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    Russia was ruled by Tsars and followed a monarchy until 1917. The last Tsar of Russia was Nicholas II who brought industrial revolution in Russia. During those old days, one became a Tsar because they inherit, not because they were chosen to be Tsars because of their high qualifications. One of the events that enforced me to research on during our lecture was The French Revolution in 1792 and the Russian Tsar, Alexander I, in the revolution. It persisted for quite a long time (both Paul I and Alexander I’s times). Catherine II was one of the few women to rule Russia whose husband died very young. The most important shocking fact was that she was born in the country where she ruled, rather in Stettin Prussia (now Szczecin,…

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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…

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    and a strong leader; Ivan IV would become this leader. Machiavelli taught that a prince should become the sole commander of the army and undertake the army’s goal as his own, and Ivan IV became an example of this belief (Machiavelli 53). Machiavelli stated, “ he who caused another to become powerful ruins himself, for he brings such a power into being either by design or by force” (25). Since Ivan IV’s childhood, the nobility, the boyar class, sought to gain control over the young prince, and…

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    Up to this point in the year, most of the readings have focused on an general analysis of the Byzantine empire. The majority of the readings have looked at overall time periods or major battles, yet none give the reader an interpretation of Byzantine history through the eyes of a specific group. Contrastingly, Cavallo provides the reader with an in depth account of the subgroups in the Byzantine Empire, and the similarities that are shared by them. This paper will discuss and analyze the roles…

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    Katherine Moir Ms. McDugall AP World History 3 June 2016 Was Peter Truly Great? Peter the Great of late seventeenth and early eighteenth century Russia was a highly controversial leader. On the one hand, he achieved his ultimate goal of making Russia a great European power, however on the other hand he took a path of violence and oppression to get there (“Czap”). Peter the Great was truly a great leader because he modernized by building up the military, integrated Russia into the global…

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    Battle of Borodino Introduction The battle of Borodino was fought on the 7th of September 1812 near the western side of Moscow. As a Russian artilleryman and a devoted soldier of the motherland, I witnessed how Napoleon had an intention to invade the Russian country with an aim of making the Russians to declare war. He wanted to show the Russians that the French were strong and that he would defeat the Russians in a decisive manner. This military strategy according to Napoleon would force the…

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    Tsar Nicholas II

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    At the end of the nineteenth century, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia reluctantly took command of an empire overflowing with revolutionaries seeking change in response to hardships. His shy personality, coupled with his lack of political education, made him unfit to handle the war-torn chaos that would soon darken Russian skies. Nicholas’ series of unfortunate, unprepared and uninformed decisions began with his marriage and would ultimately lead to the demise of his imperial family’s…

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    The New Tsar Summary

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    Steven Lee Myers wrote a book titled The New Tsar: The Rise and Reign of Putin which tells the life of Vladimir Putin. The book gives details about Putin’s experience in the KGB and his movement toward President of Russia. The book starts on the day of November 17 in 1941 with Vladimir Spiridonovich Putin (Putin’s father) on a suicide mission to stop the German army from completely destroying the last Soviet fleet left to defend their nation. The setting was about thirty miles from Leningrad and…

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    Tsar Nicholas II Downfall

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    negative role in contributing to his complete downfall during the early 20th century. His reluctance to become Tsar was a major factor that contributed to his own demise. The release of the October Manifesto in 1905 was one of the key events that led to the end of Tsar Nicholas’s rule over Russia. Tsar Nicholas’s poor leadership in World War 1 as well as his weak-willed personality was also issues that further contributed to the collapse of the Romanov Dynasty. These factors and events severely…

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    When it comes down to thoughts and ideas, everyone in the world thinks different even if the subject and all the other factors that help express the idea or belief are the same. The primary reason why people might think so different from each other must do mainly because everyone manipulates information given towards them differently. Some factors that alter the way that someone manipulates information are those such as culture, religion, age, and many others that a person is unconsciously…

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