Rough Draft: Genocide Genocide is another common word for “massacre” or “mass murder” that has been used across the world and continues to spread thought the nation rapidly in today’s society. It is also seen as a coordinated plan of different actions aiming at the destruction of essential foundations of the life of national groups, with the aim of annihilating the groups themselves (NA, “What is Genocide”). All around the world people have heard of the Holocaust or Armenian Genocides. These horrific acts have been remembered throughout history for their infamous ways that people were treated and killed.
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 Reign of Terror began in 1793 and ended in July of 1794. There was a total of 14,000 people executed by use of the guillotine, firing squad, and other methods. During this time period, the country of France was in total and constant chaos; they were being attacked by Prussian and Austrian troops, and their economy was a disaster. Utilizing terror as an instrument of the French Revolution had the advantages of making the people of France brave in any moment of action, but the number of deaths, the economic decline, and the fact that innocent people were killed made the large amount of disadvantages of the technique outweighs the
Another Name Check off of the Most Wanted List: The Assassination of Osama Bin Laden The murder of Osama bin Laden was a blessing to many of people around the world. He was a man who hurt so many people and took the lives of so many others. He caused so much heartbreak and tragedy in America and so many other places and was a man always pursued by the United States. The assassination of Osama bin Laden was completely just and a crucial part of assuring the safety of the word although, some people believe the United Stated overstepped it’s bounds.
I have tasted command. I have tasted power and I cannot give it up. I love power.” He no longer had the desire to please the people because his desire for power was only getting
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. The French Revolution was based upon fear and uncertainty which was exploited by Robespierre illustrating his dictatorial behaviour. Robespierre actively encouraged the riots and violence that plagued France during the Terror because he believed that fear and terror was necessary for the revolution to succeed, claiming that “terror is nothing else than swift, severe, indomitable justice” (Robespierre, 1794).
This was difficult however as he tried to maintain the plantation system and employed a quasi-slave system to force people back on the coffee and sugar plantations once burnt (Fick, 1990). Louverture issued a constitution in 1801 demanding Saint Domingue operating as a sovereign state and of loose ends with the French (Fick, 1990). This however, angered Napoleon Bonaparte in which he sent General Victor Emmanuel Leclerc to reinstitute slavery in Saint Domingue. The next series of struggle turns out to be the struggle for independence.
This aspect of military might became the key piece for centralizing power in France, controlling the army meant collecting taxes without the consent of the Estates General, therefore diminishing the power of Estates. This is the reason why the Military Revolution went hand-in-hand with the emergence of absolutism. Hatton describes “the term ‘absolutism’ denotes a form of power which is unrestrained; more specifically it implies that no external agency can suspend or delay the action of the sovereign power” (Hatton, 1976, p.18) Absolutism was also a product of power struggle between the King and the Estates, for example in France the Crown won, establishing monarchical
In this story, Milligen describes in detail how victims were executed by the guillotine. As he describes the scenes and shares information, it is evident he has witnessed many executions. He is disgusted by how normal beheading is and that people go just to watch someone die. Death should not be a normal event in someone’s day because death by beheading should be appalling. The widening of concept of toleration is still going on today.
Throughout history, many tyrants have ruled without mercy, spreading their merciless regimes across countries that never wanted them in the first place. Often, the leaders of such grovernments, if they can be called that, have abused their power, and taken liberties with their people for no better reason than that they can. The stark reality of living in such conditions is shown in The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. Hosseini’s novel provides a firsthand account of Afghanistan at the height of Taliban power, and all the atrocities that occured therin. In one later passage, Hosseini describes a stoning at halftime of a soccer game.
Divine right had been around for decades, but the war completely changed everything. That shows the revolutionary war was truly revolutionary because the whole concept of a republic was foreign to the people, but yet they did it as they realized they wanted to have a say not listen to what the king has to
Should people be persecuted for their beliefs? The Reign of Terror lasted less than two years, from the execution of Louis XVI in January 1793 to late July 1794. During those eighteen months, more than 20,000 French people were put to death by guillotine. Guillotines were large falling blades that were used by political extremists called radicals to decapitate conservatives, who were people that wanted to keep the old ways. It is not right for people to be persecuted for their beliefs.
congruent with the institutions and feelings of the period were invented.” Mead in this quote is saying that inventions do not happen because of right or wrong but rather because of what the time period is prepared for. However, Gun powder not only started physical explosions it also started a new era of intellectual and social explosions. This invention led natural philosophers and soldiers alike to ask questions such as what happens to the cannonball after it leaves the cannon. This question took four hundred years and whole new fields of science to answer (Kelly 136).