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03-10-2009, 06:50 PM
I'm working on an essay on Julius Caesar, and for my opening, I'm trying to think of different examples from literature/history (preferably history) of someone who took part in an assassination or revolution, and then the people wanted to make that person their next ruler. Like the Romans did with Brutus. The only one I can think of right now is George Washington. Anyone know of any examples? I will be the faithful slave of anyone who replies soon...this essay is due tomorrow! :eek2:

03-10-2009, 06:55 PM
Robespierre? Castro? Lenin? Trotsky? Stalin? Mao?

03-10-2009, 06:56 PM
Well the first thing that springs to mind is Oliver Cromwell. It does not exactly fit but he was pressured to be "Lord Protector" of England (or something like that) after the trial of King Charles the first. Killing a King may not be a full-blown revolution but it is pretty damn big. You might also look towards the Russian Revolution with the likes of Lenin. Just a thought.

03-10-2009, 06:58 PM
Nelson Mandela? Oliver Cromwell? Chairman Mao?

03-10-2009, 07:01 PM
Thanks guys I'll try to work a couple of those in. I love you all!!! :D

As you can probably tell, history is not my strong point. ;)