History: Russia

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The coming of the Black Death, when in just two years perhaps one third to one half of Europe's population was destroyed, marks a watershed in Medieval and Renaissance European History. Bubonic plague (Yersinia pestis) had been absent from Western Europe for nearly a millenium when it appeared in 1348. The reaction was immediate and devastating. Up to two thirds of the population of many of the major European cities succumbed to the plague in the first two years. Government, trade and commerce v

Joseph Stalin Stalin was a dictator of the U.S.S.R from 1929 until 1953. He rose from bitter poverty to become ruler of the country that covered one sixth of all the land area in the world. Stalin ruled by terror for most of his years in office. He didn't allow anybody to say anything about his ideas. Stalin killed all who had helped him rise to power because he thought they would threaten his rules. Stalin was responsible for millions of deaths of Soviet peasants who discrased wit

Joanne Hawkins May 18th 1998 HISTORY To what extent can the consolidation phase of the revolution (1923-1939) be called a revolution from above? Stalin's rise to power and the subsequent introduction of his new industrially based Five Year economic plans in 1928 can be defined as a revolution from above. During the consolidation period between 1923 and 1939, he successfully industrialised Russia to such an extent that he had taken the nation from a backward, essentially peasant based

Joanne Hawkins May 18th 1998 HISTORY To what extent can the consolidation phase of the revolution (1923-1939) be called a revolution from above? Stalin's rise to power and the subsequent introduction of his new industrially based Five Year economic plans in 1928 can be defined as a revolution from above. During the consolidation period between 1923 and 1939, he successfully industrialised Russia to such an extent that he had taken the nation from a backward, essentially peasant based

OUnless we accept the claim that LeninOs coup dOZtat gave birth to an entirely new state, and indeed to a new era in the history of mankind, we must recognize in todayOs Soviet Union the old empire of the Russians -- the only empire that survived into the mid 1980OsO (Luttwak, 1). In their Communist Manifesto of 1848, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels applied the term communism to a final stage of socialism in which all class differences would disappear and humankind would live in h

Introduction The fall of the Communist regime in the Soviet Union was more than a political event. The powerful interaction and fusion between politics and economics that characterized the state socialist system created a situation that was unique for the successor states of the Soviet Union. The penetration of the Communist regime into every facet of life left the Russian people with little democratic traditions. Russia faces the seemingly impracticable task of economic liberalization

The quotation, "'I shall maintain the principle of autocracy just as firmly and unflinchingly as it was preserved by my unforgettable dead father.' (Nicholas II) In spite of the Czar's decrees and declarations, Russia, by the beginning of the 20th century, was overripe for revolution," is supported by political and socioeconomic conditions late monarchial Russia. Nicholas II was the Czar of Russia from 1896-1917, and his rule was the brute of political disarray. An autocrat, Nichola

Click Here For Research Papers Online! The Rise of Communism in Russia OUnless we accept the claim that LeninOs coup dOZtat gave birth to an entirely new state, and indeed to a new era in the history of mankind, we must recognize in todayOs Soviet Union the old empire of the Russians -- the only empire that survived into the mid 1980OsO (Luttwak, 1). In their Communist Manifesto of 1848, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels applied the term communism to a final stage of socialism in wh

How does the Russian Revolution of 1917 compare with the Revolution of 1989? This essay will be structured into three separate parts for comprehensibility. Firstly, I shall explain the factors leading up to the 1917 revolution and the revolution itself, and secondly, I shall do the same with the Revolution of 1989. Finally, to round everything together, there will be a comparison of the similarities and differences between the two revolutions. Onward: For as long as anyone alive during

Topic: Stalin's Leadership style exacerbated and created new problems in the Soviet Union. Discuss During his years as General Secretary of the Soviet Union, Josef Stalin encountered many social, economical and political problems which were left unsolved at the time of Lenin's premature death in 1924. Economic problems involving issues such as agriculture and industrialisation. Political problems related to politics, both in terms of foreign and domestic policy and also the military. Social p