Therefore he would not listen to other wise diplomats, such as Talleyrand. His ego and ambition got in the way of common sense and this helped to lead to his downfall and he tried the impossible, like invading Russia. Napoleon's method of enforcing his rule and ideas on all the countries he defeated also helped turn countries against him. This is because they did not always like the French way of living and this caused the people to feel bitter towards Napoleon. There are also a couple of larger factors that led to Napoleon's downfall.
The factors responsible were both short-term and long-term including, the opposition of the political parties, economic troubles, industrialisation problems and most importantly the Bloody Sunday. The war, itself did not prompt the revolution- it was the fact that Russia lost to a much smaller and almost inferior country. Russia’s huge military defeats were caused by the Russo-Japanese war. An example of such a defeat was in January 1905 when the army had to surrender their Port Arthur naval base in Northern China, which they had possessed before the start of the war. This highlighted the weakness of the military and caused national humiliation, thus contributing to the outbreak of the 1905 Revolution.
England was effectively bankrupt and on the edge of internal demise via privet feuds. The battle of St Albans can be pinned as the marking point for the start of the war,, but this would be highly unconventional to blame the conflict on one point such as this, as many other factors had been building up to this event since 1427 such as when Henry VI came of age. He was known as a puppet King, led by the government. It was this governmental rule that caused chaos amongst England and divided it as such, hope for the king to rule England efficiently with an iron hand seemed like an improbable dream. There was a massive loss of resources and income after the recline of land in France, leading to the powerful men of England to take arms in aid of their lords this lead to the battle of St Albans The weakness of royal power can be pin pointed to the king.
Their plan was for the Venetians attack against the harbor wall and the French against the north end of the land wall, adjacent to the Palace of Blachernae. The French then took up position opposite the wall. After they attacked, they could not do more so they decided to burn the city down, much of their materials and equipment did not work but they accomplished their goals. The crusaders looked forward to restoring the holy land to the cross. Young Alexius the 4th could not raise enough money for the crusaders so he was kidnapped and imprisoned.
This lead to Venice’s downfall as the policies made were not suitable for the country’s needs. Over-dependence on Mercenaries (Point) A political challenge that Venice faced is the over-dependence on mercenaries. (Example) An example of the over-dependence on mercenaries was that the paid mercenaries were not loyal to venice and as the mercenaries often switched sides depending on the state that paid them the most money. French Mercenaries also plotted to kill the council of ten in 1619 and made Venice doubt their mercenaries. (Explanation) When war broke out mercenaries had left
Although finance played a significant role in the deterioration of the relationship between Crown and Parliament, it was not the lone reason, due to the fact that there were other more important factors including foreign policy and Buckingham which caused the collapse in the relationship between Crown and Parliament. Firstly, finance was a critical factor in the breakdown in the relationship. For example, the Forced Loan caused a great amount of tension between Crown and Parliament and therefore, worsened relations. It worsened relations because Charles enforced illegal taxations on his subjects without any form of consent from Parliament. He required that his subjects “loan him the equivalent of five subsidies” and although it was “opposed by significant numbers in the localities,” the taxation still occurred as the government had “employed all its powers to eliminate resistance”.
This suggests that his death was an important trigger to a restoration. This was because of his ability to hold together the conflicting interests of Parliament and army – only Cromwell was capable of overcoming the fundamental divisions among supporters of the regime. Therefore, the most important factor in the failure of the revolution was this fundamental weakness. The actions of the army and republicans in 1659 reveal how politically bankrupt the revolutionaries had become. Having forced Richard to resign, Restoration was still not a possibility.
The Roman Empire’s major reason in why it failed politically is that the Empire was never able to find an effective way to pick the proceeding emperor resulting in the empire having crazy, profligate emperors. Because of this, the military stepped in, complicating things even more than they were before. The military would try to sell the throne to the highest bidder. This meant that the throne did not go to a person who could truly run the Empire, but went to a crazy, profligate man who just wanted to party and live an extravagant life. Meanwhile, in China they were suffering from similar political issues.
However, Wolsey wasn’t able to maintain his power and a number of factors influenced Henry’s decision to strip Wolsey of his powers in 1529. These factors included Wolsey’s failure to achieve The King’s Great Matter, opposition from The Boleyn Faction and his failure in foreign and domestic policy. Although all of these factors contributed to Wolsey’s downfall, I believe his failure to grant Henry with a divorce was the most important factor. Historians often refer to this as the nail in Wolsey’s coffin. Henry approached government about a divorce as he claimed that his marriage to Catherine of Aragon was a sin as the Leviticus states that marrying your brother’s wife will be punished by remaining childless.
Moreover, the rebels of the Easter rising had neither received any outside help as the German ship which was carrying arms to the rebels had been intercepted by the Royal Navy and also had their numbers outnumbered by soldiers and armed police. Therefore it can lead some readers to argue that from the beginning the Easter Rising plans were doomed, as they had a lack of support from within the Irish people themselves which penetrated them to be outnumbered by soldiers and police; and finally a lack of leadership and communication through the actions of MacNelli and Pearse. Strategically, the success of the rebellion also depended on the participation of the provincial units of the volunteers but this again did not take place. Although, the Easter rising was condemned by the Catholic church and denounced by Redmond and moderate nationalists, the public’s opinion was generally hostile and within weeks the Irish attitude had changed towards the rebellions as of the British authorities. The harsh aftermath prosecutions had by December 1918 moved the country towards Sinn Fein who had won 73 seats, the unionists