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  • Choice Between The Czar And Russia
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    Russia, History, WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution The quotation, 'I shall maintain the principle of autocracy just as firmly and unflinchingly as it was preserved by my unforgettable dead father. ' (Nicholas II) In spite of the Czar's decrees and declarations, Russia, by the beginning of the 20th century, was overripe for revolution,' is supported by political and socioeconomic conditions late monarchial Russia. Nicholas II was the Czar of Russia from 1896-1917, and his rule was the brut...
  • Influence Of Rasputin On Alexis
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    Rasputin had a significant impact on the royal family as well as Russia during the reign of Czar Nicholas II. Rasputin was a staret that worked his way into the royal family. The influence of Rasputin on Alexis, the heir to the throne, gave him great power. The power given to Rasputin had a notable impact among the Russian people as well as Russia. Gregory Efimovich, better known as Rasputin, was born in the town of Pokrovsk oe in 1871. The name Rasputin means "dissolute", for his tireless pursu...
  • Next Czar
    800 words
    The Russian revolution was caused by the continual breakdown of the governments in Russia and the incompetency and authoritarian views of it's czars. Their failures as leaders included policies that neither pleased nor benefit ted the people. By the end of the nineteenth century, Russia's economy, government, military, and social organization was at an extreme decline. Russia had become the least advanced of the major European nations in terms of political and social development. There was no pa...
  • Peter And His Half Brother Ivan
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    PETER THE GREAT THE REVOLUTIONARY CZAR OF RUSSIA Peter the First of Russia (more commonly known as Peter the Great) was born the son of Alexis Michailovich Romanov and Natalia Cyrilovna Naryshkina on June 9, 1672 in Moscow, Russia (2: 242-243). Alexis was overjoyed, and a great gingerbread cake with the double eagle was made, cannons were fired, and bells rang all over the land (4: 89). But at his birth, it was not known that he would be the future czar of Russia. It was not until later on, when...
  • Majority Of The Russian People Being
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    As the Russian revolution reached its preliminary stage class antagonism grew because of the Serfdom system put in place by the Czar, Ivan the Terrible. In order to compensate for the Czar taking power away from the nobles, the Czar increased the nobles power of their land and its occupants. By the time Catherine the Great became Czar she enjoyed virtually autocratic rule over the nobles, and the nobles had a virtually autocratic rule over the serfs, who by this time had been reduced to a state ...
  • St Petersburg And Other Cities In Russia
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    At the beginning of the 1900's, Russia was still being run by nobility, while the peasants made up more than half of the population. The Russian people didn't see much of the rest of the world outside of their commune way of life. They were hard workers who farmed the land while struggling against the cold and hardships of their life. Czar Alexander II hoping to bring Russia out of the dark ages signed the "Emancipation Manifesto". Which freed the serfs from ownership to the nobles. The unwillin...
  • Unanimous Strike Against The Czar
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    At the turn of the twentieth century, Russia was a curious society, still stratified into nobility and peasantry. The Russian people seemed to be as immovable as the dark ground which they farmed, welded to the ground by centuries of struggle. While the Europeans fought political battles, the Russians wrestled against the cold and starvation. Four decades earlier, Czar Alexander II signed the "Emancipation Manifesto" which freed the serfs from ownership by the nobles. 1 He had hoped to finally b...

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