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.
Power and greed for reaching at the top of the ranking board drove peter to abuse Tris and stab Edward in the eye. Veronica Roth makes sure that readers know how dangerous power can be: it can drive good people to do terrible things. As Mr. Prior warns Tris, a lust for power can lead men into dark and dangerous
As soon as people hear the word ‘rebel’, they immediately assume it is a bad thing, and sometimes they are right. Rebellions can be scary and can cause a lot of damage. Almost every war was caused by a rebellion. Truthfully, this is a valid reason to want to get rid of any and all rebels. Wars can cause a lot of mass destruction to a country.
Guns kill people. When people obtain a gun they have the power to end a life. Many people argue “Well it's not the gun, its the person.” Although that is correct, it is the power they contain when possessing a firearm. Our Government has been halted by this issue because Constitutionalists think it's unconstitutional to control guns. This uncontrollable power has caused too much sorrow and loss in our country with the prevalent mass shootings in our country.
The main goal of a terrorist is to instill terror by deliberately killing innocent people. For example, the devastating act of 9/11 was an act of terrorism where thousands of innocent people were killed while going about their daily activities. In these situations, the priority of the terrorist is to intentionally harm civilians with no means of harming the people that are directly against their views such as government or military individuals. The severity of these actions cause extreme pain and suffering for so many families and, as a result, I believe that in some cases torture is permissible if it can prevent a tragedy like this from happening again. I believe that if there is an individual that is believed to be a terrorist and is planning a mass causality such as a bomb or another terrorist attack and there is almost certainty that they are withholding information that could lead to the deaths of thousands of people- torture should come into
During that time, about 20,000 people were killed by the guillotine. To many this is a major tragedy. I do not think the Reign of Terror was justified. Simply because of these three points; they threatened with unnecessary force, secondly, they used fear as a controlling device and lastly, their actions don 't add up to their reasons. The first reason the Reign of Terror was not justified is that they used unnecessary force.
The Reign of Terror was a period during the French Revolution where France’s people went through brutal oppression. The historical interpretation concerning the cause of the Reign of Terror has been heavily debated by historians. The writers of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Jack R. Censer and Lynn Hunt, state that the two largest debated causes were foreign war and internal counterrevolution versus the impact of the French Revolution’s ideology. The Law of Suspects, The Law of 22 Prairial, and The Debate on the Law of 22 Prairial documents better support the idea that the impact of revolutionary ideology, which includes democracy, liberty, authority, and Enlightenment ideals, caused the Reign of Terror. France’s democracy was a system of government whose control was given to elected members, most who supported the principles of social equality (among white men).
This crime is a plan to destroy, “separates it from other crimes of humanity such as ethnic cleansing, which aims at forcibly expelling a group from a geographic area (by killing, forced deportation and other methods” (History). As Lemkin descried genocide, he stated that it has two phases. The first phase is the “destruction of the national pattern of the oppressed group, the other, the imposition of the national pattern of the oppressor” (Ficthelberg, 139.) This crime to me could be potentially seen as almost a business plan. The introduction of the plan, which is to destroy a group of people.
It was these two perspectives which, among the obvious revolutionary conflict, spurred yet another conflict. For those for and against the revolution, there lied, ironically, another revolution. Almost as if the revolution were a totalitarian French government within itself, the revolution caused people to grow power hungry in the story and could be seen in many instances. So extreme was this to an extent that if anyone opposing the revolution or even thought to be was found, they would have been killed on the spot. This war, like many others, caused those victim to it to dedicate the full capacity of their minds to the conflict, free of influence from any morals previously held dear.
That would make this year alone to be one of the deadliest years since people had begun tracking this statistic back in 2013. King also mentions that no one in this country will care about police brutality until the police start killing white families, which clearly brings us to the assumption that almost all of the 660 victims have been criminalized and racially profiled (King para 1 & 2). This piled on top of the excuse of a government is an important factor to our existential
WW1, the reason for the deaths of millions, but what started this war? There are indeed many causes that lead to WW1 but greed was the real reason that started this great war that ruined the home of many. Wanting more of everything e.g. land, resources, money etc. Greed that leads the people of Serbia to assassinate Archduke so they could stop his reign and to break Serbia off from the Austro-Hungry empire.
Comparing and Contrasting In the year 1776 the great American revolution occurd. This led the rebellion of France for their freedom. Both revolutions were violent, complex, and radical. One revolution had to be more violent, complex, and radical. I personally believe the French revolution was more complex because the French had to create a new political and social order.
The assassination of Osama Bin Laden occurred due to cultural reason; however, it was justified. Osama Bin Laden discriminated against americans, he caused one of the most horrific terrorist attack in american history which is 911 and he killed up to 2977 people in one day. Critics, however, some may argue that the assassination was unjustified, due to the Persian Gulf war also known as Operation Desert Shield where american troops invaded Saudi Arabia and killed over a 1000 civilians and injured even more this is a valid reason why Osama Bin Laden would have a vendetta against the american nation. The assassination of Osama Bin Laden occurred on May 2, 2011 over ballistic trauma which is a gunshot wound to the head in Abbottabad, Pakistan.