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    Ambushed Prelude I joined the ranks of the Red Army in 1940 when I was only 18, just one year before the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. My family was from Byelorussia, and immigrated to Russia in the 1800’s and settled down in Stalingrad, where I lived before I joined the army. My grandmother used to tell me stories of how my grandpa fought in the Russian Civil War, against the Tsarist White Army in the Saratov region. He served as a Senior Lieutenant, commanding his own motorised rifle platoon. He was probably the most decorated soldier of my entire family, and I looked up to him very much. He earned the Order of the Red Banner and the Order of the Red Star. Almost everyone in my family was involved in the army. My great-grandfather…

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    During the Russian Civil War (1918-1923) between the Red Army (Bolsheviks) and White Army (counter-revolutionaries), the Soviet Union experienced two vastly differing economies, both incredibly significant for the country. The earlier of the two economic policies - War Communism - was more of a purist’s communism, whereas the later reforms - the New Economic Policy - were a more socialist view on Russia’s economy, which the Bolsheviks were forced to impose due to loss of widespread public…

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    in the Russian civil war, the western countries did not invite the USSR to the League of Nations or the Munich conference. The U.S. did not trust the USSR due to the creation of ComIntern, and the USSR negotiating with Hitler. During the Russian Civil war the U.S. along with Britain and France helped the White army during the Russian Civil war to fight off the communist Bolsheviks. The U.S. and other western countries did not invite the USSR to the League of Nations, a council of many…

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    Jewish People Dbq Analysis

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    again during the Jewish holiday, Passover. The Christians of the town believed that the Jews took, and killed St. Simon to celebrate Passover. They did this to explain how a boy could disappear, without having the proof to explain what actually happened. In the 16th Century there was a myth that the Jews were taking Christian boys and using their blood to spawn the devil. Again, the Jews are scapegoated for the disappearance of children and shown as committing evil acts (Holy War). Document 4…

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    power back to the Moslems. Instead, it was bought forward by Chokaev that there should be an all-regionaly Moslem organisation that openly speaks and organises with the central Soviet government (p. 62). Chokaev also suggests that soviet soldiers should not have the power in Turkestan, and the native people of Turkestan should instead take their place (p. 62). The Bolsheviks within central Asia were making promises to the Moslems that they would once again give them back their land and rights,…

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    War Communism Significance

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    The significance of War Communism implemented by the Bolshevik Party from 1918-1921 can be measured in a number of different ways such as how it represented an important turning point for the Soviet Union, how it affected many Russian people and their lives, how it led to other important events, the impact it had on industry and the economy and how it had long-term political consequences. Although War Communism was significant for all those reasons mentioned above it was most significant because…

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    When in power, revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, was forced to modify his ideals with an aim to appeal to the Russian public, fix the damaged society and economy, and stay in power. The Bolshevik government, led by Vladimir Lenin, was determined to achieve power in 1917 Russia due to the incompetence and ineptitude of the Provisional Government. The Russian people resented the lack of change, therefore in April 1917, Lenin disturbed the opposition to the Government by creating a set of promises and…

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    Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak is an epic historical romance that takes place in Russia. It tells the story of Doctor Zhivago, who is forced to live through the tumultuous conditions in Russia during the time, and it tells how war can affect a person’s life in every way. Boris Pasternak was persecuted by Stalin 's regime during the 1930s because of his individualistic views on the October Revolution, an event which had put the current government in place. Because of this, the government…

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    One of the many problems Russia had that led to the eventual outbreak of the Russian Revolution and the creation of the Communist Party was that they had a lot of economic issues. These economic issues troubled Russia before, during and after World War One. Russia 's army was ill- equipped. Russia did not have strong munitions industry and supplies couldn 't be shipped by the allies. Troops frequently ran out of weapons and had to wait for someone to be killed or injured to get weapons. On…

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    imprisonment, if not torture and death. Every few days, when they shoved a bowl of gruel at her and some stale cheese, she flirted with the guards. When they questioned her, she followed the script that her friends had taught her, to the letter. “No, that’s not my name. Like I said, you have wrong woman.” “We know who you are, Ava. You are the shameless whore who was working with the Russian Captain.” The guards took a special dislike towards her, learning she was also a Jew. “No. I have…

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