Joseph Stalin - 1,229 words
Joseph Stalin lived from 1879 till 1953. Stalin was one of the most ruthless communist dictators of all time. After Lenins death, Stalin pushed his way to the top and was set out to make the Soviet Union into an industrial power. In 1928, Stalin proposed the Five Year Plans, which were to build heavy industry, transportation, and an increase in farm production. This initial attempt to industrialize the country was generally successful, but collectivization was extremely unpopular and was resisted by the peasants. In response Stalin had millions of them killed, or allowed them to starve. Stalin said that the Soviet Union was behind the rest of the world in industry and agriculture, and needed ...
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Joseph Stalin's Reign - 265 words
Joseph Stalin Stalin was a dictator of the U.S.S.R from 1929 until 1953. He rose from bitter poverty to become ruler of the country that covered one sixth of all the land area in the world. Stalin ruled by terror for most of his years in office. He didn't allow anybody to say anything about his ideas. Stalin killed all that had helped him rise to power because he thought they would threaten his rules. Stalin was responsible for millions of deaths of Soviet peasants who discarded with his program called "Collective Agriculture" (government control of farms). Under Stalin's commands, the Soviet Union operated a worldwide network of communist parties. By the time Stalin died, communism had spre ...
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Rooselvelt - 5,160 words
... refully prepared plans were ready to be implemented almost at once. Huge public buildings, great dams, and irrigation and flood-control projects are part of PWAs legacy. The most spectacular agency designed to promote general economic improvement was the National Recovery Administration (NRA), an organization set up (along with the PWA) by the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), which was passed by Congress in June 1933. The NRA was designed to help business help itself. Unfair competition was supposed to be eliminated through the establishment of codes of fair competition; in effect, laws against combinations of large businesses were to be suspended in exchange for guarantees to wo ...
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All Of Russian Communism - 1,538 words
The Reasons for the fall of Socialism/Communism and the Troubles of Starting the New Democratic System in the Russian Federation "Let's not talk about Communism. Communism was just an idea, just pie in the sky." Boris Yeltsin (b. 1931), Russian politician, president. Remark during a visit to the U.S. Quoted in: Independent (London, 13 Sept. The fall of the Communist regime in the Soviet Union was more than a political event. The powerful bond between economics and politics that was the integral characteristic of the state socialist system created a situation that was unique for the successor states of the Soviet Union. The Communist regime was so ingrain in every aspect of Soviet life that t ...
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Animal Farm Book Report - 871 words
Many authors write about topics that they know and about historical events that are going on while they write their story. In the book Animal Farm by George Orwell this is definitely true. Orwell modeled many of his characters after Russian leaders. He ingeniously depicts the troubles of Russia in a book about farm animals. The story begins with a prize winning boar named Old Major, he gathers all of the farm animals around to tell them of a dream that he has. He tells them about a society of only farm animals, they would run everything with out humans. The farm animals like this idea and make a song called Beasts of England about their new freedom. Three days after announcing his dream, Old ...
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Shirley Jackson - 433 words
Born-San Francisco, California-December 3, 1919 Died-North Bennington, Vermont- August 8, 1965-45 Have published novels, humorous fictionalized autobiographies, and children books 1961, Edgar Allen Poe Reward, Louisa, Please 1965, Syracuse University Arents Pioneer Medal for Outstanding Achievements After enrolling in Syracuse, beginning of independent life for author At Syracuse, met Stanley Edgar Hyman-would marry in 1940 Hyman Achieved notoriety in his own right as a teacher, writer, critic After marriage and birth of 4, literary production increased markedly Contributing to by asthma and arthritis Hymans extramarital affair in early 1960s 1963, husband made new commitments to marriage Al ...
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Russia, History - 1,380 words
Joseph Stalin (1927-1953) led the Soviet State through the challenges of World War II. Although the war was a terrible drain on the already impoverished and exhausted society, it resulted, paradoxically in strengthening the Soviet dictatorship. The war distracted the Soviet people from Stalin's excesses in previous years and generated patriotism and national unity. It also greatly strengthened the Soviet military. The Soviet Union emerged from the war as second in power only to the United States. (Dr. Minton F, Goldman) So what were the factors that contributed to the collapse of the super power and what is preventing Russia from re-entering the international community as a stabilized indepe ...
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The Event Of The Century Dday - 1,260 words
In every nation of the world, an event takes place that could change the course of history in that country. This event could change the history for better or for worse. For the United States, D-Day is one such transpiration. After this one specific invasion on June 6, 1944, everyone involved knew that it would change the course of history for the United States and the rest of the world. The invasion, known also by the code name Operation Overlord, did not, however, only consist of one day's events. These complicated one day's events did make up D-Day but the months of planning for the invasion and the changes in World War II and the rest of history also make up the structure of D-Day. To und ...
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Stalins 5 Year Plan - 509 words
Stalin was born in 1879 and died 1953. He was the leader of Russia and wanted to industrialize it because they were behind most of the other countries. A quote that Stalin made was "We are 100 years behind the advanced countries. We must make good this lag in ten years. Either we do it, or they crush us!" In order to bring Russia up to the current level of industry he employed a variety of different ideas to help Russia. Stalin was a tyrannical leader and did what he had to do to keep Russia from falling more and more behind the more industrialized countries. He would kill many people if had to, and he did. In 1928 Stalin started the first of 2 five-year plans. For the first five-year plan S ...
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Lenin - 1,287 words
... ral intellectual leaders to guide them there, which disagreed with Marx, who said the responsibility of the workers was for the workers themselves. Lenin hoped that once the proletariat won a revolution against tsarism, it would spark revolution over the whole world. After writing the book, Lenin earned the respect of Joseph Stalin, who now saw him as a man of extraordinary caliber. Many differences arose between the opinions of Lenin and other publishers of Iskra, and many of his comrades saw the dictatorial character emerge from within him. At the second meeting of the Russian Social Democrats in July, 1903, 43 members voted and named the Iskra group in charge of the party. Lenin then ...
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Comparison, Hitler And Stalin - 832 words
Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), who ruled Germany from 1923 to his death, began the war in 1939 that resulted in the deaths of 40 million people. More than six million of these were European Jews and other systematically exterminated in what we call the Holocaust. Joseph Stalin (1879-1953), sole ruler of the Soviet Union from 1929 to his death, forced millions of peasants off their private land and into large, inefficient, state-run farms in order to rapidly industrialize the giant Russian state. This "Great Leap Forward" in the early 1930s resulted in famine that took five million lives in the Ukraine alone. All told, a minimum of 50 million people died between 1930 and 1950 as a result of the be ...
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Russia - 1,795 words
... elected into power. But the elections in April put many radicals into power and the tsar disbanded that Duma. He then disbanded the one after that too, in turn he formed a much more conservative Duma that was mostly under his control. He had regained all of the power that he had lost due to the revolution of 1905. 6) The March Revolution: Food riots broke out in Petrograd, and when the Czar ordered the Duma to dissolve and they did not obey. Soldiers were not able to stop rioting in the cities. Workers and soldiers in Petrograd organized radical legislative bodies called Soviets. The rebellion spread throughout the country and to the troops, who deserted by tens of thousands. On March 1 ...
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Normandy - 1,130 words
In midsummer 1943, a year before the Anglo- American invasion of Normandy Adolf Hitler still occupied all the territory he had gained. He had a strong foothold in North Africa, and was ready to take over the world if possible. He controlled all of Europe except Spain Portugal, Switzerland, and Sweden. Without intervention by the Us Hitler could count on prolonging his military reign for many years, there was no one else who could match him. Since 1942, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was pressing for the US to get involved, but this was impossible. The American army was still forming and the necessary equipment to cross the English Channel was not built yet. Roosevelt appointed Dwight D Eisenhow ...
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The Russian Navy - 1,623 words
The White Sea and the Barents Sea have been of importance to the Russian merchant fleet ever since the 15th century. Because of this, Russias Navy has always been an important part of the Russian Military. The matter of access to ice free harbors in the north became even more important after Germany became a significant naval power in the Baltic Sea. Events during World War I increased the importance of the Kola Peninsula to Russia very much. The Kola Peninsula and the White sea played an vital role in the movement of military supplies to Russia. A naval force dedicated especially to the northern region was established shortly after the outbreak of World War I. This fleet is now know as The ...
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The Soviet German War - 1,860 words
The Soviet-German War is the most brutal episode of the most vicious war that mankind has ever seen (Clark 1). During the Great Patriotic War, as Joseph Stalin coins it, the Soviet Union emerges through pure tenacity as one of the worlds great superpowers. Although Stalin and the USSR emerge victorious, the sacrifices made are enormous (Clark 446). Estimates show between 20-25 million Soviets die from 1941-1945. Only 7-8 million Germans die during this same period (Encarta). Many of these deaths are a direct result of the brilliant (sometimes insane) chess match between two of the most tyrannical leaders in history: Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Even today, some people ponder which leader ...
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Operation Barbarossa - 507 words
On June 22, 1941 Operation Barbarossa took the Soviets by surprise. By blitzkrieg tactics, the three million Germans strong force struck deep into Russia, capturing whole Russian armies. Though expecting the raid, Russian president, Josef Stalin, was forced to sacrifice huge numbers of troops to stop the Germans' approach. The Germans were quick in forcing Russia to surrender due to the harsh conditions of the approaching Russian winter. Operation Babarossa was the codename used for the invasion of the Soviet Union by Hitler and his men. While only 3 million German soldiers entered in the raid, 5 million died in total, when it was all over. This figure is minuscule if compared to the 20 mill ...
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War On Sex And Aids - 1,443 words
According to a character in Joy Luck Club, with the removal of one's lips comes the eventual chilling of the teeth. Through constantly declaring to her daughter this metaphorical aphorism, her astute daughter eventually learned what she meant, which was one thing is always the cause of another. On that account, her incessant mentioning of that awesome aphorism was after all not in vain, for she managed to pass through her daughter such a cosmic actuality that is often overlooked by many people, although such actuality is indeed befitting to every single occurrence in the world. It can be indeed applicable to the situation in which one accidentally strikes a glass of water that, as a result o ...
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Coldwar - 1,028 words
Bibliography: Bowker, Mike, and Brown, Robin, eds., From Cold War to Collapse (1992); Brands, H. W., The Devil We Knew (1994); Crockatt, Richard, The Fifty Years War: The United States and the Soviet Union in World Politics, 1941-1991 (1995); Gaddis, John Lewis, The United States and the End of the Cold War (1992) and We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History (1997); Glynn, Patrick, Closing Pandora's Box (1992); LaFeber, Walter, America, Russia, and the Cold War, 7th ed. (1992); May, Ernest R., American Cold War Strategy: Interpreting NSC 68 (1993); Powaski, Ronald E., The Cold War, The United States and the Soviet Union, 1917-1991 (1997); Walker, Martin, The Cold War: A History (1994). The c ...
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Russia - 1,655 words
The roots of the Russian Revolution of 1917 were deep. Russia had suffered under an extremely oppressive form of government for centuries under the rule of the czars. During the 19th century the nation was filled with movements for political liberalization. In the long run there were several revolutions, not one. The first rebellion, known as the Decembrist uprising, took place in December 1825. Members of the upper classes, including many former soldiers, staged a revolt after the death of Alexander I. The revolt failed, but it provided an inspiration to succeeding generations of dissidents. The next revolution took place in 1905, after the Russo-Japanese War, which Russia lost. It appeared ...
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Fdr - 1,221 words
... Under the AAA, production of basic crops and livestock was limited in order to raise prices and thus increase farmers' incomes. Farmers were rewarded by benefit payments for reducing production. The NRA, created by the president under the National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933, was meant to aid both business and labor. The NRA established codes of fair competition in major industries. In turn, businessmen were expected to pay at least minimum wages and to work their employees for no more than established maximum hours. Furthermore, under the terms of the Recovery Act, workers were given the right to bargain collectively-- that is, to join unions of their choice, which would negotiate w ...
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