How did Augustus establish and maintain his power? After the assassination of Julius Caesar in March 44BC, Augustus went to Rome to claim his inheritance and to avenge the death of his great uncle Julius. After liaising with Marc Antony and Lepidus to form an alliance called the triumvirate, they gained revenge over the murderers of Julius and divided the empire between themselves. However, Octavian was set to gain undivided power over Rome, in doing so; he gradually stripped his triumvirate of power and gained the favor of Rome. Octavian placed Lepidus in Pontius Maximus, which provided him with little power in politics; however Marc Antony would be more of an obstacle, as he had now equal rule of Egypt with his wife Cleopatra.
How did the Successor Kings attempt to legitimise their monarchies in the century following the death of Alexander the Great? The successor kings engaged in many stratagems to legitimise their monarchies in the century following the death of Alexander. These schemes involved actions of propaganda, military conquest, encouraging dynastic ruler-cult and associating one’s monarchy to Alexander the great. The successor kings hoped that through these schemes they would be able to achieve popularity and loyalty, and economic, military and political power. For the purpose of this paper, attention will be focused on the Antigonid, Ptolemaic, and Seleucid kingdoms and how these powerful institutions employed these particular methods to legitimise their personal monarchies.
Charles conquered Italy, and the territories in New Spain were tremendously extended due to the destruction of the Aztec and Incan empires by Spanish conquistadors. When Charles V paternal grandfather died he also inherited the Hasburg Monarchy. (Kleinschmidt 44) After the Battle of Pavia in 1525 Charles V controlled Italy, Spain, and he “shared” Germany with the Holy Roman Catholic Church. (Kleinschmidt 97) Charles left his son with the biggest Spanish Empire ever before, but along with that he left his son with a massive debt and an enormous military. Phillip II had a lot of land.
Those empires ruled many national groups that clamored for independence. The Balkan Peninsula caused tensions and therefore threatened to ignite a major war. Rivalry for control of the Balkans added to the tensions that erupted into World War 1. Advances in technology helped aid in making military forces in the war stronger. Every one of Europe’s Great Powers developed a excessive belief in its own cultures economic and military powers.
Why Did the Roman Republic Collapse? Keven Johnson Professor L. Reams History-1 70006 10 December 2012 Why Did the Roman Republic Collapse? The Roman republic was founded following the deposition of the last king of Rome. It was said that the Romans, tired of the tyranny of a monarchy, vowed that a king would never again rule Rome. This occurred sometime around 509 BC, and led to the creation of a new form of government called a republic.1 However, as the centuries passed, the republican dream slowly began to fade.
The empires of the “Classical World” evolved techniques that helped control the advancing civilizations. Those techniques helped civilizations become unique and share many similarities and differences. The Roman Empire and Han China were two empires that progressed strongly through the “Classical World” and expanded their empire with the use of a strong administrative structure. The non-hereditary administration in both empires were controlled by emperors (known as a “Consul” in Rome) and a representation of the elite population through the Senate in Rome and the government officials in Han China that were chosen through an exam. Techniques of the both empires also grew through their military that defended the empires and conquered neighboring lands.
By 476 CE, the Roman government was a complete dictatorship. The seats of the Senate were controlled by the Emperor. So, the Senate’s role drastically changed. The Emperors would place their friends and family on the Senate over people who actually had experience. The Senate in Rome was obviously continuity, but the government had its fair share of changes.
Mehmed’s grandson, Mehmed the conqueror, reorganised the military force and captured Constantinople at the age of 21, which the city became the new capital of the Ottoman Empire. Mehmed II assumed the title of the Roman Empire, but was not recognised by other empires. To consolidate his claim he aspired to gain control over Rome. The Ottoman forces occupied most of their land, but after Mehmed II’s death, the campaign was cancelled. From then on, the Ottoman Empire began to grow to a large scale and became a powerful and
These two men were determined to rule and conquer the world, and both came very close, though using different tactics. Taking a look at each leader’s own military, cultural, and political accomplishments makes it clear that Alexander is the one who deserves the title of the Great. Alexander the Great was born in 356 BC to King Phillip II of Macedon and his wife Olympias. His father was assassinated when Alexander was only 19 years old, and he took his place as King after ruthlessly murdering all of his rivals to the crown. King Phillip II of Macedon told his son Alexander "My boy, you must find a kingdom big enough for your ambition.
World War II was a unique event in human history because it gave a huge impact on human’s lives, the consequences has shaked the world. There are several effects to be focus on after World War II ended. This essay will discuss the impacts based on its politic, economic, and social and ideology before it determines which effect was the most important one. Politically, World War II had caused the rise and fall of powers that were involved in the war. The war had created the division of two superpowers; The Soviet Union and The United States.