However, Prussian influence was to affect both Russia and Austria. For example, Russia was seeking dominance in the eastern Baltic, but for Austria, she wanted to reduce German power by retaking Silesia in order to maintain Austrian power. Moreover, Austria had brought France into the struggle by creating an anti-Prussian coalition which included France, Austria and Russia, and was created in 1756; the First Treaty of Versailles. From here, Prussian influence was effecting the three powers of Europe, which disturbed the European
Continuing to build upon their empire, Russia pushed eastward, running into different world powers at the time. As they pushed South, they shared a border with the powerful Ottoman Empire. This trend continues into the reign of Catherine the Great, who continued border disputes with the Ottoman empire, winning lands and power. Russia also pushed to colonize east, conquering Alaska, giving it its Russian name. Domestically, she also increased her power, in addition to quickly quelling revolts from her subjects.
Joseph Stalin killed many by, “starvation in 1932 and 1933. Democide, government mass murder or death by government, was carried out on these people by Joseph Stalin” (Warren 1). It is unfortunate that Stalin led a genocide on Ukrainians for no reason in particular, considering that it is out of line to even attempt genocide at all. This genocide Stalin led, also known as, “Holodomor, [or] murder by hunger left 10 million dead. Some historians said 14.5 million were left dead” (Warren 1).
The second was tyranny, and the last was being the taxes being imposed on the colonies. These are some of the most important reasons we sought our independence. The Whiskey Rebellion affected our country in ways that was not thought could happen and most of the people thought that they fighting against taxes had gone in vain, and they felt that the newly formed government had stabbed them in the back by going against what
As America entered the Gilded Age, its urban population grew, nativists resisted minorities, government corruption was rampant, and immigrant populations increased substantially (Shi and Tindall 626-644). Government corruption was exemplified by the patronage system, under which loyal supporters of politicians were given government jobs (Shi and Tindall 641). Most of the immigrants from this period were from southern and eastern European countries, such as Russia, Poland, Greece, and Italy, and were judged as inferior by many Americans because of their cultural differences (Shi and Tindall 630). Immigrants also caused tension during WWI because of their lingering loyalties to nations on either side of the conflict (Chapter 21 Overview). A combination of factors, including manifest destiny and a need for raw materials and naval bases, eventually prompted the U.S. to adopt the practice of imperialism (Shi and Tindall 666).
From these issues that occurred it was quite evident that serfdom prevented the growth of Russian industry, obstructing the free flow of labor and restricting enterprise. It also prevented the introduction of modern methods of agriculture, leaving Russia poor and lagging behind the rest of Europe. Defeat in Crimea had shown that the army needed urgent reforms and this was difficult to achieve as long as serfdom survived. Abolition of serfdom was the only way to stop the rising number of peasant revolts as there had been over a thousand since 1800. It was quite evident that serfdom prevented Russia’s growth and development as a country, so it was then on March 3 1861 when Alexander II emancipated the serfs.
Russia’s social structure and major class division were illuminated during World War One thus contributing to the 1917 Revolution. Ineffective reforms and the limited political participation by the population contributed to grievances felt by society. Furthermore, the poor economic conditions exacerbated by the demands of war highlighted Russia’s failure to industrialise resulting in mass inflation and poverty. Russia was industrialising quickly and cheaply, worsening the working conditions. Russia’s
Russian Atheist with an Iron Fist Joseph Stalin shows a harsh example of religious persecution during his reign in power. It can be shown through the history of the laws, Atheist propaganda, and it’s ever so lasting effects after his death. On December 18, 1879 a boy named Joseph Stalin is born. He is born to an abusive, alcoholic cobbler and a religious washerwoman. In his early years he contracted smallpox at age seven.
Ivan the Terrible was a crazed man who lived to his historic name, as well as a capable leader and distinguished war leader much like unto Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin. He rose to power from the mere age of 16 and lost it on the day he died at 53. His rule will be remembered in Russia forever, similar to how Hitler will be remembered by the world for his malicious actions and treachery. -Wikipedia.org “Ivan the terrible” March 3, 2018, History Answers.com “Revolt, the dashing Decemberists of imperial Russia”, “Night” by Elie Wiesel Citations : Quora.com “what made Ivan “the terrible”, so terrible” Wikipedia.org “Ivan the terrible” March 3, 2018 “Fearful Majesty” by Benson Bobrick History Answers.com “Revolt, the dashing Decemberists of imperial Russia” Biography, com “Ivan the terrible” “Night” by Elie
He had many traits that made him that made him do many bad things. One of the dreadful things that happened in U.S. history was because of Andrew Jackson. It is none other than the Trail of Tears. The Supreme Court didn’t want it to happen but Jackson defied them and did it anyway. He forced 20,000 Native Americans out of their homelands at gunpoint even though they were living in for years.
Cathrine II is the most renowned and longest ruling female monarch of Russia. She began her rule in 1762 when her husband, Emperor Peter III, was overthrown. She ruled until her death in 1796. Cathrine made various new cities and towns, along with reforming the administration of Russia guberniyas, a major administrative subdivision of the Russian Empire. She also believed in the policies of Westernization, causing her to modernize Russia.
In 1764, Catherine the Great placed her former lover, Stanislaw Poniatowski, on the Polish throne. This allowed Catherine to take lead in partitioning off Poland. After Catherine officially became protector of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, there was an anti-Russian uprising in Poland. After Poland had drafted the May Constitution of Poland, Catherine became involved to prevent possible recovery in the Commonwealth and defeated Polish loyalist forces in the Polish-Russian War of 1792. She then completed the partitioning of Poland having divided it with Prussia and Austria in
Another implementation was the pushing of Russian Elite to imitate European fashions to conform to western styles. And to out an end to the seclusion of higher class Russian women, Peter required officials to have their wives accompany them to social gatherings at the capital, as well as directing nobles to educate their children. The difference of the modernization of Russia and Europe came with the rise of Peter the Great. Russia was no longer vied as a backward nation suck in medieval times, but as a dominant player in the balance of power in Europe. Peter buried himself into learning and acquiring skills in blacksmithing, shipbuilding, and war arts, which assisted in the building of Russia’s first Navy, which modernized the field of Naval power.
Joseph Stalin was the Communist, totalitarian leader of the Soviet Union (now called Russia) from 1927 to 1953. As the creator of one of the most brutal reigns in history, Stalin was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 20 to 60 million of his own people, mostly from widespread famines and massive political purges. During World War II, Stalin maintained an uneasy alliance with the United States and Great Britain to fight Nazi Germany, but dropped any illusions of friendship after the
Alexander II made changes in the Russian government in order to get the country in a more stable economic situation. The negative side for those changes was that the working class were the only caught on the process. The amount of time for the peasants and high amount of money for the debt was unfair for them. The upper class were unhappy for those changes because they were greedy in the way of thinking.