Comte de Mirabeau claimed that “In times of anarchy one may seem a despot in order to be a saviour.” The National Assembly created the Committee of Public Safety, of which Robespierre was the most notable. The Committee’s abuse of power led to the Terror, which occurred from 1793-1794 and clearly demonstrates a period of anarchy, in which measures were taken to stabilise France. Robespierre’s despotic actions during the Terror agree with Mirabeau’s viewpoint. Robespierre’s despotic actions include; his exploitation of fear, his de-Christianisation of France and his organised execution of ‘enemies of the revolution.’ Robespierre believed himself to be a saviour of France and intended to provide stability. Nevertheless, his subsequent actions proved to be counterproductive to the revolution and detrimental to the French people.
The government cleverly manipulates the population into submission through well-controlled and staged events. Ultimately, the population becomes so fearful of the oppressor, they are scared into compliance with even just a threat of violence. For Pinochet's regime, this is demonstrated in the tactful arrests, torture, and executions of many leftist (suspected) sympathizers the National Stadium. In ESPN's 30 for 30: The Opposition, the gruesome scene within the stadium is vividly described. Under the bleachers, the prisoners would be subjected to horrific torture practices and deprived of food, water, and sleep.
Ivan the Terrible gained his name particularly from his unforgiving torture methods, so unforgiving that he even used them on his own son. He is known as one of the most extreme monarchs in all of history. Ivan the Terrible’s rule was one of the most extreme in all of history - he killed those who opposed him, he was the only one that called the shots, and the power of the country
The Tyranny of Maximilien Robespierre Beginning in 1793, a one-year period called the Reign of Terror took place in the midst of the French Revolution. The political parties, the Jacobins and the Girondins, conspired in order to overthrow the French monarchy. This period is characterized by the harsh rulers who issued tens of thousands of official death sentences. These rulers were considered tyrants known for their oppressive and selfish rule. One of the most controversial rulers was Maximilien Robespierre, a leader of France’s National Convention who was known for his widespread use of the guillotine and radical political notions over France to guarantee that all French citizens were true supporters of the Revolution.
Moreover, the Renaissance Age was a time where terror had a huge spread between people. A lot of massacres happened during that age, even the leaders of England and France committed many terrorist attacks against people who were against them. The political game of gain and power is one of the main reasons behind terror in the Renaissance.
We are constantly shaping and reshaping ourselves, by everything we do and do not do, in a world where there is no real neutrality. We live in a turbulent world today whether we’d like to admit it or not. There are countries still in war with each other, dropping chemical gases or bombs at each other. There are countries that are killing off its own citizens and are getting away with it just because they were just “cleaning” their country. There are also countries that are driving out some of its citizens just because they are of different race and are supposedly a threat to the country’s economy.
Second is Oliverotto of Fermo, who also became a military commander and killed citizens amid feast with the assistance of his troopers who later terrorized the city for submission. These kinds of acts what Machiavelli pertains to as criminal means. He argued that these cruel acts, though evil, maybe be justified if done at once to build a prince's power and then swung to the regale of his people. Moreover, the prince having attained the principality is required to live with his subjects and should do all the injuries at once, if not, it is no longer acceptable. This second argument resembles Machiavelli's famous phrase “the end justifies the means”, showing that he approves bad behavior as long as at the end it will turn
The world mourned when the Twin Towers were burned, Brussels was bombed, and when people were slain at a concert in Paris. All of these atrocities happened because of radicalization, which is taking an ordinary person and influencing their views to be more extreme and typically more violent. Radicalization is a social issue that was presented in the novel, Unwind, by Neal Shusterman. One of the main characters, Lev, was radicalized by a terrorist group, known as Clappers. Clappers lace their blood with explosives and then clap to detonate, killing as many people as possible.
Nizam is a typical villain in the American’s concept: wicked, crafty, evil. He is so ambitious and merciless that he assassinates his own brother, calumniates and plans to kill his own nephew. Creating such an evil character as Nizam, the producer wants the audiences to hate him and get angry with him, because making movie is the process of “exploiting” the audiences’ emotions. If the audiences can have strong emotions as hatred towards the villain, the movie will be considered as
Numerous deaths from these bloodbaths left many angered, fuelling feelings of acrimony towards the government and tensions within the society. The protests then escalated into a rebellion that spread across the country, swiftly evolving into an armed mutiny seeking to topple Muammar Gaddafi, the dictator of Libya, leading to a change in political system. However, after the death of Gaddafi, fragmented groups of rebel militias fought to replace his rule, leaving the city to “giv[e] way to anarchy”. The demonstrations and protests are believed to have been instigated by dissatisfaction with the rule of the government, as they faced issues like dictatorship, human rights violation, extreme poverty and political corruption. Extreme oppression and corruption led to the people’s rebellion against the government, in a common effort to overturn the source of oppression and relieve themselves from the