Throughout the year, many genocides have taken place. A genocide is the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. One that you may not know much about is Stalin’s Purge in the USSR. Stalin’s purge is often referred to as the Great Purge or the Great Terror. This happened in the 1930’s in the Soviet Union.
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. During the Russian Revolution the first fight that set off the whole uprising was the Bolshevik Revolution.
Although the 1956 Hungarian Revolution only lasted for a short period, there are many who believe that this revolution was the first step in decreasing the Soviet Union’s control over the Hungarian government. Despite the lack of an immediate change, the 1956 Hungarian Revolution had a major long-term effect by unifying the Hungarian civil society for future conflicts that took place between the Hungarians and the Soviet government. Towards the end of the Second World War the Soviet army came and occupied Hungary, and remained there until 1991. From the end of World War Two until the Cold War ended in 1991 the relationship between Hungary and the Soviet Union was characterized by the soviet intervention in the domestic politics of Hungary.
Shayś Rebellious Ways Shay and his followers were a group of farmers out to no good. After the American revolution, the US was without money, so they raised taxes. Farmers who couldn 't pay were thrown in jail so a rebellion started. Shay and about 1,500 farmers stole weapons and fought. Some people say that the people in Shay 's Rebellion were freedom fighters, nevertheless Shay and his followers were rebels because they protested violently, caused chaos in the country, and were criminals.
This was not only because anyone could be seen as a communist, but anyone could report others and get them taken away. The drawback from snitching was it affiliated you with a communist and got you arrested as well. The population caught on quickly and “Anti-Nazi political and union workers either fled germany or faced long-term confinement in a concentration camp”(Political Prisoners). Often those not lucky or resourceful enough to escape imprisonment, would conform with the Nazis in order to save themselves. Since anyone to stand against the government would be taken away, it shows that political prisoners were the first in Nazi camps.
In early 1919 they launched a bid for power, joined with rebel soldiers and sailors, they set up Soviets in several towns. Ebert then made an agreement with the commanders of the army and the Freikorps to shut the rebellion down. The Kapp Putsch was a threat from the right-wing and took place on the 20th of March in 1920 and was lead by Wolfgang Kapp. Kapp lead 5000 Freikorps (anti communist ex-soldiers) into Berlin which was a direct threat to the Weimar government. The army then refused to fire on the Freikorps and it seemed like Ebert’s government was going to fail however the people then went on strike and everything came to a halt.
Placing the blame on foreigners, by taking the minories residing in Russia, turned the loyal Stalinists against other nationalities, keeping the facts of the arrests relatively contained. The secret police also targeted “... Everyone accused of being an anti-Soviet element” (Budanovic 12). The Purges were not limited to only the enlightened and the minorities, common people who expressed displeasure with the government would also find themselves in a gulag. Stalin not only wanted his reign to go on unopposed, he wanted the people to think in the Soviet mindset, making the people easier to manipulate. This would also make it easier to weed out those he thought were against him, making the interrogations and killings easier to carry out.
To their murderers, these wretched people were not individuals at all. They came in wholesale lots and were treated worse than animals. They were 200 Jews in good physical condition, 50 Gypsies, 500 tubercular Poles, or 1,000 Russians. The victims of these crimes are numbered among the anonymous millions who met death at the hands of the Nazis and whose fate is a hideous blot on the page of modern history" said General Telford Taylor (Harvard Law). The
It is designed to serve up a series of onslaughts on its prisoners’ both physical and spiritual dignity and pride. With features of the camp ranging from; the nearly intolerable living conditions, to guards forcing the prisoners to strip off their garments for body searches at temperatures of minus forty degrees, to having their (the prisoners) names replaced by unwelcoming combinations of the alphabet and numbers. By doing these horrendous acts the camp erases all traces of individuality and self-worth. However some prisoners counteract, and passively fight against the ‘system’. In this essay Shukhov is taken as a prime example of how he counteracts and holds on to his dignity and
World War II was a crucial time in history, where dictators rose to power and promised to bring a change to their country, through tough love and intimidation. A prime example of a dictator who was all about these principles was Joseph Stalin. A man who made his name through instilling fear into the hearts of those who crossed his path. Joseph Stalin grew up poor and didn't have much. .It’s fair to say he indeed had a harsh childhood, and you would think that a man who had that kind of upbringing would not be so desensitized to the rest of his people, however, that was not the case.
The alliance aquirred over a million members by 1890 , but the group was weakened the plight of landless tenant farmers and sharecroppers. It was also weakend by exclusion of blacks who made up half of the agricultural population. In the 1890’s, the People’s party was started. They were also known as the Populists, these farmers fought against Wall Street and the “money trust.” They advocated for the nationalization of the railroads, telephones, and telegraph, a graduated income tax, and a new subtreasury. Basically, the populist wanted to provide farmers with loans for crops stored in government-owned warehouses.
Holocaust Heroes - Miep Gies. The holocaust was the worst genocide ever realized on earth, it left millions of victims dead. Thousands of people helped this horrible and non human movement to be executed, the German Politics, SS police, German Soldiers and other organizations, but not everyone let Hitler’s propaganda and speeches influence on them, A lot of people helped thousands of Jews to hide during the war. Nazi-sponsored persecution and mass murder fueled resistance to the Germans in the Third Reich itself and throughout occupied Europe. Although Jews were the Nazis ' primary victims, they too resisted Nazi oppression in a variety of ways, both collectively and as individuals.Miep was a Dutch citizen who was recognized
Again, the Russian revolution intervene because of the wretched condition for peasants and workers in that nation. After the success of their revolution in Russia, the leaders of that revolution invited workers in the United States to up rise against their political and economic system in the US. Nonetheless, American workers ignored this invitation, instead they formed unions to advocate for them. This isolationist policies of the United States would continue until World War 2
Since the United States was engaged in the war, the government wanted to avoid strikes, so by stepping in on behalf of workers with their employers, the government believed they could do so. In 1920, the AFL had gained more than 4 million workers. But, during the 1920s-1930s, some members wanted to have a nonexclusive group. They wanted it to include unskilled or untrained workers also. This issue became so big that in 1935, John L. Lewis, an AFL member, created the Committee for Industrial Organization.
As we look throughout history, governments have implemented policies and are partially responsible for the denial of human rights to a certain group. These groups include Ukrainians and Rwandans. The denial of human rights in these regions not only affect those in the region but internationally. Both Ukrainians and Rwandans were denied their human rights. Ukraine’s hope and will was in the hands of the dictator Joseph Stalin.