All threats of revolution were taken seriously. The authorities hastily assembled an extensive spy network. The most famous threat of a revolution was in August 1819 when a large crowd assembled at St Peter’s Fields in central Manchester to hear a pro-reform speech from Henry ‘Orator’ Hunt. Fearing uncontainable disorder, and perhaps even revolution, the Manchester authorities over-reacted and sent in troops to disperse the crowd by force. Eleven people were killed and the radicals were given a huge propaganda boost by referring to the event as ‘Peterloo’, in a grim analogy with the Duke of Wellington's famous victory over Napoleon at Waterloo four years earlier.
During the pentrich rebellion government spy Oliver persuaded local radicals to march on Nottingham where they were met with troops. This was a dangerous strategy in a time of great civil unrest and could easily create more anger towards the Government, as their actions may have been seen as entrapment. On the other hand the fact there was an attempt by radicals to blow up the cabinet, indicates a serious threat. Also the radical threat was now country wide involving lower and middle classes, thus a spy network was needed and Liverpool cleverly used it to find leaders of radical movements and successfully managed to integrate spies into radical movements. It can also be said the government’s idea to suspend Habeas corpus in 1817 also contributed to the government’s success in dealing with
Finally, the SA’s activity is also to put fear on the street to get votes for the next elections. Hitler attempted the Munich Putsch because he thought it would benefit them. Firstly, Hitler was very confident about his huge SA army and thought he was powerful. Not only that, but he thought that the army would join him because of the influence of Ludendorff and the SA which are technically ex-Freikoprs. Hitler also thought that since the government was just developing it would have been a good time to seize power and take over the government.
The Parisian people proceeded to attack the fortress to possess military supplies and weapons in defense. The common people completely destroyed the Bastille. To the people of Paris, the Bastille was a symbol of the Absolute Monarchy, and the destruction of it, the end of the Absolute Monarchy. The destruction of the Bastille was seen as the beginning of the French Revolution for it was the first successful attack against the Absolute Monarchy. Many successful revolts and movements would accumulate following Bastille Day.
Noting the effect that the King’s execution had on the Revolution seems quite simple. It had an immense effect on it; his death was one of the primary factors that led the Revolution to reach the great heights that it did. By the King being executed, not only did the Convention remove one its greatest opponents, but they also showed those that did not support them that the they now had all the political power in France, there was none left within the monarchy, and therefore no reason to continue to support the dead king. The first point is that by executing the King, the Convention forcefully removed one of their greatest enemies. While the King was still alive the Convention was constrained by the monarchical laws and rules that were still kept in power by the King and his supporters.
When a fire started in the Reichstag building, Hitler used it as a way to start series of terrorist acts against politicians he considered enemies (“Hitler, Adolf”). Hitler claimed that these politicians were part of a Communist plan. By influencing the public, Hitler gained special powers to “protect the nation against possible Communist acts of violence” (“Hitler, Adolf”). Hitler went a long way by being influential. Anyone that he didn’t want alive, didn’t have much of a chance to survive.
To what extent was Pitts repressive policies the main reason for his success in defeating the radical challenge in 1801? Outside of parliament and of the rich and powerful there were many people who wanted change; the French revolution had a profound and ongoing effect on political, social, and religious life and on the government in Britain. Many people wanted to see the changes that were occurring in France to happen in Britain, as many of the working class people were not happy with there role in society and they wanted reform. Pitt acted quickly against the threat posed by the radicals, the new societies and the publications they produced, this was known as Pitts ‘reign on terror’. Fresh legislation restricting freedom of speech, writing and assembly was passed from 1792 to 1801, to reinforce these new laws the yeomanry were called in to reinforce these new laws.
One of their major goals was to disrupt and destroy the South Vietnamese government. Orders were actually given to the invaders to cause maximum disruption to the government to create crisis by killing military and administrative personnel. This reason alone would do some serious damage to the government but another tactic was to kill for “…terrorism and warning.” By killing government officials and private citizens it scared the citizens of not just Hue but all over the area into compliance with the National Liberation Front. The communists also wanted to annihilate Christians for political reasons. 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.
1.28.1; Paus. 7.25.3; Hdt. 5.71). This was a political crisis, both because of the attempted coup by an upstart and because of his murder by the arisocrats—he had claimed the goddess’s protection, which ought to have been respected. Whether this crisis brought about subsequent political changes we cannot tell, but it certainly left its mark on Athenian politics.
People would have seen the explosion as the loss of a building, and not as the graphic act of terror that it is. Simply bombing the building at night would not have gotten as much recognition at all. The death toll is what brings the powerful and urgent meaning to what the Patriots stood for and there was no other way to convey it. This impact was supposed to alter the reality of the public and motivate them to take up arms and join the cause that the insurgents were preaching. McVeigh and his terrorist organization wanted to retaliate against the federal government for the massacre at Waco and they felt as if the deaths of hundreds of innocent people were a realistic way to do that.