Tsar Nicholas II’s autocratic ruling of Russia contributed to a variety of problems in which Nicholas II failed to address, as he believed that he was appointed by God to rule Russia and continue to the autocratic system of ruling which he inherited from his father, and grandfather before him. Nicholas II had mixed emotions about ruling Russia, which was detrimental in bringing about his undoing, due to the simple fact that he knew nothing about being a successful Tsar. In a letter to his brother in law, Nicholas expresses his discontent of becoming Tsar. “What is going to happen to me…to mother, to all of Russia. I am not prepared to be a Tsar.
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.
This not only muffled the voices of the people and robbed the freedom they graciously fought the monarchy for, but also encrypted fear and distrust in the French government. Robespierre had begun to execute leaders around the country in July 26, 1794 after a fear emitting speech announcing his paranoia of conspiring supporters. After this speech, anti-revolutionists and pro revolutionists alike were filled to the brink with panic. The Reign of Terror was not justified because it is not right to have an entire country in distress and constantly fearing the government that was put in place to be moral and
(BS-3) What society is doing in the book is far from beneficial, it ultimately demolished the society in the long run. (BS-2) As a result of the control and regulation that the government has on their citizens, it ultimentally causes more issues for them. (BS-1) Montag’s society is deliberately controlling and manipulating the citizens, for the purpose to gain control, even at the expense of stripping their ability to have
The incompetence of Tsar Nicholas II surrounding and leading up to the events which caused the outbreak of the 1917 Russian Revolution can be said to be the main cause of this event as all the main causes can be traced back to the Tsar’s lack of the leadership skills required to run Russia successfully through times of war and national reform. Tsar Nicholas’ failure to adapt to the changing politics of European society and command his country with the strength and skills needed led directly to the causes of the 1917 February/March revolution through his neglect during the 1905 revolution as well as contribution to the causes of those uprisings, the lack or incompletion of social and economic reforms throughout Russia at the turn of the 20th century, Russia’s involvement in World War 1 (WW1) and the Tsar’s incompetence in military leadership, and the failing of the backward thinking Romanov rule as Russian civilians became disillusioned by their Tsar by the suffering indirectly implemented on them by his mistakes. The 1905 revolution is one of the main events which led up to the revolution in 1917. This uprising was caused primarily by the Russo-Japanese war, the political policies of the Tsar, the Bloody Sunday massacre, the failure of modernisation and industrialisation, and the October manifesto. Russia’s involvement in a war with Japan in 1904 was a fatal mistake for the Tsar as he misjudged the strength of the Japanese and because of this Russia went through
In his address, Washington condemns the formation of political parties, claiming that all factions of this manner are destructive and that they are made of nothing but “cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men [intending to] thwart the Power of the People” and take control of the government for themselves. The first political parties were formed shortly after Washington’s departure from office, which he had very specifically warned the people of America not to do. There were the Federalists (those who favored a strong central government) and Anti-Federalists (those who opposed it). These two groups feuded over the Constitution until one simply ceased to exist. This occurred frequently as more and more political parties formed, until the views of the American people were divided rather than united.
The New England colonies were made with the aspiration to escape commotion and disorder of England, with their sights set to found a formal, clean, Puritan society. Their society was strict conformity, fines were issued for breaking Sabbath by smoking or even stopping by to see friends. Strict dress codes were given, including a ban on wearing flashy ceremonious clothing to your own wedding and a ban was put on all games, such as: cards and dice. The land was distributed between wealthy families and the government was considered to be ruled by the people, well, the men; considering they were the only people allowed to vote. This was called a self government and was managed primarily by the male church members.
(Germany was going to be Russia’s enemy in World War I.) His other close advisor was “the Mad Monk,” a man named Rasputin. Rasputin was crazy and gave Nicholas terrible advice, but Nicholas kept listening!” (“Czar”). These immoral decisions lead to many mishaps within his leadership and potentially were the reason that the Russian Revolution started. Although many will argue that Lenin’s good leadership, that led to his exile, was the reason the Russian Revolution started, Nicholas II made so many crucial mistakes that outweigh the decisions of Lenin.
In Conclusion Thomas Paine was able to prove that monarchies weren’t the correct form of government for the Europe and much less the American colonies. He demonstrates how monarchs can have a severe impact on many people both directly and indirectly. Paine also manages to establish a precedent in which society was able to prosper and be at peace before monarchs took over. Domat’s belief in absolute monarchies is flawed because even though it similar to other natural relationships the one between monarch and subject is just one in which the monarch holds all the power and and can abuse of that
The October Manifesto 1905 was a political reform in response to Bloody Sunday which allowed freedom of speech and creation of the Duma, a parliamentary body. The Duma gained control over laws and created hope and expectation for further reforms. However, Nicholas II, the Tsar, still referred to himself as an autocrat in the October Manifesto document. The Fundamental Laws 1906 contributed to growing grievances in Russia as the people were denied a political voice and reaffirmed the Tsar’s power with the use of ‘veto’ meaning ‘I forbid.’ Moreover, Nicholas appointed Stolypin in 1906 as Prime Minister to address protestors and peasant poverty. Stolypin’s policies addressed any opposition to the regime with the use of secret police and executions, thus known as ‘Stolypin’s necktie.’ Stolypin’s policies demonstrate a failure of the Tsar to create effective political reforms resulting in the downfall of the Romanov
James Polk, another average president, ideally set goals that he wanted to achieve while in office. The goals were, “cut tariffs, reestablish an independent U.S. Treasury, secure the Oregon Territory and acquire the territories of California and New Mexico from Mexico” ( History.com Staff -James Polk). Polk accomplishing those goals displayed his practical skills, and how he economically managed the U.S yet, also showed how he lacked to , create a more perfect union; as far as slavery. Polk himself, had slaves too,as the president. James Madison, a mediocre president, did not show any performance in any of the
The fact is that Trump doesn’t have a grand plan and his ideas are typical conservative-American. He is playing to the American dream at a time when the citizens are beyond frustrated with the do-nothing politicians in office who are sweeping all of their problems under a floor rug. Both the economy and security has initially left our country, and people are finding themselves desperate for any kind of hope. The deportation ideas that Trump has brought to our attention may be found completely absurd, but have been done before under a loved president. The concept of keeping illegals out of our country and that one cannot simply take upon residency without permission is not insane.
They own up to their mistakes because that’s what leaders do. Mistakes happen. Even our best world leaders are still just people. Even the leaders of our country have made some pretty huge mistakes, but secrecy and deceit never ends well. Most of our leaders in government were elected to make decisions on society’s behalf, and the people of our country will never respect someone selling empty promises and unrealistic dreams.
Our founding fathers realized that, governmentally, there were already some great divides in our country, much of it economical in quality, and much of it due to simple situation. The office of the committee and the vice presidency is the only internal decision we hold all other lawmakers are voted in at or below state level, but for these two highest offices, the election is internal. and they wanted to establish that no certain type of industrial or political circumstance could control this highest election, so they conceived of the 'electoral college ', and it always has the same number of members as the total of our congressmen in