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    George Sand’s Indiana and Mikhail Lermontov’s A Hero of Our Time interrogate the conflict between individual and collective identity in the nineteenth century through presenting the individual as a site of ambiguity and hybridity that disrupts the supposed coherence and homogeneity of the collective identities cultivated by national and colonial power relations. Collective identity attempts to bound and border individuals within binary categories, presenting groups defined by national, ethnic, racial, and gender as homogenous. Sand and Lermontov present multiple individuals who cross categories and disrupt assumptions of collective identity. However, ultimately, the individual cannot overthrow the collective identity and must assimilate or be erased. Both texts present liminal individuals in conflict…

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    In fact, the desire to humiliate and hurt Grushnitsky seemed to be his only motive throughout the entire chapter. He thinks of himself as a fatalist and views hope as an unnecessary part of life. As before, fate has “chosen” Pechorin to be the way he is. Mikhail Lermontov often alludes to the fact that society has molded Pechorin’s behavior; that the vices of Pechorin are the vices of the society. While that may have some merit in explaining how his behavior continues for so long, Pechorin takes…

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    Russia society In A Hero of Our Time written in 1839 by Mikhail Lermontov, a russian writer, painter, and poet. The novel takes place during the nineteenth century in Russia where the people of Russia were struggling with their government laws. As Russia society was still developing, Mikhail Lermontov jotted down the characters cowardness making readers able to analyze and comprehend the characters qualities and lack of self-sufficiency in the novel. Lermontov uses a tone that portrays an…

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    Mikhail Gorbachev was one of the few dictators during his time period that did not use murder as a advantage in his society, the Soviet Union. (Gordon F Boreham) He possessed many leadership qualities that it takes to be a worldwide leader and dictator. Many believed that Mikhail Gorbachev would have strived in the Soviet union society. However once he came into office in the Soviet Union the political, economic, and religious view were lacking. (Gordon F Boreham) This making it hard for him to…

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    who disagreed with their ideas eliminated chasing and sending them to concentration camps in Siberia, where practically no longer returned, also Stalin persecuted those minority of people who wanted to secede from the USSR, as for example, Ukrainians, Chechens, Caucasians ... and during the cold war Soviet ideology strengthened against US capitalism. During Stalin's rule and in a few years, the USSR recovered so that stood up to the US, especially his recovery was in the industry and…

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    Cold War Yugoslavia

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    How did the Cold War affect the breakup of Yugoslavia? After the end of the Cold War, Yugoslavia lost its strategic importance it once had when it was a neutral territory lying in between the two blocs. The collapse was caused by the diminishing support from both the United States (US) and the Soviet Union (USSR) who no longer competed to strengthen their influence over Yugoslavia and the ongoing downfall of their economy and socio-political stability. Yugoslavia was created after the First…

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    “All of us have grown up accepting with little question certain images as accurate portraits of public figures—some living, some dead. Very seldom if ever do we ever ask if the images are true to the original.” ~Ronald Reagan Very few figures in American history are as studied and scrutinized as Ronald Reagan. Reagan was elected to the presidency in a crucial period in American history; a recession threatened American prosperity and the Soviet Union’s aggressive expansion threatened the…

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    Gorbachev's Leadership

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    History IA question: To what extent was Gorbachev’s leadership during the year 1985-1991 the main reason for the collapse of the Soviet Union on 1991? A-Investigation plan On Dec 26, 1991, Russia was brought to a standstill as the Soviet flag was lowered down from its pole. The day before, Mikhail Gorbachev officially resigned and transferred his power to Boris Yeltsin; these events marked the end of the Soviet Union and the Cold War; yet the beginning of a new age of democracy in Russia. I…

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    Ronald Reagan’s speech at the Brandenburg Gate was delivered during a transformative time for both Soviet leadership and the American approach to foreign relations. Reagan’s initial presidential stance advocated for a firm, forceful presence meant to deter Soviet advances and aggression against American freedom. Weapons upsurge and military expenditure rose drastically during Reagan’s early years, in efforts to protect Americans in the event of a nuclear altercation with the Soviets. However,…

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    political defiance Bowie shrieks “And the shame was on the other side/Oh we can beat them, forever and ever”, referring to one day overcoming the oppression of the Communist regime. However, this period of uncertainty in Cold War inspired American contemporary pop music was short lived, as the Reagan Era onset a rapid deterioration in US-Soviet relations. The 1980’s signaled a global turn away from the relative stability of Détente, and towards a confrontational and aggressive foreign policy.…

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