This type of power was intended to make the process of decision making faster and more decisive. However, we see this power abused by Creon in his decree. The people of Thebes find Creon’s decree to be unjust but only Antigone has the strong will to disobey the law and do what the people will not. Creon’s son Haemon tells his father what the people of Thebes have been saying about Antigone’s actions and her proposed punishment: “Death? She deserves a glowing crown of gold!” (Sophocles, 1984, pg.
Mao adapted Communist ideas to China and he followed in Joseph Stalin’s footsteps by abusing his power and crippling the Chinese in fear with his totalitarian rule. In this essay I will be exploring the factors contributing to one of the biggest disputes in historical knowledge. Was Mao Zedong’s role in achieving communism genuine or has it been exaggerated and morphed by the Asian populations living under absolute despotism. “Idealism is no panacea in a totalitarian regime.” 1 - Quoted by a 20th century philosopher. It wasn’t said about Mao however it adapts to his ideas and aspirations.
Erick Romero 10/19/14 2A Explain the origin(s) of the Chinese Civil War, and to what extent was the Communist victory due to the use of guerrilla warfare In the early 20th century, China ran into political turmoil. With the revolution in 1911, in which the last dynasty, the Manchu dynasty was overthrown. The new Republic failed to set hold on China and warlord era would start. But China continued to be oppressed by many foreign powers because it lacked a strong central government. The Chinese Civil War was caused by two opposed political parties, the communists and the nationalists, to see who would be able to restore order and regain central power over China to bring it back to its glory.
Colonies were pushed further and further toward revolution by growing anger and violence, exemplified by the exaggerated events of the Boston Massacre, a riot of Bostonians turned ugly viewed as a massacre of innocent colonists (Brinkley Alan pg 113). At a glance, the Revolutionary War may seem incredibly economic. But proving such a point is difficult, as most of the imposed taxes were either repealed or inexpensive. In actuality, colonists taxed themselves heavier as an independent country than they had been as a colony of the British crown (Baack, Ben). The American Revolution was the evolution of an independent nature, as colonists fought for the preservation of rights they believed essential to human nature.
It should be recognised that before Chiang became ruler, there were many domestic problems which overshadowed China which created an unstable society. China was in desperate need for reform, democracy and strong leadership after the torment of the warlord era. China’s most major domestic problem was undoubtedly the warlords which had shattered and fragmented China and had led to political unrest. Chiang was able to launch an offensive called the Northern Expedition to remove the warlords and their hold over China with an alliance with the CCP. This had a massive impact on the country as it had successfully stopped civil and political unrest which had previously been threating the harmony of the country.
The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.” In other words, war brings people to a disgraceful point where they lose their values of life. The Japanese cultural beliefs contributed to many of the brutal killings that occurred in Nanking and other parts of Asia. Japan’s primitive rituals promoted dedication and honor through reinforcement (Chang 20). The Japanese Army had cultural beliefs that were instilled in them because of the consequences that were implied if disobeyed. These unethical and inhumane dispositions were all they knew and practiced.
The communists always tried to suppress religions anyway possible and because of Ngo Dinh Diem being Catholic and in charge of South Vietnam at the start of the resistance to the North. They felt it was a smart move to wipe as many of them out as they could. The Vietcong and North Vietnamese also had the goal of causing “…an uproar in the world and in the US….” Due to its Vietnamese cultural, historical, and political heritage, Hue was a center of international attention. The communists’ occupation and massacres there served their intents of gaining superiority at the negotiations, and especially of threatening the American people, causing them to worry about their military relatives in Vietnam up to the point of urging the US government to promptly bring
This means that they were always bettering themselves. China was separated during the warring states era but was later brought together (around 221 BC. )by Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of the in. This emperor was known for his cruelty and intolerance, which went against tradition but was also effective. Qin Shi created the great wall of china in order to protect the Chinese civilization from barbarians.
Thomas Hobbs’ philosophy was that the people were wicked and evil, so they needed to give all of their power to a ruler for the exchange of protection, this was know as the social contract. However, John Lock believed that people could learn for experience and improve themselves by making mistakes and learning from them. Lock also believed that all people are born free and equal and that people themselves should have the power to govern their own country. This philosophy quickly spread through out the colonies and created a dispute between the Britain monarchy and the American colonies because by its very own nature, republicanism was opposed to hierarchical and authoritarian institutions such as aristocracy and monarchy. In addition, what created a political dispute between America and Britain were the ideas of the ‘radical wigs’.
It has been argued even further to say it was time well worth spending in Iraq and Vietnam. When analyzing these points one must understand that at that point in time America was deathly scared of communism and instilled an idea in their heads that if not for entering the war at that moment, then communism would make its way around to other countries and finally reach America. However, our government made the fatal mistake of failing to look in the long run and see that America was already a strong nation and by entering a war that would not certainly end communism the government weakened every aspect of the economy. In accordance, Iraq was completely uninvolved in the terrorist attack on 9/11, the accusation of concealing “weapons of mass destruction” was completely false, and having now realized that the only weapons they did have were from a purchase from the United States to them several years