His decision for expressing these words is mainly based on historical facts. King Archidamus claims that if their unprepared population decides to ignore these facts, it will bring a greater harm to their population. In contrast, their foe, the Athenians have access to a variety of essential resources such as, a strong navy and their numerous tax-paying allies allows them to achieve a higher chance of victory at war. (1.80). Therefrom, due to these important facts, the wise king Archidamus strongly encourages their population to postpone their attack and to prepare their army instead.
The loss of support in the Tsar meant that more people sought to join the opposing groups, making them continuously more popular. Opposing groups such as the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks supported the act of a revolution which significantly increased the chances of such an occurrence. Nonetheless, some of the groups did not want revolution. The Octoberists for example were contented once the Tsar brought out the October manifesto. This effectively weakened the success of a revolution because of the lack of organization and co-operation.
Leaders must always struggle to maintain stability; there is an inevitable tension between a leader and those led. Power arouses suspicion and skepticism. Thucydides understood that those who possess great power fear that they may lose it; those who possess less power than their neighbors fear that they may be overwhelmed by those neighbors. These fears provide a sufficient cause of war. Thucydides’ concern was with state power, but the same dynamic may relate to individual politicians seeking power, effect, and then stability.
Stalin was more popular because of Trotsky’s “political paralysis” he couldn’t be a good public speaker. This links to my next point because they both result in Stalin’s getting more power. Stalin made an alliance with Zinoviev and Kamenev to form the triumvirate. The triumvirate’s main aim was to defeat Trotsky. Trotsky advocated a permanent revolution with Stalin didn’t want.
In my view of this it seems futile to talk of permanent, everlasting peace or to make plans for the peace. A particularly disturbing side of modern wars is that they tend to become global so that they may engulf the entire world. An example of this would be the War on Terror that the United States is now fighting. But there are people who consider war as something grand and heroic and regard it as something that bring out the best in man, but this does not in any way alter the fact that war is a terrible, and dreadful to our society. War helps our society grow.
Thirdly, a just war is one that is waged because the party waging it have suffered a wrong and are seeking to rectify the situation. If no harm has been done in the first place or if the intentions are not purely fuelled by the desire to remedy a wrong through the vengeful nature of warfare, the war
The revisionist would argue the war was at fault as it displayed the inadequacies of the past and present with the turmoil of World War One worsening the economic and social position of the lower classes. However, I believe the change was inevitable and the fault of the incompetency of the Tsar and his minister, only to be triggered by the dire situation the populace was placed in as a direct result of participating in a capitalistic war while still a feudal state. To begin with the actions of political opposition however minute it may have been would have been a trigger for revolution. The only significant political identity to speak against the war seemed to be Lenin; otherwise most (even other social revolutionaries) were swept up by the wave of jingoism/patriotism. Only until they recognised the war was not to be won and the Tsar refused to give them more powers, ultimately dissolving them amidst crisis, did they without permission (but with great reluctance) produce a government.
Locke stands firm in the belief that people can incite a revolution against their government when it begins to work against what is in the best interest of the populace (Locke, p. 112). He places limits on these actions - such as what a conqueror is entitled to and what would justify as tyrannical behavior - but still justifies the right to instigate a shift political power. On the other hand, Hobbes finds private discourse against one’s sovereign to a disease (p. 197). He finds contempt in the populace under the sovereign, noting that most of were incapable of understanding the inner mechanisms powering the sovereign (p. 207). By deeming the collective population incompetent and likening their anti-governmental chatter to a plague, it is not a reach to assume Hobbes would not prescribe a right to revolution.
Putting the power in the hands of the masses it cause much more harm than good due to the fact that people in general are out to further themselves and it usually at the cost of others. Keeping the powers separate was how they were written is important in the stability of the United States, if we can overthrow something as influential as Separation of Powers it could very well lead down a slippery slope. James Q. Wilson and John J. DiIulio, Jr., American Government, The Essentials, 11th ed. (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008), David S. Broder, “Dangerous Initiatives; A Snake in the Grass Roots,” The Washington Post, March 26, 2000, http://www.proquest.com. James Q. Wilson and John J. DiIulio, Jr., American Government, The Essentials, 11th ed.
Its great fleet would secure the empire against revolts from within and attacks from without and take the offensive to raid the Peloponnesian coast. Meanwhile, The Periclean strategy also had weaknesses. He was too fearful of the effect that high casualties would have on public sentiment in a democracy, if he had conducted more aggressive offensive military actions. He had not seen the opportunities for combined land and naval actions to bring a higher intensity of war to Spartan territory with little risk in order to hasten the effect of the attrition on Sparta. The defect essentially was that the Athenian people's morale proved unequal to the strain, and, after his death, rushed into