One, previously mentioned in Finley’s work “Athenian Demagogues,” is the case of Athens and multiple demagogues. The author states that “the strength of the Athenian government comes precisely from that which many merely criticize, namely, the fact that it is government by a faction acting unashamedly to its own advantage” (1962, p. 9). Here, Finley speaks of the pseudo-democracy that was the Athenian government after the demagoguery had begun, and uses “strength” to simply mean enduring and impervious. Another example in more recent history is the more obvious Adolf Hitler. Hitler’s reign over Germany and Nazi Europe started with his skill with speaking, an essential for a demagogue.
In the year of 1899, America ended the war it had been raging against Spain in regards to the freedom of the Philippine islands and its inhabitants. The United States supported the Filipinos with military assistance in hopes of liberating the islands from the control of Spain. With the eventual defeat of the Spanish army, America faced with the decision to annex the Philippines or to grant them their freedom and control regarding self government rule. President McKinley was an honest man and definitely had a look out for his country and anything that could benefit them and help them prosper. After the Spanish fleet was dealt with and were no more, it had opened up the best opportunity to gain control of the Philippines.
In all previous cases of disagreements between bosses and workers, the government sided with the bosses. Roosevelt breaks this chain by forcing the bosses and workers to communicate, therefore making the government a third, neutral, party. Another way Roosevelt spread the Progressive movement into American politics was through the Anti-trust Law in which Roosevelt broke up numerous companies in order to prevent monopolies from forming. The final way Roosevelt applied the ideas of the
For example, some of the key aspects of extremely controlling monarchs is that there is only one ruler, you rule until you die, and that power gets passed down from generation to generation. Ivan the Terrible obtained his power not through his own hard work, but through his blood line. He ruled until he passed away, and Ivan was the only ruler. Another aspect of extremely controlling dictators is that they have complete control of society and government. At the very start of Ivan 's rule, he had two chairmen guide him in the right direction to show him how everything worked, but they were soon fired leaving Ivan the Terrible to make every decision on his own.
This is because the sovereign has no problem keeping his position, the usage of violence will only be adopted to maintain the peace and security of the people under the contract. Both of these approaches presume the evil nature of man which justifies the usage of the violence. In the Broken Spears, Spaniards are a great example of such an evil nature. The violence committed by them is to become the absolute leaders, kind of like the sovereign described by Hobbes. Sacrifices in the Broken Spears shows that violence could also be adopted by the sovereign to practice religious rituals.
Julius Caesar wanted to be apart of the Roman consul which gave immense power in government and also gave him his own province with his own military which he runs. In particular Julius Caesar was really only interested in only one province which was Gaul. Gaul provide loads of wealth, power, and he would be able to expand to the north. At this time Julius Caesar was gaining popularity with the Roman people. In his attempt at being a consul, he appealed to many normal people of Rome helped him grow in popularity but also since he was fighting for change made the aristocrats who are very conservation at this time not liking Julius
Benito Mussolini used fascism to rule, Joseph Stalin use communism, and Adolf Hitler used Nazi ideology after World War I to gain control. To begin with, Fascism is a term that describes a political party who wants to gain power, usually through dictatorship or totalitarianism, they tend to serve economic and social regimentation usually by using force. Benito Mussolini was a socialist, he also was a fascist leader of the National Fascist party in the year of 1922 to 1943. Mussolini use fascism to gain power and built a first totalitarian state with the Fascist party and he gained his supporters by combining the into combat squads that wore black shirts, they rejected the democratic process and used violence instead. It seemed like Mussolini was desperate for power in any way and used violence to gain control.
Like Kim Jong Un he is a dictator so in response he has the freedom to do whatever he wants a newspaper article states what he has done, “More likely this is perhaps a way for Kim to consolidate his power within a large, inscrutable bureaucracy that’s dominated by much older and more experience cadres who may have resisted the leadership” (www.washingtonpost.com). Kim Jong Un has all the power since he is the dictator of North Korea so in response he had the power to kill whoever he wanted. Kim Jong Un gained freedom by getting the choice to kill whoever he wanted without him killing them instead his army kills them for him. Hitler also a dictator gained freedom with power history states, “Hitler clearly did not believe in giving back captured territory, so in the biggest shake-up of all, he declared himself commander in chief of the army“(www.history.com). Hitler had the power to gain freedom because he was a dictator, which brought him the power to make himeself the commander of the army.
The death penalty, Britain influenced American use of the death penalty more than any other country. When the Europeans were immigrating to America, they brought with them the death penalty. The first ever recorded execution in American was captain George Kendall in Jamestown, Virginia in 1608. Ever since then America has had the death penalty by law, but is still legal in 33 states and illegal in 18 states. The death penalty should be illegal in every state because it puts innocent people at risk, does not have any effect on crime rates, and life imprisonment is cheaper than the death penalty.
The argument of communism versus democracy has yet to end and with so many differences and few real similarities as the worlds turns and new leadership takes place the people are always at the helm of reform and reconstruction. As most incumbent leaders and rulers assure the people as they campaign. Democracy is a government by the people; especially: rule of the majority and a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections, whereas communism is a system of government in which a single authoritarian party controls state-owned means of production, eliminating the right of private property. Democracy is the cornerstone of American politics, so living under a Democracy means freedom of choice and respect for individual rights with less government control. In a