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The Three Reasons for the Fall of the Soviet Union During the Cold War
Cold War Alliances and the Fall of the Soviet Union The end of the Second World War left the globe divided into two spheres of influence. Although at the time the protagonists of capitalism and communism were allies, their different ideologies led to a war that would still influence International Relations today. The C...
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The Rise to Power of Joseph Stalin in Russia
Stalin paper Joseph stalin was widely considered one of the most ruthless rulers
in history, only had eyes for power, and was only surpassed by Adolf Hitler
and the terrible monarchs of the past in wickedness. Stalin held power in
russia for an astounding 30 years, after gaining it by decieving his
political enemie...
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The Life and Accomplishments of the Russian Mathematician, Pafnuty Chebychev
Pafnuty Chebychev Pafnuty Chebychev was born on May 16th 1821 in the central Russian village of Akatovo near Borovsk, to Agrafena Ivanova Pozniakova and Lev Pavlovich Chebyshev. He died on 8 December 1894 in St Petersburg, Russia. There were nine children, of whom, besides Pafnuty, his younger brother, Vladimir Lvovich, a...
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The Causes of the Ukraine Crisis of 2014
Causes of the Ukraine Crisis of 2014 If there is one thing that has been made clear about Russia and its surrounding areas/countries, it is that there is no simplicity to be found when studying the region. Complication is the name of the game in eastern Europe at any given point in the active history of the given nation....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Human Rights and the Rule of Alexander the II
The rule of Alexander the II brought with it the end of serfdom in Russia. A long held institution of slave labor for large landowning elites to farm their land or to work in their factories. Much like Abraham Lincoln in America, Alexander freed the slave laborers which was a step towards civil equality and civil rights....
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A Debate in the Direction of a Sworn to Fall Nation of Power: A Battle between Khruschnev and Brezchnev
A Debate in the Direction of a Sworn to Fall Nation of Power: A Battle between Khruschnev Throughout the span of the six ruled superpower of the Soviet Union, a debate between advancement in the form of conservatism or liberalism, in relation to the founding ideas set by Lenin and followed by Stalin, began to emerge as a...
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An Analysis of the Believer of Communism, Leon Trotsky as a Russian Marxist and Soviet Politician
Animal Farm Project Leon Trotsky Believer of Communism, Leon Trotsky was a Russian Marxist and Soviet politician that led the revolutionary win of the Bolshevik Party in October 1917. Leon Trotsky was the founder and leader of the Red Army, but his revolutionary activity began from a young age. Trotsky was known for being...
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A Study of the History of Russia in War
The well-known saying “History repeats itself,” is a common theme within our global political landscape as well as one seen from the first pages of every history textbook. Both Napoleon and Hitler lost wars by invading Russia too late in the summer and attempting to achieve victory before winter set in, both the Soviet Unio...
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The Red Army: The Cause of the Cold War
EQ 5 To a large extent, the Red Army occupation of Eastern Europe was the greatest cause of the Cold War. This is due to several reasons. For one, the Red Army was responsible for maintaining the division of Europe which set the stage for conflict and balanced power between the two superpowers. The Red Army also allowed th...
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An Analysis of the Topic of the Tsar Ivan the Fourth of Russia
Twinkle Twinkle Little Tsar The first letter between the dispute between Prince Andrew Kurbsky and Tsar Ivan the Fourth over autocratic rule begins with Andrew Kurbsky, a close friend, and previous advisor of Ivan. In this letter, Andrew expresses his disapproval regarding Ivan’s autocratic rule over Moscow in the sixt...
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