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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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    Emma Goldman And Communism

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    During the course of time, Radicals and dissidents have been on top of the list of many Americans to conquer. Especially, after Bolshevik gained power following the Revolution of 1917 in Russia. Perfectionism was in every bit of her being. Emma Goldman gained fame and became a radical celebrity. She denounced the Soviet Union due to their suppression of open minded individuals. The root of her opposition is in tyranny birth place. In addition to this, her paternalism strictly supervised her…

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    “All animals are equal.” (Orwell) This statement is certainly applicable to human society, and is the basis for some peoples ideals, but in George Orwell’s Animal Farm it sums up the entire book completely in an ironic way. Communism, while innocent and appealing in thought, was proven in Russia during the 1900’s to be damaging and easily corruptible in practice. Pure communism is the sharing of wealth and abolishment of private property, where everyone works to provide for the state, and…

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    In Animal Farm, George Orwell, based his story on the Russian Revolution in 1917 which eventually lead to the Soviet Union. He later on published his book in England on August 1945. The animals in the story represented the people during the Soviet Union. He wanted to elucidate the things that happened during that time by revealing the truth of the Soviet Union and letting the readers know what really occurred. Many of those people who were part of the government abused the power of it, which…

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    With Reference to the story ‘The Bet’ by Anton Chekhov, trace in detail, the imprisonment of the lawyer, the beginning of the first year right down to the fifteenth year. Justify the changes that the lawyer underwent at various stages of his imprisonment. What changes did you see in the banker during this period? The Bet is a short story written by Anton Chekhov, who writes based on realistic characters and situations. A wealthy banker and a young lawyer make a bet with each other based on…

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    In Aravind Adiga’s White Tiger, the narrator Balram portrays himself as an anti-hero; while accepting his status as a murderer, Balram also fights against the systemic poverty and oppression the poor of India face due to the corruption and simple negligence of the wealthy and powerful of India. Balram compares the plight of the poor with the image of the Great Indian Rooster Coop, where hundreds of chickens stand immobilized in a slaughterhouse, knowing full well of their futures. Balram…

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    Animal Farm is set in 1945 on a small farm in England. The events that take place on the farm mimic that of the Russian revolution. The farm is ruled by a cruel man named Mr Jones. The animals get fed up with his cruelty and rebel. They then run the farm with Snowball and Napoleon (the farm pigs) as the leaders. Napoleon is an allegory for Stalin and Snowball is an allegory for Leon Trotsky. The actions of both characters reflect those of the Russian rulers. This essay will focus on the two…

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    Animal Farm’s Truth Within the Lines The novel, Animal Farm by George Orwell was written in 1945 as a symbolism to tell about the Russian desire for social and political change that eventually resulted with revolts and political organizations that led to the Russian Revolution of 1917. The revolts advocated for freedom from the oppressors and the political leaders offered equal rights as a form of gaining political control of the masses. Therefore Orwell is very keen in using animals that…

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    Insufficient knowledge or information in a country or group can bring about prolonged and unjust control of a person or government. This is all displayed in George Orwell’s 1945 novel, Animal Farm. Animal Farm alludes the events of the Russian Revolution and Russia’s times under Joseph Stalin to animals on a farm in England. In the book, the animals of Manor Farm are inspired to start a revolution to overthrow the cruel authority of Mr. Jones, the human they work for. After their successful…

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    Novel Animal Farm contains the theme of totalitarian society and shows how it is possible to replace idealism by dictatorial rules. From 1936 Orwell wrote just works which were against totalitarian and for democratic socialism. In the novel Animal Farm he criticized Stalin´s rules in Russia. Due to political reasons it was not a good time to criticize Russia and therefore in 1943 – 1944 many publishers in Britain and the USA refused to publish his works. Despite this fact the novel became very…

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