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Fhow Far Did Russia Experience a Period of “Reaction” Following the Assassination of Alexander Ii?

in government circles. This strengthened Russian hold on its empire and was to ensure 55% of the Empire’s population that was made up of nationalities lost all trace of their identity and became Russian in terms of their language, culture, religion, legal system and ruling elite. Education was geared to making nationalities loyal subjects of the Tsar and moreover the Russian Nation. This included conscription into the Army to help defense of the empire. This vigorous Russification policy was supported...

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Whap Chapter 18 Hrt

for labor on the large lands the powerful leaders and people of the time had 2. . Catherine the Great: German born Russian tsarina in the 18th century; ruled after the assassination of her husband; gave appearance of enlightened rule 3. Ivan IV: Ivan the terrible; confirmed power of tsarist autocracy by attacking authority of boyars (aristocrats); continued policy of Russian expansion 4. Expansion: Russia was stretching western and forming a borderland between eastern and western Europe 5....

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Peter the Great and his reforms: DBQ type essay.

reforms. He was very influenced by Western European ideas and incorporated many of them into Russian society. Throughout their history, Russian males wore long beards. After viewing European styles, Peter declared that all men, except peasants and priests were to cut off their beards and if they refused, they were to pay one hundred rubles a year. Peter also passed a reform of proper attire for Russians. Nobles originally wore long garments that had touched the floor but Peter abolished this and...

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Pushkin and the Golden Age of Political Thought

Pushkin and the Golden Age of Political Thought Perhaps one of the most important political poems in the Russian language, Alexander Pushkin’s The Bronze Horseman, has been revered as both a literary masterpiece and manifesto for the modern Russian political landscape. In the realm of political science discipline, Pushkin emphasizes the relationship between the state (manifested in the equestrian statue of Peter the Great outside of Saint Petersburg) and the individual (Evgenii). The poem is a...

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Hisotry Exam 1

countries with a large proportion of factory workers – the proletariat (England, Germany, the U.S. or France). However , Contrary to his “scientific “ prediction, the socialist revolution succeeded in the most backwards agrarian country – the Russian Empire. Answer : Karl Marx Stated that socialist revolution could only be successful in the most advanced capitalist countries instead of the most backwards agrarian countries. It is predicted wrongly to me because for socialism to work you need to...

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Catherine the Great

classes proper for one of her class: history, music, French, German, and religion. At age fourteen Catherine was sent to Russia to meet the heir to the throne, the Grand Duke Peter, a disagreeable youth of sixteen. Soon after Catherine converted to Russian Orthodox, the young Grand Duke Peter and Catherine became married. Their marriage turned out to be a very unhappy one in which little affection and love was shown. Both Peter and Catherine were unfaithful towards each other. However, Catherine did...

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Modern History - Decline and Fall of the Romanov

princess – granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Pressured Nicholas to preserve autocracy. Autocracy: Russian 1900’s – Tsar + family ruled completely – no democracy. King was religious AND political leader: - Divine rule (put on Earth by God to govern). Tsar was “appointed by God” to rule as his representative on Earth. Most countries = constitutional monarchy – power shift monarchypeople. Russian Empire 1900’s: Political, Social Grievances. Largest country in the world geographically – size equates...

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Research Paper on Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin The Twentieth century was a very important time for the whole world. Empires rose and fell and the modern world was shaped. One of the most influential men of the century, if not the most, was Joseph Stalin. His legacy continues to frighten and inspire even 60 years after his death. Joseph Stalin was born on December 18th, 1879. Surprisingly, Stalin wasn’t Russian but was actually born in a small town in Georgia and born with the name Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvilizaq. As a child...

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How far do you agree that the most important cause of the February 1917 revolution was the Great War

important as the Great War. The Great War was the main cause of the February 1917 Revolution. The Russian army suffered badly in the First World War due to a lack of equipment, inadequate training and poor leadership. The Tsar decided to take personal command of the army. As a result, he was blamed for the army's problems and defeats. World War I was a total disaster for Russia due to the Russian army suffering defeat after defeat at the hands of Germany. Cost of the war led to the economic collapse...

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Measuring the Success of Alexander III in Tackling the Problems of the Tsarist Regime

without a jury. Russia was a huge multi-racial empire: 55% was Russian, 22% was Ukrainians, 8% was polish, 5.8% was Belarusians, 5% was Jews and many more. Due to all of these races Alexander wanted to ensure that Russia remained Russian. He did this by a policy of ‘Russification’. This policy insists on the use of the Russian language. This also meant any official documents had to be in Russian and all schools and textbooks had to also be in Russian. This caused a lot of disturbance especially in...

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