The Roman Empire was soon developed by the ideas of Augustus, leading to a more democratic way of governing. The Empire created an expansion of Roman civilization by its leaders conquering other civilizations. The Empire ruled for many years under many different Emperors. During this time there was a mixture of rule between a hereditary Emperor and a Senate. With the fall of the Empire after the death of Theodosius, Italy was then attack from neighboring civilizations in the north and west.
“Following the sack by the Gauls, the Romans were frightened by strong neighbors and sometimes made preemptive strikes against peoples they believed were becoming too powerful” (Kidner, 129). Rome became a walled city that would not let any foreign soldiers through its gates from the conclusion of the sacking in 390 B.C. until 410 A.D., earning it the nickname of the Eternal City. The Roman mantra of Lex Fetiale, which prohibited Rome from going to war unless under siege or asked for assistance, was suddenly much easier to justify than before. The Romans would use Lex Fetiale to expand their empire through the method of incorporation.
Roman imperialism was the process of territorial expansion, not a response to the threat to their power. Many historians have supported the notion of defensive imperialism. Whist it was stated and appears that the decision to aid the Mamertines was based on Roman fear of Carthage expansion (Garland & Dillon, 2005). What Rome didn 't announce, was that Messana was a key city in the complete control of Sicily. This held aspects of defensiveness, but only due to the threat of Carthage to Romes plans of expansion, not to Rome 's power or society.
But the essay will also discuss strong differences in fiscal policy, economic interests and, above all, the ‘naturalness’ of the empire – all Chinese assets that Napoleon was unable to achieve. By contrast to European powers that built overseas empires in America and in Asia, the Napoleonic Empire was not rooted in trade or settlement, but directly resulted from political changes and military conquests. Following the French Revolution, the threat from colluded foreign armies prompted a sense of national feeling and enabled the nascent Republic to recruit massive forces through conscription. Benefiting from this manpower, young generals ‘sought battles to annihilate the enemy at every opportunity’ (Unit 8, p. 33). Among them, Napoleon Bonaparte finally seized power (1799) and succeeded in deploying these armies throughout Europe to carve out an empire.
Cassius was a smart and wise man, but he wanted Caesar’s death out of envy and jealousy. Many of the senators, who were involved in Caesar`s assassination, hated watching him take over Rome, and many Romans thought of him as their rival. Except for one noble senator named Brutus, who was different from the other senators and fought only for Rome and not himself. Shakespeare, in his play Julius Caesar, shows readers what it means to be noble using government, politics and Brutus`s experience and constant effort to bring democracy to Rome to reveal what makes Brutus noble from the rest of the Romans and how taking challenges, risks and being strong, honorable, and able to face sorrows is what makes someone noble. The noblest ones take risks and face the consequences and challenges to prove what is right.
The Boxers believed that the expulsion of foreign devils would magically renew Chinese society and begin a new golden age. Much of their discontent, however, was focused on the economic scarcity of the 1890’s. They were a passionate and confident group, full of contempt for authority and violent emotions. In reality, the Boxer Rebellion could hardly be classified as either a rebellion or a war against the Europeans. China was largely under control of regional Governors General these regional officials ignored the Empress Dowager’s instructions and put forth every effort to prevent disorder or any harm coming to foreigners. The Boxer Rebellion, then, existed only in a few places and centered in Beijing.
3rd Support The Chinese government tried reforms and modernization during these last few years, including new laws, ministries, armies, and the abolition of the old Confucian classics–based civil service examinations. However, it was too little and too late. (Block Quote) Analysis: The outcome of the Boxer Rebellion is in a short term the United States and the other imperial powers won and beat back the Boxers and massacred a number of the Boxers. In the long term, we can now see that it was the beginning of the Chinese Revolution, that the Chinese saw this as something that they would have to organize themselves to defend against. In the end they didn't succeed, but they had shown that it could be done.
This program the draft was effective and allowed the United States to fight for what we believed although we had to sacrifice much and ask a lot of them it allowed us to do what was necessary for what was right. Evil in never content in an... ... middle of paper ... ... need to be attentive to the growing evil around us. The war took many young American lives, but it was to preserve our freedoms and to preserve liberty and peace. One can not say this war was not terrible but we did not fight it right. China backed the North Vietnamese with planes and resources to fight us.
He was correct in his assumptions of just what he was capable of. He saw how Caesar was attempting to take over, the effect that was going to have, the power struggle between Pompey and Caesar, and the grave danger that Caesar posed to Pompey. He was also concern for what the transition of power would hold for the Roman Republic as well. He recognized as evidenced in his writings that the Republic was falling and a new regime was to come into play. He was a good citizen who went out of his way in order to promote the Republic to the fullest extent.
Rome’s initial desire of expansion was only for farming land. Romans believed like anyone else that victory brought them honor as well as a strong, political career. Rome strongly had their victory of Italy due to their military discipline. Cowards were not welcome in the Roman Army. If a Roman fled from his standings, or left his comrades to die, they would receive severe punishment from the generals worse than the enemy could give them.