The disregard for human well-being left the Soviet economy unbalanced, and once again they were behind their competitors in the West, who now had focuses on consumer based goods and services (Harris, 2013). Under the economic pressure, factories inflated their production figures, and the products created were of poor quality (Trueman, 2012). The drive for continued industrialization led to awful social conditions for the workers - there was no regard
He was made Commissar of War. As War Commissar he had to task of making a new Red Army. The tricky part bout that was that he had to make the red army out of the “shambles old Russian army.” His task was as stated in the article “Leon Trotsky”, “prepare them to defend the communist government against the imminent threats of civil war and foreign intervention.” His main goal was to create a small but disciplined competent force. He abandoned the revolutionary ideal of democratization and guerrilla tactics got him much criticism from other communists. Trotsky and Stalin had a disagreement over the defence of the city of Tsaritsyn.
His following up plan addressed the personal restrictions of the Soviet people, Gorbachev called for openness in society, giving voice to the people. What Gorbachev did not foresee was by giving the people a chance to speak their mind, he was giving a spark to the start of a revolution. By loosening the controls over the people and making reforms to the political and economic elites, the Soviet government appeared weak and vulnerable to the Soviet people. His reforms did more to hasten the collapse of the Soviet Union than they did to save it. The Politburo committee of the Communist Party was aging and losing support from the younger generations.
In short he never developed the qualities of statesman.” From my points of view, the turning phase in the life of Romanov dynasty was the reign to Alexander III, the tsar who did not realize political environment in the country like his father did (when he promulgate the emancipation edict). Alexander II actions mostly were based on the personal emotions of the tsar and not on rational calculations of the circumstances. Also while accessing the “portrait” of Alexander III as a ruler
Incredibly, Leo Tolstoy, one of Russia’s most famous writers, greatly impacted how Russians viewed government and life in general. At a time in Russian history when life seemed to fall apart for many low-class Russians, Tolstoy addressed the problems with Russian society, using a completely new style in his literature at the same time. Russia in the 1800s seemed like an out-of-place, backward nation relative to the rest of Europe. Beginning in the late 1700s, nearly all of Europe, excluding Russia, began leaning toward liberal views of
Czar Nicholas II In 1917 the long trial of the Russian Revolution fell upon the citizens and serfs of Russia. The Russian Revolution was influenced by many people, but the country especially suffered from the choices of two men named Czar Nicholas and Vladimir Lenin. Both leaders had a different impact on the country of Russia, but Czar Nicholas’s poor leadership and stubbornness was the main contributor to the start of the Russian Revolution. Czar Nicholas II came from a long line of Russian rulers, and each of the leaders before him were known for their poor leadership. As suspected, Nicholas II was not the best fit for a king.
The Russian Revolution of 1917 allowed for the transformation of the Russian government, bringing about a radical political group called the Soviet Union, which spread the political ideal of communism worldwide, changed country boundaries and generated new ways of thinking. The Russian coup d'état of 1917 was caused by various circumstances, with the event in itself labeled as a “major political upheaval” (). The people of Russia were unsatisfied with the oppressive autocratic rule of Nicholas II and the loss of a vast amount of men and resources
In 1918, some of the spartacists formed the German Communist Party (Spartacists). The Germans were afraid of Communism and the Red Plague which was death by government. The USSR was communist and they had the Red Plague, which was probably why Germany was afraid of communism. In January 1919, the communists rebelled in Berlin, so Ebert allowed the Freikorps to bring stability back (Spartacists). Most of the the Spartacists were civilians, and most of the Freikorps had a military background, so the Freikorps won.
The means of the Russian revolution were not the right way to dictate people or a “correct” way to hold those responsible. However, the results were able to justify the actions that were taken during the revolution. The Russian revolution was provoked by many civilians in Russia who were in unrest. The majority of households prior to the revolution could not afford to feed their families without going into debt and becoming poor. During this time the peasant population was rising significantly leaving very few jobs and many out of work; fewer and fewer people had the ability to purchase basic necessities.
The Russian Revolution united the socialists against the capitalists, with the USSR, a communist country, siding with the socialists. The result of the Russian Revolution was increased tension between the two groups. The Russian Revolution did nor affect the Canadian economy a lot, aside from creating tension between Russia and Canada because of their two clashing political
“If you have one thing that you like, then stick to it” He says. Harry Triguboff in his early childhood was forced to leave his country because of Lenin’s ascendency. Vladimir Lenin was an important person in the communist party in Russia. One of the key facts about communism is the state owns everything and people work for the state. The reason this troubled Harry was that they could never work and provide for themselves.
Serfdom at the time was abolished everywhere except Russia. It was viewed as a vulgar act and below Western humanitarian standards. Russia ended serfdom to develop a more vigorous and mobile labor force. In 1861, serfs were officially emancipated in Russia. However, Russian emancipation was careful to preserve essential aristocratic power, the landowner nobility maintained their wealth and influence.
Political Revolutions were caused because they wanted a republic rather than a monarchy and socialists believed there was an urgent need for reorganization of society. Karl Marx the father of socialism believed that the downfall of capitalism was inevitable, and that it would be replaced by communism. Marx believes that all classes conflicted which lead to the creation of The Communist Manifesto. The new leadership was made up of well meaning and inexperienced academics, and they were unable to meet demands for higher wages, cheap food or economic stability. Terrible problems emerged.
Therefore, his paranoia was important in generating more rapid change than anyone had thought possible. As an individual, Khrushchev managed to reverse the social changes of Stalin that had repressed Russia. Oxley’s convincing argument that de-Stalinization would enable Russia to “set a new course” to reform “industry and agriculture” shows how Khrushchev created a backlash against Stalin to ease the repression that was stunting Russia, both nationally and internationally. Khrushchev’s secret speech enabled him to distance himself from Stalin’s terror and drive reform. Khrushchev was pushed to this by his political opposition Malenkov, therefore opposition is a more important factor than the individual in de-Stalinization.