Hitler even being allowed to come into power is a scary thought itself. The situations that facilitated Hitler's rise to power were the Germans' unhappiness with the Treaty of Versailles, the rise of Totalitarian leadership, and the inaction of the League of Nations. The Treaty of Versailles, which was a peace settlement in which the Germans had no choice and were forced to sign after WWI, was an important reason why the Nazis came to power. The German general public were so angry over the Treaty and found it hard to accept the terms of it because it became a symbol of Germany's humiliation and defeat. This made the new Weimar government, who signed the treaty, extremely unpopular and there was a lot of opposition to the government.
‘Piggy was dead and the conch smashed to powder’ enforces that Piggy represented the need for science and intellectual endeavour in society so the break of both of these symbols at the same time shows a sudden corruption of civilisation. Loss of hope: The rules that hold together a civilised society can easily break down due lack of hope. Golding’s novel of lord of the Flies explores the complexity of hope in keeping citizens committed to the chosen path. When hope is lost, savagery ensues. Golding portrays this through symbolism.
The 'force' of nationalism was so unbelievably powerful that it managed single handily to alter ideologies, nations and leaders, it managed to form new nations and pit those nations off against each other in various wars and battles resulting in bloodshed and casualties to the extent that this world had never seen before. Nationalisms first stand out action was the dismembering of the Ancien Regime within Europe and all that it stood for. Even after the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815 all of the great powers were still trying to discredit the idea of nationalism as it seemed a dangerous force even at its early stages and it threatened Europe as it was which would not of worked well for the great powers at the time. Prior to the French revolution , the people within a country associated themselves solely with a monarch or the religion they followed, then this political concept of associating yourself with the country as a whole came in and got a lot of people thinking. Nationalism meant that many believed that the people of a country should be able to choose who is their ruler
Lastly due to his strong and rough ruling tactics when in control of the empire, he was exiled. In Napoleons eyes, his empire was always incomplete and his constant goal was to take over more land at all costs. This goal lead to one of his costly mistakes of the Continental System. The Continental System was Napoleons attempt to blockade Britain and stop all communication between them and other countries. In turn this would destroy Britain commercially and their industrial economy allowing Napoleon to take over Britain however did not work and left Napoleon worse off then he was before.
Ray Bradbury’s piece evaluates the effect that technology has on people and society. “Bradbury's indictment of what he regarded as the mind-numbing qualities of television may thus be extended more generally to the hypnotic effect of fast-paced visual expression and the carpet bombing of the marketplace with advertising and propaganda.” (Smolla 907). The people are dull drones to society and are bombarded by information that they cannot process. They have no motive or ability to question the ban on literature, the status quo of happiness, or intellectual freedom (Sisario 201). Intelligence is ruined by the fast pace of society.
These causes increased the tensions and weakened the ties between countries within the USSR and in 1991 led to its collapse. During the period of social transformation in the Soviet Union, ethno nationalism has played two main roles. On one hand it caused the collapse of the USSR and helped to mobilize citizens demanding democratic reforms and self-governance. Generally speaking it helped to build the new states which emerged from the wreckage of the Soviet Union. On the other hand ethno nationalism has made this area an arena of constant wars, violence and ethnic cleansing.
It could be said that the supposed revolution was a serious threat to Tsardom. This is because the outrage shown towards the government came from a broad spectrum of society, occupying the three main classes of Russia; the peasantry, the proletariat and the middle class. The motives behind the uprising would certainly warrant a revolution. Fear of eviction and anger at redemption payments (the peasantry), the desire to have political representation, a constituent assembly and civil rights (the middle class) and the condition in which the proletariat had to live. These, along with the demolition of the army in 1905 and the massacre of Bloody Sunday, portraying the Tsar’s incompetence, would be perfectly viable reasons for a revolution to take place.
To what extent was the revolution of 1905 a failure? Although Bloody Sunday was the immediate spark, there were many more short and long term causes prior to the revolution. The Long term causes may be split into two categories, Social and Economic, and Political. The first involves; the poor living and working conditions, that were a result of sudden industrial and population growth, and the harvest failures that had been a issue for decades, both of which contributed to high levels of violence from the lower classes. Furthermore the Jacqueries attacked government officials and buildings, destroying many official records, specifically those that referred to unpaid rents.
The Holocaust and the Rwandan genocide both had significant deaths, the victims were of different nationalities, and the way it was publicized was unequal. Background The Holocaust started with one man, Adolf Hitler. Germany’s economy was struggling. The reason the economy was struggling is the war. Germany had major debts from WW1.
Britain experienced the exact opposite economically and their government aimed to reconstruct prewar Britain. The Great War forced Britain into a period of depression, leaving society frightened and pessimistic. The older generation existed largely in a state of mourn, while the youth chose to forget the trauma caused by the war. The youth viewed the Great War as a waste of life, thus creating a hedonistic lifestyle with partying being their primary intention. They became notorious for their elaborately themed parties along with extreme drug use.