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Louis and Peter Compare Contrast

views on religion. Peter’s goal to expand his empire through the use of his army, his tolerance of religion, his role as a “man of the people”, and his control of his nobles through taxation, differed from Louis non-tolerance of religion, control of his nobles through attendance at Versailles, use of an army for protection, and his divine right to rule. Louis and Peter had similar goals such as to establish a large professional army within their empires. These armies differed from armies in previous...

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Discuss the social and political ideas

Discuss the social and political ideas of Alexander Herzen Often named “the founder of Russian Socialism” (Chubarov 1999, Page 64), Alexander Herzen was an important part of the early Russian revolutionary movement, and later an influence upon the revolutionaries of 1905 and 1917. He was a strong advocate of free speech as well as being critical of the European Bourgeoisie, the inequality of serfdom and the autocracy of the Tsar and the Romanovs‟. His beliefs began in the radical Westernisers...

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To What Extent Do You Consider the Emancipation of Serfs 1861 to Be a Key Turning Point in the Development of Russian Government and Society Till 2000?

point in the development of Russian government and society till 2000? Many historians argue The Emancipation of the Serfs in 1861, to be a key turning point within Russian history. It drastically altered Russia’s economic, political and social stipulation. One could propose the argument that this event lead to the fall of communism in 1990, further more suggesting the extent to which this event affected Russia. Hence this is ‘perhaps the most defining moment in Russian history, with its impact being...

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Vladimir Lenin: A Catalyst for Change

Vladimir Lenin: A Catalyst for Revolution In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, revolutionary Vladimir Lenin was the driving force behind Russian Marxism, reformation and organization of the working class, and the political catalyst behind the Revolution of 1905. During this time period, the new Russian working class had left the countryside for urban factories. Workers revolted against Tsarist oppression and participated in illegal strikes. Lenin organized workers under the Social Democratic...

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Mongol Influence in Russia

17th century, Russia experienced a great internal change. Peter and his successors used westernization to bolster Russia's expansionist empire. Westernization had a great impact on Russia and its development. Prior to Peter's attempt for westernization, he and his predecessors extended tsarist policies of control and the expansion of Russian territory. Since the incursion of the Mongols, Russia never recovered from the impact of isolation. As time went on, Russia gradually began...

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History of Russia

Russia History * Ancient Russian -Russia was formed by colonizing cites which later on formed the Russian Empire. -A warrior named Rurik came into the eastern part of Russia with a group of Scandinavians, known as the Varangians crossed the Baltic Sea and emerged into Russia. -He & his partner, Oleg, took over cities, but helped invest into them. -Oleg managed to gain control of the lower region of Russia, which later on his son took over. -Faith was a big factor back then, according...

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Collapse Of Tsardom In Russia

in 1917 must be analysed, along with 1815 to 1917. The Russian revolution and the subsequent collapse of Tsardom are perceived to be caused by the spontaneous upsurge of the political masses by some Historians however, it is also seen to be the result of a century of general discontent building up against the notion of Russian Autocracy.   This divisive debate has bisected the opinions of historians. Many historians accept that the 1917 Russian revolution was a significant cause of the collapse of...

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Power To The People: The Effects Of The French Revolution On European Politics

of the Austrian monarchy, saying that without Imperial unity, Austria cannot be a powerful country. Austria controlled Germany for centuries, “ first through the Holy Roman Empire, and later the German Confederation. This loose federation was dominated by Austria.” (Silva Paragraph 3) Along with Germany, the Austrian Empire ruled over Hungary, Slovakia, and numerous other smaller countries in Europe. When the Austrian people heard of successful uprisings in Paris, they started to develop a revolution...

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How World War 1 significantly contributed to the fall of the Romanov Dynasty

new models of government techniques and questions the ruling of the Romanov Dynasty. The Tsar saw World War 1 as a chance to restore Russia’s faith in his authority and regain support for autocratic rule. Political differences were put aside as Russians joined to fight the common enemy defending their homeland. Even urban discontent, which had been expressed in an increasing number of political and economic strikes in the first half of the year, vanished. But WWI was an absolute disaster to Russia...

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Romanov Dynasty Overview 2

of 20th Century Russia  Largest country, land is quite useless (only 5% could be used for farming)  Russia was ruled by an autocrat who had absolute power  Serfdom and slavery was entrenched in Russian society  By 1914, 125 million people lived in Russia and of these only 55700 000 were Great Russians. What problems did this create??? Alexander I, Nicholas I and Alexander II • Contact with other European nations came under the reign of Alexander I during the Napoleonic War  Nicholas I came...

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