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
Wolsey begins his soliloquy by use of figurative language when he states “The third day comes a frost, a killing frost” he uses it to describe the beginning of his fall from the position he once held. The change for Wolsey was cold and bitter, even fatal because he realizes how different the situation is for him. The downfall from his position was cold for Wolsey because he was casted out and it came as a surprise. The bitterness of Wolsey’s change was the reason for it being something he believed in and forcing Wolsey to move down hurt him. Fatal because Wolsey’s position in the kingdom was his whole life, to him that was his sole purpose to advise the king.
King Louis XVI, who was the ruler at the time, was a main contributor to these problems that led France to its downfall. The country had a massive lack of resources and food, which led King Louis XVI to borrow more money than he could afford, thus putting the country in immense debt. Despite the very visible crisis overthrowing the country, the king was incapable of accepting his mistakes and refused to change his ways. He maintained the unjust voting system, known as the Estates-General, and worsened the taxing system in order to pay off his debts. The people, especially those of the Third Estate, were clearly angry and dissatisfied with the state of the country, which led them seek out a movement for what was right.
Both the French and Russian Revolutions had radical wings that got in the way of the original purpose of the Revolution. The Petrograd Soviet’s radical reforms angered the people just as the radical Mountain angered the people. Additionally, the failure of the original revolutions called for one person to stand up and overthrow the preexisting government to establish a new one. In the case of France, Napoleon staged a coup which eventually led to him crowning himself emperor and maybe in even some ways acting as a dictator. In Russia, Lenin had to step up with Trotsky’s help to overthrow the provisional government and establish his dictatorial socialist government.
There were many problems surrounding Russia and its political system. Tsar Nicholas II was Russia’s leader but a very poor one at that. He was the cause for many of Russia’s problems including the failures in the Russo-Japanese war and World War I. When Russia first entered World War I they fared well until after some bad advice Nicholas II sought control of the army and led them to another abysmal defeat. By the end of Russia’s involvement he was sending poorly trained and ill-equipped men into battle and was losing the confidence and backing of the Russian army.
In Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff suffers injustice throughout his entire life. Not only was he unwanted as a child but he was also ridiculed for his physical appearance, tormented by Hindley, and emotionally stabbed in the heart by his one true love, Catherine. Although Heathcliff is in a constant search of justice, he does not know how to find it. Throughout the novel, Heathcliff constantly uses revenge in order to seek justice but always ends up more disappointed than he originally starts off as.
Nicholas was a very selfish leader that did not take the citizens’ opinions into account when making decisions regarding their well-being. Both Farmer Jones and Czar Nicholas were autocratic leaders that possessed control until one day their captors had enough. This helps to show students the reason for the Russian Revolution and help them to understand what trials the Russians faced from an overbearing government. This leads me into my next similarity which is between the Battle of Cowshed and the Bolshevik Revolution.
Different Reasons & Purpose First of all, in order to understand the reasons of an events, we should know its background first. The background of Stalin’s Forced Famine is that Ukraine obstructed a lot of policies which central government made and wanted to separate itself from the Soviet Union(Marples 506) However, the background of Nazi Holocaust is that almost all aspects of Germany were suffering from the unfairness which caused by Versailles Treaty after the First World War and people couldn't see any future of themselves or their country at that time(Diehl 182).
The issue of instability between the invasions on the eastern and western frontier along with the reduced tax earning from losing land and overall wealth demand caused by these infractions hit on external problems that pestered the empire. The "widespread of tax relief that the Imperial government was forced to grant in for 10, the year after the goals had left the peninsula"29 was how Ward-Perkins described the invasions that cause this long-term damage to the tax base and foundation of this empire. This instability within the empire among their revenue stream caused a ruckus and overall despair among the society. The throne was seen as being strangled by foreign invaders if this was a time where the emperor needed more revenue streams to support the bad habits and debts of a government that was unable to support bad habits. 16 this ultimately broke down the military legions of Rome to protect their own borders and ultimately fall to their foreign
Through his well-known zest and ambition, he did his best to resolve most of them, and made considerable steps in the direction of prosperity and positive reform. However, his actions did not always have the intended effect and the outcome he envisioned. As his own rule shows, and later during the rule of Catherine the Great, the greatest effect of his reforms was that Russian society found itself splintered in classes that lacked communication skills and literacy, and even in the context of the same class, disconnects arose and some disagreements were never resolved (Anderson, “Peter the Great”). I agree with the quote “I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself.”
It didn’t help that the slave duty was at a whopping twenty percent. This only brought the farmers into more debt with which their tobacco could not render enough profit to get them out of. According to William Allason, the poor farmers were dedicated to lowering the duty on slaves as low as possible as opposed to shutting down the slave trade altogether, for the farmers needed hands to cultivate their product. (Holton, 71) Britain sided with the gentry’s
He had to deal with the mistrust of a nation and Congress which will make a term in office very difficult. His stubbornness and independence put him in a sticky position that made him unfit to be president. Not to mention, the way he dealt with economic and domestic decisions doing nothing but harm and further damage where our nation was at. Lastly, his foreign affairs―Iran Hostage Crisis, Panama Canal, stirring the pot with his allies, and Soviet tension―weren’t the wisest ways he could’ve handled the problem. Though he saved the energy crisis and the Camp David Accords, his mistakes and damage he has done made Jimmy Carter the worst president that America has seen.
Farmers were enticed by high prices persuaded farmers to grow a single “cash” crop. Profits were then used to buy food and manufactured goods. In the 1880s, bankruptcy fell into the nation and caused low prices and a deflated currency. As a result, there was not enough dollars to go around and caused debt. Farmers were forced to by expensive machinery to increased crop production, which were sold at low prices and caused even more debt..
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.