And being a strong believer in the Divine Right of Kings, Charles didn’t realize the body's authority and offered absolutely no defense. A tribunal voted 68 to 67 against him and Charles I was beheaded on 30 January 1649 at the banqueting house in Whitehall. There were many reasons for Charles I’s beheading but I think a huge contributor to this event was the religious differences. He decided to marry a Catholic women, Henrietta Maria of France. They worried that the Princess might have had an influence on her husband and perhaps get him to change his religion to Catholic and because she was catholic and at the time England was protestant she also came from a family that believed in complete and utter monarchy.
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
This mistake also made ever lasting conflict between French and English connections and relationships in Canada. The government did not solve their issues with the poorly thought out solution to this massive debate. Their final decision turned the leaders of the country against each other and practically had members of the House of Commons in fist fights. By being pushed around by their Mother Country, Canada successfully used half an effort to fight in the war and half an effort to keep everyone happy. The lack of full government support greatly contributed to this.
Tsar Nicholas II, who came into power in 1894, was one of the main reasons revolution occurred. He was a harsh and weak ruler. He did not keep promises made to increase personal freedoms and paid no attention to the Duma. The Russian Economy was bankrupt because of the Russo-Japanese War in 1904. This war with Japan shook national confidence in their progress and the rule of the Tsar.
During his run as King he dissolved Parliament three seperate times; usually due to money reasons. He also had a large distaste towards Puritans as he believed they were 'no fun'. The first point that can be made against this argument is that Chales I was not a King of a united Great Britain but a King of three individual and completly seperate kingdoms; England, Scotland and Ireland which were all enormusly different with their social structures as well as political and legal systems. It was made even worse as each country was divided on religious grounds and contained powerful groups who preferred the religion of one of the other kingdoms to their own. This was particularly significant in 1639-40 when an invading Scottish army, challenged Charles’ authority.
In 1213 he collected so much money from taxes that half of all the coins in England were his to spend. By doing this he aggravated the Barons, good Kings consult their Barons when handling big decisions but John didn’t. The facts suggest that the Barons got irritated when John didn’t consult them when important matters were being discussed; this was another long term cause of the rebellion. Another long term cause for the rebellion was the disagreement over the church. In 1205 John was in discrepancy with the Pope over who ought to be the new Archbishop of Canterbury, just like his father had done, John refused to let Stephen Langton, the Pope’s
Not only did the people of Germany feel betrayed by a man of their own country but consequently, had no faith in the new democratic system. The ‘November Criminals’ including Matthias Erzberger, Phillipp Scheidemann and Friedrich Ebert were regarded as unnationalistic. The reaction of the German people was further intensified by the signing of the Versailles Treaty in June 1919. Historian Richard Hunt argues that ‘it was the shame of weakness that seized Germany’s national psychology and served as a solvent of the Weimar democracy’. Whether compliant with this view or not, the fact was that the German population was not backing the leaders of this new constitution, which was damaging to its effectiveness.
This statement, naturally would anger any Catholic, especially if they were relentlessly worried about not being able to get a job or a house for their family. After the opening of the Northern Ireland parliament, many of the Unionists MP’s wanted to ensure that their control over the six counties would be permanent and could not be challenged. Thus, the RUC and B specials were created. As discrimination was put into gear, many Catholics could not enter the police force therefore creating an atmosphere were mainly Protestants were in control. This was seen as very bad news for the Catholics.
Furthermore WWI exposed his weaknesses further and provided the main reason for his downfall. Para 1 A key weakness was his failure to make reforms even though he had many opportunities. This was shown in his failure to compromise after the events of Bloody Sunday. Forced to make Duma but shut down later. Sent army on crowd.
England for a long time had been told to hate Catholics and when James came from Scotland and became king he decided to marry Henrietta Maria, a Catholic, the people became unhappy because they did not know if their heir would be Protestant or Catholic. In 1625 England became involved in expensive foreign wars - with the Austrian Empire then in 1627 a war against France. This meant that Charles was very short of money and so he forced rich people to lend it to him. In 1628 Charles asked Parliament to let him raise custom duties on wines and many other goods. The MPs were not happy with the forced loans and foreign wars so they presented Charles with the Petition of Rights which was just parliament saying that Charles cannot raise custom duties without parliaments permission.