Peter I of Russia

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  • Anna Anderson: The Eerily Similar Imposter Of Anastasia

    In fact, Peter Kurth, Anderson’s biographer, claims, “If that was a Polish factory worker, I am the pope” (Goodman 3). This is important because Kurth was pretty much the only who could get any useful information out of Anna when scientists convicted her of being a mentally ill factory worker, even though…

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  • Class System In Susan Glaspell's Trifles

    will be finally fed up with the lower class consistent of grumblings and ramblings that it says enough, and attacks the lower class attempting to destroy it. We can see this happening in not just American history at the Boston Massacre, but also in Russia against the Czars, and against the French royalty during their revolution. Through all of this we can see how Trifles showcases the class system, by not just how the men are part of the upper class, but how they bully their way around not…

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  • Main Causes Of World War 1

    Austria-Hungary. This was in protest to Austria-Hungary having control of this region. Serbia wanted to take over Bosnia and Herzegovina. This assassination led to Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia. When Russia began to mobilize due to its alliance with Serbia, Germany declared war on Russia. Thus began the expansion of the war to include all those involved in the mutual defense…

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  • Stock Market Bubble

    The shareholders were eagerly awaiting the arrival of ships loaded with gold, silver, and other valuable products from the Spanish colonies, which would multiply the return on their investment in the South Sea Company. The problem was that the boats and wealth had only been in the minds of the promoters who, counting on the monopoly to negotiate with the Spanish colonies, were dedicated to spreading rumors about the immense wealth that were waiting for their shareholders in the new world. To…

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  • Comparing Stevenson's The Nutcracker And Ballet

    On a snowy night in 1892, The Nutcracker (originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Balletmaster Lev Ivanov) made its first appearance at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia. With a dazzling original score by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and classical ballet choreography, The Nutcracker became a holiday tradition in the United States a few years after its first full-length American production by dancer/choreographer Willam Christensen for the San Francisco Ballet on December…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Pacifism

    primary virtues which Jesus praised. The Pacifist holds that contrary to natural impulse, one should love his enemies. Disputes should not be allowed to cause resentment and animosity; they should be settled by arbitration and reconciliation. When Peter reached for his sword to defend Jesus in his hour of betrayal, pacifists remind us that he was rebuked and told, “All who take the sword will perish by the sword.” (Matt. 26:52). Pacifists have been criticized and labeled impractical…

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  • Essay On Land Bridge Theory

    the beginning when I started this class I had so many questions, that I couldn’t wait to get the answers to. One of my questions was, who were the first people to arrive to America? When did the first migrants arrive in America. Another curiosity dealt with me wanting to know more information on Beringia and when it was uncovered and available for others to travel. I am eager to provide the history of the Bering Land Bridge Theory. Thankfully after doing some thorough research I discovered some…

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  • Examples Of Power In Animal Farm By George Orwell

    helps readers to identify the allegory that is very evident in the story, where the animals represent as Russian political figures that completely lie outside the idea of farms and nature. “Animal Farm” signifies the Russian Revolution and Soviet Russia, where Old Major represents Vladmir Lenin, who inspired the his people to rebel against the previous Russian Empire, Mr. Jones represents Czar Nicholas II, the reigning leader who was eventually thrown down from his title, Napoleon represents…

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  • The Roles Of Ballet In The Cold War

    To illustrate, Peter the Great hired Swedish ballet instructors to train his own militia (Miller). This case in point shows how political leaders have been looking to ballet for their own gain since the 1600’s. This political domination of cultural art forms also occurred in the early stage of the Cold War. Russia in the 20th century considered ballet to be its jewel—especially following the USSR new political position. However, Russia wasn 't the only home of the ethereal…

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  • Utilitarianism In Crime And Punishment, By Fyodor Dostoevsky

    In Crime and Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky invites the reader to explore the results of fully embracing utilitarianism as a moral philosophy. The novel does this through Rodya, a character who adopts utilitarianism and acts in unsettling ways. I will argue Dostoevsky does not challenge the core premises of utilitarianism, but instead asks the reader to think about the consequences of this ideology. Rodya is both nonreligious as well as utilitarian to the extreme. Rodya is (at least in part)…

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