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The best example I can think of in modern times was when the Ayatollah Khomeni of Iran called for the Shah to "reform" the country in the 1960s, and successfully called for the overthrow of the Shah in the late 1970s, because the Shah was too "pro-foreign" (U.S.).


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Religious figures and leaders have often publicly called for the overthrow of political leaders and/or been involved in secret plots against them. for example, in the old testament King Saul committed genocide against a neighboring nation and the prophet Samuel criticized Saul for not killing enough of them, and anointed David as king, leading to David's ...


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Partly Responsible? No more "responsible" than dozens of other social, cultural, economic and political factors While Forsythe's assertion as written is piece of artistic license, there was an association of pre-Christian symbolism, as reflected in such cultural icons as Richard Wagner's operas featuring pre-Christian German legends such as ...


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Is this literally true — that paganism/animism, residual from before the spread of Christianity, was partially responsible for the German populace's receptivity to Hitler — or is it a bit of invention? No, there was or is no real residual paganism, if by residual you mean that there's some unbroken continuity between pre-christian belief systems and ...


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The best example I know of is what happened to Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV. He got into a dispute with the Pope over appointment rights, which culminated in the Pope excommunicating Henry (and Henry in turn declaring the pope deposed). Since Emperors were crowned by the Pope, this opened up a path for Henry's political rivals to claim he was no longer ...


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In 1936, In military equipment, The republicans was with advantage (the majority of the factories were in republican lands) but not in number of soldiers of the army. The republicans hold the majority of support of the navy, 91% of the spanish made tanks, no to say the support of nearly all of the spanish aircraft. The national´s advantage was in the ...



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