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.
Their current dictator, Kim Jong Un, has become the 3rd generation leader for his country, and has led the country in a downward spiral of independence and self reliance. In North Korea, the term “Juche” means self reliance, becoming a major slogan in December of 1955. This means how the country can apply “Marxist-Leninist principles” to best benefit the country, or rather, their supreme leader while also describing how the people can contain the ability to control the rebuilding of the country. Orwell wrote using the term “doublethink” in a similar way to North Korea’s use of the word Juche. “His mind slid away into the labyrinthine world of doublethink.
During this period the Russian government was fraught with corruption, and the economy was regressive. However, despite the tempestuous climate of Russia due to Czar Nicholas II rule, the most immediate cause of the revolution can be traced to Russia’s ruinous involvement in World War I
The American Revolution also led to the emergence of new nations and colonies. There were also formation of democratic governments in the new nations and colonies. The revolution acted as an inspiration to places where people were oppressed by colonial masters. However, the greatest impact of the American Revolution was felt in the 13 colonies of the newly formed United States. This has been renowned as winning of a battle by
Trotsky’s actions caused him to be arrested, and once again, exiled to Siberia (Leon Trotsky Biography par. 6). Even though important figures in the government did not join ranks with the Bolsheviks, many workers and soldiers began to support the Bolshevik party after the February Revolution when Vladimir Ilich Lenin protested for peace and insisted that Soviets, workers’ councils, should take authority and could improve the country. Months after the February Revolution, in October, the Bolsheviks officially ruled Russia, (Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica par. 4).
The plan that was devised set the North up to take South Korea in 3 weeks before American intervention could happen, if it was even going to happen. The reasons for the intervention from Russia and China can be seen through the realist argument of hegemony and transition of power. It would require looking at hegemony in terms of political systems instead of the two national hegemons of the US and Russia. This would place democracy as the hegemon in the world, as many of the leading nations in the world at the time were democratic, such as Britain and the US, and the rising hegemon being communism, which included the countries of Russia and China. Because these were all major players in the world and had been opposing each other, the communist saw Korea as the perfect situation to challenge the hegemon and attempt to begin transitioning from democracy being the strongest political system, to communism.
The Romanov Dynasty may have survived in the short term if it had not entered into the Great War. In the long term, the Romanov Dynasty would not have survived as an absolute monarchy. Russia’s political system would have had to reform into a constitutional monarchy if the Romanov Dynasty was to survive. Russia’s social, political and economic issues, exaggerated by the war fuelled the motive for revolution. Russia’s social structure and major class division were illuminated during World War One thus contributing to the 1917 Revolution.
This fight eventually also involved the USA and Russia, which led to the Cuban Missile Crisis. At this time, Cuba had become the first Communist state in the western hemisphere. This scared the U.S.; they didn’t want the “Red Menace” in their own backyard (Green 77). For the Cubans, the Cuban Revolution marked the end of half a century of unstable government, international and national corruption and foreign dominance by the United States (Stoner 1). Although a controversial figure for most Cubans, Fidel Castro successfully overthrew an unfair and cruel government system by overcoming several significant roadblocks, developing unusual allies to plot the overthrow of Batista and finally taking control promising democracy, land reform and other major political and economic
Furthermore, McCarthy had also helped to defeat a number of liberal Democrats, including Adlai Stevenson and Harry S. Truman in the November 1952 Presidential elections with the help of the Republican party accusing Truman for being “soft” towards Communists. This is significant as even McCarthy had reached his downfall when he overreached his power with his investigation against officials in the U.S army, he had severely damaged the Democratic party as the Republican had gained substantial power due to his effort and even managed to gain congressional power in the November 1952 congressional elections and contributed to the victory of the 1952 presidential election. To conclude, the Cold War had hugely affected US politics towards the Soviet Union through prioritizing the containment of the spread of the Communism and while the fear of communist had create some consensus between the Republicans and Democrats towards the policy of containment under the influence of Domino theory, it had primarily polarised politics in a way that favours the Republicans by granting them victory in various general elections and congressional elections and eventually the presidential election in
Referring to Russia, Wilson stated “The autocracy that crowned the summit of her political structure, long as it had stood and terrible as was the reality of its power, was not in fact Russian in origin, character, or purpose; and now it has been shaken off and the great, generous Russian people have been added in all their naïve majesty and might to the forces that are fighting for freedom in the world…” (Merrill and Paterson 2010, 32). However, that same Russian revolution that deposed Emperor Nicholas II lasted less than a year and its government was overthrown by the Bolsheviks. This had to be a surprise to Wilson, who ended up sending troops to Russia right after the end of WWI to fight the communists. Certainly, I would have chosen the monarch over what was about to come for the Russian people and the
She also believed in the policies of Westernization, causing her to modernize Russia. However, during her reign Cathrine faced many challenges. For example, in her first years of reign, she was afraid someone would overthrow her and take her place, since her son, Paul, was the rightful heir. Moreover, she had to endure several revolts. The most known revolt was led by a rebel leader who claimed
Absolute Monarchism in the recipe which starts the revolution. In the Russian Revolution , there is Czar Nicholas II and in the French Revolution there is king Louis the XVI and queen Marie Antoinette In both revolutions there was a certain group of people that started the revolution. In the France 3 state and in Russia Soviets and Bolsheviks. Both revolutions had starvation due to the monarchy In both countries some people were taxed and apy wrong and low. Contrast: The Russian Revolution had lots of small revolutions which together created it, while the French Revolution had causes, stages and effects.