Since the Viet Minh did not like the French, they fought against the French. The Viet Minh had actually been planning to attack the French by taking over and attacking all of their garrisons. This whole coup was executed in a swift blitzkrieg-like manner. The French were crippled by the powerful attack from the Viet Minh, and now the French were determined to get their power back, so they turned to Bao Dai, who had a plan for an independent Vietnam. The U.S. wanted to support the French, but backed out due to the imperialism that seemed apparent from the position the French were in.
The new regime headed by Prince Max, attempted some reforms but ultimately this was ineffective due to the discontent and anger within the population of the failed war. Under extreme pressure of a full-scale revolution breaking out, Prince Max announced the former Kings abdication and stepped down from his position, giving the chancellorship to the socialist leader Friedrich Ebert. (J Hite & C Hinton. 2000) A republic was then proclaimed by Phillip Schneidemann to cheering crowds, the first point of business for the new government was to sign the armistice with the Allies. This was
However one thing is certain, the victor will either be King Charles Stewart and his Royalist supporters or the men of Parliament with their supporters. It is despicable that Parliament refuses to accept the divine will of our great and noble King Charles. Parliament has been given a sound opportunity to listen to the will of our King yet they have chosen to ignore his will and as a result they have jeopardized our position as a force in Europe and worst of all they have committed high treason. Parliaments will regret allowing the five condemned Members of Parliament to escape justice; it is only a matter of time before they beg for forgiveness. We have a strong position in the West Country, the north and Wales and we firmly believe that the people will gladly support our sovereign in this conflict.
Harsh feelings could bring up the incentive to kill the famous president. Stanton could imagine it as the rebels ace in the hole, a way to turn the tables. Lincoln’s presence in the theater was advertised, so it had been filled with people. This worried both Stanton and Mrs. Lincoln, but Lincoln ignored their worries, claiming them to be too cautious. Lincoln had
With the replacement of the Girondins faction in 1793, the Jacobins had complete control of the National Convention, and France as a nation. Both the Jacobins and Robespierre wanted quick change. The ‘quick change’ desired by these individuals was a monumental task that proved nearly impossible considering the highly divided 600-member legislature in France at the time. Still, the driving force behind the Terror would not have been present if not for the Jacobins Club. Even though the Jacobins were completely controlling the government after the arrest of the Girondins, they still feared that the Revolution would fail if they failed making them very unstable.
Thus, one might believe that he was a very ethical man and a capable leader that could finally bring the French Revolution to an end. One could think that he was the hero of his era, but that would be a biased judgment, since there are two sides to every story, and every man. Despite his sayings and his thirst for freedom, Robespierre also revealed that he had a crueler and rather ruthless side to his character. Could that be because of his passion for the French Revolution and his power over others got him carried away? Whatever the reason may be, it is just a cold fact that he was responsible for the death of thousands of people.
After the assassination of Julius Caesar, both Brutus and Antony delivered speeches to the people of Rome. Brutus lectured to his countrymen that he and the others did no wrong in their actions; Caesar was a threat to their freedom and country. Antony preached in his speeches that Caesar was not ambitious and always had the peoples well being in mind. Both of these speakers are effective in persuading the Romans of their case but Brutus’s speech is most effective because he was more asking of the people unlike Antony who demanded them to listen. The rhetorical devices used in Brutus’s great speech offer tricks that we find in many great political speeches.
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.
Eventually national minorities engaged in widespread protests. However, the revolution failed and is this is because of numerous reasons; the Russian armed forces remained loyal to the Tsar, there was a lack of unity amongst revolutionaries and the effects of the October Manifesto. I believe that the most significant reason for why the 1905 revolution failed is because of The October Manifesto. The revolution gained mass support quickly; it soon became a force that Tsar Nicholas had to deal with. The widespread disgusted reaction to Tsars troops open firing at Father Capon’s peaceful march to the Winter Palace is a key reason why it gained mass support.
The pressure of the revolution on the autocracy made the Tsar take drastic political action to appease the revolting classes. He had started of with the October Manifesto, a legislation which consisted of a number of points of reform drawn up under Weete, promising the people Civil liberties, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of assembly, and the promise that no laws were to be introduced without the agreement of the Duma. However, it was not necessary that the Duma should introduce legislation. Stolypin’s reforms create huge debate between historians arguing whether they were successful or just a show of democracy and really did nothing and Russia continued to be an autocratic state that repressed its lower classes. Stolypin heavily focused reforms on stamping out radicalism, just after the failure of the 1905 revolution the Tsarist state feared that the failure of the revolution, would just fuel the