After the French Revolution completely changed the French society, people wanted a strong leader that will lead their country. Of all the powerful people that had the potential. Napoleon is chosen for being a strong military leader with strategy that enabled France to become a prosperous empire that dominated its surrounding countries. Among the rulers that once ruled France, Napoleon is a hero for making the country peaceful and successful. He surrendered his personal life to accomplish goals that will improve his country.
Limits on Liberty a) At first the second empire looked like a constitutional monarchy. b) Napoleon III ruled much like a dictator, with the power to appoint his cabinet, the upper house of his legislature, and many officials. c) In the 1860’s, the emperor began to ease his control. 4. Promoting Economic Growth a) Like much of Europe, France prospered at mid century.
Arguably the strongest viewpoint is that Napoleon’s regime post-1804 is more obvious and the façade Napoleon established to consolidate his power is dropped. The events of 1804 were not a pivotal turning point in the style of Napoleon’s rule but simply embodied his continued authoritarian rule over France. Throughout Napoleon’s rule he made significant and important changes in the area of Government. After the Coup d’état, Napoleon became First Consul (1800) this power was then increased when in 1802 Napoleon became Consul for life, thereby enabling him to choose his successor. This ability was a feature of hereditary rule yet it can be said that Napoleon’s appointment to Emperor in 1804 is the distinctive turning point in the establishment of his hereditary regime.
In a secret meeting in Plombieres between Cavour and Napoleon III in summer 1858, it was agreed that a joint war against Austria would take place. In return for this war, Italy would gain from Austria the possession of Lombardy, Venetia, as well as the duchies of Parma and Modena. France would regain Savoy and Nice from Italy. If the war was to be successful for the French and Italians, Italy would take control of the regions that have been for so long controlled by Austria. Back in Italian possession would be a major step to Unification.
These acts were sometimes reversed as it was in this case, he was reinstated as Earl of Surrey in 1489 to help put down an uprising in Northumberland. This gave Henry ultimate power over his dangerously powerful nobles, meaning he could use them to his advantage when he needed to, as well as being able to suppress them. However, Henry VII was also unsuccessful in strengthening his authority as King as he continued to be increasingly paranoid about threats from foreign powers and pretenders. His weak hold on foreign policy in Europe meant that in 1491 France began to aid the imposture of Perkin Warbeck, a young man pretending to be Edward, Earl of Warwick, an heir to the English Throne with a stronger claim than the King himself. ...read more.
He could afford to raise and maintain a powerful army, and could dominate Europe. He conquered countries who fought against France, and also attempted to unify France religiously. Overall, his reign was a success, and he left his successors with a solid foundation of France. Although Peter I improved Russia and attempted to modernize areas regarding the economy and military, he failed to lay the foundations of a stable state. However, Louis XIV succeeded to make France a powerful and superior state, and improved most classic areas of the
However, the most accurate assessment of Bonaparte’s intentions as leader most probably lies somewhere in between these two views. He was undoubtedly ruthlessly ambitious, but nevertheless, as an autocratic leader, made his own ambitions and desires synonymous with those of France and its people. Tulard (C) is no doubt the most forceful in claiming that the personal benefits which arose from making France a more stable, and thus more prosperous country, had always been Napoleon’s primary motivation from the very outset. However, a number of flaws in his argument are apparent, particularly the fact that he neglects to consider the desires of the French population; a strong government capable of restoring much needed political and
The war against France from 1512-14 was a perfect chance for him to show his skills with foreign policy. England formed an alliance with the Pope, Ferdinand V of Spain and Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor against Louis XII of France. The first campaign was not a success, however Wolsey learned from his mistakes and in 1513 he launched a joint attack with papal support on France and successfully captured two French cities and caused the French to retreat. Wolsey was able to supply the troops during the war which led them to success. In 1514 he also negotiated the Anglo-French treaty which created temporary peace between the two countries and let Louis XII marry Mary, Henrys younger sister.
Napoleon enters the French Revolution and is a mixture of Enlighten and Tyrant. However, he is more of a tyrant. The reasons are because he is a power-hungry guy as well as other bad events he created. Napoleon was a tyrant because of few reasons. One is because he is power-hungry.
The Spanish-American War The Spanish-American War (1898) is viewed by many to have been the first indication of America’s imperial ambitions – however, historical conflict persists when viewing the nature of this imperialism. Some view it as a state-directed form of expansion; others as adhering to a sinister ‘military-industrial complex’; some consider it an explosion of jingoism. The investigation does not focus merely on whether American intervention in Cuba, and its concurrent declaration of War on Spain, was imperialistic; I also seek to examine how different schools of thought – Revisionist, Economic, Marxist and Cultural – characterise this imperialism and explain its contribution to war’s outbreak. The question developed from contemporary