Caesar: The Most Successful Leader Of Julius Caesar

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Julius Caesar transformed Rome from a growing empire into a mighty empire. Throughout many battles, many affairs and many risks, Caesar became one of the most feared leaders in history. He had other leaders running away from him or trying to take him down for many years, and no foreign leaders accomplished their goal. Caesar was not only strong in a military sense, he was one of the smartest leaders as well. Julius Caesar was a successful leader because he knew how to manage his power and popularity, he handled foreign policy very well, and he knew how to show his strengths. Julius Caesar was exceptional at managing people and steering things to go his way. Caesar was raised as a patrician, but his family was not wealthy, especially because …show more content…
Again, Caesar gets a job which dealt heavily with people. People skills have become a theme in Caesar’s rise to power. Caesar had already been close friends with Crassus, Caesar told Crassus, that he believed they should talk to Pompey and form an alliance or coalition. Pompey accepted this offer and that established The First Triumvirate. The Triumvirate benefitted everyone who was in it. When Caesar was elected consul two years before he was legally allowed to he ratified Pompey’s oriental acts. The oriental acts essentially gave land to the urban, poor, and soldiers that did not have any. Crassus got allies that he had coveted to go along with all of his money.. Caesar received the political backing and connections he was looking for. A crucial goal of Caesar’s was to rise to power and aligning with Crassus and Pompey made the rise a lot easier. Caesar had the allies he wanted.(Lendering) Caesar continuously knew which people connect with to help him become more popular and more powerful. Unfortunately, the Triumvirate ended when Crassus was murdered by his personal enemies in Persia. (Rinaldo Pg. …show more content…
His rise to power started off as a young patrician who was looking for power politically and in a military sense. Based off of his wits and connections to Crassus and Pompey or in other words the First Triumvirate he gained all of the power he needed to eventually become dictator. He was also fantastic and maintaining his power and growing his popularity amongst Romans that originally did not believe in him. He used force and brutality during wars and in his Conquest of Gaul to show he was for real to all of the people that took him lightly. He cut off people’s hands or heads if they did something incorrectly which may seem harsh but it was required to show that he was serious. He aligned with all the right people as well. Cleopatra is a prime example of this. He had the backing of Cleopatra’s people because of her and he also had Cleopatra’s land and Alexandria to use as strategical military bases. Caesar finally showed his strengths with his speeches and with the Roman people. He got them totally on his side and an adequate amount of Roman people really liked him as a dictator. Julius Caesar was one of the best leaders in the world’s history and people will always remember him for his popularity skills, foreign policy, and the fact he knew how to get his strengths across to the

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