Revolutions and Nationalism

Darius L. Tucker

Revolutions and Nationalism

A monarch, usually a king or a queen whose actions are restricted neither by written law nor by custom; a system different from a constitutional monarchy and from a republic. Absolute monarchy persisted in France until 1789 and inRussia until 1917.

Catherine the Great

The Russian empress Catherine II (1729-1796), known as Catherine the Great, reigned from 1762 to 1796. She expanded the Russian Empire, improved administration, and vigorously pursued the policy of Westernization. Her reputation as an "enlightened despot," however, is not wholly supported by her deeds.

Louis XIV

Louis XIV (1638-1715) was king of France from 1643 to 1715. He brought the French monarchy to its peak of absolute power and made France the dominant power in Europe. His reign is also associated with the greatest age of French culture and art.

Philip II

Philip II (1165-1223), sometimes called Philip Augustus, ruled France from 1180 to 1223. He made the Crown more powerful than any feudal lord, more than tripled the royal domain, and turned the balance of power between France and England in favor of France.

Peter the Great

Peter the Great is credited with dragging Russia out of the medieval times to such an extent that by his death in 1725, Russia was considered a leading eastern European state. He centralised government, modernised the army, created a navy and increased the subjugation and subjection of the peasants. His domestic policy allowed him to execute an aggressive foreign policy.

Charles I

Charles I (1600-1649), king of England from 1625 to 1649, was to witness and take part in the English civil war, or Puritan Revolution, which ultimately cost him his life.

How The Scientific Revolution Changed My Life

Enlightenment ideas helped to stimulate people's sense of individualism, and the basic belief in equal rights. This in turn led to the Glorious Revolution is Britain, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Latin American Revolution. Some of these revolutions resulted in government based upon the ideas of the Enlightenment such as, Great Britain and the United States.

Nationalism "PROS"

There are a lot of pros and cons about nationalism. Some of the pros are; it can cause security in the fact that knowing that you’re united in your country and that can make you feel better. Another pro is that it can combine a lot of different people to make our nation come together as one. It is also is a pro that it can make people feel like they belong to something. A sense of being a part of something bigger than you would make anyone feel better about them. It can also unite a group of people, enabling them to make political, economic and social progress.

Nationalism "CONS"

Some of the cons of nationalism are; the nation begins to become belligerent about them. Another con is, as illustrated by Hitler's Germany, nationalism almost always ends with one group of people being vilified. Another con is that it can cause wars and discrimination towards members of different national groups. It also makes people begin to think they are better than everyone else and that could lead to wars. It can also make people believe that no one in any other country can come close to the things we have and that would create more problems.