From 1928, when the plan started, to 1932 to its end, many factories, dams, power stations and even cities were being built. Despite there being harsh penalties implemented to workers for failure to meet their targets, there was still a significant increase in Russia’s industrial growth in a very short period of time. Just like the emancipation of the serfs in 1861, under Tsar Alexander II, in protest of Stalin’s policies, the peasants, in protest, refused to work harder than they needed too, causing them to destroy livestock and crops, which eventually lead to their unnecessary death. Stalin, just like the Tsarist autocratic regime, was not committed to collectivism but preferred capitalism in his ruling of the Soviet Union. This caused a lot of rebellion from the Kulaks who opposed collectivism.
Under the shadow of the great industrial powers of the west, the Soviet Union was forced to rush the process of industrialization in order to catch up with it’s advanced neighboring states. Japan was in a similar position during the 20th century, though Japan’s reaction to the pressure was much more successful than Soviet industrialization. Japan’s industrialization was more prosperous and smooth than Russia’s because of the differences in treatment of factory workers, and adaptations to the developed foreign trade market, which ultimately diminished the efficiency of Russian industrialization.
Czar Peter the Great was an autocratic ruler of Russia. Meaning that he ruled with complete rule over his subjects, and he was titled as a modernizer of Russia. Peter the Great is respected for his actions when westernizing Russia, he made Russia diplomatic, military, political, commercial, scholastic, literary, and industrial. During his reign, Peter establishes many different policies, and he substantially reforms his country. Although, during Peter’s absolute reign he encounters a few negative occurrences. Like every ruler Peter did make mistakes, yet Peter the Great had a way of evening out or overcoming his failures with success. Peter the Great was an extremely impactful and productive ruler; he completely reformed his country, and established foreign policies to strengthen
For a long time Russia was isolated from the rest of Europe. It did not experience many of the things that happened in western Europe like new technology, Renaissance, the Protestant reformation, and the spread of many ideas. Russia’s temperatures were frigid and resulted in there being no warm-water port. A warm-water port was necessary for year-round trade and growth.
In 1917, Tsar Nicholas ll is the current ruler of Russia. Russia’s economic growth is increased by the Czar’s reforms of the production of factories. During this era, Russia desperately needed to keep up with the rest of Europe’s industry. This reform worked perfectly, but the working conditions of these factories didn’t charm factory workers. After the events of the Russo-Japanese War, “Bloody Sunday”, and WW1, Russia was in utter chaos under the Czar’s ghastly leadership. With no signs of the czar’s attempt to solve the complications, Russia banded together and filled the streets with strikes and riots. A revolution was peaking among the peasants. The uprising brought Nicholas ll no choice but to abdicate his throne. This was an opportunity
Throughout Russia’s history, there have been many rulers that tried to manage their country in different ways. Even though, all of these rulers had their own unique ways of ruling, all of them were seen as terrible by the people. This eventually led to a tipping point for the Russian citizens and the Russian Revolution took place. The goal for these people was to gain freedom from their oppressive czar but instead, they got an even worse leader. Joseph Stalin was a leader of the Soviet Union from 1929 to 1953 and he was known for his ability to strike fear into people. Stalin used this fear to corrupt the minds of people into doing exactly what he wanted them to do. Although, many people had opposing viewpoints concerning Joseph Stalin, there
When people are asked the question, What was the Soviet Union or Russia, what is their answer. Each person has their own thoughts or feelings about the Soviet Union or Russia. Some people say that the Soviet Union and Russia are the same. They’re not!!!!! The Soviet Union and Russia are two very different things. (Background Essay) Before Vladimir Lenin came into power to rule Russia, Russia was ruled by Czar’s. A Czar was an emperor that the ruled Russia before 1917. The last Czar to rule Russia was Nicholas II. He was overthrown by Bolsheviks in the year of 1917. A Bolshevik was a member of the majority faction of the Russian Social Democratic Party. He was then replaced by Vladimir Lenin who then took power and ruled the country. So, What
During the 15th century, Vladimir III used his power and authority to exemplify the principles of an Absolute Monarch by forcing supreme control over the citizens of his kingdom, including the Transylvanian nobles; striking fear in the minds and hearts of those who tried to challenge him and establishing himself as a benevolent king in the eyes of the Holy Catholic Church. Vladimir III demonstrated the principles of an Absolute Monarch by using techniques that would create a reputation of fear around him. Vlad The Impaler struck fear into the hearts and minds of those who tried to oppose him to secure his place at the top. According to Source B: German Woodblock (late 15th century) of Vlad invading Germanic Lands, Vlad was admiring his work
Following the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1914, Joseph Stalin took up his position as leader of the Soviet Union. After rising to power, Stalin made drastic changes to Russia that was still torn from war at the time. With his power, Stalin aimed to bring Russia to the top of the world. In the end, while he pushed the Soviet Union’s economy to new heights, his methods were cruel and had negative impacts.
Post WWl, Russia was still not industrialized, suffering economically and politically and in no doubt in need of a leader after Lenin’s death. “His successor, Joseph Stalin, a ruthless dictator, seized power and turned Russia into a totalitarian state where the government controls all aspects of private and public life.” Stalin showed these traits by using methods of enforcement, state control of individuals and state control of society.
The book Animal Farm is an allegory which corresponds to the Russian Revolution. In the book, the animals take over the farm and run the humans off of the property. They are tired of being treated cruelly and decide to take things into their own matters. This is where “war” between animal and man start. The Russian Revolution had much in common with this but also has its differences. During the Russian Revolution, Vladimir Lenin was obligated for changing Russia into the Soviet Union just as old Major tried to change Manor Farm into Animal Farm. Events and animals in the book are parallel to the events and people in the Russian Revolution.
SECTION I: Alexander III of Macedon who is also known as Alexander the Great. He was born in July of 356 BC to Queen Olympias and King Phillip II of Macedon. As a young child Alexander the Great was tutored by the famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle. At a very young age he aided in the Battle of Chaeronea alongside his father. Also, at a young age his father King Phillip II of Macedon, Alexander’s father, was assassinated and subsequently died. Alexander became king of Corinthian League by eliminating his enemies. Alexander’s ego and reputation was very important to him. He inherited one of the largest empires by battling and over taking other kingdoms. He used his honorable position to launch a project his father had previously planned. The plan was called “Panhellenic project” and it was to lead the Greeks on a conquest to rule all of the land including Persia. He invaded the Achaemenid Empire in 334 BC,
Animal Farm is a novel written by George Orwell that serves as an allegory for the Russian Revolution. The characters, events, and rulings in the novel coincide with the real like Russian characters, events, and rulings. The animals represent the political figures in the Russian Revolution and they also mimic the policies and philosophies of these figures. Animal Farm is an allegory for the Russian revolution for its extensive similarities to the political figures and rulings.
The failures of the wars Russia took part in damaged their economy even more than it already was. The extreme poverty of the Russian people and the overpopulation of the major cities making living condition dreadful. These factors put struggles on the Russian people and it made them very anger at the government. The Tsar, Nicholas II failures to lead the country properly and the consent bad decisions that was made caused outrage with the Russian people. All of these factors are the reason why the Russian Revolution in February 1917