Qin killed 460 Confucian scholars, that makes it clear he is a bad leader.” However, this does outline the criteria that defines a bad leader because he was very bossy and did take control of everything. Although that does meet the criteria that defines a bad leader I still hold the belief that Qin is a good leader. Furthermore, Qin is a progressive leader because he is motivated, he has some communication skills, Qin is partly honest, he is organized, and he is smart and creative . One reason I maintain this position is because Qin meets the criteria that makes a progressive leader. Qin started the great wall of China to protect his country, that makes me believe he is a progressive
The victory gained by the ‘Tet offensive’ (CNN, 1988) that triggered the deliberate and shameful withdrawal of US forces from the region. Although General Westmoreland was notoriously tagged as the General who lost Vietnam but in reality, it was the North Vietnamese 's determination, deliberate aggressiveness and will power that caused the victory. General William
However, for Mao Zedong’s followers by eliminating the old spirit of China and through destroying traditional paintings and styles, Chairman Mao’s ideals allowed and gave way to the visual, performing and popular art in China. Art for the Red Guards needed to target political ideals, ideals that Chairman Mao believed would truly change China into a modern place. In other words, it was Chairman Mao who lit the spark of revolution but it was the duty of the Red Guards and the followers of Mao to do “their part of correcting the distortion of
Macbeth is first described as a war hero who led the final blow on Macdonwald by a captain: “For brave Macbeth… with his brandished steel/ unseamed [Macdonwald] from the nave to th’ chops”(I, ii, 18, 20-24). With his ambition, he is able to gain the upper hand and lead his army into a successful battle that was incredibly close to losing. Ultimately, his eagerness to lead these people not only because he is a thane, but also because of his loyalty to King Duncan reveals how he is an astounding leader who is successful. In turn, the audience is able to see Macbeth as a hero, more specifically a leader who is honest and loyal. Along with the battle comes the reward and Macbeth is given the new title ‘Thane of Cawdor’ from King Duncan who announces “What [Thane of Cawdor] hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won”(I, ii, 67) Through earnest motivation, Macbeth has now won a new title and trust from the king which in turn allows him to take a step closer into possibly obtaining the royal throne.
In Ancient India, the people named their flag after Asoka. He did great things for the Mauryan Empire that gave a good ending, but were the means of the ending just? Asoka ruled Ancient India and changed the history of it doing good and bad things for himself but for his empire. Was it being Ruthless or Enlightened? His responsibility for many deaths, his wanting of unfair wars, the unjust laws all clearly imply that Asoka is a Ruthless Conqueror.
Additionally, Towards the end of the empire Xeres and other kings started doing more violent killings, and being more intolerant. Xerxes is believed to destroyed temples, kill priests, and enslave subjects. Furthermore, this brutal violence hurt people and eventually led to the Achaemenid Empire’s downfall. But this evidence does not compare to the significant advances and systems that were put in place by Persia, since there are positive effects that can still be seen today. The world had seen its strongest empire ever, and it learned from their successes and mistakes, which is extremely important for progress to be
Lead by Senator Joe McCarthy, this modern witch hunt for communism ruined lives and spread lies, with the initial victims being the disliked, the outsiders. One of the first of those blacklisted was Owen Lattimore. He was outspoken about his unpopular liberal views and so it was easy for McCarthy to shift blame and suspicion towards him (Victims of McCarthyism). McCarthy played off the existing fear of communism left behind by World War II to gain support for his lagging political career by fighting a problem that did not really exist. As in The Crucible, people easily accepted that Lattimore and others like him were to blame, in this case for being communist.
Furthermore, McCarthy had also helped to defeat a number of liberal Democrats, including Adlai Stevenson and Harry S. Truman in the November 1952 Presidential elections with the help of the Republican party accusing Truman for being “soft” towards Communists. This is significant as even McCarthy had reached his downfall when he overreached his power with his investigation against officials in the U.S army, he had severely damaged the Democratic party as the Republican had gained substantial power due to his effort and even managed to gain congressional power in the November 1952 congressional elections and contributed to the victory of the 1952 presidential election. To conclude, the Cold War had hugely affected US politics towards the Soviet Union through prioritizing the containment of the spread of the Communism and while the fear of communist had create some consensus between the Republicans and Democrats towards the policy of containment under the influence of Domino theory, it had primarily polarised politics in a way that favours the Republicans by granting them victory in various general elections and congressional elections and eventually the presidential election in
Warrior aristocrats not only led to the rise of governments by attracting many towards battle and devising efficient and powerful war tactics, but were the reasons many governments had fallen due to the lending of inexperienced soldiers. Warrior aristocracy had benefits and unfortunate effects which were sometimes direct or indirect from warrior aristocrats
Nationalism often gave citizens over-confidence in their country’s government and military strength. These beliefs often led nationalist to demonize rival countries, and think of them as deceitful or uncivilized (“Nationalism as cause”). Nationalism led to World War 1 since it drove countries against each other, as nationalists were all trying to prove their country to be superior. For example, a nationalist action that relates to World War 1 was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Many nationalist organizations such as the Black Hand inspired the assassination of Ferdinand, which was an event that directly led to World War 1.