Many of Reagan’s firmness led the destruction and downfall of the evil empire. In 1991, Reagan aggressive policies toward the Soviet Union was a factor that ended the cold war. In the other hand his opposition said that only the good fortune of sane leadership in Moscow save us all from the nuclear apocalypse. Reagan diplomatic legacy was more that his admires or critics are likely to admit. Reagan did led his country to a victory in the cold war but his great accomplishment came in his second term in office when he abandoned his earlier stance toward the soviet and took a more flexible stance to better the relations with a reformist and leader of the soviet union Mikhail Gorbachev by acting as Gorbachev partner as much as his enemy.
He was also liked by many and won his reelection easily. In the text Assassinated by an Anarchist it says that McKinley was called “the most popular chief executive since Abraham Lincoln…” This shows that the people liked McKinley and that he did good things while in office because he was compared with the highly acclaimed President Abraham Lincoln. One of the great things he did is win the Spanish-American war of 1898. The president didn’t want to go to war
The nations that wanted to utilize this tactic and create an empire was Italy, Germany, France, Britain, Belgium, Portugal, Russia and the United States of America. “Imperialism, in short, appealed on economic and social grounds to the wealthy or ambitious, seemed politically and strategically necessary in the game of international power politics, and was emotionally satisfying to almost everyone” (Ways of the World, p. 656). Though, the United States did not always accept the idea of imperialism. In the White Man’s Burden, the author begins the stanza with “Take up the White Man’s burden – Send forth the best yee breed – Go bind your sons to exile – To serve your captives needs”. He wants the reader (or, in this case, the United States) to help out with the “white man’s burden” and to only send its best.
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. Having more of a positive impact, “Lenin began skillfully growing his power within the Bolsheviks. He was so successful in doing this that the government grew afraid of him, and he was exiled two years later” (“The”). The passage shows that Lenin did more good than bad, and on the other hand Nicholas II was never headed in a good
Some people argue that Julius Caesar was the greatest military general and politician of all time; however, I disagree. In my opinion, Caesar was a forceful dictator who only cared about his own wealth and power, punished innocent citizens, and was greedy for supporters. Julius Caesar just wanted himself to be satisfied, even if it was at the expense of the Roman republic. He also punished all of the innocent citizens that just wanted to sustain the old laws and traditions of the Roman republic. Another reason he is not an astonishing leader is that he increased the number of senators so that more people would support him.
This is evident in the major ethnic groups that supported Skeffington who were loyal to the machine because they benefited from the machine, its political power, and its influence. We can determine that Skeffington brings these various groups together, and without him there is conflict, which is seen when Skeffington loses the election and his men begin arguing about how their usual strategies that involved large sums of street money failed to win the votes in certain
He often would tell people, “There is only one thing worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.” (Churchill) With a strong relationship with the British people and a stronger relationship with the other Allies, Winston Churchill was able to lead his country to win the war and continue to stand up for what he believed in. Winston Churchill helped lead Britain to victory because of his way with words, his determined attitude, and him understanding the importance of alliances. Without him, Britain would not have won the war and the Nazi’s would’ve never been
In fact, he begins as a valiant leader only serving Duncan’s wishes to win a battle against a rebellious force. After this battle, he receives a new title which fuels his ambition and causes him to think of immoral ways to seize what he so passionately believes is his: the throne. Macbeth is then led to spin a web of lies to cover up his previous actions and ultimately becomes a deceitful tyrant. In total,, his strive for success got him very far, but it also revealed something in him that is universally human which is the desire for more power. Like Macbeth, not all of humanity is fit to serve since with great power comes incredible amounts of responsibility.
His motives had positive intentions, believing in capitalism and individualism. Hoover supported capitalism and individualism during the roaring twenties. Unfortunately, the Great Depression happened when Hoover was president; accordingly, Hoover received negative criticism for not dealing with it in a helpful way. However, Hoover should have realized that the Great Depression had started in North America. If he had accepted that the Great Depression was caused in the United States, he probably would have been able to help ease the Depression significantly more than he did; consequently, he would have received a much more positive opinion from the public.
Was Stalin beneficial to the USSR? Stalin was indeed good for the USSR, because he improved the economy by using collectivization farms, which led to an increase in quality of life. Although he did good for the country, he wanted prosperity and recognition more than anything, so he was willing to sacrifice his own citizens’ lives. Stalin was good for the USSR, because he changed the USSR’s economy positively by using sets of goals, called the “Five Year Plan”. The objective of this was to multiply production in manufacturing, like coal, oil, pig iron, and steel.