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  • Great Northern War Between Sweden And Russia
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    The Battle of Poltava is the most famous and significant episode in the Great Northern War (1700-1721). The battle which took place on July 8th 1709 fell directly in the middle of the Great Northern War and is seen as the turning point in the war. Czar Peter I own cause to end Sweden's possession of its Baltic empire showed his strong will and determination. This battle in fact established Russia as an impressive European power and Czar Peter I as a great leader in the eyes of his country and al...
  • First Major Events Of The Cold War
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    Cold War In the post World War II era, a war arose between the Soviet Union and the United States, but in reality there was never really any documented fighting between the two nations, thus spawning the catch phrase "Cold War". Even though both countries were ready to go to war at the blink of an eye and almost did, the powers-that-be never got the nerve to authorize a nuclear war that would have made World War II look like child's play. This was a war fought in the political ring, and was also...
  • Human Rights The Russian War Against Chechnya
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    On September 1, 2004, the world was shocked and horrified by the terrorist attack of Chechen rebels on a Middle school in the Russian town of Beslan. Nearly 1,200 children, teachers, and parents were taken hostage on the first day of school, and held captive for 53 hours. In the aftermath of the explosions and gunfire, over 360 people were killed, and hundreds more were left injured (Kaplan, 2004). The siege of the school was the latest of a dozen bloody attacks - on targets such as airliners, t...
  • Peter's Imperial Ambitions
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    Peter I, was born to Alexis Romanov and his second wife Natalia Naryshkina. Peter grew up in a turbulent period of Russian history. His father's early death at the age of thirty-one left a bitter struggle for power between the family of Alexis's first wife's family, the Miloslavskaias, and Peter's family. A brief period of reign by Peter's half brother Fedor (1676-1682) was followed by his half sister Sofia assuming control of Russia as regent from 1682-1689. During this time Peter and his half ...
  • Reign Of Terror Of Ivan IV
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    The Terrible Greatness Of Ivan the IV The era of Ivan the IV is one that triggers some of the most horrific nightmares to surface. It was a reign that spread a blanket of terror throughout Russia as Ivan the IV took his role as the first tsar to be bloody and tyrannical. Claims of pathological elements in his character cannot be denied as many lives were doomed to the fate of unnecessary death and suffering. Nevertheless, Ivan the IV established a solid foundation that would shape Russia's futur...
  • Conflict Between Russia And Chechnya
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    Conflicts in a country occur everywhere in the world. Russia and Chechnya's conflict is one example. There were many reasons and factors that led this conflict to grow into a war. Both Russia and Chechnya had different goals and interests that they tried to achieve. This led them to oppose one another and see each other as enemies. The following is a full analysis of the conflict, which explains the background factors, which contributed to it. The Chechnya- Russia conflict, can be more understoo...
  • Serbia In A War Against Germany
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    The blame of starting World War One is an issue that until today is still not resolved. Many historians as well as commissions tried to find the country or person responsible for the war but their findings are very different. This issue is unresolved because no one person, event or country is fully responsible for the outbreak of war; it was the actions and circumstances that existed before the war, between the countries that fought, that triggered the outset of World War One. Sidney Bradshaw Fa...
  • Cold War
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    THE COLD WART he Cold War was a very complex war. Many ideas, conflicts and emotions were going on. This was a major turning point for the word war. War became a much more powerful word. However, this war did bring the people together to work at solutions like none other. We have learned from this experience. The Cold War could have been prevented. Franklin Roosevelt gave Eastern Europe to the Russians at Yalta. When Roosevelt negotiated at Yalta, he was not feeling the pain and needs of the peo...
  • Action Against Russia In Order
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    Chechnya The Continuing Conflict. Laura Anderson PL 209 International Affairs Chechnya is situated in the Caucasus Mountains, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. It is surrounded by Dagestan to the east, Georgia and South Ossetia to the south, Russia to the north and North Ossetia in the west. Chechnya is rich in mineral oil and produced twenty million tons per year before the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 created the opportunity for the Russ...
  • Fate Of Chechnya A Former Soviet Republic
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    Powell and Putin begin to hammer and sickle out the fate of bombs and Chechen 'terrorists " Today, Secretary of State Colin Powell alights in Moscow on the sixth stop in his barnstorming tour of yet another of imperial America's new backyards. He meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin to try to nail down the details of a new agreement dramatically reducing the two countries' nuclear weapons stockpiles. Both Putin and George Bush committed last month to sharply reducing their respective firs...
  • Immediate Cause Of World War
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    Although the immediate cause of World War I was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand there were many other background causes to the war such as the massing of armies and alliances. Before World War One there was a competition between the powers of Europe to have bigger armies and navies. With this came great aggression between competing nations. Some examples of this are the competition between Britain and Germany for the largest navies and France and Germany for the largest armies. The assas...
  • October 30 In Moscow 1825 1855 Nicholas
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    RUSSIA IN THE 1800 S Since the reign of Ivan the Terrible, the Russian Tsars had followed a fairly consistent policy of drawing more political power away from the nobility and into their own hands. This centralization of authority in the Russian state had usually been accomplished in one of two ways-either by simply taking power from the nobles and braving their opposition (Ivan the Terrible was very good at this), or by compensating the nobles for decreased power in government by giving them gr...
  • Explosion Between Russia And Chechnya
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    The Chechens always despised being ruled by the Russians, likewise, Russia loathed them ranked them among the most ruthless and severe criminals of the former Soviet Union (Roskin 285). Stalin deported the Chechens to Kazakhstan in 1944, claiming they were "German collaborators". When the remaining Muslim Chechens were permitted back into their homeland, they returned feeling bitter and helpless without any available resources on which to survive. Since their repatriation, the people of Chechnya...
  • Imperial Government In Russia In World War
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    In many ways the First World War is considered to be the first "Modern War". There was a significant jump in technology, transportation, communications and the signal for the end of Monarchal powers. These factors contributed to Russia's poor executed war operations in addition to other factors. The long term underlying causes of the weaknesses displayed by the imperial government in Russia in World War I are very interrelated. Your typical high school answer to the start of the First World War ...
  • War Between Austria Hungary And Serbia
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    It was inevitable that all the great powers of Europe would become involved in the war between Austria-Hungary and Serbia because of the flaws in European liberal, capitalist society. These capitalist societies couldn't avoid conflict, for they were too concerned with the welfare of their own countries. During this time, war was an acceptable act in order to prevent a state from declining. Germany took the opportunity to fight with Austria-Hungary in order to gain superiority over Austria's riva...
  • Economic And Political Situation During The War
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    IB Extended Essay: The Tsarist Downfall of February 1917 Word Count: 3298 On 2 March, 1917, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated in favour of his brother Michael (1). With the stepping down of the Tsar, the autocratic regime that had ruled since the inception of Russia many hundreds of years earlier came to a final end, replaced by a provisional government that was itself to be replaced shortly with communists that held power until 1991. The downfall of the autocracy in Russia was undoubtably one of the m...

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