During his reign, Peter wanted to do many things to change the way of life of Russian culture. He shifted the new capital of Russia, St. Petersburg, away from the center of Russian civilization. The capital had an un-Russian rectilinear street pattern, and the capital had a distinctly European architecture. To make Russia a more western-civilized community, he taxed on beards
I covered how Putin’s visionary leadership traits ignored key aspects of diversimilarity and show how he was methodical in planning and executing is objectives. I also demonstrated how his drive for success and a lack of open-mindedness made him an unethical leader. Finally, I reflected on my own leadership as it pertains to these lesson principles, and my pursuit to continue growing as a self-aware leader. Perhaps there would be no Russia, as we currently know it, without Putin”, certainly he has shaped his country and has effected countless lives and treasure. Influential Russian author, Fyodor Dostoevsky might have foreshadowed such a leader as Putin in his book The Brothers Karamazov: “He understood very well that for the meek soul of a simple Russian, exhausted by grief and hardship and, above all, by constant injustice and sin, there was no stronger need than to find a holy shrine or a saint to prostrate himself before to worship”.
To what extent was Wilhelm’s foreign policy the cause of WWI? Kaiser Wilhelms foreign policy wasn’t the exact cause of World War I, but it was one of the main causes that brought it to start. In 1888, Wilhelm II became the Kaiser of the german empire. The changes he made in the policies and style of government during the next years played a big role in the outbreak of war during 1914. Compared to Bismarck, who chose really conservative politics between the 1870s and 1880s, Wilhelm opted for a militaristic and expansionist political path, in order to defend Germany’s “Place in The Sun”.
Through most of 1897, McKinley pursued an international agreement to include silver and gold as the major European currencies. Negotiations over bimetallism with England, France, Russia, and Italy failed, so William signed the Gold Standard Act; this formally placed U.S. money on gold standard. McKinley called a special session of Congress to increase the tariff. Alcohol taxes brought $114.5 million, tobacco brought $30.7 million, and stamp taxes earned $260,000. William yearned to increase the tariff income in order to reduce internal taxes and encourage the growth of industry and employment.
By 1871, Otto Von Bismarck had accomplished total German Unification, which included the Southern German States. In my essay, I will analyse how Bismarck used combined politics in order to preserve his power over Germany, the role of the wars against France, Austria and Denmark and how it influenced German politics. I will also discuss how historians have describes his politics as Bonapartist and the previous actions already in place when he was appointed Minister President of Prussia. Throughout his political career, Bismarck used combines politics as a method of maintaining power in an ever politically shifting country. After the revolution of 1848, a new wave of nationalism and liberalism had risen and it could not be quashed down, and
His greatest victory was the battle of Austerlitz, in 1805. This battle against Austria resulted in the forcing of them to sign a Treaty, and for the Russians to retreat. He disbanded the Holy Roman Empire, and established the Confederation of the Rhine. This victory almost resulted in Napoleon being the “master” of Europe. These victories also helped the debt from before the French Revolution, and made France
After the war not much changed nobles once again controlled the land and the poor. Both Germany and Austria tried their hand at creating a Absolute Monarch, but neither were truly successful due to a large and powerful nobility and diverse ethical and religious beliefs. Prussia was probably the closest thing Eastern Europe had to Absolutism even though the nobility still held a good bit a power due to land control and leadership of the lower class. In western Europe on the other hand, had a successful absolute monarchy. Franch can be used as a prime example of an absolute monarch in Western Europe.
Countries in Europe noticed the weakening Empire, however so did Russia. Russia and the Ottomans began a war. This war was called the Crimean war. France and Britain took the side of the Ottomans because they didn 't want Russia controlling that land. The Ottomans, Britain, and France won the war.
Russia and France were against this, however. At France, the more western side, Germany was against France and Britain. At Russian Poland, the more eastern side, Germany, also helping Austria-Hungary, was against the Russians. Italy joined France and Britain because of a promise of some land at Austria and the Middle East, but they did not get as much as they had wanted. The world war began in Europe, but it also spread to the world.
Napoleon caused the rise of nationalism by arousing national feelings of the Germans, the polish and the Italians. together with the exemplary success of the French army from 1792 onwards, the idea was widespread and cannot be suppressed. This greatly affected Europe, although it did not seem significant at that time-revolts did indeed happen, but they were soon suppressed but the military forces of the great powers. The spread of these ideologies that shaped the modern day Europe was impossible to be
It can be argued that Peter the Great had a lot to pick up after, especially following Ivan IV’s reign, the Time of Troubles, false Tsardom, and the great Raskol. However, Peter the Great creatively used all of these disadvantages to his own advantage. Rather than “tearing apart” society, Peter the Great reoriented Russian society by means of merit and collective productive contribution to society. Although it can be disputed “whether Peter the Great was a “revolutionary” tsar, Peter’s immense impact on Russia’s service system is simply undeniable” (Kaiser and Marker 226). It was perhaps Peter’s different upbringing that allowed him to formulate such distinguishable values that the country ran on during his reign.
To me, if FDR could overcome these obstacles which he did, he could move the country forward in the right direction. By not being so easily convinced or influenced by Upton Sinclair campaign or anyone else for that matter, Roosevelt became the great leader / liberal that our country was so desperately looking for to restoring
This was a large impact because a Serbian killed him forcing Germany to against Russia. Britain would help out Russia which lead to the Americans who would supply for both sides of the war early on. How this ties into the Americans is we provided the logistical side to the British.
At the end of World War II, Western European powers sought political stability after a period of turmoil and devastation. Germany was divided into two spheres of influence: East Germany, controlled by the Soviet Union, and West Germany, controlled by the Allies. Western Europe attempted to unify in the post-war economy, and various views arose regarding this potential unity. The unification of Western Europe was met with opinions that were largely motivated by a nation’s own economic and political interests. In the first few years after World War II, there was conflict between European powers over which nations should found and lead the united Western Europe.
She restored what her husband had destroyed before westernizing the Russian ways. Catherine became an enlightened despot, which was when “absolute monarchs pursued legal, social, and educational reforms inspired by the Enlightenment”. Enlightened despots typically institute administrative reform, religious toleration, and economic development but did not propose reforms that would undermine their sovereignty or disrupt the social order. Catherine continued Peter the Great’s reforms that he applied to the Russian state as well as further increasing central control over the provinces. Catherine’s goal was to rationalise and reform the administrations of the Russian Empire.