Is Asoka a ruthless conqueror or is he a knowledgeable ruler? Asoka is one of the most acknowledged rulers of the Mauryan Empire. He ruled most of India over 2,000 years ago. Although he may be the greatest ruler of the Mauryan Empire, Asoka is still a merciless emperor because he has done many remorseful things that shall not be forgiven such as exterminating thousands of people and he has also conquered many lands to enhance his kingdom. Several individuals have been slaughtered by the hands of Asoka.
He exemplified the ways of both a hero and a villain. However, it is my opinion that he is a villain. I believe this because he could be an extremely violent leader and because he never fully reigned over one of the places he conquered/ruled. He is a villain because he murdered thousands of people and soldiers from different nations. Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them.
Asoka "Greater Than Any King or Emperor" Many have been tryintt to deliberate whethethe India Leader Asoka was an enlightened ruler or a ruthless conqueror. Asoka sent soldiers to kill the Kalingans to complete his empire, over 100,000 Kalingans were killed. After battle Asoka had a turning point in his life where he devoted himself to spread the word of Buddha 's Teachings and decided to ignore violence bought his way. Was it just an act to decieve people? Or was a Asoka a truly changed being.
A heavily debated topic in this day and age is if Christopher Columbus was really a hero or a mass murderer. On one hand, he opened up access to the New World and created trade routes, on the other, he primarily unintentionally almost wiped out a population and abused Native Americans. I believe that Columbus was more of a hero than he was a villain because he had a normal mindset and goal for Spaniards during the time period, many things he is blamed for happened completely unintentionally or by accident, and Columbus wasn’t the only one who had servants and took Natives captive. Often when looking back into history, we unintentionally judge events, people, and actions based off of our current mindset, and Christopher Columbus was no exception.
“Custer's Last Stand” was a victory for the Indian people, but as a result of their win, they brought a lot of attention to themselves which angered the American people. As a result, the US government treated the Native Americans more hostile, allowing John Gibbons to go and attack the Nez Perce Indians, didn’t follow through with their agreements dealing with land and took land away, and kept expanding westward while continuing to grow America East to West. Directly after new got out that the Indians had not only won the battle, but had slaughtered the American army, John Gibbons rounded up every available man and went after the Nez Perce Indians, whom he thought were the easiest and head of attack. Many innocent woman and children died on
In conclusion, Christopher Columbus has been idealized as a heroic adventurer who treated the Natives with respect and kindness. Some of his actions are far from moral. He treated the Indians as subhumans, unraveled their families, and engaged in mass murders. With much more information becoming readily available, Columbus could now be viewed as an immoral man. In fourteen ninety two, Columbus beat the Indians black and blue and changed the map we
The following president known as Grover Cleveland was not in much favor of annexing Hawaii. He had issued for there to be an investigation over if the Hawaiian civilians favored this annexation. The Hawaiians however did not favor for there to be an annexation and it was therefore not carried out. Later on, when President McKinley had entered the white house, he called for the immediate annexation of Hawaii. One of the main reasons to annex Hawaii was to have there be naval bases on it so the US could have a port near the Philippines during the Spanish-American war.
The Chinese have also made the exact chinese buildings that were originally made in some part of China.. Another conflict today that deals with imperialism is china trying to expand its coastal areas beyond china. The biggest target for china is the South China Sea which is primarily shared by Taiwan, Philippines,Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.This shows signs of imperialism because all these countries share that sea and china is trying to make it primarily their own.“On top of china expanding their country, china is trying to develope a series of pearls. Or in other words, a series of military outposts in strategically important locations”. ( internationalism.org paragraph 3) Therefore these reasons show the conflict that is happening today with china and other countries. In conclusion, I strongly believe that the main cause of World War 1 was Imperialism.
King Kamehameha was also a fearless leader because he had fought in many battles not just for him but for his family and for his rights. King Kamehameha was in war when he had just killed over 200 people he got his foot stuck up under one of the most heaviest stones when his cousin took a cheap shot and hit King Kamehameha upside the head as he was unconscious and when he woke up he saw that his cousin was about to be stabbed with a spear by Keali 'i. King Kamehameha got his foot unstuck and struck Keali 'i in the back with one of Kamehameha 's spears. King Kamehameha was so very fearless that at one of the chief’s funerals Kamehameha stepped in and performed one of the most sacred dances known to man. He could 've gotten into a lot of