Eleanor Waller History – Do you agree with the view that Henry VIII’s foreign policy in the years 1514-25 failed because he lacked the resources to fulfil his aims? I agree that the main reason for the failure of Henry VIII’s foreign policy is because he lacked resources to fulfil his aims. Source 4 and 6 both support the ideas that the lack of resources is to blame and the battle of Pavia and the second French War support this further. However, in Source 5 there are other reasons pointing towards the failure of the foreign policy but these reasons are not as significant as those found in sources 4 and 6. Source 4 agrees with the view that Henry VIII’s foreign policy failed because he lacked the resources to fulfil his aims.
Many factors affected the royalist defeat in the civil war; most causes are interrelated between the weakness of the royalist party and the strength of the parliamentarians. One of the most notable weaknesses of the royalist side was the inadequate leadership of Charles i. Charles proved to be a very weak leader in the years 1642- 1646 as he failed to solve a hand full of problems which escalated at great speed. However Charles himself was a causing factor towards the defeat, this was mainly down to his personality. Due to being so distant from the court, communication was a major problem. This was only escalated by Charles’ speech impediment which also made him seem weak and impractical, and meant that in the case of an emergency, a solution would always be harder to reach.
The main reason why there was so much lack of popular support was due to the fact that the revolutionaries did not appeal to a wide number of people. The Liberals in particular did not in any case wish to involve peasants as politics for them was a middle class affair. This is because revolutionary leaders did not want poorly educated people to join the revolutions as they feared that allowing them would eventually lead to rule by mob. Not surprisingly, therefor, ordinary people often eagerly welcomed back their former rulers because middle-class revolutionaries did not want their involvement in politics. They were also inexperienced, weak and lacking in resources, particularly military ones.
Though, Louis XVI did not posses much will, in fact he was a rather disinterested and undetermined leader. His neglect of large pressing matters in persuit of smaller intrigues led to the distraction and discouragement of his court. Without a strong, authoritarian leader to introduce reforms or to solidly stand by the monarchy
His father also advises him not to judge too quickly - this shows the reader that this is one of Nick’s failings and that he judges people more quicker than he should. This is shown when Nick is seen to be intolerant and judgemental – Nick viewed Gatsby’s life with ‘unaffected scorn’ and was ‘disgusted’ by Tom and Daisy’s marriage. This gives the idea that Nick is dishonest and the reader becomes less trusting of his narration. Geography and morality are linked in this chapter in many ways. East egg is said to be a conservative aristocrat however, it is not as refined as it appears – Tom’s description is seen as ‘hulking’ and ‘aggressive’ whereas upper class
Zinoviev was seen by the party as ‘the most despicable individual since Mussolini.’ He was considered vain and arrogant with very limited political success, so he was unable to challenge Stalin’s authority alone. Kamenev was viewed as an unambitious person and never made an effort to become leader of the Soviet Union, this really limited his chances of becoming leader. Bukharin was seen as an able competitor, honest and incorruptible. However his appeal was damaged by his open disagreements with Lenin, also he did not openly go against Stalin which led him to be manipulated by Stalin. Overall Stalin
This shows that Ralph often ignores people if he doesn’t want to talk to them, or is bored by them. This is obviously very rude. It also shows he is unaware of the dangers of the fact he is on a coral island without any adults, meaning he is not realistic and still quite childish because of it. The quote taken from this book could also suggest Ralph is selfish and only cares about himself and if he was well and ok. Again this is selfish, childish and non-realistic. 4.
Nicholas was not suited to his role as Tsar, and would rather spend his time with his family. As a consequence, he was out of touch with his people and could not see that whilst in theory, autocracy would demand the respect he so desired, in practice, it would do the contrary. Furthermore, whilst Nicholas was more suited to his role as a family man, he was better at ordering repression, probably because it required less charisma and was easier to do, especially as he could hide behind the facade of administration and autocracy. Albeit Nicholas had been born for this role as Tsar, he wasn‟t a born leader and his lack of concern for his people began to be regarded not only as indifference for the welfare of his people, but also for his role. “It is awe inspiring, it is frightening, but we cannot do without a Tsar” ran a Russian proverb, “however, soon enough, his people
Scout originally did not have the skill to empathize, but thanks to Atticus, earns it. Had Scout not honed in on this skill, the end of the book, and the message would have been affected. Bob Ewell is a very unempathetic man and did not teach his children the skill. Bob Ewell is so unempathetic, that in fact in the novel, he was referred to as a low down skunk. His children particularly Mayella, have been affected by this lack of empathy, and have developed it as well.
The Pope put an interdict on John's lands which meant services couldn't be held in churches, and no weddings or burials could be done. The pope excommunicated King John and when he threatened to do the same to his soldiers, King John gave in. John was a good king in only very few aspects which were that he looked good, had a heir and he kept law and order. Yet in the rest of the jobs he was quite a bad king, for example he only supported the church when it fitted with what he wanted, he also didn't listen to the advice of the barons , another thing was that he collected very high taxes he also didn't lead his army to war and lost all of his wars. One of the important reasons was thing the King was meant to do was to consult his barons, but John only listened to a few favourite mercenary soldiers, not the barons.