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Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

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on 19 May 2014

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Transcript of Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

"Animal Farm" by George Orwell
Pigs and other animals originally equal under animalism
Napoleon and other pigs gain more and more power
Use this power to change commandments of Animal Farm
In the end the Napoleon leads Manor Farm to a rule worse than Jones'
Our Definition
Someone who acquires a large amount of power will ultimately lose their integrity over time, and begin to manipulate various people and opportunities for their own benefit rather than for the well being of the people they have power over.
History Example 1
The real Napoleon Bonaparte
Crowned himself the Emperor of France
Brought upon great changes to France
Rule eventually led to him conquering most of Europe
This leads him to conquer more land for his people
Loses it all and is exiled by his people
History Example 2
Discussion Q. 3
What qualities do individuals have that can easily lead to their corruption?
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Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

Lit Example 1
Pia, Brent, Daniel
Discussion Q. 1
As shown through various historical and literary examples, absolute power ends up corrupting the person with it. Based on this, would a system similar to communism, in which nobody has legitimate power, allow society to function and maybe even thrive? Why or why not?
Discussion Q. 2
Our government is an example of a separation of powers. Do you think this lessens corruption within it? How would you improve the system if you could?
Maximilen de Robbespierre
Assisted in the dethroning of King Louis
Took over France and began the "Reign of Terror"
Used fear to maintain control of the people
Killed thousands using guillotine
Killed by his old supporters
Speed Dating With Dictators
Ft. Napoleon Bonaparte,
Napoleon the pig, Jack,
and Robespierre
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