Napoleon Bonaparte was an important French political and military leader in the early 1800s and was one of the most important leaders in history. Napoleon became the first French consul after conducting a successful coup d’etat in 1799. Napoleon was very important during the French Revolution, and also went on to rule France and most of Europe from 1799-1805 due to his obsession of power and control. Even though Napoleon had some accomplishments, Napoleon treated his people like a tyrant would and thought of only himself. Because of Napoleon’s selfishness when conquering other countries he is considered a tyrant.
Thirdly, the parliament was elected by universal male suffrage and secret ballot. Bismarck was successful with this aims to a considerately personal level. Bismarck who was Chancellor, could only be dismissed by the Emperor and even though the Kaiser could
France was known as what is called an absolute monarchy in which King Louis XVI had complete control over the nation. As a result they lack a legislative body such as checks and balances. Because France had an unchecked government is what led to gross fiscal irresponsibility. The word democracy can be traced back to ancient Greek times. The interpretation or the meaning of democracy literally means rule by the people.
The new king had real power and was in control of the army and he would also personally select the prime minister and all the individual ministers meaning the people had no real vote; they could vote in a person as a minister only to have the king turn him away. In parliament there was a huge lack of political parties. Politicans were linked by family and local interests rather than political principles. This gave the king more influence and made room for him to manipulate people through his favorite prime minister to support a certain ministry. This way of running government became known as
Kaiser Wilhem II was an unpredictable, intelligent man with a poor judgement, hardly the kind of person you would give almost unchallenged political powers. The Kaiser's constitutional powers showed that he certainly had enough potential powers to be a authoritarian leader and i believe he fulfilled all his potential by using his power to 'ensure the constitution preserves the power of the elite' which was Bismarks main aim as the chancellor. The Kaiser could appoint and dismiss the Chancellor, dissolve the Reichstag with the consent of the Bundesrat, control Germany's foreign policy and serves as the commander of chief of the armed forces. The plethora of consitutional powers the Kaiser held clearly supports the
Question: “In Louis XIV’s view, what were the qualities of an effective monarch? In his opinion, what were the main obstacles to absolute rule? Louis XIV’s view of an “effective” monarch is absolutism in power and direct control over his subjects by giving them no more and no less to “carefully guard against their excess (Document D) as well as external glory in foreign affairs. Louis wasn’t fond of nobilities during his absolute rule as monarch in France, because of the past rebellion of the Fronde, however in Louis XIV’s view he wasn’t to be effective if he had dissolved the nobles rather he would work through them instead. With the Fronde in the back of Louis’s mind, he was to make an effective choice of picking members for his council, which would rule his political, military, administrative, and economical affairs.
In the ancient Roman Republic, a complex political system was in place. Much like America, it was an indirect representative democracy. It also had a system of checks and balances, a way to accommodate two social classes, and set terms for every office. Romans system of government pushed politicians like Sulla and Marius to the extremes. Maintaining ones office was hard enough in Rome, but Roman culture
Lastly due to his strong and rough ruling tactics when in control of the empire, he was exiled. In Napoleons eyes, his empire was always incomplete and his constant goal was to take over more land at all costs. This goal lead to one of his costly mistakes of the Continental System. The Continental System was Napoleons attempt to blockade Britain and stop all communication between them and other countries. In turn this would destroy Britain commercially and their industrial economy allowing Napoleon to take over Britain however did not work and left Napoleon worse off then he was before.
All in all, Maria Theresa strongly limited the nobility’s influence, both over the peasants and over the government. During Louis XIV’s reign of France, the nobility of the state was even more so affected than that of Russia’s. Louis complicated and flooded their lives with great parties, gossip and other preoccupations, with which to keep them busy. He was said to be the first ruler with complete domestication of the noble class, which means that he controlled the nobility like one would control a pet. Louis’ state of France complete with possibly the most ornate palace ever built, Versailles, truly showed that an absolutist state ruler was able to rule anything and everything, even the most elitist
Each man, in giving himself to all, gives himself to nobody; and as there is no associate over whom he does not acquire the same right as he yields others over himself…” (Jean-Jacques Rousseau) According to the excerpt from the Social Contract, the government should make laws that please the majority or general will, and to create laws that man will obey yet still have the same rights and freedom as before the law was made. The role of citizens in government is much different today than it was in previous civilizations. During the French Revolution, the countries were ruled by absolutism, the