Vladimir III: The Principles Of An Absolute Monarch

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During the 15th century, Vladimir III used his power and authority to exemplify the principles of an Absolute Monarch by forcing supreme control over the citizens of his kingdom, including the Transylvanian nobles; striking fear in the minds and hearts of those who tried to challenge him and establishing himself as a benevolent king in the eyes of the Holy Catholic Church. Vladimir III demonstrated the principles of an Absolute Monarch by using techniques that would create a reputation of fear around him. Vlad The Impaler struck fear into the hearts and minds of those who tried to oppose him to secure his place at the top. According to Source B: German Woodblock (late 15th century) of Vlad invading Germanic Lands, Vlad was admiring his work…show more content…
According to source E: The Legend of Vlad the Divine Right King (2006), the warrior-nobles who fought for Vlad were rewarded with personal gifts to keep their allegiance. This helped keep them content in fighting for the country ruled by Vlad. The peasants and villagers were also on his side which make up the majority of the population. Vlad was able to create a militia of peasants because of the support they gave him. Vlad the Impaler was able to display Absolute Monarchy through his Divine Right of Kingship. According to Source D: Royal Blood From The East, Vlad developed a plan to secure his own personal and the backing of the Roman Catholic Church. The common people from the countryside raised songs about the generosity and piety of Prince Vlad, the prince sent by God to keep the lands safe. This proves how the church was behind Vlad and agreed with all the decisions he made. Having the church and people of the church on his side helped establish Vlad as an Absolute Monarch…show more content…
Whether he was a nobleman, a priest, a monk or a common man, and even if he had great wealth, he could not escape death if he were dishonest. This shows his fairness to everyone and that people receive the same punishment for dishonesty. Vlad also wanted to see the people of his land succeed. According to Source A, Dracula was very concerned about all his subjects work and contributions to the common welfare. This proves he wanted everyone to have a part in the country, even the peasants. Overall, Vladimir III was a benevolent Absolute Monarch. He strengthened his country and the people in it using his power and authority and the backing of the

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