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    The opposition in Russia opposed to Tsar Nicholas II autocratic style of before 1905 can be categorised into two main groups: Revolutionaries and Reformers (liberals). In turn the revolutionaries can be further divided into three distinct groups: Populists, Social Democrats and Social Revolutionaries. It has long been debated how much of a danger they posed to the tsardom, before 1905, which is what I shall be discussing. The Populists, who dated back to the 1870s, regarded that Russia’s future was in the hands of the Peasants. They consequently believed that the Peasants must take the front seat in the reform of Russia, and the first step was the removal of the tsar. However the leaders of the populists all had middle and upper class backgrounds. They saw it as their duty to educate peasants in awareness of the revolution, which was especially difficult as only around 21 per cent of the population were literate (according to the 1897 census) meaning that propaganda in the form of pamphlets had very limited impact. To get around the literacy barrier, many populists were sent out to live with peasants to try to convert them. This however was seldom a success, due to many of the peasants regarding the students as “airy fairy” philosophers with no real knowledge of ordinary life, furthermore many peasants thought populists could have been members of the Okrana who were trying to catch revolutionaries. In despair many populists rebranded themselves as a terrorist organisation…

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    The 1905 Revolution began on January 9th, or “Bloody Sunday” when a group of demonstrating workers with grievances for the Tsar were fired on by troops For Fitzpatrick, the causes of the fall of tsarism were both social and economic. In her understanding the fall of Tsarism was essentially inevitable. She writes, “The regime was so vulnerable to any kind of jolt or setback that it is hard to imagine that it could have survived long, even without the [First World] War.” The faults of the…

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    the staggering human toll of the Holocaust. Few Jewish children survived. In killing centers and concentration camps across Europe, systematic murder, abuse, disease, and medical experiments took many lives. Of the estimated 216,000 Jewish youngsters deported to Auschwitz, only 6,700 teenagers were selected for forced labor; nearly all the others were sent directly to the gas chambers. When the camp was liberated on January 27, 1945, Soviet troops found just 451 Jewish children among the 9,000…

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    powers occur. He looked more specifically at the Congress of Vienna, reported on what it took for Europe to establish a framework for the country relationships. Although his paper explores the factual events that took place, he looked at what happened on a deeper level as well. On this deeper level we find what he believes to be what allowed the Congress of…

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    Art Spiegelman’s Maus, is a two-part graphic novel about the journey of his father who is a Jewish Holocaust survivor. Throughout the novel, Artie’s father Vladek recounts the events of his life prior to and during the Holocaust. Art also displays his conversations with his father,displaying how the tragedy that he survived has changed his father in many ways most of them negative. Maus emphasizes the lifelong effects that a situation as drastic as the Holocaust has on the family dynamic, the…

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    Countries like Germany and England, who are well known for their work ethic had become resentful that they are expected to support poor-er and less hard working countries, such as Greece or Poland. With the introduction of the Euro, poor countries also significantly decrease the value of the European dollar, to the extent that the United Kingdom is looking into leaving the European Union, which could result in the gradual dissolving of the EU, especially considering that the UK is one of the…

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    Many books have been written about the WW2 in many perspectives and mainly focusing on Poland. However, this breathtaking and remarkable diary of a young boy at war written by Julian Kulski who describes the life situation and struggles that Poland undertook under the invasion of the Germans and the Soviet Union. In this book Julian Kulski writes about the unfolding war through his eyes and how he witnessed the war at its brutal times. From the age of 10 to the age of 16 Kulski was fighting for…

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    most of Poland and occupied Soviet territory. Shipment to the east proved impossible as well, for “lack of transportation facilities” (DI SCALA 430). Prisoners were used as slave labor in camps. Slave laborers were also sent to Germany to work in factories and on farms. To meet the goal of eradicating Jews, the Germans created the Einsatzgruppen, special police units to murder Jews and intellectuals” (DI SCALA 422). Four of these police units were established in anticipation for an attack from…

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    Germany’s official country name is The Federal Republic of Germany, but it is commonly referred to as Germany or Deutschland. Located in Central Europe. Germany is a country who borders the Baltic Sea and the North Sea; it is nestled between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark. At 357,022 sq. km, Germany, is the sixty-third largest country in the world; according to the CIA.gov website it is “three times the size of Pennsylvania; slightly smaller than Montana.” The population of Germany…

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    63). In the case of Poland, war had a devastating effect on their social system and political system. With the end of the war came the collapse of the gentry and the intelligentsia in Poland. As a result of this, Poland was extremely weak for any form of resistance against the Soviets. This then made it easy for the Soviets to come in and take over. Not only was the collapse of Poland’s social classes harmful but the end of the war brought a sense of hopelessness to the citizens of Poland. …

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