Augmented Attrition & Preemptive Argumentation

The titled responsion is not referring to big biceps, he is referring to the deterrent and destruction of dissent!

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Augmented Attrition & Preemptive Argumentation

Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.

—Frederick the Great (1712-1786)

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Augmented Attrition & Preemptive Argumentation

Inspired by Frederick the Great's (1712-1786) quote, "Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings." The titled responsion is not referring to big biceps, he is referring to the deterrent and destruction of dissent!

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Frederick II was King of Prussia from 1740 until 1786, the longest reign of any Hohenzollern king. His most significant accomplishments during his reign included his military victories, his...
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Frederick the Great, the last king of the Holy Roman Empire (which had been unified into Germany after the Peace of Westphalia in 1700) consolidated his kingdom into a single state that would be known as Prussia. From 1740 to 1786 he ruled the united Kingdom of Prussia, which had a vast territory stretching from the Baltic to the Baltic Sea. Frederick's reign as king was marked by unprecedented expansion and modernization of his country. He established the first major technological improvements that would be crucial for future development, such as the unification of Germany by railways and the introduction of the first major weapon, the cannon, into Prussia.

Friedrich Wilhelm II was born into a wealthy family in Prussia in 1755, and like many of his ancestors, he spent much of his youth living in Europe, where he enjoyed a wide range of educational experiences and gained a great deal of experience in government. After serving as an aide to the king in his early years, Friedrich Wilhelm became the regent for the next four years, allowing his father to lead the country until the death of the previous king. After this time, he went on to found a school for his brother, and later became a professor at the university in Frankfurt. While a student in Germany, he also took up the education of his son, Frederick, who was already a university student. In 1775, he was named as the new king's tutor, and after only two years he became headmaster of the school.

Friedrich Wilhelm II soon rose to the position of king, but in order to get his way he needed the help of one of the most influential men in Germany, Fritz Kandel. As a German by birth and not yet a citizen of Prussia, Kandel had to gain citizenship in order to serve as a tutor to his brother. Kandel worked with the king in every area of his life, taking on the role of his chief adviser as well as a political adviser. With Fritz Kandel's aid, he was able to become a constitutional monarch or king-maker. Because of the close relationship between the king and his advisor, Frederick the Great was able to gain absolute power in his kingdom. However, he did not succeed in his ambitions of becoming a total monarch, for he was forced to step down when his father died. He lived to the age of seventy-one, and he left a vast inheritance in his will to his trusted servant, Count Christoph Graf von Richthofen.

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Frederick the Great

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