Because of Napoleon’s selfishness when conquering other countries he is considered a tyrant. Even though Napoleon was a tyrant, he still had many accomplishments to help benefit France. Napoleon ended the French revolution, therefore ending many of the country’s problems. Before Napoleon, there was constant violence, acts for revolution, and economic instability. Napoleon overthrew the Directory in a coup d’etat in 1799 and was the beginning of the Napoleonic Era.
Do you agree with the suggestion that Henry VIII and Wolsey conducted an effective Foreign Policy between the years 1515-1525? Henry VIII’s foreign policy orchestrated by Wolsey in the years 1515-25 was considered to be both a success and a failure. This essay will counter argue both sides of the argument as to whether it was a success or a failure. My personal opinion was that the foreign policy was a failure due to most of the aims not being met. The aims set to be achieved by Henry was to; Capture France, become a ‘Warrior king’ and to be known as one of the leading country’s in the world.
Weltpolitik or “world policy” was the Kaisers attempt at dominating the political scene worldwide, a policy which is often cited as one of the reasons behind WWI. Despite the obvious flaws in the policy, the Reichstag approved it, indicating that the Kaiser held the ultimate power, making Germany an autocratic state. The second example of the Kaisers domination is his control over Domestic policy. Sammlungspolitik was the Kaisers answer to the threat of socialist uprisings. This policy built up an alliance of conservative interests including the Junkers, élites, industrialists, conservatives and liberals.
The one goal that leaders have is to eliminate the opposition and that could be through death, surrender or capture. Napoleon used his empire to influence his control over countries in Europe and that covered a huge land mass. Public opinion and ideology are factors that have changed over time. In the 19th century, public opinion was generally formed from the media whose intention was to inspire and motivate the masses even through times of turmoil. This meant that events were usually lied about on the newspapers which were distributed to the public.
Napoleon Bonaparte changed the world’s culture, spreading French revolutionary ideas throughout his empire. He created a book of laws (Le Code Napoleon), which gave France its first structured set of modern rules. The emperor also granted the people of his empire, freedom of religion, allowing everyone to believe in what they choose to be true. Finally the males of his empire were given equal rights allowing any male the right to gain wealth and power whether they are rich or poor. Napoleon Bonaparte improved culture in France setting the foundation for change in Europe, creating Frances first structured set of laws, allowing freedom of religion in his empire, and finally breaking the boundary that divided the social classes.
Napoleon as an imperialistic Dictator The priorities and process of coming to rule an empire in ancient history was handled differently than the leaders of today. Historical leaders focused on overpowering others to expand and conquest, whereas those of today have more to consider. In the 1800’s a ruler by the name of Napoleon expanded his empire through manipulation, deception, and superiority. Napoleon proved to be an imperialistic dictator who used power unfairly. Although his tactics were pessimistic, he was influential through the expansion of his empire, association with other leading nations, and irrational war crimes.
This event was the outbreak for a violent fight to reach liberty. Napoleon came back to Spain and invaded it with no mercy. He gave himself the title of king. As a result, he put his brother José Bonaparte, who according to Giganto in a web article called “José I Bonaparte”, was a man that enjoy the drink and did not take responsibility, as the Spanish king in America. Therefore, Fernando VII, the previous Spanish monarch of America was replaced, and the people in America were not glad since they liked Fernando as their leader.
The interpretation or the meaning of democracy literally means rule by the people. In the French revolution democracy was brought upon because political thinkers and philosophers inspired its people by buying into American idea’s and telling the people that the only way to freedom is to separate the legislative, judicial and executive branches of the government. Technology played an important role in not only the French revolution but within the
Answer for question #1: I agree that the Metternich system that was put into place after the congress of Vienna could be compared to a fire department putting out the fires of liberty. I believe this because after Napoleon’s reign, the people of Europe still had the taste of liberty and freedom that the Napoleonic times gave them in their mouths. The people that were controlled by Napoleon started to become Liberalist, and with that, they wanted more freedom, new constitutions, civil rights, voting rights, and more individualism. On the other hand, the Metternich system was extremely conservative and wanted Europe to go back to the way it was before Napoleon’s reign. The Metternich system (conservatives) gave the power back to the Nobility and the Clergy, leaving nothing for the bourgeoisie.
I tend to think that the United States view the world as a political area and it is just a mere battle of principles of state governance. This democracy was expressed during the World Wars and the Post-world war where the United States struggled to fight against Fascism, Socialism and Communism. United States also view war as necessary in protecting Democracy the only difference it had with the wars fought by ancient Athens is that United States was successful. Fascism was destroyed and the practice of communism was lessened. United States together with its Allies have influenced many countries just like India and the Philippines.