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The Life and Accomplishments of Leon Trotsky
A Soviet politician, revolutionist and theorist; Leon Trotsky, born as Lev Davidovich Bronstein on 7 October, was born in a small village by the name of Yanovka in Ukraine. He was the fifth spouse and child to his prosperous Russian-Jewish parents, David and Anna Bronstein. His parents were not religious. Mossei Spentzer, a...
An Analysis of the Consequences of Emperor Nicholas II of Russia's Failure to Offer Genuine Reform after 1905
WAS NICHOLAS’ FAILURE TO OFFER GENUINE REFORM AFTER 1905 A FATAL ERROR? In this essay, I am going to discuss whether or not Nicholas’ failure to offer genuine reform after 1905 was a fatal error in his Tsardom of Russia. I will look at several events after 1905 that could be seen as failures to reform, and will then asse...
The Condition of Russia after Lenin's Death and the Improvements He Should Have Made
Did Lenin leave Russia a better country after his death? This essay will assess whether or not Lenin left Russia a better country after his death, and how he could have improved it while he was still alive. In some ways, Lenin did improve the country. He was a good leader, in the sense that he had no personal ambi...
Fact Sheet: Russia
Modern Russia’s culture is comprised of 160 ethnic groups for example, Russians, Tatars, Ukrainians, Bashkirs, Chuvash, Chechen, etc., all contributing and enriching the national culture. From a global perspective, Russia has a considerable influence in diverse aspects such as philosophy, literature, and music. Throughout t...
The Realist Insight in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict
Realism is a prominent theoretical perspective used to explain events in international relations. While it is often difficult to truly explain and apply any theoretical perspective to a particular situation, the realist perspective offers, by far, the best insight into why the actions of Russia and other various players in...
The Romanov Dynasty in the Book The Romanovs: Ruling Russia, 1613-1917 by Lindsey Hughes
The Romanovs were a powerful family, full of strong-minded leaders, for the better or for the worse of Russia. The Romanov Dynasty produced rulers such as Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, and Alexander II, all set towards improving Russia and creating a world power that was to be feared and respected. These strong char...
The Life and Achievements of the Russian Leader, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, Lenin
Biography Assignment - Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, “Lenin” Few people, few leaders, have the chance, patiences, or will power to change the world. Many once faced with great adversity and challenge lose sight of the end goal and either give up or fail to achieve what they have set out to do. Only the strong, intelligent, and...
The Many Reasons That Led to the Dissolution of Empire in East Central Europe
Starting in the latter half of the 19th century, empires of East Central Europe began to experience internal and external pressures that ultimately resulted in the breakup of imperial rule and led to the formation of separate nation-states. This process of nationalization took place through three separate stages, focused on...
The Role of the Revolution of 1917 in Improving the Rights of People in Russia
In 1905, the Russian government was incredibly corrupt and oppressive to its people. It had a totalitarian Czarist form of government, which the Russian military. Socialist activists fought back until the people were allowed the October h failed to ensure the people their rights. On Bloody Sunday, the working class of Petro...
The Issues of Peasant Society and Taxes During the 19th Century
During the 19th century the peasants were in debt from taxes and the cost of running a farm. In our reading of Village Life in Late Tsarist Russia helped to show the struggles of everyday life and how money was spent throughout the year. With the one of the charts in the book that directly shows an example of the average...