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    The impact and legacy of the Mongol Empire carried both negative and positive impacts on the Russian empire. These impacts have shaped not only the history of Russian’s but even modern day Russia and its role in world history today. The Mongols ruled over Russia for over 200 years and within this time, they managed to acquire the largest land empire in history. Founded by Genghis Khan in 1206, the Mongols tactics were both ruthless and impressively successful. Seeing the Mongol empire as both a legacy and “bringer of turmoil” is exceptionally fair. “Either Mongol influence was minimized or denied, or all Mongol contributions to Russian history were seen as negative” (Halperin 1983). Despite the topic of land, their invasion was just that, an “invasion”. According to Halperin, the 13th century is a time of remembrance because it highlights the destruction of many cities, homes, and sacred foundations. Cities like Kiev, Moscow, and even parts of Europe were victims of this incursion. Like the cause of many invasions, Mongols victory over numerous Russian territories made their invasion a rather intimidating one. Meritocracy and chastisement nonetheless directed the fast growth of…

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    Nicholas II Poverty

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    His actions, or lack of, caused one of the biggest empires to collapse in no time. Even though it wasn’t all Nicholas’ fault, the mark of failure was put on him by the people. Being the main cause of the empire’s collapse, Nicholas II created one of the most extensive social changes in history. As a young boy, Nicholas II was facing a bad economy without knowing it. People were beginning to dislike the Tsars and made assassination attempts multiple times. When he was growing up,…

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    Safavids Research Paper

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    established Shi’a Islam as the official religion of the Empire. The greatest of the Safavid monarchs, Shah Abbas I the Great (1587-1629) came to power in 1587 aged 16. Abbas was not only successful against the Ottoman Empire in the war of 1603-1618, but he also dislodged the Portuguese from Bahrain in 1602 and Hormuz in 1622. However the Safavids were in decline at the start of the 18th century. In 1722, Peter the Great of Imperial Russia launched the Russo-Persian War (1722-1723), capturing…

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    The Baron's Clok Analysis

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    Sternberg, a Russian military officer. His life gives historical details of what the Russian borderlands were like because he was born in the borderlands, then spent much of his career in the borderlands and would eventually be executed after being captured in the borderlands. He fought on three major fronts like Poland, Lithuanian, and Romania; and against the Austria Hungarians, even though we has not born Russian. After World War I ended, the Russian Empire collapsed, leading to civil war.…

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    Otherwise Russians were left alone, free to practise their religions, and do whatever they wish, within reason. The Mongol officials even punished those who desecrated the Orthodox church, and they followed a different faith. Military arrangement, and administrative practises were altered during the period they were part of the Mongolian Empire. “The Russian people, as one Russian historian pointed out, "were trained by the Mongols to take orders, to pay taxes, and to supply soldiers without…

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    RUSSIAN EMPIRE Background The rise of the Russian Empire is traced way back in the 1490s during the reign of “Ivan the greatest”. His leadership unified the Russian people and made them be powerful force in battlefields. Defeating the Mongol army in 1480 was a vital step towards expansion of this great empire . Basing on historical facts, Russia became a superpower nation even before the 19th century due to the kind of leaders they had. Ivan 1V is a legendary name in the minds of all Russians…

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    Catherine the Great died while in a coma, which was caused by a stroke at the age of 67. She ruled with an enlightened mind, making her country better and not just seeking power for herself. She was able to accomplish several amazing things as well as conquering many failures, making both into benefits for Russia. Catherine the Great was a German princess turned Russian Empress. She gained her throne through a coup d’état with her husband Peter III, ruling for 34 years until her death. Many…

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    Aside from the successful unifications of Italy and Germany, many other countries were also undergoing change to become better, successful, and more dominant. Mainly, there were three countries that had experienced reforms or changes. One of these countries or nations, was the Austrian Empire. As the only lasting result of the revolution of 1848 was the emancipation, which freed the serfs; the Austrian Empire was in need of economic and social change. However, this change brought about an urban…

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    wished to focus on a revolution. Now, there have been many revolutions throughout the course of history, all having separate causes and repercussions, and all having an effect on national or global history. Through extensive research, one uprising stood out to me, The Russian Revolution. The politics and ideas of imperial Russia have long fascinated me, and I’ve always wanted to dig deeper into the rich history of the once glorious empire. Since the Russian Revolution had a massive effect on the…

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    Russia was indirect and distant, so the Russian culture and traditions were not adopted by the Mongols. The result of the Mongol invasion in both Russia and Persia was that it caused the amount of taxes that had to be paid. Specifically in Russia, princes were assigned by the Mongols who had to provide a notable tribute to the Mongolian empire. Other taxes on Russians citizens put a lot of strain of people of all classes, specifically peasants. Regardless, members of the…

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