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Russian history dates back to 862AD. By mid-1200, the Russian territory spanned current-day Poland to the Pacific coast. By the 20th century, Russia became one of the superpowers and is now a major contributor to world policies.
Latvia He was born in Jan 27, 1948 in Riga, Latvia
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The Russian Empire was a great colonial empire, covering about 1/6th of the globe. It was ruled by arguably the most intolerant, autocratic ruler class in the world - the Romanov Czars. The oppression of the common Russian people and the colonial populations was such that revolt was always near the …
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No Russian ruler was assassinated in 1917, Tsar Nicholas II and his family were shot and killed by Bolsheviks a year later on July 17 1918 Czar Nicholas II
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The Dardanells was a stragictic focal point of WW1 because it was the only sea access to the Black Sea, Russia's only warm water port. During winter all of Russia's other ports frezze over and the country can't receive imports by sea. As Turkey was not letting any ships through the Dardanells Russia…
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Communism!unbiased answer: they had famine due to poor harvest that particular year as well as foreign invasion as countries went "oh whats this new country? best to invade it" as well as the slight civil war going on
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Russia after the Russian Revolution lost Large swaths of land. What is now modern Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic states, Poland and Finland all declared independence from the Empire. Most, however, were reabsorbed into the USSR during the period from 1920 to 1940. (With the exception of the other half…
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Several good links are listed below. The Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland (the link for which is also listed) has an extensive display which deals with the significance of Maine lighthouses in American maritime history.
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To address the question that was actually asked, unlike the other two responses, I can recommend three excellent books, Russia, the People and the Power by Robert G. Kaiser, The Russians by Hedrick Smith, and Behind the High Kremlin Walls by Vladimir Solovyov and Elena Klepikova. Some other good one…
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%REPLIES% Answer Lenin led the revolution. When he returned from switzerland, he inspired the masses to revolt against the Burgeoise. Also, he inspired soldiers to convert to the cause. Thus, he was a major influence in the revolution. Answer Partly right. In fact Russia had thr…
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At the time of the revolution, the Russian Empire still was using the ancient Julian calendar, which had been discarded some 150 years earlier by most Western countries. The result was that each day in Russia was dated 13 days earlier than the same day in the West. According to the old calendar, t…
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Tsar Russia was in WW1 together with Allies but after the Revolution it was Soviet union (SU/USSR) which contained Poland before the war, but gave it up afterwards. Learn history please, but not in America, because nobody there knows history correctly. Peace. Sorry for my bad English. Kniaz new w…
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Generally, the capability of the USSR to maintain its internal and external economic structure eventually failed, and the political structure followed. Factors included the dissatisfaction of its citizens, nationalist movements in Eastern Europe and Asia, and an unworkable, inflexible bureaucracy.Ec…
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Tsar Peter changed Russia by modernizing it. He built the great city of St. Petersburg (a modern and splendid city, but one created from a wasteland at an extremely heavy human cost) and adopted many European customs. Some may say he "Europeanized" the nation, causing sweeping changes across all lev…
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Answer Russia was considered a backwards country because they were not trying to become industialized, they still used serfs as a labor base, and they censored every article of reading printed. Answer Until well after 1920 Russia was very backward. Literacy rates were very low, for example.In…
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If the Bolsheviks lost the revolution and Russia remained a republic then Russia would not have pulled out of the war. The Republic's ideology was socialism, communism is the radical form of socialism much like fascism is the extreme form of nationalism. If Russia became a socialist state then the R…
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The Soviet Union and the United States represented two very conflicting ideologies. 1. Geography - The Soviet Union and the United States actually shared many geographical similarities. A key difference would be size. And the Soviet Union possessed a great deal of tundra in the far north and eas…
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To the lower class, he presented himself as a man of the people. He promised changed and gave people hope in a better life without war. And I would think that at one point, people only followed him due to fear. Many people would admit that although he was heavily crude, he was efficient and accomp…
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This goes back to the first world war. The Germans had a certain Russian by the name of Lenin, who was a known source of trouble. So what they did was put him on a train and send him back to Russia.During the latter stages of the war, Russia was in shambles. The Imperial Army had not fared well at a…
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Not all of them. Some, who were opponents of earlier communist regimes did, but others viewed him as a tyrant. Others thought that if he hadn't been the leader of the USSR, World War II might not have been won and that he was a good leader. And yes, he led purges against his own people.
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Well that's any easy one. As pointed earlier that theRussian army was facing a manpower shortage it would have been very easy for Patton's tanks to run over them. As the war machinery was already in place it would have been a simple matter of logistics... Also the US had the Nuclear weapon card to p…
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Joseph Stalin wanted to regain Russia's (USSR) land that was lost in the previous World War I, (The Great War) basically wanted to take over the world, little by little. To do this, he eliminated anyone who he thought would be more powerful than him, such as the important rulers in the Central Plann…
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Tsar Nicholas II Romanov was the Russian leader in 1914, however many socialist workers choose Vladimir Lenin as their leader
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The most widely accepted figure is that Stalin killed around 20 million. See related links below. But there is no argument, both Hitler and Stalin where ruthless and blood letting rulers of nations, where the people of those nations were just to frightened to do anything it. Both leaders led a r…
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super duper effective.Germany took over almost all of Europe before they knew what hit them.look at a map dude  blitzkrieg or lightning war was developed in Britain in the 1930s as a what if scenario and thought to not be effective by Countries like Britain and France due to the fact that infa…
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1700-1804 ending with the death of Immanuel Kant
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Here are opinions: There is no definitive way to answer that question but Trotsky was certainly no democrat. He still would have been a communist tyrant. If he would have been less bloodthirsty than Stalin that would have been small comfort for his victims. The USSR would have been in constant rev…
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Blacks in RussiaGenerally they are not viewed with much benevolence. Firstly Negroes in Russia were slaves imported as curiosities. They served as some kind of exotic menservants in rich households.In medieval times the notion that they were offspring of Noah's second son, Ham, determined attitude t…
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Russia pulled out of World War 1 because Lenin and the Bolsheviks had promised that they would end Russia's involvement in the war. The Russian army could not match up to the German army and defeat was inevitable. Politically, Lenin had to end the war because he had promised it to the country and if…
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You use the word "hostilities" which to most people means actual war.The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and The United States Of America never came into direct military conflict. They did not actually fight each other, ever.What they did do was to use other countries to fight for them, as surro…
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The Germans invaded Britain therefrore it was mainly Germany and Britian. this is a load of poo! the blitz started with Adolf Hitler and his revenge from the battle of britain none of the other stuff you hear! it could all be a load of rubbish for all you know!
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By spending most of their resources on the military and driving the country into bankruptcy. CORRECT ANSWER: Russia became powerful because of it's nuclear weapons: it has over 16,800 nuclear weapons, more than anyone in the world (the US is in second with about 9,600) that is where Russia mostly…
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The Russo-Japanese war (1904-1905) was a competition for control of Manchuria, Korea and ports in northern China. The Russians wanted a warmer Pacific port because theirs would freeze in the winter. The Japanese had learned the value of imperialism from the Europeans, and were staking out Eastern As…
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Gregory and Stalin are two separate people. Joseph Stalin was the ruthless leader of Soviet Russia and the Soviet Union. Paul Gregory is a writer who wrote a book about Stalin.
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While Lenin was disabled from strokes, Joseph Stalin, Grigori Zinoviev and Lev Kamenev ran the country through the structure of the Communist Party. This continued after Lenin died in 1924. Stalin was General Secretary of the Communist Party and began placing people loyal to him in important posts i…
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Stalin realized that his country was going no where unless it industrialized. And that is just what he did, he made over 75% of the farms collective and made much industry communal. This all did help Russia prosper, however, Stalin was a very paranoid man, and had a secret police. By the end of Stal…
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Answer Germany failed to renew their treaty or promise they made with Russia in 18 something or other. therefore Russia was free to ally with the Allied forces(countries lke England, France, etc.)
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The United States of America manipulated the USSR economic system through sabortage and other negative activities towards USSR state and its economy creating cracks which resulted into USSR breaking apart.
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in 1533 In 1547, Ivan IV became the first crowned Czar of Russia. He was known to be extremely, perhaps even insanely brutal, hence his nickname of Ivan the Terrible. Once when in a fit of complete rage he struck his own son with an iron bar and killed him.
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The Bolsheviks (Большеви́к), roughly translated as, majorityites, and known also for a time as the Bolshevists, were founded by Vladimir Lenin in 1903, as a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP). They participated in the social revolution of 1905.This revolt…
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The 100% truth, as mundane as it may be is that she died in bed of a long-term illness. The Catherine/horse nexus was never a reality, although it was a widely believed myth mostly due to her often bizarre sexual escapades. More Information Catherine suffered a stroke while taking a bath on November…
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Russian Revolution can refer to the following events in the history of Russia: The Russian Revolution of 1905, which was a series of riots and anti-government violence against Tsar Nicholas II. The Russian Revolution of 1917, which included the February Revolution resulting in the abdication of Nich…
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all on the east from Poland
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Answer An oppressor, absolutely and flatly. The difficulties of life and the limits of political expression under the Tsarist regime were as nothing to the horrors of communism. Consider the fact that Adolph Hitler was a great admirer of the way Lenin got things done and modeled much of the Third…
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He was applying, with ruthless ferocity, Lenin's idea that by terrorizing the population they would be rendered obedient. Essentially, dead people would not oppose him, and if there were millions of dead people, the survivors would be too afraid to oppose him.Revenge
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The Soviets were Accustomed to Roosevelt's friendly, patient style, Molotov was shaken. "I have never been talked to like that in my life," he reportedly said to Truman.
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Life for Russians is better than it was during the Soviet Union. Russia is now post-USSR. However, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has been trying to push some semi-communist ideas in Russian Parliament.Life for Russians is better than it was during the Soviet Union. Russia is now post-USSR. However, …
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The Soviet union had no interest in a war with Germany and did everything possible to avoid War. Bare in mind that WWII was already well underway when the the Soviet Union got involved. The Soviets had negotiated a Non Agression Pact (Treaty) with Germany prior to the War. Included in the Non agress…
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Lenin was the Russian premier who combined his ideas with that of the Marxist theory. He essentially wanted to create a democratic dictatorship.
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The Soviet Union did not exist until after the First World War. During the First World War, the Russian Empire fought with the Allies. However, it effectively withdrew from the war about the same time the USA entered the war.
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The "Russian Revolution" consisted of two revolutions in 1917. The February Revolution began on February 24, 1917 (New Style: March 5) and forced Tsar Nicholas II to abdicate in favor of a Provisional Government. . The October Revolution began on October 25, 1917 (New Style: November 7) in which V…
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Answer my name is Ty and I have some history of basketball. The history of basketball is that James Naismith used to use a soccer-ball and peach basket to Invent baksetball. Then he started to think of something else besides an soccer-ball to use and he decided to Design that would be fit for th…
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Josef Visarionovich Stalin He was the Leader of the USSR. He was responsible for the Germans to start Falling back in the east. Had Russia (AKA USSR) not attacked the Germans or Germany hadn't attacked Russia, then the Whole war could have gone differently.
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Answer Probably a lot of people with disagree with this, but I think it decreased. The threat of mutual assured destruction was enough---and still is I think---to ensure that the great nation states would always try to avoid war at all costs. Totally agree with above Answer, in addition with bot…
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cosmeticNot really, the political changes of implementing representative government were only . He was still an absolute monarch, he had to put down revolts prior to the bolschevic revolution. But even more than Nicholas, the people of Russia hated Rasputin. The Russian people did like Nicholas the …
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Russia was doing poorly in the war, the Provisional Government refused to pull Russia out of the war, and began announcing new offensives. Soldiers didn't like the idea, so they began withdrawing from the army and protesting against the war, along with the Bolsheviks.
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Lenin was in exile,Sold out russia to Germans by helping to lose WWI to finance revolution,greatest TRAGEDY in Russian and world history.
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During the early 1900's, Russia had sustained embarrassing military losses, ineffective leadership solutions, and the country was engaged in an economic shutdown. The people had lost faith in the Tsar's ability to lead, and took to the streets in protest. When Nicholas II ordered his troops to attac…
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Tsar Nicholas II sets up the duma and allows fredom of speech, press(newspapers), assembly and worship as well as freedom from arrest. A first only rich Russians could elect the duma but then the middle class was also given general suffrage. Russia therefore became a constitutional monarchy. This di…
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Lack of food and Bad leadership.The Russian Revolution was caused by several major factors:1. The partial industrialization of Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which created an urban working class in places like St. Petersburg and Moscow that could organize against its exploitation …
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The Russian Revolution was caused by several major factors: 1. The partial industrialization of Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which created an urban working class in places like St. Petersburg and Moscow that could organize against its exploitation through unions and workers coun…
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The Red Army was the nickname for the Soviet army. This term was coined in 1918( I think ) when the Communists (reds - thus called due to the major color of their flag) were fighting a civil war with the white Russian forces (those favoring the tsar/nobility leadership).Ultimately the Communists won…
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Joseph Stalin (Ioseb Dzhughashvili 1878-1953) was the leader of the USSR (Russia) from 1924 to 1953. After World War 2, he wanted to spread Communism across Europe but was opposed by the US and Europe during the "Cold War". He was considered ruthless in his treatment of his political enemies, espe…
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Tsar Nicholas II was the leader until March 1917 when he abdicated. Then the Provisional Government headed first by Prince Georgi Lvov and then Alexander Kerensky led Russia until October 1917. Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks (later called Communists) overthrew the Provisional Government in the Oc…
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dragons lots and lots of freaking dragons.
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Causes 1. In February 1917 there were shortages of bread in Petrograd and prices were very high. 2. Tsar Nicholas II was weak and did not keep his promises. 3. The effects of the First World War on the Russian army. 4. In Russia there were big differences between rich and poor. 5. The Russian Parlia…
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It was really Joseph Stalin
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It is interesting the Karl Marx, a German Jew, built his political theories of communism on the belief that it would ultimately rule in the industrialized societies. Instead, the Marx program has almost entirely come to power in chiefly agrarian economies. Marx thought Germany, highly industrialize…
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One day, he got a flu and was ill for several days. When his flu was gone, he had a stroke because of his heavy smoking.
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Treaty of Brest-Litovsk The war was going poorly for the Allies in 1917. Germany and Austria knocked Russia out of the war. A liberal democratic government was established in Russia, deposed the Czar but it proved too weak to keep the Russian army from mutiny and group of revolutionary Bolshevick…
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Russians often rather adored Stalin. He was pictured as the grand leader of the Revolution, and the father of the government that had pulled them out of what they were told were the horrible years where they were controlled by the bourgeoisie, the rich land owners. They were taught from an early ag…
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The Russian Revolution ended when the Romanov dynasty was overthrown. The Russian Revolution began in 1905 and ended in 1917.
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In fact, with the exception of the Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass) the Nazi regime generally discouraged pogroms in the sense of mob violence against Jews. They had other ways of achieving their goals.
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There were several Princesses named Anastasia in Russia. The most famous one was the fourth daughter of Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar. Her full title was Her Imperial Highness The Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna of Russia (b. June 18, 1901, believed to have died July 17, 1918.) After the Im…
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the Russian revolution was both good and bad, as is the case with most communist uprisings...although the old autocracy that the czars had was toppled and the people enjoyed a few years of prosperity under the communist regime, unfortunately it didnt work for long. due to the clunky nature of the go…
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I assume you're referring to the 'October Revolution' which actually took place in November 1917 if one uses the Western calendar. The immediate result was the overthrow of the Provisional Government, headed by Kerensky. Other important outcomes included the final withdrawal of Russia from WWI, wh…
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World War 2Russia did not exit the war. They pressed forward in Europe until they had vanquished Germany and all her allies, except for Italy which was conquered by the western allies.Russian/Soviet units defeated the German, Finnish, Hungarian, and Romanian armies. Once they had defeated the milita…
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In 1867, Russia sold Alaska to the United States for $7,200,000 or about 2 cents an acre. The U.S. purchase was accomplished solely through the determined efforts of Secretary of State William H. Seward, and for many years afterward the land was derisively called Seward's Folly or Seward's Icebox b…
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Answer No. The Soviet ideology was not based on the superiority of a given race or ethnicity. The oppression was based on political views and social class.
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Bloody Sunday (1972)On Sunday January 30, 1972, in an incident since known as Bloody Sunday, 26 Irish Civil Rights protestors were shot by members of 2nd Batallion of the British Parachute Regiment during a Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in the Bogside area of the city of Derry, Nor…
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The Bolshevik or October Revolution of 1917 was led by Vladimir I. Lenin and the Bolshevik Party.
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Vladimir Lenin and his Bolshevik Party were the primary revolutionaries, but other factions joined the fight against the absolutism of the tsar (king). After the Red Army defeated the royalist White Army, Lenin cleverly outmaneuvered his erstwhile allies. The Bolshevik party took total control of th…
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My mom,just kidding, Lenin
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Russia had three forms of government during WWI. viks.
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Mostly murder and genocide. As much if not more than Hitler.Prior to the Russian Revolution in 1917, Stalin organized and committed bank robberies to help finance the Bolshevik Party's activities. These were euphemistically called "expropriations" or "exes"
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Japan (日本 Nihon or Nippon ? , officially 日本国 Nippon-koku (help·info) or Nihon-koku) is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of China, Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea in the south. The char…
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Napoleon and Russia, 1807 Napoleon wanted Russia to cut off trade with Britain (and some other counries). If Napoleon could act together with the Tsar, the two could control Europe together.
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Joseph Stalin, did lots of bad things! such as..... . killed loads of kulaks(farmers who extended thier farms) because they were not making enough food. . practally killed everyone!
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Communism came about because poor countries wanted a quick fix for their economy. For instance, China, back in the early 1900's, was not a Communist nation. It became that way after years of poverty. What communists' do is go after the farmers, etc, and tell them that Communism will give them money,…
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you didn't say which one, but the main cause was that peasants in russia were starving because their wages were decreasing. this caused bloody Sunday (where tsar nicholas II killed hundreds of demonstraters). people were angry at this, and began to go on strikes. the tsar kept capturing and executin…
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Joseph Stalin, born Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili (21 December 1878 - 5 March 1953) was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee from 1922 until his death in 1953.Stalin was the Russian president. The black swan class corvette HMS Starling (U66) was th…
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He killed 20 million Soviet citizens - that's why everyone's so mad at him Yeah that is true tha he killed millions of people without carrying ... But he improved the Soviet Union, made it an industrial power (that could win the WWII). Education increased (even though it was censored and manipulated…
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Actually, he was, 'On 18th April, 1902, Stalin was arrested after coordinating a strike at the large Rothschild plant at Batum. After spending 18 months in prison Stalin was deported to Siberia.' Hope this helped
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Why wouldn't it be popular? You have Russian peasants that are in the cold, that are hungry, that are fighting for their country in a war they had nothing to do with, and then you have the rich wasting their money away on superfluous things. He promised them food, shelter, and land, which of course …
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