Essay Russia Experienced A Surge Of Nationalism

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Russia experienced a surge of nationalism during three major aspects of its contemporary history that led to the modern interpretations of Russian national identity. The first of three advancements in nationalism advanced under the rule of Peter the Great, whose influences and policies evoked Russia’s potential as a Western State. His rule saw the manifestation of a united Russian consciousness that developed and strengthened internal affairs domestically, and rose as a national power on a global scale. The next of these three phases followed the Russian Revolution and served as a historical victory for Marxism and its practise. The Bolshevik Regime implemented various social and economic programs that stressed ideological development and the establishment of communism as an institution with the potential of international ramifications. This was furthered during the initial years of the Soviet Union, when Joseph Stalin regulated public opinion on a mass scale and indoctrinated rapid industrialization and collectivization of agriculture. These various programs and procedures instituted by differing Russian political regimes contributed to the unification of the ethnically heterogeneous population, and entrenched a form of national identity for the Russian people.
The economic and social unrest that followed the Russian Revolution and the Russian Civil War left the newly instated Marxist government in severe disarray. Following the Russian Revolution, the Bolsheviks began…

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