This not only makes Paris responsible for the outbreak of a long, devastating and all-round unnecessary war, but also shows him to be a shallow man. Had he chosen the offers that Hera or Athene made, Paris would have not have suffered as much and would not have been responsible for war, death and anguish. Another reason is that Hera and Athene made far better offers to Paris. Hera offered him a large kingdom, and Athene offered him military glory, both of which are better offers than a beautiful woman. Had Paris accepted Hera’s offer, then he would have become one of the most powerful men in the world, and had he chosen to accept the offer made by Athene, Paris could have become a hero that rivalled Odysseus in his glory.
Thus, one might believe that he was a very ethical man and a capable leader that could finally bring the French Revolution to an end. One could think that he was the hero of his era, but that would be a biased judgment, since there are two sides to every story, and every man. Despite his sayings and his thirst for freedom, Robespierre also revealed that he had a crueler and rather ruthless side to his character. Could that be because of his passion for the French Revolution and his power over others got him carried away? Whatever the reason may be, it is just a cold fact that he was responsible for the death of thousands of people.
He feels strong emotions and goes with them entirely. Agamemnon is in power, not because he was elected by the people or put there by a king, but purely because he was able to bring the most to the war. He had the most material items and troops so he was placed in command. The people did not necessarily want him to rule. This makes his position very unsolidified.
Napoleon was successful for a variety of reasons until 1806. Motivation, Toulon, tactics, subordinates, ambition, meritocracy, Code Napoleon, Austerlitz and the enemy making mistakes were all very influential in his success. Motivation was a significant reason for Napoleon’s success as having a motivated army that fought hard for their leader was very useful in battle. He took time to speak to his soldiers asking them how their families were, he gave them medals if they deserved it, by doing this he gave them motivation and it also meant that others around them wanted to do better to receive praise themselves from Napoleon. He also gave speeches to the army to motivate them, which also developed the feeling of comradery within the ranks.
The success of the French troops can be based on many factors: Napoleon’s “new” - but very successful- way of making war, the superb commanders (Masséna and Augurea) Napoleon had underneath him and, the poor organisation and communication between his opponents. For example: the British and Austria had no treaties but were supposedly allies. In 1796 Napoleon newly appointed as the head of the Army in Italy quickly set his soldiers into action as a way to boost their morale and so Napoleon could show his capabilities to silence those who doubted him both alongside him and back in Paris. The army had been poorly looked after and had not won a battle in years. So he quickly secured a loan from his friends his the Directory (Barras) and spent it all on equipment and supplies.
If he had an intention of just causing havoc and war, then he would not have ended up encouraging trade and enlightening himself and those around him of foreign cultures. He just so happened to do what he had to do to bring a period of unity and peace. Some people just didn’t understand that. 2. Genghis Khan’s savage traits did not cause disruption to pan-Asian trade routes because in the twelve million contiguous square miles that he conquered, he encouraged and allowed trade to flourish.
Later, he describes himself as "Deformed, unfinished, sent before his time into this breathing world, scarce half made up." The deformity, which has been shown to have been exaggerated or even deliberately faked in portraits of Richard III, is given as the source of his evil ways. He says that as he "cannot prove a lover" he is "determined to be a villain." While everybody makes fun of Richard, and thinks that he is not able to achieve anything, he shows everyone that even though he is handicapped, he can achieve the highest power, to be King. Richard overcompensates his inferiority.
Louis Napoleon claimed that sovereignty of the people was his first priority, but it is obvious that his authoritarian rule actually came first. However, The Bonapartist regime became a little more liberal in the 1860’s as Louis Napoleon became more lenient on press censorship, he allowed for open debates to take place in the parliament. He also began urban renewal and development projects in Paris and constructed railways which encouraged and created economic development. He appeared to be a very reliable and suitable emperor, but his main downfall was his terrible decisions when it came to his foreign policy which ultimately led to his demise. France was in a bad state after the revolutions of 1848 which was sparked, because the King Louis-Philippe and his ministers refused an extension to the franchise.
The peasants were extremely happy with this idea of reform, but the aristocrats obviously weren’t so fond of the idea. In the end though, they realized that this would be the only way to please the peasants and stop a revolt before it happened. The Roman Republic had many different forms of government. When Rome was first founded, it was ruled by Etruscan kings, who were elected by the Senate and popular approval. The members of the Senate were entered into it hereditarily, not by voting.
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.