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History: Russia essays / Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev
Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, Premier of the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis, deserves some credit in adverting the first potential nuclear war in world history. Soviet leaders have consistently been chastised and typecast as "evil" dictators. In particular, Joseph Stalin has been an archetypical figure which his successors have been compared to, perhaps unfairly, especially conside...
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History: Russia essays / Alexei Romanov
Alexei Nicholaevich Romanov Adam Mitchell 2/6/01 A)1904-1910 Alexei Nicholaevich Romanov was born the youngest of four daughters. To Nicholas Romanov the second, and Alexandra Feodorovna Romanov. He was to be the Tsar of Russia. When he was born he was diagnosed with hemophilia a disease which with one cut could be fatal for you bleed a lot. This disease had been in the family for ...
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History: Russia essays / Catherine The Great
Catherine II, or Catherine the Great, empress of Russia (1762-96), did much to transform Russia into a modern country. Originally named Sophie Fredericke Augusta, she was born in Stettin (now Szczecin, Poland), on May 2, 1729, the daughter of the German prince of Anhalt-Zerbst. At the age of 15 she went to Russia to become the wife of Peter, nephew and heir of Empress ELIZABETH. Elizabeth ...
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History: Russia essays / Peter The Great
There have been many very influential people throughout European history. Louis XIV of France, Frederick William of Prussia, Ivan the Great and Peter the Great of Russia, Charles I and James I all made great impacts in the development and progression of their countries. However, if you had to name one person who was the most influential person in all of European history, who would it be? I be...
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History: Russia essays / Catherine The Great
Catherine the Great By: Meredith Klein CATHERINE II I. Early life a. Childhood b. Interests II. Relationship with Peter III a. Marriage and Motherhood b. Overtaking of Peter III c. Death of Elizabeth II III. Catherine Empress of Russia a. Russian Orthodox Clergy b. Philosophers c. Pastimes d. Worries IV. Love and Power a. Love affairs b. Accomplishments V. Conclusion a. Catherine II was w...
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History: Russia essays / Catherine The Great
CATHERINE II I. Early life a. Childhood b. Interests II. Relationship with Peter III a. Marriage and Motherhood b. Overtaking of Peter III c. Death of Elizabeth II III. Catherine Empress of Russia a. Russian Orthodox Clergy b. Philosophers c. Pastimes d. Worries IV. Love and Power a. Love affairs b. Accomplishments V. Conclusion a. Catherine II was worth of the title, “...
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History: Russia essays / Russia Between 800-1584
The history of Russia began many centuries ago. By the 800 s Slavic groups had founded many towns in what is now the European part of Russia and Ukraine, of which the two most important once are Novgorod and Kiev (1). In 882 a Viking chieftain named Oleg, captured the city of Kiev, situated on the Dnepr River. Kiev became the capital of the state Kievan Rus, and extended from the lakes north of ...
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History: Russia essays / Freedom And Revolution
Freedom & Revolution In 1922 Emma Goldman complained Soviet Russia, had become the modern socialist Lourdes, to which the blind and the lame, the deaf and the dumb were flocking for miraculous cures(1). The Russian Revolution was the first occasion where decades of revolutionary ideas could be applied to real life. What was theory was now practice. The struggle between the two concepts of ...
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History: Russia essays / Women's Economic Role In Russia
Smith 1 Women in post-Communist Russia face violent crime, high unemployment, low wages and bear most of the responsibility for domestic duties. A colossal rate of alcoholism have given Russia one of the highest proportions of widows of any nation. The vast majority of Russian women must work full time to survive. They are also expected to do the bulk of the cooking, shopping, and childc...
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History: Russia essays / Lenin
Vladimir Lenin, a political leader of the Russian revolution was born on the 20th of April 1870, in the Russian town of Simbirisk. His real name was Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov. He was the third child in a family of six. His father was a school inspector and they lived comfortably, They had a pleasant, roomy house. As a boy Vladimir was sly and naughty. He broke things and teased the younger kids....
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History: Russia essays / Life In Russia As A Working C
Beau Walsh Autobiography Life in Russia as a working class laborer Yuri, a middle aged Russian peasant labor worker sat talking with his friend Valerie; the year was 1940 and the two men sat together drinking a bottle of vodka while discussing the last thirty years of their lives. Valerie turned to Yuri and said you tell me about the last thirty years and how do you feel about things were ...
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History: Russia essays / Animal Farm: Parable To The Rr
Writing under his pen name George Orwell, Eric Blair, a prominent British political writer, entitled one of his most influential novels Animal Farm. Although the title gives the impression of a simple fairy tale, Animal Farm is comprised of underlying complex and historically significant political theories and events. These theories and events emerge on this simple farm and draw direct parallels...
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History: Russia essays / Vladmir Ilyich Lenin
Vladmir Ilyich Lenin, one of the world s greatest revolutionary leaders of all time, didmore to change the face of Russia than any other man. What we now know asCommunism was a product of this great man s mind, and the government he created wasthe Soviet Union. Lenin sought power and ruled as a dictator, but always firmly believedthat his actions were for the betterment of Russia and his ...
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History: Russia essays / The Stalin Era
In the beginning Communism seemed to the people of Russia as a utopian ideal. The promise of the elimination of classes, of guaranteed employment, The creation of a comprehensive social security and welfare system for all citizens that would end the misery of workers once and for all. Lenin s own interpretation of the Marxian critique was that to achieve Communism there would first have to be ...
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History: Russia essays / Russian Revolution
Many events led up to the Russian Revolution but it was sparked by just a few. It couldn’t have started without the oppression of the Russian populace. The heavy losses in World War I. The political views of famed Marxist Lenin to lead the oppressed Russian peasants and Nicholas II’s role in Bloody Sunday. World War I was the beginning of the end for the Romanov rule. Russia ...
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History: Russia essays / French And Russian Revolutions
A Comparison of the French and Russian Revolutions Both the French and Russian revolutions occurred because of two main reasons. Both of these revolutions were the direct results of bad leadership and a bad economy. These two reasons along with other factors caused both of these revolutions. Although they were both similar, they also had differences. A difference between th...
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History: Russia essays / French And Russian Revolutions
French and Russian Revolutions Both the French and Russian revolutions occurred because of two main reasons. Both of these revolutions were the direct results of bad leadership and a bad economy. These two reasons along with other factors caused both of these revolutions. Although they were both similar, they also had differences. A difference between the two is ...
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History: Russia essays / Life Of Joseph Stalin
The Life Of Joseph Stalin The "Man of Steel," or Stalin, was born in Georgia, was educated at the Tiflis Theological Seminary from which he was expelled for "propagating Marxism." He joined the Bolshevik underground and was arrested and transported to Siberia. He escaped in 1904. The ensuing years witnessed his closer identification with revolutionary Marxism, his many escapes from captivity, h...
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History: Russia essays / The Revolutions 1917 And 1789:
The Revolutions 1917 and 1789: Justifications for Violence. The question of whether or not a violent revolution is justified or not is a subjective one that is judged differently depending on where one finds oneself in reference to the political spectrum. Even contemporary progressive conservatives would undoubtedly dissuade the notion that violent revolutionary change is ever justified or ...
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Why Were the Bolsheviks Successful in establishing their authority over Russia in the Years after 1917? The initial triumph of the Bolsheviks in October 1917 did not indicate overwhelming support for the Bolsheviks. On the contrary, as Orlando Figes indicates in A People s Tragedy , few people believed in it s second week, that the Bolshevik regime could survive . The fact that it did surviv...
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History: Russia essays / The Last Czar
The Last Czar Have you ever heard of Gregory Efimovich Rasputin, the holy man, the mad monk? The first time I heard of the mad monk and his involvement within the Alexandra Palace in Tsarkoe, Selo I was really moved by the turn of events; that lead to the overthrow of the Russian imperial system, the dethronement of the House of Rom...
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History: Russia essays / October Revolution
6/12/98 THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION, THE PEOPLES REVOLUTION “The October Revolution was no more than a well planned military coup carried out with out the knowledge and against the wishes of the people.” This statement is entirely false, the October Revolution was wished for and very necessary for the people of Russia, to bring more power back to the people. The events of 1917 we...
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History: Russia essays / John Reed, Account Of Bolshevi
Essay Question 5: How useful is the eyewitness account of the Bolshevik revolution by John Reed for an historical understanding of the Bolshevik revolution? John Reeds, Ten Days that Shook the World immediately stands out as a crucial primary historical source on the Bolshevik revolution. His eye witness account of the events in Petrograd are important as the revolutionary actions that took p...
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History: Russia essays / The Bolshevik Poster
The Bolshevik poster, a lithograph (105 x 71cm's) published in 1918 as Bolshevik propaganda, portrays Bolshevism as a wonderful thing. A detailed poster, mostly graphical but with a small inclusion of text, it shows us what the Bolsheviks wanted the Russian people to believe through the use of symbolism. It is propaganda, defined as 'systematic efforts to spread opinions or beliefs'1. Thi...
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History: Russia essays / Stalin
Lenin, a radical socialist who favored a modified Marxism, believed that because Russia had little industry and only a small working class, the country might not move in the direction Marx had predicted. Because of this, he established a small group of dedicated Marxists; this group worked to become a revolutionary force in Russia. Lenin’s adaptation of Marxism formed the basis of w...
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History: Russia essays / Lenin's Revolution
At the start of the 20th century, the ruling Tsar of Russia had absolute power and his Government was corrupt, hence, the majority of the people were against him. Vladimir Ilich Lenin, the leader of the Bolsheviks Socialist Party wanted a revolution to overthrow the Government. Relative to these times, it was Lenin who directed the course of the oncoming Russian October Revolution. The o...
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Alexander Kerensky, the leader of the provisional government of Russia in 1917. Alexander Kerensky neglected the wishes of the Russian people as well as the power of the Bolshevik party and therefore put an end to democracy in Russia and allowed his government to be overthrown. In March 1917 discontent in Russia grew. The army was tired of war and no longer fitted with adequate supplie...
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History: Russia essays / Ten Days That Shook The World
During the Russian revolution there has been a period called "The Ten Days That Shook the World". This period didn t really last ten days but in the period of the second half of the month of October 1917 (Russian calendar). The Bolsheviks seized to power in that period which meant the end of the Provisional Government. The provisional government s next mistake was to continue the war. Under ...
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History: Russia essays / Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
LENIN (Ulyanov) Vladimir Ilyich (also used other pseudonyms such as V. Ilyin, K. Tulin, Karpov and others). Born: 10th (22nd) April 1870 in Simbirsk (now Ulyanovsk). Organizer of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and founder of the Soviet state, he continued the revolutionary teaching of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Born in the family of a public-school inspector. His elder brother ...
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History: Russia essays / Bolshevik Revolution
BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION The Bolshevik Revolution started many changes in Russia. One of the most dramatic changes was the change of their form of government to communism. This was brought about by the murder of the Czar and his family by the Bolsheviks. The Bolsheviks were sure to include the whole family in the murder because of the fear that somed...
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History: Russia essays / Josef Stalin
Josef Stalin Josef Stalin was born in 1879, under the name Iosif Vissarionich Dzhugashvili. He was born in Gori, which is now the Republic of Georgia, and his parents were both Georgian peasants who did not know how to speak Russian. However, Stalin learned the Russian language at his school, a Georgian church school, which he attended from 1888 to 1894. Here, he earned a full scho...
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Brave New World is primarily a satire on Huxley s contemporary society While writing Brave New World in 1932, Aldous Huxley was affected by the political, economic, social and scientific situation of the time. This is seen by Huxley incorporating, and in fact satirising, such issues in his novel. These issues provided the basis for Huxley s projection into the future, and hence the satire o...
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History: Russia essays / Russia
On March 8 of 1917 a severe food shortage cause riots in Petrograd. The crowds demanded food and the step down of Tsar. When the troops were called in to disperse the crowds, they refused to fire their weapons and joined in the rioting. The army generals reported that it would be pointless to send in any more troops, because they would only join in with the other rioters. The frustrated tsar res...
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History: Russia essays / Middle Of Russian Revolution
The Middle of the Russian Revolution The Split of the Social Democratic Workers Party in 1903 caused to groups to form: The Mensheviks, or Those of the Minority (opponents of the Bolsheviks), which initially cooperated with the Provisional Government in March 1917, and the Bolsheviks, which were the Marxist Communist party led by Lenin. Lenin was also the founder of the Communist State in Rus...
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History: Russia essays / The Soviet Socialist Leader
Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov, more popularly known as Lenin, is arguably the greatest leader in Russian and Soviet Union History. Lenin inspired and led the Bolshevik (Communist) Revolution of 1917, and was the architect and first head of the recently dismantled United Soviet Socialist Republic. I would also argue that the Bolshevik Revolution is the most significant political event of th...
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History: Russia essays / Bolshevik Document Analysis
Analysis of Document In the document Bolshevik Opposition to Insurrection , Bolshevik party leaders Zivnoviev and Kamenev state their opposition to any sort of immediate revolt being thought of by the Bolshevik party. They begin by stating that the Russian working class has reached the point where many of them feel that the only way to have a new government is to start an armed uprising. ...
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History: Russia essays / Nuclear Weapons And World Peace
When one looks at the trends of nuclear weapons, it is a very scary idea. Depending on how one views nuclear weapons will influence how the world is perceived in present time. With the massive stockpile of weapons that is in the world, life, as we know it could completely be eliminated. In general we see the arms race as a necessity to keep the communists in Russia from getting to be to ...
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History: Russia essays / Russia And The Cold War
Russia suffered greatly during the cold war because they did not have the supplies and the sheer intelligence that the US did. Kjdhinfjnviurhvnijvnjifbnuifvhiuvnjkvnjkiu okjevhiuehgiugfkjnvkjv iuhfijhfvskjdvbiu wuvifhijvb poeivhn pwufhib whhfousfh; fnnubs, wi9fjk. dfoihfiohdfoi ncoshdiudnf diushd udhfphknr wphfjnf pwfyphfhdjf fhpofh fpkjshfpkjhofihp fwpuhfu hsd fjbdspifuh fp pfkjshfoiuphr fuhfkj...
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History: Russia essays / Cold War 2
The start of the cold war was due to many aspects that were present during this time period. Because of these aspects it is dificult to say one specific issue was responsible for the start of the Cold war. To say which one of these aspects played the major part in starting the cold war perhaps we should think of what could have prevented the cold war. As the World War II came to an end the thre...
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History: Russia essays / The Cold War
United States and Russian Relations have always been up and down. For fifty years the United States was locked in a cold war struggle with Communist nation of the Soviet Union. The American people feared Communism. The U.S. government responded by spending trillions of dollars on weapons specifically for fighting a war with the Soviet Union, but of course this never happened. There where man...
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History: Russia essays / Cold War
Europe in the Age of the Cold War At the end of World War II,the two victorious most powerful nations left were the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. A global rivalry ensued between the two for the next forty years. Although the two never actually went to war with each other the arms race, atomic weapons, and frequent regional clashes led it to be know...
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History: Russia essays / Cold War
Cold War The start of the cold war was due to many aspects that were present during this time period. Because of these aspects it is dificult to say one specific issue was responsible for the start of the Cold war. To say which one of these aspects played the major part in starting the cold war perhaps we should think of what could have prevented the cold war. As the World War II came to a...
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History: Russia essays / The Cold War
The Cold War was the elongated tension between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. It began in the mid 40’s after WWII. The Cold War was a conflict of political, military, and economic values and ideas. Though military build up was great on both sides neither one ever directly fought each other. Europe had a military and somewhat of an economy. In the late 40’s thro...
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History: Russia essays / History Cold War
Identifying The Cold War The people who fought in the cold war were the United States and their allies against the communist rule of the Soviet Union. When World War II in Europe finally came to an end in May of 1945, a new war was just beginning. The Cold War that denotes the yet open restricted rivalry that developed between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies. ...
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Why was the Cold War named the cold war? It was named the Cold War because it possessed the longest length of time of any war, in modern history, in which two nations were at odds without engaging in direct battle. The Term Cold War was used to describe the shifting struggle for power and prestige between the Western powers and the Communist syndicate from the end of World War II until ...
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History: Russia essays / 1905 Russian Revolution
How significant was the 1905 revolution in bringing about change by 1912? After the 1905 revolution Tsar Nicholas Romanov II was forced to concede a Duma (parliament) The Tsar did not like this idea much but was forced by the public to have one. The Tsar believed he was appointed by god to rule Russia. He disliked having to share power with different classes to himself. So he kept the right to ...
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When World War I ended on November 11, 1918, peace talks went on for months due to the Allied leaders wanting to punish the enemy and “dividing the spoils of war.” A formal agreement to end the war was made and called the Treaty of Versailles. The issue that took the most time were the territorial issues because the empires of Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman, a...
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History: Russia essays / The Battle Of Stalingrad
The Battle of Stalingrad was a very unique battle. There were several things that made it such a unique battle. One of the things was that the battle was fought in a city. The fighting was street by street, block by block, and sometimes even house by house. Another thing that made the battle unique was how it started. The Nazi forces charged into the city with tanks and guns firing...
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History: Russia essays / The End Of World War I-
The End of World War I- When World War I ended on November 11, 1918, peace talks went on for months due to the Allied leaders wanting to punish the enemy and dividing the spoils of war. A formal agreement to end the war was made and called the Treaty of Versailles. The issue that took the most time were the territorial issues because the empires of Russia, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman...
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History: Russia essays / Animal Farm Vs. Russian Revolu
Characters, items, and events found in George Orwells book, Animal Farm can be compared to similar characters, items, and events found in the 1917 Russian Revolution. This comparison will be shown by using characters in the book and people in the history if the Russian Revolution and showing their similarities. Old Major s role can be compared to Lenin and Marx whose ideas were to lead to the ...
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History: Russia essays / Yalta Conference
The Yalta Conference The conference at Yalta held in the Crimea on February 4-11, 1945 brought together the Big Three Allied leaders. During this conference, Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt discussed Europe s postwar reorganization. The main purpose of Yalta was the re-establishment of the nations conquered and destroyed by Germany. Organizing the occupation of Germany was one of the top...
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History: Russia essays / Stalin : Tyrant Or Saviour?
Stalin | Saviour or Tyrant? Joseph Stalin, the man of steel, was without a doubt one of the most potent successors to have ever lived. His lack of a conscience portrayed his murder count of approximately ten million peasants. Stalin emphasised his successive five year plans to help aid Russia`s economic, political and agricultural powers. Although it destroyed many lives, the plan brought Ru...
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History: Russia essays / The Defeat Of Napoleon In Russia-
The Defeat of Napoleon in Russia- The Campaign of 1812 should have been a another crusade for Napoleon, but he now faced 2 new policies that he had never faced before, the severe Russian winter and the notorious scorched-earth policy. On June 23, 1812 Napoleon's Grande Armee, over 500,000 men strong, poured over the Russian border. An equal amount of Russian forces awaited them. The r...
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History: Russia essays / 1907 Russian Revolution
Why did revolution break out in 1917 and why were the Bolsheviks able to seize power in October 1917? There were many reasons for revolution breaking out in 1917 in Russia. Many of which could be put up to the Tsar and his lack of Tsar like qualities. Other problems, which had been around for a longer period, were lack of food and poor working conditions and pay. The Tsar banned all freedom o...
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History: Russia essays / The Imperial Period
The Imperial Period Romanov Family Before Nickolia and his family were killed. The Romanov family did a lot of great thing for Russia as tzars or emperors. From Peter the great to nickolia. I ll start first with Peter the great, In 1695 he astablished the first Russian navy which was one of the best navy headquarters at that time. In 1700 through 1721 Russian was in the Great war with...
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History: Russia essays / Peter The Great
Spencer Tiehen 05/11/00 World History-6 Summary Peter The Great In 1682, Sophia Romanov sent her palace guards to get rid of her heirs and other conflicts with her reign. Luckily, her two brothers 16 year old Ivan, and 10 year old Peter escaped with there step-mother. Later on, Sophia declared that both Peter and Ivan are the czars of Russia. In 1689, Sophia lost the mobility of her legs....
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The USA adaptation of the classic work Animal farm was entertaining and historically representative. The characters in the movie were all representing key elements in the Russian Revolution from start to end. The owner of the farm Mr. Jones is Czar Nicholas II who was the Czar of Russia before the revolution. Nicholas was a very poor leader, and was cruel to opponents much like Mr. Jones dealt w...
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History: Russia essays / Catherine The Great
The Free-Thinking Queen A beautiful and sexually charged woman, Princess Catherine used modern tactics to conquer both the hearts of her people and the land she broadminded. She boasted a brilliant thirty-four year reign over Russia, campaigning vast renovations to her country and employing thoughtful emotion in her tasks. Born Sophia Augusta Frederika of Anhalt-Zerbst on April 21, 1729 in St...
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History: Russia essays / Russian Crisis
The Russian Crisis On July 13, 1998 the Managing Director of the International Monetary fund (IMF), Michael Camdessus said, The IMF team currently in Moscow has reached an agreement with the Government of Russia on a major strengthening of Russian economic programs ( IMF Board ). In the agreement between the two, Russia was to receive a 22.6 billion-dollar bailout package to help their econo...
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History: Russia essays / Napoleon
Turning Point Title: Napoleon’s Retreat from Moscow Place and Date of Event: June 22 1812 Napoleon and the Grande Arme invade Russia. December 18 1812 what is left of the Grande Arme make it back to France. Key Individuals and Roles: Napoleon: Emperor of France who lead the French Arme and it’s allies into Russia. Barclay de Tolly: Commanded 127,000 Russian troops at the st...
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History: Russia essays / Operation Barbarossa
“Operation Barbarossa” On June 22, 1941 Operation Barbarossa took the Soviets by surprise. By blitzkrieg tactics, the three million Germans strong force struck deep into Russia, capturing whole Russian armies. Though expecting the raid, Russian president, Josef Stalin, was forced to sacrifice huge numbers of troops to stop the Germans' approach. The Germans were quick in forcing Ru...
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History: Russia essays / Bolshevik
The Bolshevik Revolution 1917 The Stage Is Set The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917 was initiated by millions of people who would change the history of the world as we know it. When Czar Nicholas II dragged 11 million peasants into World War I, the Russian people became discouraged with their injuries and the loss of life they sustained. The country of Russia was in ruins, ripe...
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History: Russia essays / Peter The Great
Peter I, was born to Alexis Romanov and his second wife Natalia Naryshkina on May 30, 1672. Peter grew up in a chaotic period of Russian history. His father s early death at the age of thirty-one left a bitter struggle for power between the family of Alexis s first wife s family, the Miloslavskaias, and Peter s family. A brief period of reign by Peter s half brother Fedor was followed by his hal...
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In 1812 Czar Alexander the First had sworn an oath that Russia would never make peace as long as an enemy stood on Russian soil. Little did he know that not much more than a century later the enemy was those who were native to the Russian soil-the people. The Russian Revolution was an event that shaped the rest of the 20th century worldwide. The causes of the revolution go back many years bef...
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History: Russia essays / Modern History Of Russia
Modern History of Russia The reigns of Peter I and Catherine the Great in the late 1600s and the 1700s marked the beginning of Russia's establishment as a major European power. These rulers attempted to westernize the traditional society of Moscow, and they ambitiously expanded Russian territories. In the early 1800s, Alexander I began to carry out further plans to westernize the government b...
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History: Russia essays / The Seeled Train
The Sealed train Author summary- There wasn t a whole lot of info on the author. As a matter of fact there wasn t anything at all. So I won t waste anymore of your time on the author. Story summary- VI Lenin was a proud revolutionary in the early 1900 s. Born into poverty, and exiled from his homeland only to return and conquer it. One day Lenin received a letter saying a revolt was stirri...
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History: Russia essays / The Traty Of Versailles
The Treaty of Versailles, signed at the Paris Peace Conference by the victorious nations, stated that Germany and its allies were primarily responsible for the initiation of World War I. In light of their decision, I believe that the major representatives made a fair and just verdict. Germany seemed to continually push the buttons of the other countries. I feel that Germany’s host...
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History: Russia essays / Revolutionary Leaders
REVOLUTIONARY LEADERS Revolutions in the past have occurred because of powerful dynamic leaders. The Russian Revolution implied complete and drastic change, but the revolutionaries were the people who tried to bring about such changes. Lenin and Stalin were powerful revolutionary leaders that set up a new way of living and thinking which helped lead to the Russian Revolution. The Russian Rev...
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History: Russia essays / A-Z Report On Russian
Leaders They have a different system in Russia than what we have here. They have a President and Prime Minister for their executive branch. The Legislative branch has the Federal Assembly. The Judicial system has a lot of area like Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Arbitration, and the Office of Procurator General. Their Leader is Boris Yelstin.He sifted form Communism in the early 9...
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John LeDonne s book The Russian Empire and the World, 1700-1917 takes its readers through the implication of Russia s geography and how it played part in the formation of its boundaries. The author painstakingly shows the development of Russia over two centuries. LeDonne shows every aspect of Russian expansionism and its political motives behind each expansion. At times the author tells ho...
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I think that the farm is not located any where. But obviously the farm is a symbol of Russia. The location of it I think would be anywhere. I don’t see why there would be a need to say where the farm is. The farm is to kind of cover up what Orwell really is trying to say. I can’t figure out yet though if Orwell is agreeing with Markism or if that’s what he is satirizing. He hasn...
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History: Russia essays / Ivan The Terrible
Ivan the Terrible By Taylor Buckholz Ivan was born on August 25, 1530 to Vasily III, who was the Grand Duke of Moscow, and Yelena Clinskaya, his wife. Vasily III died when Ivan was only three years old, and his mother, Yelena, died five years later. As a result of his father’s death, Ivan became the leader of Moscow at the age of three. Although he held a high position was ignored a...
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History: Russia essays / Chechnya
CHECHNYA Chechnya is an independent republic located in the middle of the Caucasus Mountains. This land has always belonged to the Shemite people, decedents of the Shem. The neighboring republics all around them are very similar ethnically. The people that live in the Caucasus Mountains are not the same as the Russian people. In 1864, Chechens surrendered to Russia. During Russia's que...
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History: Russia essays / Cons Of Nato Expansion
Cons of NATO Expansion Throughout the Clinton years the government has tried to make NATO expansion look like a risk free operation. But the truth is that there are many risks and dangers that go with the expansion of NATO. It has been said that the expansion of NATO would be a fatal error in the American policy. As NATO expands it is drawing an imaginary dividing line separating ...
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History: Russia essays / Three Emperors’S League
1. Three Emperors’s League: In 1873 this league linked the monarchs of Austria-Hungary, Germany, and Russia in an alliance against racial movements. 2. Russian-German Reassurance Treaty: When the young impetuous German emperor William 2 dismissed Bismarck in part because of the chancellor’s friendly policy towards Russia since the 1870’s. He then adamantly refused to sign the Rus...
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The seventeenth century brought about a large amount of exploration, conquest, and economic depression throughout Europe. France, along with many other European nations set out for the establishment of new colonies in the Americas. Westward expansion was not the only thing going on at the time, Russia was busy moving eastward into Siberia of Northern Asia. Both France and Russia lacked a ...
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The Causes and Effects of World War I World War I was a military conflict from 1914 to 1918. It began as a local European war between Austria - Hungary and Serbia on July 28, 1914. It was transformed into a general European struggle by declaration of war against Russia on August 1, 1914 and eventually became a global war involving 32 nations. Twenty - eight of these nations, known as the...
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History: Russia essays / Congress Of Vienna
The Congress of Vienna, convened by the states of Europe after the collapse of Napoleon I’s empire, attempted to reestablish a balance of power and restore pre-Napoleonic dynasties where possible. It was an unprecedented meeting hosted by Austrian emperor Francis I. The leading statesmen in attendance were Prince Metternich of Austria, Czar Alexander I of Russia, Frederick William I...
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Russian Geography and its affect on Society Russia is the biggest ruled territory in the world. From Kiev, and Moscow, down to Novosibirsk, and across to Vladivostok, its lands stretch far and wide. As a result of having such a massive piece of land, made it hard to keep up with the speed of human development. This affected Russia’s political rule in many ways. As it’s neighbors of ...
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History: Russia essays / German Exports To Rusia
German Oct exports to U.S., Russia, UK rise FRANKFURT, Jan 7 (Reuters) - German exports to North America, Japan, Great Britain and Russia rose significantly in October last year, while sales to euro zone countries declined marginally, the German Federal Statistics Office said on Friday. Exports to the United States were up 12 percent year-on-year, indicating an unabated appetite ...
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History: Russia essays / Cold War 2
The Cold War was a very complex war. Many ideas, conflicts and emotions were going on. This was a major turning point for the word war. War became a much more powerful word. However, this war did bring the people together to work at solutions like none other. We have learned from this experience. The Cold War could have been prevented. Franklin Roosevelt gave Eastern Europe to the Russians at ...
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History: Russia essays / Petrograd Soviet
The provisional government, made up of the Duma and the Petrograd Soviet, was a body created to help control Russia at a moment of great turmoil. It had to set to work in Russia, 1917 after Czar Nicholas II was abdicated. The provisional government s inability to reconcile the demands of the Russian people and the need to establish a government amidst political chaos led to its ultimate failur...
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History: Russia essays / The French Started World War I
The French Started WWI By 1914 the French had maneuvered themselves into a position so as to dominate the Germans in Europe. For many years before, the Franco-Prussian rivalry had grown. It had grown so much that it had become larger than the French rivalry with Britain. As Prussia expanded in the preceding century, the French found themselves at odds with their German neighbors. In th...
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History: Russia essays / Stalinism 2
Stalinism. To mention this term, this policy, is to evoke panic and fright in almost all Russians. Stalin rose to become the dictator of Russia in 1929, and remained in that position until 1953. He morphed the Soviet Union from what was once one of the world's most underdeveloped countries to one of the greatest in industrialization. "Socialism in one country" was his policy, and it quickly beca...
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History: Russia essays / Russia
Russia has long played a dominant role in the history of the world. Due to its sheer land size and population it is hard to ignore it. One thing that interested me is exactly where the Russian people came from and how was the first empire formed so long ago that was the beginning of the Russian Empire. Some of the things I will try to examine in this paper will be to look at some of the e...
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History: Russia essays / Triple Alliance
In the late eighteen hundreds a new alliance was being born in Europe. Many countries started an alliance but three major countries joined together. Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy we the three major countries that wanted a better life for there people. Those three countries were called the triple alliance. You will be reading about why they formed the triple alliance, who where the...
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History: Russia essays / Stalingrad
Stalingrad was a key city in Russia s defenses and Germany s aspirations of conquering eastern Europe. As a port city on the Volga, Stalingrad s location proved to be important during World War II. Its heavy industry gave Germany a strong motive for invading the city. Stalingrad also was well known as an important center of communication. For these reasons, Hitler made the city the focus of ...
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History: Russia essays / Russia Revolution
The Russia Revolution was a true political revolution. By this I mean there was a fundamental change in the way leaders came into power and in the goals for the country. In theory, leadership changed from a monarchy to socialism. The goals for the country changed from ownership and control of wealth was by few to control by the proletariat (the workers). In reality the change of leadership a...
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History: Russia essays / To Whom Does Kievan Rus’ Belong?
The purpose of this paper is to explain my opinion about Hrushevsky’s argument that Kievan history belongs to Ukraine but not to Russia. To put it plainly, I would have to disagree with Hrushevsky in his contention that Kievan history belongs exclusively to Ukraine. On the other hand, neither can I fully support the assertion that Russia is the only true inheritor of Kievan Rus̵...
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History: Russia essays / War And Peace
War and Peace By: Adalaine Explain how the residents of Russia were affected by the war During a war, all people of different race, age, and sex are affected greatly. Facing the dangers of death or having to move to a different environment are two consequences of a war. In the movie War and Peace , it portrays how residents of Moscow had been affected by the war. The lower class of Mos...
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History: Russia essays / Problems In Russia 1900
ASSIGNMENT QUESTION: Why was Russia undeveloped in the 1900 s? Look at economic, social, and political reasons. Russia covered over 8 million square miles. Due to this vast size Russia appeared to be an empire of great strength, however this is not the case. There were a wide variety of people of different race, language, religion and culture, and there were many problems controlling and maint...
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History: Russia essays / Lenins Impact On Russia
Lenin's Impact on Russia Vladimere Lenin was a very critical character in Russian history. He might have freed the Russian civilization from Tsarist rule. The question that you must contemplate most is, did he really make Russia better at all? I would say no. Lenin promised his people "peace, land, bread" along with many other atrocious false promises. He took them out of world war one, ...
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History: Russia essays / Lenin
lenin was born 400 miles east of moscow, his background was highly privilaged. his father was a school inspector and in the army and his mother was the daughter of a docter. the first phase of lenins life was spent in political exile in siberia. his second phase in adult life was when he returned to russia following the collapse of tzarism. in october 1917 he became head of the russian go...
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History: Russia essays / Romanov Dynasty Of Imperial Russia
The Romanov Dynasty lasted just over 300 years which by many standards was the longest reign by a single family in eastern Europe. Their kingdom expanded over the entire duration of their reign with the hereditary Czars acquiring areas much of what is known today as Ukraine, Crimea, The Baltic States: Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia, most of Poland, Belarus, Central Asia, Marit...
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History: Russia essays / Governing Through Turbulence
The Russian government is a time bomb just waiting to explode, you have a whole country in economic turmoil, and the leaders are frantic to try and diffuse the situation. Two leaders have tried to turn their nations around Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union, and Boris Yeltsin of Russia. Although different it is surprising they both had the same common goal… Mikhail Gorbachev...
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History: Russia essays / Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev is a man who has made a great impact on our world. This Soviet leader set into action some changes that led to the end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the rise of democracy in Europe (Franklin Watts, 1990). Gorbachev was born in a time when a government campaign to end private farming brought much terror and death to the countryside of the Soviet Union. As a...
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History: Russia essays / Josef Stalin- Leader Of Terror
(Sorry, I didn't add my work's cited page.) The words and actions of Joseph Stalin, Russian leader from 1922 to 1953, rippled throughout Russia and carried on to countries all over the world, including America. A ruler of terror, Stalin's ideas spread quickly, causing many to fear him. By exploring his younger years and his rise to power, one can understand his importance and degree of influen...
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History: Russia essays / Russian Fair Tales
Mike Prochaska Russian Cilvilization Due: December 1, 1997 Russian Fairy Tales Fairy tales, myths and folklore are all types of literature that teach us about the history and the culture of other countries. Hundreds of fairy tales have been published around the world including works by Hans Christan Andersen, Charles Dickens and John Ruskin. A lot can be learned about the traditions ...
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History: Russia essays / Failure Of The Russian Revolution
So a constitution is granted - the Russian people have their freedom. Freedom of assembly is granted - go to church have rallies. But the assemblies are surrounded my military - so much for that freedom. Freedom of speech is granted - say what you want Russian people. But there is still censorship - say what you want Russian people, but it will not be heard. Russian went through a revolution, th...
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History: Russia essays / Peter The Great
Peter the Great: The Creator of the Golden Age of Russia Peter the Great, one of the most talked about Czars in Russian history, was a key figure in the rise of the Russian Empire, with his brute determination, and his longing to create a fabulous city. No knowing, that by creating this grand city known as St. Petersburg, he would spawn the dawning of a new age of Russia, known as the Golden A...

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