Becoming a governor in his region of Rome wasn’t good enough, he wanted to be crowned king and serve as a dictator for life, something that Rome didn’t have for five hundred years. His need for absolute power, to become greedy and to bring Rome under Monarchy corrupted him and altered his thinking. Instead of thinking about the Roman people, he was thinking about himself, and that made him a bad leader. Another reason that he wasn’t a good leader was that he was weak. Although he appeared to be strong to the commoners, he was seen as weak to his own Senate members, especially Cassius.
Edward IV's reigns had faced many problems because of Warwick. Firstly Warwick believed Edward had not rewarded him enough by giving him the captain of Calais. Whilst other nobles such as William Herbert were also rewarded with high titles such as Lieutenant of South Wales. This had begun to create problems between Warwick and Edward, to add to insult Edward would not let Clarence marry Warwickshire daughter Isabel. As a result Edward decided to remove the Archbishop of York who had approved the marriage.
They didn’t like all the vicissitude that Caesar was endeavoring to make to their country. They considered Caesar’s power as a disregard and disrespect to authority, tradition, and Roman rules. Caesar had many occasions to challenge Roman commanders and many of their opponents, which lead to many civil wars. But his decision to cross Rubicon was against the Roman law. Julius Caesar’s zeal and overconfidence that he became invincible in both Rome and battle, because his soldiers resected and doted him; he mentally conceived that he could pursue whatever he wanted.
Achilles is the greatest warrior that the Achaians have but his pride is hurt deeply when Agamemnon take away his war prize. This is the first instance in which a reader may feel bad for Achilles because of his King’s action. In the epic, it states how Achilles refused to enter battle with Agamemnon because of how upset and angry he was over this stab at his pride. This removal from battle is a crucial element in the plot. Achilles also doesn’t quite understand the normal behavior of his society.
This is further complimented in Source 6, ‘His capacity for detailed hard work together with his creativity promised more than it delivered...’ This meant that Wolsey’s domestic policies were disappointing as they didn’t deliver as they were promised, often leaving people irritated with him including the nobility and the laity. Eltham Ordinances also had a part to play in the rising anti-Wolsey feeling going through England. Eltham Ordinances happened during the wars of 1522-1525 as it continued to keep young nobles away from the Court and on their return Wolsey
Economic The first of these causes was related to internal political problems and the weak leadership of Louis XVI contributed to them. The young King, at the age of 19, did not have the necessary experience to rule France effectively. He was incapable of decisive action and strongly influenced by his wife, the Austrian Marie Antoinette, what was not seen with pleasure. One of the biggest weaknesses of the King was that he relied too much on his personal judgments than on the opinions of his court, which were probably chosen with more experience. He spent very much many, taken out from people’s taxes, to entertain his wife.
Also, another issue with the court system was all the power to the King. This was an issue because a large mass of people (The 3rd Estate) had no share in the government, which meant that the likelihood that they were unhappy was high; to make it worse, Louis XVI was not a great ruler. He was famous for the line, “The thing is legal because I wish it,” which basically means, “What I say goes,” which is not a good plan because there is no planning or foresight involved. Also, he used the lettres de cachet, which is like a warrant where any critic of the government would receive a letter that
Oliver Cromwell became the most important general on the Parliamentarian side and Prince Rupert on the Royalist side. Oliver Cromwell was famous for his well thought out tactics and his well disciplined army, where as Rupert, the kings nephew, made decisions without thinking them through and was not always in full control of his men. Before the war, Oliver Cromwell was worrying whether or not his army would want to fight the king because in those days it was said that the king is Gods representative. The king also had much more money because he was supported by some very wealthy men, so he had more money. However, as the war went on, the king’s money dwindled away, and Parliament raised taxes, therefore they had more money than the king.
How far were Louis XVI's problems of his own making? The problems Louis XVI faced during his reign were partially due to his lack of leadership ability, his poor decisions and unwise actions. He created these problems by giving too much power to his nobles and hardly utilizing his power in his Divine Right. However, he did inherit an archaic system which was on the verge of collapse in Europe in general and the government of France had many inbuilt weaknesses already. He was faced with a tidal wave of new, enlightened ideas that was also fueled by France's involvement in the American war of independence.
They resisted to the system, knowing that the demand for troops and solders are increasing massively and that death and wounds needed replacing. Of course the most despised amongst the conscientious objectors are the absolutist who did nothing to aid the war. Although Conscientious Objectors were not seen as a good example back in the day, in the modern world they are considered as one of the bravest people. They were the ones who are willing to voice out their opinions on the war, even with a death threat hanging directly above them. They were the ones who stood their ground, no matter how harshly treated, abused and tortured their lives were.