, although his end was near." Definitely, the Ottoman Empire wouldn't stay strong and young forever. Due its fast and rapid success in expanding, having a strong court system, and having an efficient system of taxation, other great powers in Europe felt threatened. After all, if the empire was expanding and gaining much power quickly, it would be unexceptional for it to invade one of these great powers. Europe sensed the Ottoman jeopardy, so countries such as Britain, France, and Italy allied and plans were made to ensure the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
Napoleon then crowned himself king in Paris in December 2, 1802. As for Tsar Alexander I, he was the First King in Russia who reigned from 1801 till his death in the year of 1825. He was crowned king of all Russia upon his father’s death, Paul I, in the Dormition Cathedral in Moscow. Tsar Alexander I has always gave in to Napoleon. One example would be to stop trade and relations between Russia and Britain.
Hitler always strived to be the best, and wanted the same for those that he cared for. The devastation that hit him, when his own country disappointed him, was what drove him into the abyss of tyranny. This obsession with success was, what many psychologists found as obsessive compulsive, and Hitler as an individual, to this day, is not the only case of this acting out into
Ivan Vasilyeevich, the first tsar of Russia, was known for his cruelty. Titled Ivan the Terrible, the tsar made a mark on Russian history when he began the absolute rule of Russian tsars. Through expansion and reform, Ivan built Russia from the ground up. However, the creation of a strong new nation came at a high price: the lives of thousands of Russian citizens. Ivan the Terrible helped shape Russian history and created a lasting legacy of Russian tradition.
Some might think that Napoleon took it way too far by attacking Russia which caused him losing a huge amount of his army. He came to Russia with 600,000 soldiers and left with 100,000 soldiers. The reason he lost this battle and other battles for example like the battle of Waterloo, was because he was way overconfident. All Wellington had to do is use the same strategy as Napoleon would use and that is how he beat Napoleon in the battle of Waterloo. But at the same time, he used his victories to hide his losses, which increased his popularity even more.
Ivan was the first Russian ruler to officially crown himself. He also married the beautiful Anastasia, related to an old boyar family. 1547 to 1560 are often called Ivan’s “good period.” He won great victories, gave Russia a code of laws, and ruled justly and equally, or however equal that was normal in the 1500’s. Ivan’s “bad period” began in 1560 after Anastasia died. Accusing the boyars of murdering his wife, Ivan turned against them.
A social code called chivalry was created for knights in medieval Europe, stressing ideas such as courage, loyalty, and devotion which is seen as a good thing. The ideal knight was loyal, brave courageous, and protected the weak and poor, but most knights failed to do this, treating the lower classes brutally (Doc 5). Gothic style architecture could also be considered part of the Golden Age because of its extravagance. Unfortunately, large churches called Cathedrals were built in the style using the church's dirty money; it showed off the church’s wealth (Doc 9). The time period could be called Golden since older knowledge was preserved and influenced the future.
Being the second president he was left with big shoes to fill from George Washington. Congress and citizens of the United States had extremely high expectations for him. He legacy in modern history remains controversial. Adams is remembered for his positive impacts on America by peacefully avoiding war with Britain and France, despite the pressure he faced all around him. Perhaps if Adams decided to go to war the history of the United States would have been very different.
Yes, he changes for the better and completes heroic acts along the way, but many things he does are done to help improve his reputation or used to show off. He is unwilling to admit a weakness, not acknowledging fear until facing the monster. But, Gilgamesh does have moments of selflessness. He completes what Campbell would call the hero's journey and comes out a better person. However, I do not find enough of the qualities that I look for in a hero in Gilgamesh.