Many European countries had an increased sense of nationalism, or pride for their country. The British believed that they were “the finest race in the world, and the more of the world [they] inhabit, the better…” (D #4). Britain believed, as a country that capturing other countries would be beneficial. Many countries also felt that they could “uplift and civilize” other countries by capturing and influencing them (D #7). Since the entire country of Britain supported imperialism, the government didn’t have to worry about any backlash in its own
The variety of clothes he dressed in were very costly making him always stand out from the crowd. His contrast to Henry was so significantly different that he became a spectacle and the powerfulness of his clothes automatically gave him authority. His figure and looks won over many people as being an icon to them. As well as this Edward acted like a king; he organised events (such as jousting) and built impressive buildings and displays. He brought about a sense of pride back into the Kingdom through his work and his clothing – it won him great respect from his nobles, which increased his power.
Augustus had an exceptional public image; the citizens of Rome had great respect and admiration for him and held him in the highest of esteems. The aims and methods which he employed to gain this public image reveal that he was tactful, however occasionally underhand. His public image was developed through a long, slow process which consisted of some sidestepping and backtracking but above all, constant vigilance . As the restorer of the republic Augustus had a huge task ahead of him, but he took on the responsibility and set out to make others believe that he was the right man for the job. Through restoring the republic and bringing peace to the empire, reorganisation of the army, his building reforms and successful use of propaganda, his
As is the case with many civilizations, where this has occurred, much of the detail has to be questioned. The stories and reports from that time do provide a very clear and consistent picture of a people who, over time, developed a very clear and strong set of guiding moral values that were commonly recognized and broadly accepted at all levels within their society. These values helped to define the correct relationships between people and between people and their gods. These standards were developed in the early days and then passed down, generation after generation, as Rome evolved from a small collection of mud huts into the leading civilization of its time, dominating much of the developed world at that time. Central to this value system were the unique Roman concepts of Virtus (Virtue), Fides (Faithfulness) and Respect.
He extended the highway system connecting Rome with its far-flung empire, and built many bridges, aqueducts and buildings adorned with beautiful works of art. Augustus benefited from governing in the public interest, whether it be in politics or in marriage and family, and he tried to lead by example, even holding his own family to the standards he put forth to the people. The peace and prosperity of Augustus's reign is today known as the Pax Roman, the Roman Peace. The symbiotic relationship between Augustus and the Senate managed to bring stability and faith to a weary state through a mixture of tradition and innovation. He didn't govern by force or coercion, but rather with the people and for the people, all while ruling as
Rome achieved great glory under Octavian/Augustus. He restored peace after 100 years of civil war; maintained an honest government and a sound currency system; extended the highway system connecting Rome with its far-flung empire; developed an efficient postal service; fostered free trade among the provinces; and built many bridges, aqueducts and buildings adorned with beautiful works of art created in the classical style. Literature flourished with writers including Virgil, Horace, Ovid, and Livy all living under the emperor’s patronage. The empire expanded under Augustus with his generals subduing Spain, Gaul (now France), Panonia and Dalmatia (now parts of Hungary and Croatia). He annexed Egypt and most of southwestern Europe up to the Danube River.
Throughout his entire life, he had a very charismatic personality. This helped him to succeed in inspiring and motivating his men. Having the respect of his soldiers helped him to become a favourable political leader that people were able to look up to and admire.In addition, Alexander was a very strategic individual. It was due to this that he managed to create many effective military positions. This played a big role in his many victories, as he was able to win battles against the other leaders who did not have equally adequate positions.
Alexander the Great took over the Macedonia Kingdom, following the assassination of his father. He quickly asserted his authority and proceeded to make his father’s dream a reality, “the invasion of the Persian Empire”. Although Alexander was taking a chance attacking the Persian Empire, he began his conquest and entered Asia Minor. Equipped with a small but powerful army, he overcame the Persians and won the battle at the Granicus Rivers. By the following year, Alexander conquered the entire western half of Asia.
Augustus benefited in many ways from the building reform program. He benefited mostly through gain of reputation through the construction of building and temples. Thanks to the buildings he was established as the founder of new Rome, he gained popularity from the people through the peace and prosperity of Rome that was established thanks to building reform program. Augustus was seen as patron of the people and thus he conducted himself as so the building program further affirmed his already strong popularity with the
Octavian, soon to be known as Augustus, would become the first Roman Emperor. During his rule, Octavian was able to build his popularity among the senate and Rome's citizens while concealing his role as emperor. Augustus was the greatest Emperor in Rome’s history because he was a patient and popular citizen who worked for the people. After the