Now that The Berliners were isolated from the world, they couldn’t get any supplies and the sectors only had enough coal to last 45 days and food to last just 36 days. West Berlin relied entirely on their allies to transport supplies into the capital or city or something. The Western Powers generally transported supplies by ways of trucks and railway. Democracy was becoming too strong so the Soviet Union thought that they could drive the Western Powers out of West Berlin. They thought that if they could block any way of the allies from coming into West Berlin by land, they would eventually give up and stop supporting them.
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. Both went to the extreme in killing those that were not supportive of their cause, like during the Reign of Terror, and the killing of the whites by the Cheka. However, they were different in that the Russian Revolution was successful in achieving its goal after the failure at the first attempt with the provisional government, but the French Revolution was an overall failure. The Russian Revolution
Stalin stayed in Moscow as the German army marched on, ordering his men to destroy anything of value that may benefit their enemy. The tide of war changed for the Soviets at the Battle of Stalingrad. At the battle, the Red Army defeated the Nazis and eventually drove them from Russia. Stalin would go on to attend the meetings of the Allied Powers, and would become a loyal ally. Stalin still planned to expand the Soviet Empire after the war.
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.
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.
While the idea of Communism is to create a economic state where the bourgeoisie is dissolved, the proletarians are treated as equals, and there is no more government, in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Cambodia Communism did not benefit the countries like the ideology behind Communism should have. In the USSR and Cambodia, the citizens were stripped of their human rights, forced to work on collective farms, and were killed for being “enemies” of the state. In the Soviet Union, Communism was favored by the proletarians because of the dentromental consequences of the Industrial Revolution. In the late 19th century, the ruler of Russia, Tsar Nicholas the second, believed that Russia was falling behind the other countries in terms for being a modern society and being able to usable materials that is not just producing farming goods. The Industrial
The Schlieffen Plan failed because the Germans took too long in the battle with France. Also, They kept destroying the railroads, so the railroads had to be rebuilt. Then, they underestimated France and how fast Russia can mobilize their army.This actually weakened Germany because they were not prepared for Russia to attack them so quickly, so they did not have enough troops fighting the Russians. Did it change the war? Yes, The Schlieffen Plan changed the war since it would not have been much different if Germany did not have a plan because they would most likely split their forces on both borders of Germany.
In 1917, the oppressive rule of Tsar Nicholas II was overthrown in the Russian Revolution lead by Vladimir Lenin. Lenin did not live to see the effects of his revolution, leaving a power vacuum that was filled by Joseph Stalin who gained control through power and brutality. Stalin’s rule was extremely harsh, and he remained in power with help to his
To rise to power he tricked Trotsky, who was at the time Stalin’s opponent. He wanted to USSR to spread communism across the world. The ruthless Stalin told Trotsky that Lenin’s funerals, Lenin was the leader of the party at the time, were 26th January which were actually the 27th.Trotky that was in south of Russia could not make it in time for 26th and in result to this decided to stay where he was. After all this people did not want Trotsky to be leader of the party they though he was a bad person. In the end Stalin became leader.
The most famous one was the Chairman of the State Duma, Mikhail Rodzianko, he said to his emperor: “I implore you my sovereign, banish this dirty interloper from the court.” The Czar then replied: “No, I cannot promise you that.” Mistakes followed by mistakes, Nicholas II’s reign started to ruin when he decided to command the troops in World War I and leave the whole of Russia to his wife and Rasputin as adviser. The Czar’s foolish in “leaving the inexperienced and untalented Alexandra to run the empire along with the evil and ambitious Rasputin” paved the way for the destruction of the 300 year-long Romanov dynasty. That was
Harry Truman thought that giving up on berlin would lead to the loss of all Germany under the control of the Soviets. Western Germany was thinking of responding to the blockade, but due to the lack of manpower, they didn’t. The U.S. agreed with their allies to supply western Berlin through air hallways. Supplies were sent every day. 1948 became very tense as Soviet planes went over the U.S. planes that were over East Germany, The Soviets didn’t try to shoot down any of the Western, because such it might lead to war.
Russian Revolution In 1922, as a result of the Russian Revolution, a new political party emerged: the USSR or the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union was the world’s first communist state. Communism was a new political and economic model that was supposed to get rid of class distinction. From the beginning, communism opposed capitalism and capitalist countries like the United States. The Russian Revolution united the socialists against the capitalists, with the USSR, a communist country, siding with the socialists.
The National Labor Union took after the unsuccessful endeavors of worker activists to shape a national coalition of neighborhood exchange unions. The National Labor Union looked for rather to unite the national 's major work associations in presence, and the eight-hour alliances built up to press for the eight-hour day, to make a national league that could press for work changes and discovered national unions in those regions where none existed. Basically, this failed because the Union neglected to influence Congress to abbreviate the workday and the work association itself disintegrated in 1873 but this union, opened up the doors for other associations, for example, the Knights of Labor, the American Federation Labor, and the Western Federation of Miners
“He who does not work, shall not eat.” This is a very famous quote written by John Smith during his stay at Jamestown. He saw that the colony wasn’t doing so good and that by September half of the settlers were dead, so he took control over the colony and made some good and not so good contributions. He observed that none of the colonists thought they were going to do anything when they got to this new land. But he realized that in order for this settlement to be successful, the colonists were going to have to work hard and not look for gold. But a bad contribution he made to this colony was that he kept getting the colonists to invade the nearby Native Americans.