The French Revolution of 1848 The French revolution of 1848 was, a groundbreaking war between then French people and their government. The people of France had enough and joined together, and attempted to overthrow the government. The system of the French government did not function in the best interest of the French citizens because of the economic crisis and the political differences between the upper and lower class. The economic crisis caused many citizens to rebel as their newly elected King wasn’t any help to their interest. “In 1846 a crop failure quickly developed into a full scale economic crisis: food became scarce and expensive; many businesses went bankrupt: unemployment rose.” (
After years of poor living conditions extending from the lack of economic growth and development in the Cold War, many satellite states in the Union had begun openly revolting. And, with loose media censorship, the independence and nationalism demonstrated by the satellites quickly became unmanageable for the central government. Add to that political dissidents freed from prison during Khrushchev’s Thaw, and the CPSU became pressured to maintain their power. In what is perhaps the greatest hasty blunder of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev proposed to create the Congress of People 's Deputies of the Soviet Union (CPD), the new highest state authority (replacing the Supreme Soviet). Despite one-third of the seats in the CPD being held by CPSU members to ensure central authority, all other members were freely elected in direct, democratic elections.
Peter would then take the throne, and would be known as Peter III. Their marriage, however, didn’t get any better. It only continued to get worse. Not only was Peter proving to be a terrible husband, he also seemed to be a terrible ruler as well. He was succeeding in making many of his own people his enemies.
King Louis kept initiating taxes on the noble class which caused negative energy between the Estates and the king. Unable to negotiate with each other, this led to the unfortunate event of the French Revolution. The French Revolution had a negative impact on the world as it influenced other revolts causing more conflicts and disunity in other
The conflict led to extreme amounts of casualties, a severe food shortage throughout the nation, and increased inflation. These effects of the war ultimately led to the army turning against the tsar, the public's dissatisfaction with the quality of life in Russia and widespread suffering would ultimately lead to rebellion. This uprising would eventually lead to the Tsar abdicating power and would be known as the February revolution. This revolution would create a provisional government. The new government was weak and with a large and a growing support base the Bolsheviks began taking positions in the government.
Diocletian also tore apart Christianity because he did not feel it to be right to abandon the ancient religion. Diocletian also put much stress on rich and poor as his reforms carried high costs. All of these factors are what caused Rome to fall.
Khrushchev’s “de-Stalinization” and its impact After the death of Josef Stalin, a huge void is left in the country. But even after his death, his ideologies have been fought over and over during the last days of Soviet Unions. After Nikita Khrushchev came to power, he openly attacked Stalinism and its harm to the country, which eventually leads to more debates on Stalinism and movements in “de-Stalinization” around the countries. The fighting over ideologies eventually exhausts Soviet people and the authority of its government, which leads to the distrust from the average people and fore-shadows the union’s fall. During Khrushchev’s time, he proposed a “de-Stalinization” to the country, including revealing Stalin’s action on purge and criticizing on Stalin’s personal cult and the harm it did to this country.
With the failure of WWI, the Germans needed to do something to turn their country around. Germans wanted to overthrow their Kaiser as they believed that he was to blame for these treacherous events. The Kaiser was to be replaced with multiple workers. This idea was not the Germans but the Russians as they had already carried out this process. (-- removed HTML --) Germany’s economy was suffering and Germans were struggling through brutal fuel and food shortages.
Social instability was a great struggle within Europe. The lack of social strength within the public led the Hundred Years War, by bringing forth the tragic past of the great famine, revolts, violence, and unrest between various individuals that caused a sense of disunity and lack of control. In time, this social turmoil migrated to the monarchs, Philip VI of Gascony and King Edward III and caused disagreements on ideas and personality confrontation, which triggered distress. This social upheaval from past tragedies instigated the need for plunder and territorial gain and the need to follow the rulers. However, the main causes of the outbreak evolved from territorial, successional, and social disputes.
The aforementioned international factors had great impact towards the start of the war. The treaty of Versailles caused the population to become poverty stricken, unsatisfied, and unhappy with their lives. This, in turn, led to a climate that cultivated leaders such as Hitler. After this, the Failure of the League of Nations simply gave more momentum to to the rising leader of Germany. Finally, the Munich Agreement and its failed appeasement of Hitler, gave him the territory and power necessary to catapult all countries into the beginning of the war.
The three-hundred year Romanov dynasty came to an abrupt end during the Russian Revolution of February 1917, following the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II. There were many factors that facilitated the fall of the Romanov dynasty; a much debated factor among them was the influence of Grigori Rasputin considered as ‘fatal disease’ by revisionist historian, Michael Lynch that imposed significant threat to the Romanov dynasty. Rasputin 's influence over government posts and his rumoured relationship with the Tsarina was undoubtedly damaging to the reputation of the tsar, as people began to mock the tsarist regime at a time when it was already under immense pressure. However, the role of Rasputin in the fall of the Romanov dynasty was less significant
The defeat of the Germans by the Soviet forces was a major turning point in World War Two. Launching Operation Barbarossa is believed to be Hitler’s biggest mistake, since it placed Germany in a position where they would have to fight a two front war. Hitler had invested tremendous amounts of energy into a battle that could not be fought. He had failed to account for the conditions of the Russian winter that his troops would have to fight in, and the difficulties this would place for his operation. Hitler had many successes in acquiring land prior to this military operation against the Soviets, and upon losing this battle it resulted in a downward spiral of losses for the Germans.