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Representation of a Great Ruler

- Representation of a Great Ruler In such a tumultuous time of England’s history, a ruler that could protect his people and also give them intellectual stimulation was no easy task. However, this is what the people expected from their ruler. This emblem is a basic representation of what the English people valued from the people that ruled them. The title says it all. “A Princes most ennobling Parts,/ Are Skill in Armes and Love to Arts.” If someone took this emblem and changed all the words from “he” to “she,” and then replaced the words “prince” to “queen,” we would have a perfect description of Queen Elizabeth I and what made her so great....   [tags: Queen Elizabeth Ruler Essays]

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A Feared Ruler?

- Machiavelli was a man who was not worried about what was morally correct, but rather, what was politically deserved. He was in fact an honest and religious man, but he has become known for trickery and double-dealing. He thought that princes would have to start tricking his enemies, or even his people for the good of his state. In my opinion, his theory, “It is better to be feared than loved” is saying that when the people fear their ruler, the ruler will most likely get what he wants. When a ruler has control and intimidation over his people, they will most likely do what he says and follow his rules, out of fear....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Akhenaten, The Mysterious Ruler

- Akhenaten, The Mysterious Ruler Akhenaten is considered by many historians to be one of the most fascinating and individuals of the ancient world. It is been said that he created the first monotheistic religion. Did he do so. We will explore this question, along with other factions of his life and reign. In order to see how Akhenaten is considered a revolutionary and how his reign is different from those before his a look at the role of earlier “traditional” kings is needed. Then we will examine the royal house in Egyptian society during Amenhoten III's reign....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Free Macbeth Essays: Duncan - The Ideal Ruler?

- Duncan - The Ideal ruler in Macbeth. Establishing whether Duncan was or was not an ideal ruler is crucial when examining Macbeth. Not only would a definite negative answer help in our understanding of the background of the play but it would also, in a way, justify Macbeth s decision of killing Duncan. When the play opens Duncan receives a report from the battlefield. The audience finds out that the threat which Scotland faces is of a double nature. A Norwegian invasion is being assisted by two rebellious thanes - Macdonwald and Cawdor....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Macbeth Essays]

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Maharaja Ranjit Singh: The Sikh Ruler, In The Eyes Of Non-sikhs

- According to the famous historian Carlyle, a worthy sovereign should be judged from a sole factor as to how he employs his sword after being victorious. ********** Le Griffin writes that: "Maharaja Ranjit Singh ruled his kingdom exactly according to the Sikh way of life and Sikhism considers everyone as friends and talks about the welfare of all irrespective of caste and creed." ********** The spirit of Gurbani couplet, "The one Lord is the Father of all and we are the children of the one Lord rules supreme in every Sikh heart." Charles Hugal, writes in his book, "Travels in Kashmir and Punjab", that, "probably no person in the world could have establis...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Principles Of Machiavelli Exposed in The Prince

- Machiavelli's views have been misinterpreted since his book was first written, people take him in the wrong way, and are offended by what he says. Careless readers take him in a completely wrong way, such as they think that he believes that the end justifies the means, that a leader should lie to the people, and that a ruler has to rule with force. In actuality, Machiavelli means no such thing, he says that there are times when the common good outweighs the means, and the morality of a rulers actions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Loading of a Cantilever

- The Loading of a Cantilever Aim & Hypothesis I anticipate that the loading of the cantilever will show a proportional increase in the depression of the wooden ruler which will relate directly to the mass which is applied to it. This relationship is expressed in Hooke's Law, which states that "stress is directly proportional to strain." I believe that the experiment which I am going to carrying out involving the cantilever will support this and will show that that increase in mass on the ruler will result in a proportional increase in the depression....   [tags: Papers]

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Virtue And Fortune In Prince

- VIRTUE AND FORTUNE OF A PRINCE The Prince, written by Machiavelli is concerned with the issues politics, ruling a state and how a ruler or a leader should be. The key properties of a ruler are represented by Machiavelli in details and the inner and outer effects of the success in ruling are mentioned. One of the most important topics in The Prince is about the relationship of skillfulness (virtù) of the ruler and his good or bad chance (fortune) and their effects on gaining and keeping the power....   [tags: Machiavelli]

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Machiavelli vs Islamic political thought

- Machiavelli vs Islamic Political Thought Niccolo Machiavelli was a political realist. He thought there were certain skills and characteristics needed to become a political ruler. In his work, The Prince, Machiavelli gives advice on how to be a successful prince, or ruler. “Successful” is partly based on how powerful a ruler was during his lifetime (reign), but largely based on how much the prince affected the lives, through laws or societal norms, of future generations. Machiavelli was mainly interested in attaining and keeping political power....   [tags: essays research papers]

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What is the Meaning of Freedom?

- Freedom is often spoken of in what can be referred to as a loose sense of the word. One country has more freedom than another; a twenty-one year old has more freedom than a fifteen year old. What exactly does this word mean. For different people it may mean different things, but there has to be an equilibrium that can be reached in order to determine the meaning of freedom itself. In one form, freedom can mean that a person has "exemption from an obligation."* If only the root (free) is looked at, it can be interpreted that one is "not under the control or power of another."* However often the latter definition is used, it is also disagreed with, and for good reason: there is always a rule...   [tags: What Does Freedom Mean?]

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Inca

- Inca Empire: What Could Have Been Watching the 2 videos on the Inca Empire was very enlightening. I learned much about the Inca customs, farming, community and religion. I wondered as I viewed the film, how different the country of Ecuador might be if the Incas had defeated the Spanish. A family divided decided that fate. Two Brothers In 1526, the ruler of the Incas, Huayna Capac, died. The custom of the time was to leave the empire to one son. Instead, Huayna divided the Inca Empire between his two sons, Hu`ascar of Cuzco and Atahualpa of Quito....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Investigating Reaction Times

- Investigating Reaction Times For this investigation we worked in pairs and measured each others reaction times using the ruler method. By this, we dropped the ruler from the subjects hand, and measured how quickly they caught it. The subjects were randomly selected, but the group was large enough to conclude that the results were reliable. The test was carried out a few times on each person, then the results were compared. I belive that the younger subjects will have better reaction times, because their hand/eye co-ordination is better....   [tags: Testing Methodology]

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Sueleman

- Sueleman Sueleman was a Sultan from 1520 untill 1566. He was a very fair and just ruler, at least to his loyal subjects. He also was a great military ruler, and was loved by his army. He had a brilliant mind, and the Ottoman Empire greatly benefited from it. Sueleman was a great, perfectly rounded ruler. Sueleman, also called "Sueleman the Lawgiver", came after his father, Suelim, also known as "Suelim the Grim" by his subjects. Suelim the Grim was very cruel to his subjects, as well as his enemies....   [tags: Papers]

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Equilibrium Experiments

- Equilibrium Experiments Aim: To investigate the theory of equilibrium via the completion of two experiments which rely on the use of equations TPLcosq +TPMcosf, which can be rewritten as (Mass Ag) cosq+(Mass Bg) cosf. For the second part of the investigation I will try to prove the equation (W*x)/d +weight of a ruler. Introduction ============ In this investigation I will carry out two experiments, which in each case will prove a different aspect of the theory of equilibrium....   [tags: Papers]

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Reaction Times

- Reaction Times Plan: - I am planning to investigate about the reaction times on the swiftness of the thumb, starting and stopping a stopwatch. The speed of my hand, catching a 1m ruler falling and a braking reaction. The purpose of this investigation is to test my reaction times during these three experiments and to determine if the reaction (response) is a reflex action or a conscious action. A Reflex action happens automatically. This type of response does not have to be learned - e.g....   [tags: Papers]

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The History of Palestine

- The History of Palestine Introduction Since the second Abbasid period, which commenced after the mid of the third Hijri century, the Islamic Caliphate State was progressively in weakening till it was broken down into three Caliphates instead of one. The Abbasid Caliphate was established in the East; the Fatimid Caliphate in Egypt, parts of North Africa and Syria, and the Umayyad Caliphate in Andalus. The Crusades took place under these circumstances. Top -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The political map of the region before the Crusades Forty years before the Crusades, the Turkish Saljuks had succeeded in dominating Baghdad and took over...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis of Thrasymachus' Argument in The Republic

- Thrasymachus has just stated, "Justice is nothing other than the advantage of the stronger", and is now, at the request of Socrates, clarifying his statement.<p> <i>"'Don't you know that some cities are ruled by tyranny, some by a democracy, and some by an aristocracy?' 'Of Course.' 'And in each city this element is stronger, namely, the ruler?' 'Certainly.' 'And each makes laws to its own advantage. Democracy makes democratic laws, tyranny makes tyrannical laws, and so on with the others. And they declare what they have made - what is to their own advantage - to be just for their subjects, and they punish anyone who goes against this as lawless and unjust....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Distributed Computing: What Is It and Can It Be Useful

- Distributed Computing: What Is It and Can It Be Useful A Brief Introduction You can define distributed computing many different ways. Various vendors have created and marketed distributed computing systems for years, and have developed numerous initiatives and architectures to permit distributed processing of data and objects across a network of connected systems. They have developed a virtual environment where you can harness idle CPU cycles and storage space of tens, hundreds, or thousands of networked systems to work together on a particularly processing-intensive problem....   [tags: Technology Innovation]

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Hobbes' View of Human Nature and his Vision of Government

- Hobbes' View of Human Nature and his Vision of Government In The Leviathan, Thomas Hobbes talks about his views of human nature and describes his vision of the ideal government which is best suited to his views. Hobbes believed that human beings naturally desire the power to live well and that they will never be satisfied with the power they have without acquiring more power. After this, he believes, there usually succeeds a new desire such as fame and glory, ease and sensual pleasure or admiration from others....   [tags: Philosophy essays]

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Elastic Bands and Hooke's Law

- Elastic Bands and Hooke's Law Aim: To investigate elastic bands, whether they follow Hookes Law. Equipment: Stand, boss, G Clamp, Elastic band, ruler, weights Diagram: [IMAGE] Method: * I will setup my equipment as I have shown in my diagram. * I am going to do 3 experiments using different elastic bands. In the 1st experiment I will add masses in small amounts....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Comparing Song of Roland, The Life Story of Pavlichenko, and The Prince

- Comparing Song of Roland, The Life Story of Pavlichenko, and The Prince Abstract: By evaluating different approaches of rulers to their vassals, in The Song of Roland and The Life Story of Pavlichenko, Matvey Rodionych, it is shown that Machiavelli made a mistake when he came up with his general rule: “It is much safer to be feared than loved, if hi is to fail in one of the two.” (Machiavelli, 54). Darwin explained in his theory of natural selection, which primarily explains evolution, however also can be applied to any other situation in which sustainability is the primary concern as in ruler – vassal relationships, that only the strongest survived....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Antigone By David Greene

- THE QUALITIES OF CREON As readers, we have to make judgments and interpretations of different characters. In the book, Antigone, translated by David Greene, there is a character by the name of Creon. While reading Antigone, some important descriptions about Creon become apparent. He views himself as the perfect leader, believes he is always correct, and wants control over people. Creon believes he is the only perfect ruler for Thebes. He believes that he can create a better city with his presence: "I would not be silent if I saw ruin,&#8230;" (p.168 l.203-204)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Machiavelli

- During Machiavelli’s time, society was much different than it had been for previous philosophers. Instead of storing up good works, so as to enjoy paradise, as the medieval man did, the Renaissance man was interested in all things, enjoyed life, strove for worldly acclaim and wealth, and had a deep interest in classical civilizations. Machiavelli thought that classical tradition was wrong in its understanding to humans, and argued that human personality is divided between a part that is self interested and a part that wants to live kindly with others....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Simple Pendulum Experiment

- The Simple Pendulum Experiment General Plan The first thing I am going to do is outline a general plan for this experiment. In this experiment, I am going to be measuring the effect of two variables on the time of one oscillation of a simple pendulum. The two variables that I have chosen are the length of the pendulum's string and the mass of the pendulum's bob. I will vary these two items and record results for the time of one oscillation of a pendulum with different mass/length of string....   [tags: Papers]

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Resistance of a Wire

- Resistance of a Wire We are trying to find out what affects the resistance of a wire. Resistance is the slowing down of electric flow (flow of electrons) due to metal ions. The equation to measure resistance is: Resistance = Voltage ÷ Current R = V / I Resistance is measures in 'volts per amps' or, more commonly, 'Ohms' (Ω). There are a few things that affect resistance. I think these are: ¶ Length of wire ¶ Diameter of wire ¶ Material/type of wire ¶ Temperature I am going to try and find out how the diameter of the wire affects the resistance of the wire....   [tags: Papers]

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Investigating Resistance In a Wire

- Investigating Resistance In a Wire Plan In this investigation I will find out how a piece of wire of different material would affect the resistance in a series circuit. To test if this will work I will use certain equipment such as a power supply Box which will supply my energy which I will need. I will also use a voltmeter and an ammeter to test for my resistance. The relationship between Current, Voltage and resistance can be given by the Ohms Law to which is shown by the diagram below: [IMAGE]This means Voltage (V) = Current (I) x Resistance (R)....   [tags: Papers]

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Birla Sanctuary Devoted to Lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala

- Birla Sanctuary, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Area: Kala Pahad in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Manufactured in:1938a.d Manufactured By:raja Baldev Birla Devoted to:lord Venkateshwara of Tirumala Entry:free Photography:allow Sanctuary Timing: 7.00 am - 12.00 pm.and 2.00 pm - 9.00 pm Hugeness: One the greater part of the Birla femily sanctuaries Going to Timing: 30 Mins Best time to Visit: Oct to Walk Closest Route Station:hyderabad Closest Landing strip: Hyderabad About Birla Sanctuary in Hyderabad Birla Mandir is one of the prevalent points of interest of Hyderabad....   [tags: south indian sanctuaries]

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Supremacy

- THE NATURAL DESIRE FOR THE SUPREMACY OF ONE “The frogs, grieved at having no established Ruler, sent ambassadors to Jupiter entreating for a King. Perceiving their simplicity, he cast down a huge log into the lake. The Frogs were terrified at the splash occasioned by its fall and hid themselves in the depths of the pool. But as soon as they realized that the huge log was motionless, they swam again to the top of the water, dismissed their fears, climbed up, and began squatting on it in contempt....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Investigating the Resistance of a Wire

- Investigating the Resistance of a Wire Planning -------- Aim The aim of my investigation is to investigate how length affects the resistance of a wire. Resistance is the force, which opposes the flow of an electric current around a circuit so that energy is required to push the charged particles around the circuit. Resistance is measured in ohms. Resistance occurs when the electrons travelling along the wire collide with the atoms of the wire. These collisions slow down the flow of electrons causing resistance....   [tags: Papers]

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Insights to Shakespeare's Hamlet from Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince

- Insights to Shakespeare's Hamlet from Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince A prince is a title of the highest rank of the nobility. The word prince comes from the Latin word princeps, meaning first. The title prince can be used in many ways. In 1513, Niccolo Machiavelli wrote The Prince in which he wrote his ideas on how a strong ruler might gain and keep power. Many people have offered their views on how a prince or ruler should behave and govern. However many people today consider Machiavelli the father of modern political science....   [tags: Papers]

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A Sucessful Ruler in Machiavelli's Eyes

- Many factors went into determining whether or not a prince or king was successful or not. Some of these factors were simple things such as the king's personality or the method by which he comes to power. Niccolo Machiavelli wrote this book as a guide for Lorenzo Medici to become a good ruler. He describes these factors, but attributes most leaders' achievements to their taking advantage of local circumstances. Machiavelli attributes military victory to having a strong army composed of native soldiers and strongly discourages using a mercenary army....   [tags: European History]

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The Real Ruler of England

- The Real Ruler of England Few people in history have been met with such controversy and confusion as Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. His position within 16th century British hierarchy has been described by historians as everything from the "alter rex" (alternative King) to little more than a "hard-working servant"[1]. From his humble beginnings as the son of an Ipswich butcher, to his unrivalled position in the English church and almost omnipotence within England, Wolsey undoubtedly demonstrated extreme diplomacy, skill and charm....   [tags: Papers]

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The Best Ruler is Genghis Kahn

- There have been many great leaders in the past. Alexander the Great, Cleopatra and even Caesar met with struggle on their rise to the top. Genghis Khan could possibly have been the most interesting and prominent of all. To prove that Khan was the best ruler, we must go back to the start of his life. We must view such problems as; his struggle for power and how his childhood would affect his ruling later on, his military and personal achievements and lastly, his final conquests. Genghis was initially born as Temujin in the late 1600’s....   [tags: military, achievements, conquests]

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Ivan the Terrible, the First Tzar of Russia

- Ivan the Terrible was the fist tsar of Russia whoes reign, one of the longest of the Russian tzars, transformed the medivial nation state into a Russian Empire .In order to understand what made Ivan the Terrible ruthless and feared, it is important to know his background. Ivan IV Vasilyevich was born on August 25, 1530 in Kolomenskoye, Moscow, Russia. His father died at age 3 from a blood infection, but on his death bead requested that Ivan become the ruler of Russia when he turned 15. After his father died, the boyars took over and paid no attention to Ivan, denying is right to the thrown....   [tags: Ruler, Empire]

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Prince Escalus from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: The Ideal Monarch

- ... Shakespeare starts showing the ideal ruler, the one with the people in mind. Later in Romeo and Juliet, there is a fight between Mercutio and Tybalt and then Tybalt and Romeo. Prince Escalus arrives to break up the fight. In Romeus and Juliet, Mercutio is not in the scene, but Tybalt and Romeo still fight. Afterwards, both sides go to the Prince and ask for judgement. In both writings, the Prince shows mercy and only banishes Romeo. Shakespeare takes this to a different extent with Prince Escalus breaking up the fight, hearing from both sides, and making a reasonable judgement....   [tags: ruler, just, peace]

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Roman Art: Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius

- Roman Art: Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius The “Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius” was created as propaganda statue for the ruler Marcus Aurelius. Marcus Aurelius was a powerful leader and was best known for military conquests and his intellectual knowledge (Stokstad 200). Marcus Aurelius ruled in Rome from 161 to 180 CE. He was appointed as the ruler by the previous administration though he was not part of the royal family. The “Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius” was one of the lucky bronze pieces from Ancient Rome....   [tags: bronze, ruler, horse]

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The Life of Alexander the Great

- Alexander the Great There in the city of Pella Macedonia lays a young captor named Alexander the Great. He was a great horror to the Persians as he destroyed them for revenge of the destruction of Athens. In his life time he destroyed, conquered, and gained power of the nations around him. As it started getting better, things took a turn for the worse. As he crumpled up, his kingdom did as well. Alexander the Great was a ruler, fighter, and a conqueror from Pella, Macedonia from 356-324 B.C. Alexander the Great was born July 20, 356 B.C., in Pella, Macedonia....   [tags: ruler, war, empire]

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The Life of Queen Elizabeth I

- When Elizabeth was born she never knew how difficult her life would be. Her gender and the time period when she was born was opened to challenges of illegitimacy during her lifetime and beyond. For her to be known so well is astonishing. Throughout her life she did many remarkable things, especially as queen. Although she overcame many obstacles in life Elizabeth became a incredible queen. In 1533 on September 7, Elizabeth Tutor was born in the Palace of Placentia, in Greenwich, United Kingdom....   [tags: ruler, gender, marriage]

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Catherine the Great (Catherine II of Russia)

- After Peter the Great’s death, Russia faced a long time period full of weak rulers who didn’t have any significant contributions to Russia (Farah). However, after 37 long years, a woman called Sophie Friederike Auguste, Catherine II or Catherine the Great, who had married the czar of Russia 17 years earlier, became the next great ruler of Russia. Catherine, a very intellectual woman, was interested in music and literature, knew German, French, and managed to learn Russian in a short period of time....   [tags: Intelligent, Monarch, Ruler]

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Brutus for Ruler in Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar"

- In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare there are several people who would be good rulers of Rome. Out of them all Brutus would have been the best choice to lead Rome. Brutus would be the best chosen leader for Rome for several reasons. Brutus was a very smart man and smartness is a very good quality for a leader. Another feature Brutus had, was he had very little or maybe even no emotions, and if he did he did a very good job of hiding them. A further aspect of Brutus is that he was very well respected by everyone....   [tags: Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, ]

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Ideas of Rulers in "Tao-te Ching" and "The Prince"

- When comparing Tao-te Ching to The Prince there are numerous differences. The authors of these two documents had almost completely opposite ideas of how a ruler should behave and how a government should be run. One believed that the ruler could accomplish the most by doing the least; the other believed that by controlling how the public perceived a ruler was what would make him a success or a failure. Machiavelli believed that to rule the prince must do things that would win approval with his people, and that the prince must always keep and maintain arms to remain in power....   [tags: Literary Comparison]

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Thomas Hobbes and John Locke

- Hobbes and Locke both abandoned the thought of the divine right of monarchy. Both did not agree with the fact that the ruler or assembly would have all power over its citizens. So basically they were against Absolutism and their views were that of rebels in their time period. Theses two philosophers both held similar ideas but also have conflicting ideas pertaining to the citizens "social contract" with their rulers, "Natural Condition of Mankind," and sovereignty. John Locke believed that citizens should give power to those who govern them but not absolute power....   [tags: Politics Philosophy Sociology]

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Egyptian Rulers and their Gods

- Egyptian Rulers and their Gods The relationship between Egyptian rulers and their gods were ever present in many examples of Egyptian art throughout the many changes in leadership. The depictions of these relationships, however, were not always consistent from ruler to ruler, dynasty to dynasty. The Palette of Narmer, Seated Statue of Khafre, and Akenaten and Nefertit and their Children are three prime examples of the differences in depiction from one period to another. The Palette of Narmer, done around 3000 B.C....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Utopia and Il Muqaddimah

- ... Subjects and rulers both know what they do best, the subjects farm and raise cattle to make a profit, while the ruler makes sure that everything is done in order; however, if the ruler decides to farm and raise cattle he will make a small profit before the economy crashes, “when the ruler, who has so much more money than they, competes with them, scarcely a single one of them will any longer be able to obtain the things he wants, and everybody will become worried” (Khaldun 1734). Utopians have balance and this causes harmony, while subjects and rulers must know and not step out of their roles because it would lead to downfall....   [tags: families, social groups, commonwealth]

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Asoka, Messenger of India and the World

- Asoka messenger of India and the world; he taught and spread Buddhism all over Asia. Asoka was the ruler of most of India. Asoka left an important message in India some were his edicts. Asoka ruled the Mauryan Empire that was one of the greatest Empires of India. Asoka was very wealthy but after he became the ruler of the Mauryan Empire and fought many vicious wars and fights, he felt a “hole” inside of himself and began to seek a transformation. So was Asoka a merciless killer or a wise ruler. Asoka was an enlightened ruler or also a wise ruler because Asoka left a very important message in India....   [tags: spreading of Budddhism]

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The Tempest the Play by William Shakespeare

- The Tempest the Play by William Shakespeare Ruler’s in general face many problems, as is the nature of having power and authority. However rulers like Prospero face even more difficulties, as Prospero has the ultimate power of magic and can control and manipulate people and their actions, more so than a natural ruler. The first difficulty presented is an issue, which is dealt with throughout the play: the idea of how much or how little to intervene. From the beginning of the play we are told of how and why Prospero is usurped from his dukedom, “I thus neglecting worldly ends, all dedicated/ To closeness, and the bettering of my mind/ With that which, but by being so retired, O’er-prized all...   [tags: Tempest William Shakespeare Essays]

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The Mandate of Heaven Based on the Teachings of Confucius

- The Mandate of Heaven Based on the Teachings of Confucius The Chinese concept of the "Mandate of Heaven," was based on the teachings of Confucius and further enhanced a century later by a man named Mencius. Mencius added to the Confucian teachings by addressing human nature and the right to govern. Previously, China had been ruled by two divergent schools of thought. One was "selfish" religion in how you could obtain happiness in an unsettled world by living a simple life in harmony with nature....   [tags: Papers]

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Machiavelli

- Machiavelli Machiavelli was born in Florence, in 1496. His father was a lawyer, and his family lived modestly, but was not rich. Florence in the 15th century was an independent city, owing political allegiance to no one. It was a center of learning and of considerable artistic creativity. In the 15th members of the Medici family ruled it. The Medici family was temporarily expelled from Florence in 1494, and was replaced by a friar named Savonarola who carried on with campaigns against corruption....   [tags: Papers]

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Niccolo Machiavelli and Political Philosophy

- Niccolo Machiavelli and Political Philosophy Niccolo Machiavelli is revered as the founder of modern political philosophy. He was considered a "realist" because he concerned himself only with the political situations that actually arose in reality, where as previous philosophers were concerned largely with the theoretical politics of an "idealist" perfect society. In Machiavellis' The Prince, written to the ruler of Florence at the time, Lorenzo de' Medici, he analyzes the characteristics of numerous past rulers....   [tags: Papers]

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Ancient Gods: Zues and Power Abuse

- Gods are ancient beings thought to have created the world and are children of the Titans. Most gods are thought to help mortals for good. Zeus who is the most famous of all the gods is adored by millions. Yet, Zeus, the ruler of gods, is one of the most selfish irresponsible gods of them all. Zeus was a bad god because he had many affairs, abused his powers, and did not use his powers for good. Zeus was known greatly for his numerous affairs with many different types of women. It didn’t matter if this woman was helpless or sick; if Zeus wanted her he would deceive her into sleeping with him....   [tags: women, olympus, love]

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Absolute Monarchism

- The prevailing government of Europe from 1900-century back was absolute monarchism, this form of government worked very well considering the belief of all people in god and the teaching. Monarchist use this belief to justify this rule in. if they could make the people believe that they were ordained position by god then they had no worries because the people belief in god was so prevailing that it was not mentionable in private to go against it. Napoleon and Louis XIV were the ideal rules to use this type of ruling....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Machiavellis The Prince

- “The state is the highest achievement of man, a progressive and elaborate creation of his free will. The individual, the leader, the people, cooperate in maintaining it.” This idea of state was put forth by Niccolo Machiavelli in The Prince, which was in essence a ruler’s handbook to governing and maintaining his land. Machiavelli conjured his theories for government by basing his ideas in his belief that men, especially men in power, tend to follow the same directions, and therefore by looking at past leaders and their follies we can better determine how to run a state....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Why The Ruler Should Be An Effective Ruler?

- Throughout the years there have been several different dynasties. These dynasties had their differences and their similarities. Each dynasty had good or bad rulers, however, the longest lasting dynasties had good effective rulers. These effective rulers helped to promote the growth of the government, which lead to increasing the length of their reign. In order to be an effective ruler, one must choose to exemplify these characteristics, being a role model, being active in the government and creating solutions to the issues facing his subjects, and also protecting them....   [tags: Government, Virtue, Good and evil, Ruler]

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Genghis Kh The Greatest Ruler

- Biography of Genghis Khan The old world had many great leaders. Alexander the Great, Hannibal and even Julius Caesar met with struggle on their rise to power. Perhaps Genghis Khan was the most significant of all these rulers. To prove that Genghis Khan was the greatest ruler, we must go back to the very beginning of his existence. We must examine such issues as; Genghis¹s struggle for power/how his life as a child would affect his rule, his personal and military achievements and his conquests....   [tags: Mongolia, Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan]

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The Greatest Ruler Of Rome

- Julius Caesar: Dictator Misunderstood “I love the name of honor more than I fear death” (“Gaius”, Illustrated). I said this because I believe that it is important to do something honorable even if you have to die. It is considered honorable to die bravely in war instead of running away like a coward. This related to my purpose because it shows how courageous I was and how I was willing to die for my republic in war, making me a honorable leader in Rome’s history. I believe I was the greatest ruler of Rome in history because I ran my government to succeed....   [tags: Roman Republic, Augustus, Roman Empire]

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Elizabeth Portrayed A Ruler For England

- Elizabeth portrayed a marvelous ruler for England in times of need. She controlled religious chaos, kept England in an internal and external state of peace for a long time and served a symbol of national unity (Levin 8). Her sex had a great influence on the portrayal of her image of courage, religion, sexuality (Levin 66) and the limitations imposed by her female status continued to be present throughout her reign (Levin 145). Since her birth, her gender provoked disappointments (Levin 5) once many believed only a boy would secure the succession and avoid civil war (Levin 5)....   [tags: Elizabeth I of England, Mary I of England]

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Creon, The Ruler Of Thebes

- Throughout Antigone by Sophocles, Creon, the ruler of Thebes, has show how he abuses his power and how he seems to think he is always right no matter what argument against his word that is in the right is brought up to him. Near the end of Antigone he finally sees the error in his ways and tries to change it but it was too late. Although Creon is somewhat likeable and worthy of respect as a character (that is, although we somewhat feel sympathy for him), Creon is largely an unsympathetic and unlikeable person....   [tags: Oedipus, Sophocles, Creon, Oedipus at Colonus]

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Napoleon As An Enlightened Ruler

- During his time as a leader of France, Napoleon appeared in some respects to be an enlightened ruler, but many of actions contradicted that appearance. His goal was to make the the citizens of France believe he was doing everything in his power to help them, and he was successful. That allowed him to increase his popularity throughout France. The people believed he was doing everything he could to improve their living conditions. His motto was “order, security, and efficiency,” and that motto determined the way he managed warfare, politics, and economic problems....   [tags: Age of Enlightenment, Voltaire]

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Machiavelli 's The Prince, An Ideal Ruler

- Although, Machiavelli argues that an ideal ruler must be cruel, feared and unjust in order to maintain power in his paper, "The Prince", this is not necessary true. An ideal ruler must be assertive, just and filled with integrity to maintain power, prestige, and the loyalty of those he governs. An ideal leader must be assertive in the sense that he is able to stand up for himself without undue anxiety, express his beliefs and honest feelings comfortably in direct and honest ways without denying the rights of others....   [tags: Leadership, Political philosophy]

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Julius Caesar : A Successful Ruler Of Rome

- After taking down Julius Caesar’s murderers, the alliance of Octavian (Caesar’s heir), Lepidus and Mark Antony (both were Caesar’s followers) fell apart. Forced Lepidus out of office and Mark Antony to commit suicide, Octavian took the throne, became the first Emperor of Rome under the name of Augustus—meaning “one that is blessed by the gods in rulership over Rome” (Cohen) and evolved Rome from a Republic into an Empire. While ruling Rome, Augustus had achieved a tremendous amount of accomplishments which kept Rome prosperity and peacefulness over 40 years....   [tags: Augustus, Roman Empire, Julius Caesar]

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Aeneas : The Beautiful And Wondrous Ruler Of Carthage

- The gorgeous and delightful ruler of Carthage, Dido, has been through individual enduring which parallels that of Aeneas. Virgil depicts her as Aeneas ' equivalent and female partner. She has needed to escape her home in Tyre on account of conditions outside her ability to control, and leads her kin out of Tyre and establishes Carthage. Her husband has been misleadingly killed by her sibling, however she has, like Aeneas, accumulated a gathering of her kindred comrades and touches base in Africa....   [tags: Dido, Aeneid, Carthage, Aeneas]

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King Louis XIV: A Disastrous Ruler

- King Louis XIV: A Disastrous Ruler It is often debated whether or not the reign of King Louis XIV had a positive or negative effect on France. Although there were improvements during his reign in transportation, culture, and national defense, there were far more negative aspects. He depleted the national treasury with his liberal spending on personal luxuries and massive monuments. His extreme fear of the loss of power led to poor decision making, which caused the court to be of lower quality....   [tags: European History Essays]

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The Supreme Good : Ruler Over Morals

- Supreme Good: Ruler over Morals Melville an American writer, is best known for his most popular novel Moby Dick, though in this novel, it does not broach the important topics which some of his novellas do. For example, Billy Budd, Sailor, a classic novella has become world renowned for its amazing portrayal of innocence and good against evil. In Melville’s novella, a young innocent sailor named Billy Budd aboard a British naval warship named the H.M.S. Bellipotent. Billy shorty after boarding H.M.S....   [tags: Good and evil, Evil, Billy Budd, Value theory]

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Genghis Khan, A Mongol Ruler And Warlord

- Raised from humble beginnings, Temujin, later known as Genghis Khan, was a Mongol ruler and warlord. He ruled over the largest empire that has ever existed, and all of which he had conquered himself. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of Northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan", he started the Mongol invasions that resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia. These included raids or invasions of the other dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied by complete annihilations of the civilian populations....   [tags: Genghis Khan, Mongol Empire, Mongolia]

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The Campbell Family And Mugabe The Authoritarian Ruler Of Zimbabwe

- The focus on the film was the Campbell family and Mugabe the authoritarian ruler of Zimbabwe. The role of the Campbell family was one of a victim being wronged by the Zimbabwean government because of Mugabe’s Land distribution policy. The role of Mugabe was the party wronging not only the Campbell family but other white Africans in Zimbabwe. The Campbell family’s relationship with the state is that of farmers and Mugabe is the authoritarian leader in charge of the country. The political context of this film is when Mugabe is implementing his Land distribution policy....   [tags: Africa, South Africa, Ethnic groups in Africa]

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Death as an Indisputable Ruler in The City in the Sea by Edgar Allan Poe

- Edgar Allan Poe is best known for his short stories in a genre of Gothic fiction or Gothic horror. Poe is considered to be an interpreter of the genre as he managed to change and to renovate it by focusing on the psychology of his characters rather than on the traditional Gothic fiction elements. The theme of death is cross-cutting throughout the works of Edgar Allan Poe. His poem The City in the Sea is no exception to that rule. A well known critic T. Frederick Keefer claimed: “Edgar Allan Poe's The City in the Sea is one of the most effective products of his poetic genius and craftsmanship, but it is also the least understood of his major works.” (3, p....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]

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No Ruler Had A Greater Or More Disastrous Impact On The Twentieth Century

- No ruler had a greater or more disastrous impact on the twentieth century the Adolf Hitler whose name has become a byword for the evils of dictatorship. Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was born in the upper Austrian border town of Braunau which is located approx. 65 miles east of Munnich and nearly 30 miles north of Salzburg. On Easter Sunday however Hitler did not represent the ideas Easter stands for. The date was April 20, 1889 and he arrived at 6:30 pm (Your Dictionary, What is known about Adolf Hitler’s childhood)....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, World War II, Nazism]

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Machiavelli: The Realistic Philosopher

- Niccolo Machiavelli was an Italian diplomat in the early 16th century. While in exile, Machiavelli spent most of his time educating himself in Roman history and writing political treatise. In this time, he wrote a letter to Lorenzo de Medici in hopes of perishing his exile and gaining approval from the Medici family. This message was interpreted as a guide to becoming a successful ruler. Machiavelli’s The Prince discusses the way of life a prince should live in order to maintain power. He believed that giving the Medici family an idea of how to gain and keep complete authority would be very useful in affecting the politics in Italy of the age....   [tags: italian diplomat, strong ruler]

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The Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt: Hatshepsut

- “The pharaoh of ancient Egypt is normally described as the typical example of a divine ruler” (J. Ray, Hatshepsut, Vol 44, Issue 5, 1994) The ancient Egyptian world has seen hundreds of pharaohs; some excelled and some didn’t. Many of the pharaohs were men, only few females succeeded in gaining such great power, yet some did... specifically Hatshepsut. Few pharaohs of the 18Th Dynasty have aroused as much controversy as Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was the sixth pharaoh of the New Kingdom and set up co-regency with her nephew and stepson, Thutmose III....   [tags: dynasty, divine ruler]

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Analysis of Nigel Cawthrone´s Daughter of Heaven: The True Story of the Only Woman to Become Emperor of China

- Daughter of Heaven: The True Story of the Only Woman to Become Emperor of China written by Nigel Cawthorne is the true story of the first and only woman ruler of China and her path to the throne. Early in her life it was predicted that she would rule the Empire one day. Wu Chao was born into a successful family, and as a young teenager in the Tang Dynasty she became a concubine in the court of Emperor T’ai-tsung. Traditionally, the Emperor’s concubines were banished to a Buddhist convent after his death, but at a young age Wu Chao was clever and was not about to lose her place in court....   [tags: ruler, throne, concubine, court]

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The Code of Hammurabi

- The code of Hammurabi was presented in an eight-foot-tall stele made of gleaming black basalt. On the upper part of it shows Hammurabi the Babylonian king standing in the left next to the God of justice , Shamash. The laws were written in a phallic form , Hence made it obvious that it is a symbol of Hammurabi’s authority. Everyone at the time of Hammurabi could recognize the symbol of Hammurabi’s authority . Even those who could not read what was inscribed in the stele. Hammurabi ruled Babylon , which is a city in the center of Mesopotamia ....   [tags: Babylonia, ruler, laws]

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Ivan the Tarrible: The First Tsar of all Russia

-  Ivan IV Vasilyevich, commonly known as Ivan the Terrible, was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547 and Tsar of All the Russias from 1547 until his death. His long reign saw the conquest of the Khanates of Kazan, Astrakhan, and Siberia, transforming Russia into a multiethnic and multiconfessional state spanning almost one billion acres, approximately . Ivan managed countless changes in the progression from a medieval state to an empire and emerging regional power, and became the first ruler to be crowned as Tsar of All the Russias....   [tags: Authoritative, Mental Illness, Ruler]

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Long Live the Great Queen Elizabeth II

- Last year, the United Kingdom’s eighty seven year old ruler, celebrated her Diamond Jubilee, which marks the 60th anniversary of her coronation. Throughout her reign, she has tried to make the British monarchy more modern and sensitive to the public. Along from helping the British monarchy she has impacted the world. Her majesty is Queen Elizabeth II, one of the United Kingdom’s most dutiful monarch in a thousand years and is still continuing. The Queen was born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926 in London, to Prince Albert (now King George VI) and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon....   [tags: ruler, charity, support]

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Tsar Nicholas II in Russia

- ... The people of Russia were simply disillusioned from all the casualties and injuries. This event marked Bloody Sunday, the day the Tsar and his people became even more distant. Workers set up work councils that were mostly influenced by revolutionary ideas. When Germany declared war on Russia it only made conditions worse for the people. Industries that supplied the war thrived and those that didn’t failed, people wanted the war to end. There was a national sentiment that the Tsar was unfit to rule Russia....   [tags: ruler, regime, revolution]

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Poseidon: God of Sea

- Poseidon:God of the Sea. Poseidon, the great Greek ruler of the sea , horses and the earthquakes. His ancestry comes from the family of the Olympians that roamed the world in 2200 B.C . With the father of Cronus and mother of Rhea and having the famous brother of Zeus. Who fortunately saved him from being ate by his notable father ,Cronus. He was saved when Rhea,” the mother of all gods”, had deceived Cronus into eating a rock instead of eating another one of his offspring (“Rhea”) .Similar to what Cronus he did to Hestia , Pluto , Hera and Demeter....   [tags: Greek Ruler, Sea, Horses, Earthquakes]

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Plato 's Ideal City And Modern Day Society

- First Paper Assignment Plato believed that his “ideal city” would be successful. With different tears of quality of life, and the ways of classifying people, he believed it would work out. However, if you really look at the structure of his ideal city, and of our modern day society, it simply would not work. Though you can also find many similarities between his ideal city and our modern world today, which in some ways his ideal city could possibly work. The foundation of Plato’s ideal city was to have different classes of people....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Philosophy, Ruler]

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Thomas Hobbes State of Nature

- ... Basing his argument on a Deist perspective, Locke believed that the state of nature is a more peaceful community, where people were governed by a Natural Law set forth by a Creator. One such natural law is the ability to reason, but a much more different view of it than Hobbes’. Locke believed that reason is what tells those in the natural state not to murder or offend anyone’s right to life, liberty and property. John Locke stated that this Natural right is inalienable, meaning that it becomes a great injustice to violate it....   [tags: social, contract, war, ruler, rights]

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The World Is A Pure And Righteous Place

- According to Socrates, Guardians are to be the leaders, lawmakers and the rulers. They are to be the courageous, temperate, holy and free individuals who rule over the producers and auxiliaries. However, Socrates’ proposes that they are sheltered from the injustice, unpleasant or just deemed “bad” actions of the world. He feels that the youth who will grow up to be guardians are overly impressible and censorship will help them only absorb the good and righteous stories. However, censorship of actions from our leaders doesn’t make them good leaders at all....   [tags: Good and evil, Evil, Ruler, Platonism]

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Asoka and the Buddhist Faith

- Asoka was the third ruler of the Mauryan Empire and is considered the greatest ruler of ancient India. Asoka not only unified India under one government, he also introduced the concept of conquest by moral force over violence. Furthermore, he is arguably one of the most important figures in the early development of Buddhism. It is because of Asoka’s royal patronage that Buddhism spread beyond India and became the world religion that it is today. Buddhism is one of the oldest religions in the world, which began in India....   [tags: third ruler of the Mauryan Empire, ancient India]

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Biography of Ferdinand Marcos

- Ferdinand Marcos was famous for ruling Philippine island with an iron fist for nearly two decades. He was also known for implementing a brutal martial law which gives the military to exercise their extraordinary power to maintain order, with his superior position in the senate, martial law was his excuse in uncontrolled growing level of the communist party called New People’s Army or NPA. He was the first president in the Philippine presidential history to be reelected twice in his term. Ferdinand was born on September 11, 1917 in a small village in Ilocos Norte, located in the northern part of Luzon, called Sarat....   [tags: Philippine Ruler, Achievements]

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