What Are The Causes Of Conflict In Russia

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There have been several conflicts in Russia and Europe, especially early on. Before borders were set, mountains were natural borders. Many different cultures formed because people were isolated by these mountains. Eventually, when the groups began moving around, culture and religious conflicts occured. Genocide became a large issue. This was where one cultural group mass murdered another group for their beliefs or lifestyles. Eventually, Czars came to power and made advances to the region but ruled harshly. Russia was in the feudalism times, so Nobles and Kings ruled over Serfs, who were essentially peasants on the land. They worked in harsh working conditions and had no education. Eventually, however, Czar Alexander II abolished Serfs, but they still had little education, and overall didn’t have an impact. People them began getting fed up with the Czars, so they marched to protest. These protests ended with over 1,000 protester deaths. There was great tension in the region. Then, when Archduke Francis Ferdinand was killed, conflicts and war resulted. Food shortages resulted in riots, and the government was weakened. This led to the rise of communism.…show more content…
They implemented communism, which is the system in which all property is owned by the government. Therefore, no one privately owned land. Their leader was Vladimir Lenin. When he came to power, he turned Russia into the Soviet Union, or USSR. Lenin had the idea of making countries around them “Satellite Countries” of the Soviet Union. This meant that the Soviet Union controlled their land and businesses. Communism was all about the greater good of the government and community. The government owned everything so there was no difference or competition, thus “no
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