Lee states: “ (...) the pact was not necessary for Russia.” Laqueur, an American historian, argue that “it should not be assumed that without the pact Germany would have attacked Russia.” During 1939 Stalin focused on the Balkan States. In the end of 1939, Stalin launched about 20 Soviet divisions against 15 Finish. However, the Soviets experienced humiliating casualties before they were actually successful in taking the land in the beginning of 1940. From 1940 and the first half of 1941, the relationship between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany was becoming evidently worse. Hitler, expressed his view on the Winter War (the attack launched against the Finish) and regarded it “entirely unnecessary”.
They were only able to obtain these accomplishments through their success in becoming the Soviet Union. Russia would not have been able to accomplish what they have pre-revolution. The Russian Revolution was an example of how the ends justify the means and the fight is never over. “One man with a gun can control 100 . .
The poster depicted the revolution as a positive development for the workers. It conveyed the message that the Russian revolution led to an improved version of Russia, The USSR. The poster wanted to elicit positive feelings about communism. It showed that overthrowing the Tsars and the development of the USSR was the betterment of the population, thus promising better lives and future. The poster primarily uses plain folks propaganda technique since its showing the together the workers can help create a better Russia.
Because Conquest has the benefit of hindsight, this source is also valuable in demonstrating a compelling link between the Nazi fabrication of Tukhachevsky's betrayal and the subsequent purge of the army. Stalin's purge of the army after Tukhachevsky's apparent correspondence with the Nazis shows that Stalin feared his military leaders would conspire with external forces to destroy his regime. The limitation of this source is in that it does not fully examine Stalin's psyche when he orchestrated the purge of the army. The source does not make clear if Stalin was opportunistic and took advantage of Tukhachevsky's alleged betrayal to justify existing plans to purge the army, or if Stalin truly felt threatened by the risk of his army conspiring with the Nazis. Another limitation of the source is that it was published prior to opening of the Soviet archives in 1991, thus the evidence presented is likely to have been
Karl Liebknecht once said, “The Russian revolution was to an unprecedented degree the cause of the proletariat of the whole world becoming more revolutionary.” The revolution was a result of tension and disaffection for the Russian people. The Russian revolution was accountable with how Russia withdrew WW1 because of the destruction it brought forth to the Russian economy. The Russian revolution was caused by hard labor, unprepared leaders, and how Russia was industrially behind. Russia had a huge population of civilians that contributed to hard labor that ultimately escalated to a revolution. In document 7, it shows Russian female peasants at work in the late 1800s.
To many people, the Korean War was considered to be the fight between the two sides of the country: North and South, which started due to the fact that North Korean leader at the time, Kim Il Sung, wanted to influence South Korea, and make it a communist country. But these two sides were not the only ones fighting in this conflict, two communist countries and a capitalist country were also involved in the warfare. It is safe to say that communism played a huge role in the Korean War because of the Soviet Union’s influence on the North, making the area full of communism, and the fact that it was the reason why the U.S. decided to intervene the moment North Korea attacked the South. For instance, the north side of Korea became communist shortly
By burning objects and people the Germans’ didn’t mean any harm or negative destruction of any sort. By burning objects and people the German society felt they were purifying everything that they felt corrupted them. “...the victory over his enemies and over the restraints that has held Germany back since World War I. ‘Any materials,’ it requested,
The Bolshevik Red Guards led a revolution against the Provisional Government by seizing control of stations, telephone exchanges, post offices, the national bank and the Winter Palace in Petrograd. By the beginning of November, Moscow and the Kremlin had fallen to the Bolsheviks ("Russia 1905-41”). The Bolsheviks stayed in power by removing anyone who opposed of the anti-government campaign by using the Cheka, a secret police force. Bolshevism is the belief of the Bolsheviks in which they Why did the Bolsheviks win the civil war? The Bolsheviks won the civil war as the whites were disunited.
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
In January, 1942, the Soviet Union saw the victory of pushing the Nazi forces out of Moscow and the surrounding areas. A month later a Soviet war documentary was released to the world called, Moscow Strikes Back. It was directed by Leonid Varlamov and Ilja Kopalin and it featured footage from the frontlines of the Soviet troops. The film opens with footage of civilians working to fortify Moscow from the Nazis. Men, women, and children are shown doing everything they can from making walls of sandbags, putting together ammunition, and carrying rifles after enlisting in the Red Army.