Essays Tagged: "power hungry"

Military Governments

s. Military governmentsare usually weak in appeasing the masses for they are known to be brutal and power hungry and arealso rather fragile, both internally and externally.In its primitive state, exis ... t government poses a threat to thestate or the status quo. Because the military controls more armed power than anyone in a state, theyhave the ability to take over the government at any given time. In ...

(4 pages) 86 0 3.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

A comparitive essay on how George Orwell warned us of the Tiananmen Square uprising.

s that eventually took place within the Communist Party. He described a government that had so much power over the people, that it could never be overturned. When the People's of the Republic of China ... t was then called a glorious revolution, but more evil came out of it than good. Mao Zedong assumed power in replace of Chiang Kaishek, leader of the Nationalist party. One by one cities in China fell ...

(4 pages) 73 0 4.2 Jun/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Deng Xiaoping

he freedom of millions of Chinese citizens. Some people may even conclude that Deng Xiaoping was a 'power-hungry' dictator who would do anything to obtain power. I have concluded differently. I believ ... e country. The reason is that Mao Tse-tung started to become interested only in maintaining his own power. However, Deng Xiaoping, truly cared about the welfare of the people in his country.The first ...

(6 pages) 115 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Jack and Roger in Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

ns but as the story progresses we begin to see the differences in their personalities. While Jack's power hunger grows, Roger's sadistic nature also grows as well.The character of Jack is an obvious i ... character of Jack is an obvious id, he is a power hungry ruthless killer that would do anything for power. Jack is not always a killer, the events on the island lead up to his behavior. For example, w ...

(3 pages) 46 1 4.7 Oct/1992

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Napoleon Bonaparte

ptuous leader and did much to jeopardize the well-being of his country. He can be seen as a selfish power hungry ruler that would risk the future of the country that he patronized. If he were to be pu ... he French Revolution. In the coup d'etat of November 9-10, 1799, Napoleon and his colleagues seized power in France and established a new regime called the Consulate. Under the new constitution, Napol ...

(4 pages) 99 1 3.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Title- Napoleon's Campaign for Power Animal Farm by George Orwell Prompt- Discribe Napoleon's true motives for taking the farm from the humans

Like his historical namesake, George Orwell's pig named Napoleon was a power -hungry dictator. From the very start Napoleon was greedy and selfish, and did not have the sa ... ing if he played his cards right. Napoleon knew he had to get rid of Snowball in order to take over power for himself. Snowball became his archrival because he was in direct competition with his leade ... knew Snowball was the better thinker and speaker and he therefore took aggressive measures to gain power.The time had come for Napoleon to take over the farm. He stole a litter of pups from their mot ...

(3 pages) 130 2 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Lady Macbeth Character changes throughout the play.

nsure actions is perilous. Lady Macbeth proves the truth to this theory. The impulsive mistakes and power-hungry tactics littered the journey Lady MacBeth paves throughout this play that ultimately en ... liam Shakespeare illustrates two seemingly ordinary nobles whose lives intertwine in a whirlwind of power, corruption, and the supernatural resulting in their descents. They were both so wrapped up in ...

(7 pages) 69 0 3.4 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

War with Iraq, reasons it occurred and personal opinion on why it was a good idea.

kly became sour. The Persian Gulf War was fought because Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq, grew power hungry and invaded Kuwait, thus breaking UN sanctions. The U.S. decided that action must be ta ... on must be taken and, with over twenty other nations, took out Iraq's military. Hussein was left in power, which the world has learned to regret. In 1998, Iraq was found to have weapons that once agai ...

(4 pages) 120 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

A woman in Ancient Roman times.

ASSESS THE METHODS AGRIPPINA USED TO GAIN POWER AND AUTHORITYA woman in Ancient Roman times never wielded much power especially when it came t ... he few exceptions to this. Through the coarse of her life, Agrippina showed herself to be extremely power-hungry, especially for a woman. To gain the power and political influence that she so desired, ... her to gain popularity, elevate her status and silence any opponents, thus helping her gain immense power and authority.Firstly, one of the methods used by Agrippina to gain power and authority was th ...

(4 pages) 61 0 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

About Hitler and his road to taking power, his life, and his role in the Holocaust.

and allowed him to make severe changes, which was virtually most of the reason that Hitler came to power.Hitler was a power-hungry man whose talent of persuasion worked very well to his advantage in ... ody, now held many Nazi's in office. Germany was now a Nazi state, and Hitler had fully control and power. From here on, Hitler made the Germans think that if the other religions in Germany were exter ...

(3 pages) 50 1 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

"All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque.

t relate to the soldiers until he had those experiences. Throughout the novel Himmelstoss is cruel, power hungry, and a coward.Himmelstoss is extremely cruel through out the story by making the soldie ... has no regard towards the soldiers' feelings and has cruel intentions with them.Himmelstoss becomes power hungry through his cruel acts. For example, Himmelstoss likes the idea of being able to tell p ...

(3 pages) 44 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

This essay is about the corruption of the papacy in the Middle Ages.

the Church and the success of Martin Luther's reformation. It depicts the Church as being ruled by power hungry popes who abuse their positions of authority. At this time "the increasing hostility of ... heretics, thereby gradually institutionalizing the Inquisition". Behind this excess was the driving power of rampant superstition and obsession with the devil that took possession of the papacy. The d ...

(7 pages) 147 1 2.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Decline of the Roman Empire

and senators began to exploit their positions (pg. 132). The senate only cared for preserving it's powers, while gaining wealth through their political power. They also substituted violence for reaso ... em (pg. 134). This created class tension would lead to civil war, because of poor leadership, and a power hungry ruling class . Many soldiers and farmers lost their lands through taxation, this strugg ...

(2 pages) 47 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

"Explore how poets create pictures of, and lead us to wonder about, the Past."

he Shelley, along with some pieces from other poems I have studied.'Ozymandias' is about a mean and power hungry pharaoh who ruled Egypt centuries ago. Now all that remains is a statue in the middle o ... spair!" This is basically saying to God, that Ozymandias thinks he has a better kingdom and is more powerful than God. Shelley also says that "nothing beside remains". All that is left of Ozymandias n ...

(5 pages) 50 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Americans: Who are we? Freedom? Libery? Pride? or Power hungry?

ackground, race, or religion but many people in other countries think of us as slobs, laidback, and power hungry. Others disagreeing saying that we work hard to get where were at right now and we are ... and we are just spreading the freedom around. I believe that sometimes we Americans can be at times power hungry, but definitely not laidback. Each and every one of us work hard and we must work hard ...

(3 pages) 45 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Napoleon killed and persevered the gains of the Revolution. This paper is about the revolution and how Napoleon affected it.

Napoleon killed and persevered the gains of the Revolution?Napoleon was an egotistical, power-hungry monarch that killed the revolution he made sure there were no women's rights and that l ...

(1 pages) 45 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Great wall of china

221 B.C.E., there was a great ruler over the Ch'in kingdom in China, named Shih Huang Ti. Shih was power hungry and wanted more land so he gathered his army and captured the surrounding kingdoms. As ...

(3 pages) 71 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Saving the World by Mark Zadina

ed the magic. It was the worst thing to ever happen to the world. The magic made everyone crazy and power hungry. Average people would have the power to kill with a thought. So after careful considera ... the scientists that only bad can come from this ball but nobody listened. The government wanted the power all to them and somehow got into the wrong hands and the power got out into the open world.* I ...

(5 pages) 16 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Ridley Scott's 'Gladiator'

admirable qualities, and has a heart of gold. He is, however, opposed by the jealous, obsessive and power-hungry Commodus who abuses his position of authority, as Caesar. Commodus is a character we al ... spected, despite his social position as a Gladiator. Ironically, Commodus is jealous, obsessive and power-driven and abuses his position of authority, striving to be everything that Maximus is. His po ...

(2 pages) 54 0 1.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

"To a great extent the Constitution is a document with as many checks upon the power of the people and majority rule as upon the power of the government." Assess the validity of this statement.

ent, (in which they outlined in the Constitution) was one in which the national government was more powerful. However, the founding fathers wanted to ensure that this new government was not one to be ... ernment (the executive, judicial and legislative) could ensure that neither branch would become too powerful. But besides checking the power of government, the founding fathers wanted to check the pow ...

(3 pages) 54 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History