During Kristallnacht (“The night of the broken glass”), 8,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, 30,000 Jews taken to concentration camps. Almost 2,000 through 2,500 deaths were caused by the terrible events of that horrible night. This tragedy was not only the SS and SA carrying out this persecution but it was met with involvement of many German citizens. German citizens aren’t as innocent as history makes them. Now there were some Germans who opposed to the Holocaust, that were afraid to speak out because Hitler was so powerful at the time.
Prior to Napoleon's reign as emperor, France had been through the rein of terror and the French Revolution. King Louis the Sixteenth and his wife Marie Antoinette had put France in major debt and took no responsibility for it. He was killed by the guillotine. Robespierre took control after his death and caused more problems for France and killed anyone who was not passionate enough about his ruling. He too was killed by the guillotine.
Hitler said the trauma of defeat made him convinced that the Jews caused it. The defeat of the German war shocked many Germans. The Communist posed violent revolution throughout Germany. Germany now faced political, economical and social problems in months and years. Mean while the German politicians
He believed in a dictatorship that used violence and terror to gain power. This idea was clearly apparent in the reign of terror during the French Revolution. The reign of terror was probably one of the worst parts of the revolution that backfired on it's creators. Death by guillotine was well too common during the horrendous times of the reign of terror. This revolting execution device could kill more than one person per minute.
Because France had many internal problems and wanted to retain unity and order, the Reign of Terror started. The Reign of Terror was commanded by Robespierre: he wrote “It is necessary to annihilate both the internal and external enemies of the republic or perish with its fall”. The Revolutionary Tribunal penalized every person who was counterrevolutionary, also they executed people who were only suspects of the revolution. He was member of the Jacobin club and sent many enemies of the Girondin`s to the Guillotine. The reign of terrors affected all the social classes, they executed twice more peasants than bourgeoisie and twice more bourgeoisie as nobles.
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.
Then the Great Fear took place where the revolutionary ideas were spreading and bringing fear all around Europe. Many peasants were revolted because of the many years of inequality and exploration of the government. They made riots and strikes and fought for more equal rights. A radical called Maximilian Robespierre, which is opposite of the French King, decapitated many nobles. This was the Reign Of Terror.
World War 1 started on the 28th of July 1914 and lasted until 11th of November 1918. In the years preceding the war tensions between countries rose, sparking the war. Below are the three main reasons why the “War to End All Wars” broke out. One of the Main reasons why the war started was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on the 28th of June 1914 in Sarajevo. Gavrilo Princip a crazed member of a terrorist group “Black Hand” killed the Archduke as he hated Austria-Hungary and the Archduke.
It killed seven police and wounded about sixty people. The police than fired on the crowd, killing several people and wounding one hundred people,” The Haymarket affair was horrible because it gave the employers more leverage on the workers because the could use the Haymarket affair as a weapon to keep employees in line. Also, many innocent lives were lost because the harvester company didn’t want to raise wages just a few cents. Instead of raising wages the company provoked the workers and that’s why the fights in the streets broke out. In the following quote from the Homestead strike reading is a reflection of what happened, “The Battle at Homestead will be remembered as an occasion where human greed and civil rights collided and neither one came out on top” The Homestead strike made the Industrial Revolution more harmful because it lost many lives that didn’t need to be lost.
Third, the revolution started with monarchy and ended with monarchy; there were no changes in the form of government. In other words, the goal of the revolution wasn’t achieved. Overall, the French Revolution was an unsuccessful revolution because there was a hefty price to pay for an unsatisfied result. One of the most apparent failures of the French Revolution was the “Reign of Terror.” It was the bloodiest time of the French Revolution, with over fifteen thousand people executed by the famous national razor, the “Guillotine.” Marie Antoinette and Revolutionary George Danton were two of the thousands who were executed. One swift drop of the giant blade down on a person’s neck, makes their head roll.
The Black Death exterminated the population of Europe, interrupted the progress of science and intellectual effort, as well as lead in a new age of pessimism. Europe would not get back up from that tragedy until centuries later. One to two third of the European’s population was destroyed during the Black Death. Deep economic changes turned up.
“Subsequent diplomatic failures to resolve the Maine matter, coupled with United States indignation over Spain’s brutal suppression of the Cuban rebellion and continued losses to American investment, led to the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in April 1898” (History 1). They were justified in doing this because many people were killed, it caused problems not just with them, but with families and it affected the country. “…killing 260 of the fewer than 400 American crew members aboard” (History 1). This took away opportunity for 260
People were losing their lives and the government did all they could to try and stop it. Some people even moved to another state to try and find another job to provide for their families. The Red Scare was the worst time of the nineteenth century it was all about racism and the political views on the economy. The 9-11 terrorist
the war. World war I, commonly called the great war, was a devastating 4 year tragedy that left Europe in shambles. Forewarning with the first and second Balkan wars that hardened the relationship between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, igniting with the assassination of Duke Ferdinand, and intensifying with the mobilization of Germany, all of Europe was plunged into the bloodshed within the summer of 1914. On the battlefield millions of lives were lost with trench warfare, flame throwers, and poisonous gas but the civilians of Europe suffered also. The effects of the great war at home include, New attitudes toward women working, A new outlook towards the war, and civilian unrest toward the government.
They had to send a petition to the government of France asking to receive citizenship and as a result of this, mixed race people began to get attacked and murdered by white people. This stood out as even when simply asking for citizenship and basic rights, free Black and mixed race people still got attacked. The next scene that stood out was at around 18:46 where the documentary talked about slaves rebelling against their masters. The slaves poisoned, stabbed, and ultimately killed their masters. This scene stood out since I found it incredible how the amount of slaves rebelling grew from one thousand to twenty thousand in order to retaliate with the same amount of violence that the masters used on them.